GoingVC was purposefully built to help you blow through the first round and get past the final round of your VC job search
40% of people who completed GoingVC had a job in venture within a year of going through the program.
Why Join GoingVC?
Decades of collective experience in the VC and startup world drove how we’ve built the GoingVC Program – around four central pillars that we know are collectively the most important for you to focus on as you grow your venture capital career:
Learn how to talk with any VC through weekly live video chats and events with prominent investors
Whether you’re in a coffee meeting or you’re negotiating an offer, you always want to be prepared to speak confidently with VCs and take advantage of the opportunities you have to make a good impression.
Our guided interactive group sessions will give you a chance to ask investors direct questions about their investments, the VC job search, their investment theses, how they source and diligence deals, how they think about terms, and really anything else you can think of.
You’ll get the openings you need to build relationships with some of the top investors in the world
You’ll have a chance to directly network with prominent VCs at our in-person networking events around the country
Your network will grow as our network grows. GoingVC membership is for life and you can continue attending our lectures and events for as long as you like
Access to one of the most experientially differentiated and geographically diverse venture communities in the world
Breaking into venture capital isn’t easy. It’s hard. Yet historically, 40% of GoingVC members have attained a position in venture capital within a year of completing the program – so just by joining the program, you’ll gain access to a community of professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences who GoingVC also helped break into the business – and they’ll want to help you too!
We love our community because it’s collaborative. Everyday someone from GoingVC reaches out for career advice, feedback on a resume or investment, interview support, or the like, and every day someone else from our community offers to help out.
Moreover, our community will give you access to:
A private Slack group and email list
Lifelong support from our ever-growing alumni network – (many of whom now work in VC)
A sounding board of different industry experts who can help you diligence your next investment
Build your investor skillset through coursework and opportunities to participate in active investment deals
One of the most challenging aspects of trying to break into venture capital is that much of the experience required in entry-level roles is the experience you can only get in a venture role, to begin with.
We solve this chicken-and-the-egg problem at GoingVC by giving you access to a robust educational curriculum that covers many of the key topics you’ll need to master in order to work in the world of VC, as well as a variety of other exercises designed to help you further build an understanding of the VC industry.
Specifically, the GoingVC Program will give you a chance to:
Carry out the key job functions of a VC such as sourcing, due diligence, deal pitching, and investment memo creation in a real-world setting
Create, develop, and present your own investment thesis
Participate in industry expert-led courses on a variety of relevant topics
Access a library of additional educational content on a range of different topics in VC, as well as detailed, peer-reviewed industry analyses from past GoingVC members
Leverage our extensive insider network to get more shots on goal and capitalize on opportunities to be hired in venture capital
At the end of the day, venture capital is still largely about who you know. If you feel like you’re struggling to get your foot in the door with VC interviews, or alternatively, if you feel like you’re getting a lot of chances but still coming up short, we’re here to help.
As a member of GoingVC, you’ll receive under-the-radar job opportunities taken directly from the GoingVC alumni & staff’s extensive network. Then, if you’re interested in a role, we’ll work to connect you with someone in our network who can make a warm introduction to the fund that’s hiring, giving you a big leg-up in the application process right out of the gate.
You’ll have access to our in-house talent manager, who will help guide you through the initial application process and refine your initial pitch to the fund that’s hiring
You’ll be able to lean on both our Career Services team and the GoingVC community for feedback on your resume
You’ll receive help from your GoingVC peers while you’re preparing for VC interviews, and have access to a library of resources about VC interviews to help you gain a better understanding of what to expect in your own
Apply now for a spot in Cohort 7!
How to Apply?
From the people in your cohort to those who have come before you, everyone is more than willing to help each other achieve the same result – gain an edge in wanting to become a great VC.
This program has lit a fire in me and given me access / exposure to much of the VC world that I would not have been able to see otherwise
GoingVC is an incredible, well-rounded platform to help individuals break into venture capital. Not only did it provide a proprietary method to learning about new job opportunities, but it was instrumental in the work of strengthening my skillsets and widening my network with talented individuals, which ultimately led to successful placement at a prominent venture capital firm.
I was a member of Going VC’s inaugural class and got more out of it than I anticipated. I originally wanted to grow my network of VCs so that I could get advice and techniques on how to increase my chances of being hired by a VC. After each session, I reached out to the speaker and asked to connect over the phone or coffee. The follow-up conversations gave me the opportunity to share my focus and to give the VCs an idea of what types of roles I was looking for. Many of the GoingVC speakers are still in my network and have helped me decide on job offers and provided me with deal flow.
I got exactly what I wanted from GoingVC
I had been trying for a year to break in and have interviewed over 15 places and got rejected at the first round in all. Post GoingVC, was 3-3 in securing final rounds, and I don’t even think I absorbed all that the community had to offer.
The weekly VC talks were a great way to get some insider perspective and build an initial network that you can work with.