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Venture University is the world's leading investor accelerator for individuals breaking into venture capital, private equity, and angel investing. VU's investor accelerator is a modern day trade school, where individuals gain high quality investment experience through a VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship and take academic courses as part of VU's Executive Education Program.
Individuals "learn by doing" by joining VU's investment team, VU Venture Partners, a multi-stage investment fund focusing on seed through growth stage companies, investing in ~3-5 companies per quarter, across Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Healthcare, and Proptech, and share in the financial upside on the investments made via a Profit Sharing Agreement.
During the program individuals receive mentorship, career development, VC/PE industry networking, and learn from and work alongside top performing investment professionals who have invested $1.8B+ over 35+ yrs in 250+ companies and have achieved over a 4x+ net cash return as early investors in Beyond Meat, Facebook, Uber, Venmo, Twitter, and more.
Venture University accepts <2% of the applications it receives, making it more competitive to get into than the top Ivy League schools and MBA programs.
VU's mission is to curate and develop the top diverse talent for the VC/PE industry and to generate consistent and superior financial returns for investors by powering VU Venture Partners, the most scalable venture capital fund in the world.