VCLeaders Academy is a comprehensive educational program for VC professionals who want to improve their understanding of the venture capital ecosystem.Apply now
Fundraising and structuring
Building investment thesis
Creating fund strategy
Understanding fund legal and financial structureDeveloping fund brand
In the first Module, we cover areas related to establishing a venture capital fund: from defining your thesis to successfully creating the fund’s legal structure. We know that this part can be challenging, even for experienced fund managers, and we want to improve your chances of succeeding. Our goal is to make you better at understanding
your unique value proposition, formulating your investment strategy, and preparing compelling marketing materials. We help you understand the VC landscape in Europe and help you find your spot in the start-up financing value chain. We also guide you through the most critical aspects of a fund’s legal documentation.
Screening investment targets
Performing Due diligence
Preparing start-up valuations
Structuring and negotiating deals
Finding, winning over, and executing deals is a VC’s bread-and-butter. To help you do these things efficiently, we show you the best market practices, inform you about current trends and teach about the pitfalls to avoid.
The goal of the second Module is to show you the methods to find and select companies that fir your investment strategy and make up for your desired portfolio.
Managing portfolio companies
Choosing the right value-creation strategy
Understanding fund governance and economics Utilizing investor’s toolkit
A typical VC fund has a life of up to 10 years. A lot can happen in a decade, and you can’t avoid every threat. However, with proper business and financial planning as well as risk mitigation practices, you can come prepared to the battlefield. In the third
Module, you learn both about the front-end
as well as the back-end of the VC business. We discuss value-creation strategies and loss-cutting techniques. We also look into fund operations, from managing a team to reporting to investors, to help you build a well-oiled VC machine.
Understanding the investment lifecycle
Choosing the right exit strategy
Understanding current exit landscape
If investments are a VC’s bread-and-butter, exits are the business’ holy grail. During the fourth Module, we discuss the importance of exit planning, discover various exit paths, and
talk about current market trends. To help you choose the right exit strategy for your portfolio companies, we also present best practices and failures to avoid.
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We are looking for applicants with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience (not necessarily as fund managers) and documented interest in Venture Capital
Every year we select up to 30 people to VCLeaders Program. The group is curated to be as diverse as possible.
The Program takes place during 4 weekends, each dedicated to one of our core topics. The lectures are delivered by leading VC practitioners.
You become a part of a growing community of European VC professionals and together we'll shape the future of our start-up ecosystems.
Our long-time supporters, advisors and enablers.
Head of Unit European Investment Fund
Co-Founder and General Partner OTB Ventures
CFO Europe e.ventures
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