Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you looking for?

We’re seeking people who have a demonstrated passion for and persistence in pursuing a career in venture capital. If you’re admitted, we are expecting you to give first, show up, work hard, contribute, and ultimately make the group better.
People who have been admitted in past GoingVC cohorts have come from a variety of academic backgrounds and career paths, including from tech companies like Zynga, Uber, Amazon, and Google.
We’ve also had GoingVC members that are finishing up their college degrees, and we’ve had other members that are further along in their career.
We’ve had former engineers, entrepreneurs, angel investors, bankers, and everyone in between.
Last but certainly not least, we’ve had more than a few existing VCs join themselves.

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Can I participate in the program while I’m working or going to school?

Yes! It’s a part-time program and the majority of participants are working full-time, interning with a VC firm, or going to school while they participate in the program.

How old should I be to participate in the GoingVC Program?

In short, there is no “perfect” age to participate in the GoingVC program. It is more a question of what you want to get out of it, and if you think we will be able to provide that for you.

We have had a number of members come through our program who recently exited undergrad or, are currently in grad school, as well as a number who were much later into their careers and looking to make a transition into the VC field or simply grow their knowledge and networks within the space.

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Is the program valuable for someone who is interested in VC in a specific region or city?

GoingVC is a geographically agnostic program and the investment skills you’ll be taught within it are universal. While there is no specific city we target for our alums to find roles within, we have members who have found VC roles all over the world.

When are the weekly live video classes or networking chats with VCs?

The timezone of live sessions is typically falls on Tuesday's or Thursday's, 5 pm PST. If you can’t make the calls in person however, we also record every lecture so you can listen/watch them on your computer or on your phone whenever you want. Many of our members participate in the program asynchronously and watch these videos on their own time.

How much does the program cost and are there any financing options available to participate in GoingVC?

The Going VC program tuition costs $8,999. The GoingVC Europe costs €7,449 / £6,449. We strive to make GoingVC accessible, regardless of their current financial situation and do provide financing options. As such, we've partnered with Climb to provide payment plans and loans. Please note this is only available for US applicants.

If you’re for any reason not happy or satisfied with GoingVC after leveraging our network of VC firms, original content, and community, you can let us know within the first 30 days after program kickoff - (that's a quarter of the program) - and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked. We make this guarantee because we want GoingVC to be one of the most important professional development experiences that our members have ever had, and we firmly believe the program we’ve created will be just that for you.

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How old should I be to participate in the GoingVC Program?

People apply in all stages of career and with all professional backgrounds. In short, there is no “perfect” age to participate in the GoingVC program. It is more a question of what you want to get out of it, and if you think we will be able to provide that for you. (We hope we can!)

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How much time am I expected to commit each week at a minimum?

Members should expect to spend somewhere between 4-6 hours per week on the program to get full value out of the experience.

What does the curriculum include and what is the format of the program?

The curriculum varies based on which track you select when you join the program. We have the flagship program track, which is all about learning the fundamentals of VC and breaking into the industry. Then, we have a track focused on Raising a Fund, which teaches you the fundamentals and also prepares members for raising their own fund. Thus, a select portion of the curriculum differs. The curriculum of both tracks will cover VC basics, deal sourcing, due diligence, investment theses, diversity & inclusion, personal branding, the optional investor program, and more

You can read more about our curriculum here.

Does the program include investing experience?

Yes. Members will have the opportunity to join GoingVC’s Investor Program, giving you direct experience with sourcing and evaluating deals.

Can I invite someone to join GoingVC Angels?

Yes, of course. You can invite anyone you think would like to join by sharing this link and asking them to fill out the application form. It’s important to note we only consider applications from accredited investors.

Is there a cost for joining GoingVC Angels?

No. GoingVC Angels is free.

What do I get as a member?

As a GoingVC Angel you will receive deal-flow from us each month. These are opportunities we are actively looking at. You will also receive information on deals we plan to syndicate and invitations to join our syndicate events. You will also get the opportunity to join our GoingVC Angels community platform to receive education content and join live lectures, events and fireside chats.

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Do I have to be an accredited investor to join GoingVC Angels?

Yes. We only accept accredited investors.

Is there a time commitment?

Not necessarily. It is entirely up to you how much time you invest. We encourage you to review deal-flow frequently and join our monthly syndicate events. We also host monthly live lectures and fireside chats.

Who should apply?

Any accredited investor who is interested in investing in early stage companies should apply.

What happens once I apply?

We will review your application and let you know within one month whether you will be admitted into the community.

Is there a minimum investment for deals?

Yes. $5,000.

What type of opportunities do you see?

We see opportunities from a range of industries, both tech and non-tech related.

How do you receive deals and vet opportunities?

We receive opportunities on a weekly basis from our group of dedicated scouts all over the world. These opportunities are first reviewed by our team of Principals who currently work at VC firms and then passed on to GoingVC’s investor team. The investor team includes a dedicated due diligence specialist who conducts further research into each opportunity.

Who have you co-invested with?

Some notable investors we have invested alongside include Founders Fund, Insight Venture Partners, Lightspeed’s Scout Fund and Slow Ventures.

What is the Research Library?

The Research Library is a collection of in-depth research written by subject-matter guest contributors and the GoingVC Team.

How do I get access to the research?

You can get access to all our research by being a Research Library Premium Member. To get started, simply create an account at goingvc.com/membership-pricing for a 12 month membership with your name and email address.

How do I cancel my free trial?

To cancel your subscription free trial, go to the Research Library Home and select My Account →  Membership → Cancel

Why do I need to be a member?

You’ll be the first to know about our newest research as a Research Library Member. As a paid member, you will be able to get access to the GoingVC Angel Investing Classroom to help you become a better investor.

Who are the researchers?

Research is performed by the GoingVC Team unless stated otherwise on guest contributor research pieces.

How do I use the Research Library?

After logging in, you can browse through the guides, white-papers, investment theses, and excel models you need. All research files are available for download.

How do I get access to the GoingVC Angel Investing Classroom?

After logging in, go into the course from the Research Library homepage. If it’s your first time, you will need to sign up with your email on our learning management system embedded on the course page.

Who can I contact for help?

Please shoot an email to team@goingvc.com if you have trouble getting access to the Research Library or Angel Investing Classroom.