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Microcredentials for the effective VC or private equity investor

Historically VC has been an apprenticeship business.  That said, I’ve identified quite a few microcredentials, conferences, and other learning opportunities which will help train you to be a better investor.  If I’m missing any from the list below, please contact me.

VC ASSOCIATIONS

Let’s Talk Ops – fund operations professionals
National Venture Capital Association
New York Venture Capital Association
New York Private Equity Network
New York City Venture Connection
VEECEE (European VCs)
VCPlatform – for portfolio acceleration professionals
VCNetwork  – for GPs in the Bay Area
Nextgenpartners.org – for pre-Partners, and people trying to crack into the industry

EMERGING VCs

Fund81– group for emerging VCs
Emerging Manager Forum
Various industry groups run conferences/programming for emerging managers, including but not limited to Carta, Top Tier Capital Partners, Gunderson Dettmer, and First Republic Bank.

VC ASSOCIATIONS FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY

Women in VC
All Raise
National Association of Investment Companies
Latinx VC
Women’s Private Equity Summit
Culture Shifting Weekends

PROGRAMS/DEGREES

GoingVC
Kauffman Fellows
NVCA Venture Capital University
Venture University
Wharton Executive Education Venture Capital program
IFF: The Mechanics of Venture Capital
Included VC Fellow
PrivCapAcademy

HOW TO GET A JOB IN VC

Spearhead: $1m to back your angel investing
VC Recruiters List and Compensation Data
John Gannon’s Blog
European VC Jobs
How to Write a Resume that Sells
VonPerger European Tech Jobs
VC Recruiting Resources (Ellie Wheeler)
Nextgenpartners.org – for pre-Partners, and people trying to crack into the industry

OTHER RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

AltMBA
Corporate Finance Institute
Investment Banking Institute
You can also always earn a JD, MBA, CPA, and/or CFA.

BOARD TRAINING

National Association of Corporate Directors Fellowship
Directors College For Venture Backed Company Directors
ACCD (American College of Corporate Directors)
NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors)
Women Corporate Directors
Catalyst – focus on women
Executive Leadership Council – focus on African-Americans
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

CONFERENCES

Deal Camp/ VC Unlocked (500 Startups + UC Berkeley)
PreMoney
Invesco Annual Tools for Success® Forum
TheDeal Corporate Governance Conference
PrivCapAcademy
Reboot VC Bootcamp
500 Startups’ VC Unlocked

BACKGROUND

Syllabus for how to launch, manage, and invest a VC fund
VC 101 for Founders
#BeYourOwnMentor – Independent Study in Early Stage VC
Resources for those interested in venture capital and private equity
David Teten Reading list

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