• Academic Program Overview

    Learn Critical Skills & Insights From Leading Investors, Entrepreneurs, & Industry Professionals

    Faculty

    Angel Investors, Family Offices, First Time Fund Managers, Entrepreneurs, Undergrad & Grad Students, Working Professionals, & Extraordinary Individuals.

    Program Participants

    • Inside The Mind Of A VC Investor Masterclass (One Week Academic Intensive Investment Bootcamp)

    • Academic Modules: Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Entrepreneurship: Seed To Growth

    Curriculum

    • ~1-2 Modules per Week (Modules Are 1-4 hrs, Mainly Taught At Night)

    Summer = 11 Weeks (Jun-Aug)

    Fall = 12 Weeks (Sept-Dec)

    Spring = 15 Weeks (Jan-Apr)

    Schedule & Program Periods

    Limited To 35 Individuals

    Class Size

    Available in Multiple Cities: San Francisco, Chicago, Austin

    Location

  • Academic Curriculum & Schedule

    Inside The Mind Of A VC Investor Masterclass (Schedule: 1st week of each program, five full days, Mon-Fri, ~9am-5pm)

     

    This is a one week academic intensive investment course taught by the management team at Venture University

     

    This course covers everything from the basics to an advanced understanding of all aspects of venture capital, with many case studies and group discussions

     

     

    Academic Modules (Schedule: ~1-2 modules per week, mainly at night, 1-4 hrs each)

     

    Topics include Angel Investing, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurship: Seed to Growth

     

    Each module is taught by leading investors, industry experts, academic professors, startup founders, and leaders in growth stage and large innovative corporations. Modules are customized per program.

  • Investment Modules
    (1-4 hrs per Module)

    Module Examples / Customized per Program:

     

    How to Raise A VC/PE Investment Fund & Pitch LPs

     

    Legal Investment Fund Formation

     

    Investment Fund Strategy & Portfolio Theory

     

    How to Deal Source Quality & Proprietary Investment Opportunities

     

    Market Analysis: Sizing A Market & Competitive Landscape (Direct & Indirect Competition), Competitive Advantages (Unfair & Sustainable Moats)

     

    Understanding Various Business Models & Financial Modeling Analysis

     

    Corporate Venture Capital & Innovation

     

    Angel Investing

     

    Venture Capital Investing

     

    • Growth Equity Investing

     

    • Real Estate Private Equity

     

    How to Evaluate Companies & Teams: Reviewing Investor Pitch Decks -> Active Deep Due Diligence

     

    Term Sheets (Preferred Equity vs. Convertible Notes), Terms, & Negotiations, Investment Documents & Corporate Legal Documents

     

    How to Help Portfolio Companies Grow

     

    Capitalization (Senior Debt, Preferred Equity, Common Equity) & Waterfall Analysis

     

    Exits: Aligning An Exit, Exit Multiples, M&A, IPOs​​