Diversity VC

Future VC 2020

Following the success of the inaugural programme, Future VC will once again be running an internship in 2020.


The Future VC programme will run from June 22nd 2020 for 8 weeks

Whom with?

Last year our partners, sponsors and supporters included Accel, Notion, Balderton, InMotion, Forward Partners, Huckletree, Rooks Nest Ventures, Downing Ventures, OMERS, Wayra, Kindred, Paddle, Octopus, Sky, Santander, Bethnal Green Ventures and Whitestar VC and we expect many of them to be involved again this year as well as new partners.

What will I do?

The Future VC internship programme aims to create to a peer-support group through developing a network amongst participants with weekly catch-ups to share learning and challenges. Each individual will be placed in an internship with one of our partner funds, and in addition will have access to training to support them in developing the skills needed to succeed in the space.

Masterclasses will be delivered on a weekly basis by highly successful figures from the European Venture Capital industry, with topics such as:

  • Finance in VC

  • Sourcing founders and spotting outlier

  • Raising funds

  • Corporate VC

  • Evaluating pitches

  • Approaching deep-dives in to new sectors

  • History of VC

Future VC associates will also be part of a project which will see them assigned to start-ups who they will work with before presenting to an investment panel at the end of the programme. To expose them to the industry across the country they will be making visits to startup hubs outside of London.

Will I be paid?

Yes, the internships will be fully paid.

 All funds have committed to paying the London living salary.

Should I apply to the Future VC internship programme?

The 8-week scheme will take on 20 talented participants from groups that are underrepresented in VC according to our research. To enable inclusion of those located outside of London, 10 more participants will be invited to take part remotely using online tools and opportunities to engage with mentors.

If you are interested in a career in Venture capital and believe some of these traits describe you then we hope you will apply:

  • Curious

  • Detail oriented

  • Focused, driven and passionate

  • Initiative and self-discipline: the ability to operate without needing to be micromanaged

  • Able to develop and maintain authentic relationships

  • Emotional intelligence, empathy and good at assessing motivations, desires, needs and intangibles

  • Skilled at selling ideas, concepts or vision

  • Emotional resilience and conviction: ability to maintain excitement in the face of opposition and skepticism

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from anyone with a minimum of one year's work experience and a genuine interest in developing a career in VC, as an entrepreneur or in a start-up.

Application process

The closing date for applications is 10th January 2020

By 31st January 2020 you will hear back from us with a decision about your application, whether you have been successful or not.

Interviews will be held between 1st Feb 28th Feb 2020 (face to face, video or call)

You will be notified whether you have been offered a position in the programme by 15th March 2020

*Please note the application form will take between 20-30 minutes to complete.

** We are unable to sponsor individuals who do not have the right to work in the UK.

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