Join Newton Fundamentals Program in September 2023

Newton Venture Program

Location Remote · Remote
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 5:20pm, 26th Jul 2023 BST

Job Description

Join Newton Fundamentals Program in September 2023

Applications close on Wednesday 26 July at 17:00 UK time.

Newton Fundamentals Program helps you make sense of the venture capital ecosystem. If you’re looking to break into venture capital, or you’re early on into your venture capital career or working in a non-venture capitalist role and would benefit from having a greater understanding of the key concepts - this is the program for you.

The opportunity

  • Learn and develop your skills via a live online program:

    • Weekly 2 ¼ hour sessions over an 8-week period (early evening UK time)

    • Taught by faculty from London Business School and other leading institutions, and expert practitioners from prominent VC firms such as LocalGlobe, Seedcamp, 20VC and more

    • Engage in interactive and applied learning exercises, including independent and small-group activities

  • Join a lifelong community via the Newton Alumni

    • Build connections within a global network of like minded peers

  • Get access to job opportunities, resources and invites to conferences and networking events (online and in-person)

Topics you’ll learn about

  • Venture ecosystem

  • Deal sourcing and evaluation

  • Market mapping and due diligence

  • Chemistry and conviction

  • Venture valuations

  • Negotiations

  • Venture legals and investment values

  • Follow-on financing and exits

Your role

New to venture capital, early career, or operating within the venture capital ecosystem in a non-investor role. You are eager, motivated and willing to learn and develop your skills. You will:

  • Actively participate in the live sessions held once a week (early evening UK time) and undertake both independent and group activities

  • Be keen to learn, and question your existing perceptions of the venture capital world

  • Read the resources shared ahead of each module, and be ready to feed back in live sessions 

  • Become an engaged member of the global Newton Alumni on completion of the program

Key attributes we are looking for

  • Mission focus

  • Collaboration

  • Motivation

  • Contribution

  • Grit

  • Critical thinking

We focus on potential rather than experience and we’re looking for people who are keen to have a greater understanding of the key concepts of venture capital. We encourage people from anywhere around the world, both with and without investment experience, to apply for the program, and we’re particularly keen to hear from applicants from overlooked and underestimated backgrounds. 

Please note: if you have 5+ years of work experience within the VC ecosystem - OR - if you are currently in an associate, principal, or junior partner-level role within a venture investment firm you may benefit more from our Fellowship Program (applications will open later this year so sign up to our mailing list to stay updated). 

Key details

  • Start date: Wednesday 27 September 2023

  • Finish date: Wednesday 22 November 2023 (There will be a one-week break w/c 23 October)

  • Sessions are held from 18:00-20:15 UK time, via Zoom

  • Cost £2030 + VAT 

  • Successful applicants will be informed on Wednesday 2 August 2023

  • On being a successful applicant, payment for the Fundamentals Program must be made by Wednesday 6 September 2023 to secure your space on the program

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  • Please note: Dates and session times are subject to change

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Scholarships and employer sponsorship

  • To reduce barriers to entry, we offer a limited number of scholarships starting from 25% of the program fee, if needed. To apply for a scholarship, please read the dedicated page for instructions to apply. 

  • Scholarship applications are separate from the program application and do not affect your eligibility. We run a blind application process that is separate from the scholarship process: neither process will impact the other.

  • Scholarship applications must be completed by Wednesday 26 July 2023.

  • Many employers see the benefit of a program such as Newton Fundamentals Program. See information here about how to approach your employer to  sponsor you learning with us.

What is Newton Venture Program?

Newton Venture Program helps you make sense of the venture capital world with a mission to level the playing field for people from typically overlooked and underestimated backgrounds - ensuring that the next generation of investors represent the world we live in.

Newton is a joint venture between London Business School and LocalGlobe VC, with founding partner, HSBC Innovation Banking. With our unique blend of faculty and practitioner teaching, we are training the investors of tomorrow to back the ventures of the future.

Our robust training programs ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive in venture capital to create a more accessible and diverse ecosystem.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 26th Jul 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Wed 26th Jul 2023