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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

Confluence
Let’s Talk Ops, Venture Capital Operations Association – 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
NextGen Partners – for pre-Partner VCs
VCNetwork  – for GPs in the Bay Area
Nextgenpartners.org , Emerging Venture Capitalists Association – for pre-Partners, and secondarily people trying to crack into the industry
Revenue Based Financing Network Group
Institutional Limited Partners Association Emerging Manager Toolkit
Gen Z Mafia
VCs who care

ACCELERATORS FOR EMERGING VCs

Associations: Diffuse.VC, Fund81, Emerging Manager Circle, Transact Global (women only)
No-cost accelerators: Afore Capital Angel to Fund Manager (AFM), Founder Institute VC Lab, Recast Capital Enablement Program
Accelerators with tuition: Oper8r, OnConduit‘s Emerging Fund Managers Initiative
VentureForward (NVCA), includes list of all VC organizations focused on diversity
International Climate Finance Accelerator – based in Luxembourg
Emerging Manager Forum – mostly focused on hedge funds
Numerous service providers and industry players run conferences/programming for emerging managers, including but not limited to Carta, Top Tier Capital Partners, Gunderson Dettmer, First Republic Bank, and SVB Lift.

PLATFORMS/FRANCHISES FOR EMERGING VCs
AngelList Syndicates
Draper Venture Network
Capria, Recast Capital  – fund of funds

PROGRAMS/DEGREES

Kauffman Fellows
NVCA Venture Capital University
Wharton Executive Education Venture Capital program
IFF: The Mechanics of Venture Capital
PrivCapAcademy
TytchMe
Modeling for Venture Capital
Coursera, e.g., Innovative Finance

VC ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY

Diversity in general: Investors of Color Network, Left Tackle Capital, National Association of Investment Companies, NewtoVCNewton Venture Program, VC Include, Techfundingequity, Vencapital, Diversity.vc (UK focus)

Women: All Raise, BeyondtheBillion, First Republic Women in Venture Database, Level20, SoGal, WeAreTechWomen, Women in VC, Women’s Private Equity Summit, Private Equity Women Investor Network

Media focused on women in VC: She-VCWomen’s PE Briefs, WoVen: Women Who Venture

African-American: Black Venture Institute, BLK VC, Culture Shifting Weekends, HBCUvc

Latinx: Latinx VC, VCFamilia, Latina Venture Students

Students: Dipper Partners

INVESTOR-ONLY CONFERENCES

Allocate.GP
Raise
PreMoney
Invesco Annual Tools for Success® Forum
TheDeal Corporate Governance Conference
PrivCapAcademy
Reboot VC Bootcamp
500 Startups’ VC Unlocked

Deal Camp/ VC Unlocked (500 Startups + UC Berkeley)

HOW TO GET A JOB IN VC

Focused on getting you a job in VC: GoingVC, Diversity.VC, Included VC, Nextgenpartners.org (also for non-Partners in VC), Venture University, Rebel One Ventures, Sutton Capital, VC Career Accelerator

John Gannon’s Blog
Breakinto.VC
Spearhead – $1m to back your angel investing
VC Recruiters List and Compensation Data
How to Write a Resume that Sells
VonPerger European Tech Jobs
European VC Jobs
Shift’s AFVentures Fellowship Program connects the military’s motivated innovators with leading venture capital firms and technology startups

OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

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

PODCASTS

The Assure Podcast
Origins is a podcast about Limited Partners, created by VC Notation Capital.
Venture Unlocked, Samir Kaji

LEGAL

The Fund Lawyer
LawofVC
Venture capital fund law FAQs

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

BACKGROUND

David Teten Reading list
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
Equal’s required reading list for new hires
VentureGlossary

ANGEL EDUCATION

On Deck Angel Fellowship

Venture University Angel Immersion Track

http://thenycmeetings.com/

http://angel.university/tour

Angel Investing Workshops by Golden Seeds

Angel Investing 101 Workshop by HBS Alumni Angels NY

April 5 NYC Family Office Investment Conference on Tech/Life Sciences Companies

2017 ACA Summit by Angel Capital Association

Learn How to Angel Invest by Future Investor

Angel Investing Bootcamp by 37 Angels 

Angel Resource Institute Programs

Angel 101: Primer for New Angel Investors by Seraf 

Angel Investing by Wall Street Survivor 

How to Be an Angel Investor by Paul Graham

Best Practices by Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs by AngelBlog

Angel Investor Training by US Market Access Center

Angel Investor Class by Angel Academy

How To Be an Angel Investor by HBS

Angel Investing Handbook by SeedInv

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