Join Newton Venture Program: VC Fundamentals in September 2022

Newton Venture Program

  • Location: Remote
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 13th Jul 2022 BST

Job Description

Join Newton Venture Program: VC Fundamentals in September 2022

The Newton Venture Program offers inclusive training and development for the investors of the future to back the companies of tomorrow.

If you wish to get a foothold and accelerate your early career in the venture capital sector: Newton is for you.

Our fellows have gone on to form angel investing syndicates, land internships at international VC firms, and create funds for local, sustainable projects.

What is the Newton Venture Program?

Newton is a first-of-its-kind investor training and development program. The VC Fundamentals program supports the entry, preparedness, and development of early-career venture investors. Newton aims to make the practice of investing in early-stage ventures globally widespread and accessible.

The program is a joint venture between LocalGlobe and London Business School. The goal is to improve the venture ecosystem by addressing the human capital training gap. Upskilling the next generation of investors will benefit every organisation through which venture capital flows.

So, why do we exist?

Venture capital cannot wait for the transformation it needs.

Currently, VC training is done via apprenticeship - a slow and costly form of education. Newton aims to alleviate the burden put on VC firms to level up and accelerate the development of their employees.

Newton has an explicit mission to make the venture ecosystem more diverse, inclusive, and accessible to the population it serves. Newton cohorts will represent the future of venture investors: at least 50% of Newton learners will be from overlooked and underestimated backgrounds.

When / where / how will I learn?

Starting in September 2022, the VC fundamentals program supports the entry, preparedness, and development of early-career venture investors.

Participants will learn online through weekly live sessions on Wednesday evenings (GMT zone) to fit a working professionals schedule. The time commitment expected is ~5 hours per week, including 2.5 hours of live sessions, applied learning, self-paced reading, and cohort socials.

The course will be held online from Wednesday 28 September 2022.

You can participate remotely from anywhere around the world, but please note live sessions have expected attendance, so please consider this when applying.

What will I gain from the program?

By completing the Newton course, you will gain the network, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive in the venture ecosystem.

Newton fellows have access to:

  • A network of other ambitious fellows, with cohort socials and networking events

  • Opportunities to learn from top-tier practitioners across the ecosystem

  • Ongoing access to all our learning resources

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing through alumni peer fellowship groups

  • Opportunity to join the Newton alumni network

  • Certificate of Achievement

How much does it cost?

£2,030

Scholarships information

Please read our Scholarships page for more information and use the link to apply.

Scholarships covering from 25% of the program fee are available if needed.

The scholarship process will run at the same time as the admissions process. Please ensure you complete your scholarship application by 13 July 2022.

We run a blind application process that is separate from the scholarship process: neither process will impact the other.

Who should apply?

We welcome applicants who wish to get a foothold and accelerate their early career in the venture capital sector. No investment experience is required.

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 VC Fellowship (applications opening in 2023).

What are we looking for?

We assess potential rather than experience. We are looking for interest and motivation to pursue a long-term career as a venture investor. Those with and without investment experience are welcome to apply for the program from anywhere around the world.

You can read our advice and feedback here about what makes a great application and what to avoid.

When will I find out if my application was successful?

We will aim to let you know if your application was successful eight weeks before the course starts.

We use Applied to communicate with applicants, so please ensure you’ve whitelisted Applied to ensure emails don't go into spam. We can’t promise we can offer you a spot if you missed the deadline because of this.

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  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Start your de-biased application