Venture University's Investor Accelerators Are Designed For Individuals Looking To Gain High Quality Investment Experience In Order To Break Into The VC/PE Industry, Launch Their Own Funds, & Advance Their Careers
700+ VU Alumni
VU Is The Oldest, Largest, & Most Comprehensive Investor Accelerator In The World
~66% Get VC/PE Jobs
Within 12 Months Of Graduating
4 Cohorts per Year per Investor Accelerator
Join For 3-12 Months.
Learn, Gain Investment Experience, & Build A Track Record
2 Investor Accelerators
Each Investor Accelerator Includes:
• Three Executive Education Programs (Masterclass, Advanced Modules, & Fireside Chats)
• An Investment Apprenticeship
• A Triple Certificate Program
2 Investment Apprenticeships
6 Ceritificate Programs
Earn 3 Certificates (Masterclass, Advanced Modules, & Investment Apprenticeship) With Each Investor Accelerator: Venture Capital Investor Accelerator | Real Estate Private Equity & REIT Investor Accelerator
6 Vertical Venture Capital Investment Teams
Sourcing ~4,000-5,000 Companies per Quarter
4 Vertical Real Estate Investment Teams
Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Industrial Real Estate
Make ~2-7 Venture Capital Investments per Quarter
Invest In New Portfolio Companies + Follow-On Rounds, Invest In Up To ~28 Companies Over 12 Months, Each Targeting A 10x+ Return
Make 1-2 Real Estate Private Equity Investments per Quarter
200+ Fireside Chats Across Venture & Private Equity Funds, Angels, Founders, & Strategics
Top Performing VC Experience Over 45+ Yrs
Top Performance Real Estate Investment Experience Over 55+ Years
One Of The World's Largest Investor Syndicates With 3,000+ Angel Investors & Family Offices
VU's Investment Managers Have Been Some Of The Earliest & Largest Investors In 20+ Unicorns
In-Depth & Hands-On Executive Education: Learn during an intensive Masterclass (1-2 Weels), with Advanced Modules over 8 weeks, and weekly Fireside Chats from top tier VC/PE investors, angels, founders, and strategics.
Gain High Quality Investment Experience For 3-12 Months Through An Investment Apprenticeship: Become an Analyst, Associate, Principal, Venture Partner / Partner-In-Residence, or Emerging Fund Manager at VU Venture Partners, a global venture capital fund and VU Capital Partners, a global private equity fund.
Earn Certificates: VU offers a Triple Certificate Program for Venture Capital and a Triple Certificate Program for Real Estate Private Equity & REITs, which can be authenticated by 3rd parties and easily shared.
Mentorship: Work alongside and learn from top performing investors with over 45+ years of venture capital experience and 50+ years of real estate investment experience. VU's senior investment partners have invested over $1.8+ Billion in venture capital and were some of the earliest and largest investors in 20+ "unicorns", companies valued at over $1 Billion. Additionally VU's senior real estate investment partners have invested over $7+ Billion in real estate and held senior leadehship positions within some of the largest real estate investment groups in the world.
Develop Critical Skills: Develop critical skills such as deal sourcing, conducting due diligence, investment evaluation, raising LP capital, and helping your portfolio succeed.
Develop Vertical Expertise Across Industries:
Build A Track Record:
A Profit Sharing Agreement: Cohort member share in the financial upside on the investments made during the program via a Profit Sharing Agreement.
Advanced Career Experience: VU's Investment Apprenticeship program offers individuals a significantly more valuable opportunity for career development than an internship, a fellowship, or a scout program. Individuals within VU's Investment Apprenticeship program take on more senior roles within the investment team. Cohort members are given the ability to:
Join For ~3-12 Months: VU's Investor Accelerators are 11 week programs and individuals can join for 1-4 quarters (~3-12 months) depending on the amount of investment experience they want to get and the size of the track record they want to build.
Career Development: Update your resume with actual investment experience, work with VU to develop your career strategy, and receive career coaching and interview prep prior to conducing job interviews. Based on your experience and track record within the Investment Apprenticeship VU can provide job reference and recommendations for future employers.
Networking: Build a deep network within the VC/PE industry and join a powerful tight-knit family of 600+ VU alumni investors. VU hosts quarterly VU Alumni events to network with alumni and current cohort members.
VC/PE Job Recruiting: Gain access to proprietary VC/PE job opportunities and interview with VC/PE funds. Each quarter VC/PE funds recruit from VU and VU matches the jobs to current cohort member and VU alumni. Greater than 50% of VU alumni get VC/PE job offers within 12 months of graduating.
REVERSE DEMO DAY: Each quarter the cohort presents the investment thesis on the opportunties that they selected to invest in to an audience of investors and founders. Attend an upcoming REVERSE DEMO DAY.
Time Commitment: Individuals can join VU's Investor Accelerators on a full-time and part-time basis.
Venture University Receives "Startup Of The Year" Award
Awarded For Disrupting The Venture Capital And Education Industry, & Increasing The Quantity & Quality Of Diversity Within The VC/PE Ecosystem
VU Is Designed For Extraordinary & Exceptional Individuals Who Are:
• Looking to join or launch a VC/PE fund as an Analyst, Associate, Principal, or Partner
• Looking to join or launch a Startup Accelerator, Startup Studio, Family Office, Corporate Venture Fund, or Institutional Fund
• Emerging fund managers
• Angel investors and family offices looking to professionalize their direct investment strategies into startups and/or become LPs in funds
• Experienced professionals who are experts in their industry and are looking to make a career transition into venture capital or private equity
• Entrepreneurs who want to learn to think like investors prior to launching or joining a disruptive company
• Select undergraduate and graduate students
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