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Venture Capital Explained

The perfect beginner's guide to the venture capital industry.
Venture Capital Explained, the new Digital Learning course from the BVCA, provides the perfect beginner's guide to the venture capital industry.

The course ensures users gain a comprehensive understanding of key aspects of venture capital through current and real-life content, case studies and interviews with leading industry professionals.

Users can expect a structured, interactive, and convenient approach to online education as they learn around their schedule, providing complete flexibility. This short course complements our popular and long-standing 'Introduction to PE & VC essentials' classroom-based courses and is also ideal for onboarding and will fast-track beginners and those new to the industry, allowing them to have confident conversations and apply the knowledge, skills and expertise straight away.

Programme and key features

Course content
  • What is venture capital?
  • The differences between venture capital and private equity
  • The key stakeholders and their roles in the venture capital investment cycle
  • The fundraising process
  • The investment process specific to venture capital - generating deal flow, initial deal screening, due diligence, financial structure and completion, value creation strategy and monitoring and exit
  • Fund returns and more

Key features
  • Course content developed by leading industry professionals
  • Accessible to users for 6 months, even after completion, acting as a useful reference tool
  • Short course format with an approximate 2.5-hour completion time
  • Save and return functionality, providing complete flexibility for users
  • Real industry examples, case studies, and interviews with leading figures from the industry
  • Single and bulk licence options

Price
  • BVCA members: £350.00 +VAT
  • Non-members: £450.00 +VAT
  • Students: £99.00* + VAT
  • University/academic institution/entrepreneur: £200.00* + VAT
Group package licences for 5+ users receive a 15% discount: For example, a licence for 5 users is £1,487.50 +VAT for members, which can be used for 6 months, enabling you to add team members during that period. Get in touch with the Training team for further information.

*Introductory rates for students, universities, entrepreneurs/founders and group discount rates end on 22 March 2024.

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Purchase course

  • BVCA members: £350.00
  • Non-members: £450.00
  • Students: £99.00*
  • University/academic institution/entrepreneur: £200.00*
*Introductory rates for students, universities, entrepreneurs/founders, and group discount rates end on 22 March 2024.

The above costs are per license, lasting 6 months and exclude VAT. Please contact the BVCA Training team for further information about bulk discount prices.

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BVCA Digital Learning Guidance

Please ensure to press the “finish” button at the end of the courses to gain your score and certificate.

We recommend that you complete the courses on a PC/Laptop for optimal use.

We recommend that you complete the course on the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers.