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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.  I’ve also published research here on private equityventure capitalhedge funds and mutual funds, and angel investing, as well as on fund managementoriginationdue diligenceinvestment research, and portfolio acceleration.

If I’m missing any from the list below, please contact me.

CONFERENCES

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

VC ASSOCIATIONS

National Venture Capital Association
New York Venture Capital Association
New York Private Equity Network
New York City Venture Connection
VCPlatform

PROGRAMS/DEGREES

Kauffman Fellows
PrivCapAcademy
National Association of Corporate Directors Fellowship
NVCA Venture Capital University
AltMBA (not specific to VC)
(You can also always earn a MBA, CPA, and/or CFA.)

HOW TO GET A JOB IN VC

GoingVC
John Gannon’s Blog
European VC Jobs
How to Write a Resume that Sells

BOARD TRAINING

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

BACKGROUND

VC 101 for Founders

#BeYourOwnMentor – Independent Study in Early Stage VC

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