Venture Capital Education

rachelclifton's profile thumbnail
@abbyrose and @iynna - would love to hear your takes on this!
abbyrose's profile thumbnail
Absolutely! Would second the recommendation for Venture Deals by Brad Feld. Venture is really the type of thing you learn better on the job vs. in the classroom, though. It's a very network and people-driven business-- talking to people who work in the space is the best way to learn about it, and is also the best way to eventually secure a job in venture. I'd recommend taking the time you would have spent on doing a course and instead using it to reach out to folks on LinkedIn, Twitter, Elpha and other platforms for coffee chats or quick calls to get real perspectives from people who actually work in VC on the day to day, and also to grow your network so that you're well-positioned for a job at these funds if any open up.
hkaplanallen's profile thumbnail
+1 to all of this, especially building meaningful connections with people in the industry!
LisaJensen's profile thumbnail
+1 to the Venture Deals Course - I highly recommendLike most things, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it!Also recommend the most recent edition of Venture Deals (the book). Good resource to reference.
MonicaLRoze's profile thumbnail
Thank. you!
iynna's profile thumbnail
Thanks @rachelclifton for the tag :) Good question @MonicaLRoze! You must read Venture Deals (Brad Feld) and I am just getting started with Secret of Sand Hill Road (Scott Kupor from a16z) but so far excellent.Enjoy!
KaylaBrianne's profile thumbnail
Secrets of Sand Hill Road is a great, in-depth explanation of VC. Highly recommend!
MonicaLRoze's profile thumbnail
Thank you !
AmaKessie's profile thumbnail
Hello @MonicaLRoze! I am currently enrolled in the Venture Deals program through Kauffman Fellows and Techstars. It is a remote course and requires about 3-5 hours a week. It is coupled with videos on different topics that pertains to Venture Capital. There is also the Venture Deals book you can get as well.
Van's profile thumbnail
Same here. I am enrolled in the same course. Rather than just listening to videos, they have you create teams and submit assignments together.
AmaKessie's profile thumbnail
Hello Van! Are you currently in this cohort? If so, I would love to connect on LinkedIn
jemstone's profile thumbnail
I have been doing what I call a "DIY VC" degree this year alongside launching my first fund and making our first 10 investments (so far). I started by taking an angel investing course with Class Rebel (and full disclosure - recently invested in the company!) and followed up on all typical book/article recommendations and following a ridiculous number of VCs on Twitter. But honestly the thing that has helped me the most are podcasts - listening to the actual investment strategies and stories from VCs in their own words. My favorites are 20MinVC, TechCrunch/Equity, Upside, Acquisition, Full Ratchet, Your First Million, Venture Stories, LA Venture, and basically any random podcast interviewing a women investor!
MonicaLRoze's profile thumbnail
This is amazing, thank you!
hkaplanallen's profile thumbnail
i've gotten this question quite a lot since getting into VC so i put a couple of my favorite online resources in a google doc, happy to share if you DM me your email!
SuWernKhor's profile thumbnail
Hi Halle! I'm also interested in the online resources!