Essential Venture Skills
Get technical venture skills, learn due diligence, and case studies of real investments made by the AngelSchool.vc team.
Real Deal Experience
Meet real Founders, develop your diligence skills, and build your track record as a member of our Investment Committee (IC).
Global Investor Network
Being an Angel Investor can feel lonely...but it doesn't have to be! Get connected to 200+ program alumni from day 1.
Demystifying Venture Capital
Navigating venture is lonely and daunting for everyone as you're starting out.
Angel investors risk personal capital to learn and get experience. Breaking into a VC career is impossible without the right knowledge and skills. Founders don't understand what investors look for and can't fundraise successfully.
Venture Fundamentals teaches essential venture skills in just 10 hours! You'll get real deal experience in our Investment Committee (IC) and build your investor network at the same time.
Led by Experts with Proven Track Records - Based on the learnings of a self-taught angel who’s gone from seed to Unicorn TWICE and is backed by 1300+ LPs today.
Part 1: Venture Foundations & Mental Models
- Angel Investing Reality Check
- Options: Angel, Syndicates and Funds
- Investment Thesis
- Deal Filtering
- Portfolio Construction & Capital Allocation
- Venture Success Levers
- Venture Math
- The State of Venture
- Decision Frameworks
- Case Study 1
Part 2: Valuation, Cap Tables & Dilution
- Investing Axioms
- Deal Sourcing
- Venture Benchmarks
- Venture Exuberance & Market Inefficiencies
- Cap Tables & Dilution
- Pro Rata & The ‘price’ of Anti-Dilution
- Case Study 2
Part 3: Convertible Instruments & Term Sheets
- Convertible Financings
- SAFEs: Pre- & Post-Money Conversion Deep Dive
- Convertible Financing Case Study
- Term Sheets
- The Option Pool ‘Shuffle’
Part 4: Due Diligence & Decision Making
- Due Diligence
- DD Soft Skills
- Startup Performance Benchmarking
- Venture Liquidity: The State of Secondary Markets
- Growing as an Angel: The Argument for Syndicates
- Case Study 3
Before Venture Fundamentals
- Overwhelmed by VC jargon
- Risking personal capital to learn
- No due diligence knowledge
- Doing it all alone
Before Venture Fundamentals
- Structured curriculum taught by experienced venture investors
- Curated, quality dealflow
- Investment case studies & real deal experience
- Support community of investors around the world
Why Enroll in the Venture Fundamentals Program?
Think venture is about which startups to invest in? WRONG! There's an incredible depth to venture. Selecting the right startup is more than due diligence. You need to understand business models, cap tables, investment vehicles, dilution, valuation and more!
Venture Fundamentals clears the fog - we provide you with foundational knowledge designed specifically for Angel investors. We back that up with real-world investing experience, including case studies of Unicorns that we've invested in.
Lifelong Community - In just 10 hours, you'll feel equipped and confident to begin angel investing. But that's just the start. You're invited to join Angel School’s investment committee to work on real deals, build your track record and work with other investors.
Real Success Stories from Venture Fundamentals Alumni
Angel School Fellows™ are part of a trusted investor community. Find your next deal or a partner to syndicate with. You’ll have lifelong access to this invaluable community that is always growing and getting stronger.
Our Global Community of World-Class Operator Angels
AngelSchool.vc Alums came from 30 countries and bring expertise from such as…
AngelSchool.vc Rockstar Bench of Talent
Here are some of questions that our team often get. If you still have questions, read all FAQs.
What is the Venture Fundamentals Program?
The ‘Venture Fundamentals’ program gives emerging venture investors essential venture skills in just 10 hrs.
Completing the program is just the beginning. After graduation, we’ll support you through your investing journey by inviting you to our investment committee to get real deal experience and work with other passionate investors.
What is the Venture Fundamentals program format?
The Venture Fundamentals Program is a 1 month online program comprising 30 self-directed learning modules over ~10 hrs.
You’ll need to complete the learning modules within the month to graduate. Jump on anytime and learn at your own pace.
What is the program fee for Venture Fundamentals?
The program fee is US$400. Post-program, you’ll be enrolled into the investment committee which has a $20 monthly membership fee. You may cancel IC membership at any time with 30 days notice.
Tell me about alums of the Venture Fundamentals Program.
We’ve impacted over 200 investors from 30 countries through our programs. Here’s what some of our alumni had to say about their experience.
When is the next cohort of Venture Fundamentals?
We run 4 - 6 cohorts each year. A program schedule may be found on this program deck.
What are the admission requirements for ‘Venture Fundamentals’ program?
‘Venture Fundamentals’ is for anyone interested in Venture! We’ve helped new Angel Investors, Syndicate Leads, Venture Lawyers and even Fund GPs!
All you need to do is to apply and pay the program fee.
What happens after the program? How do I get support?
All program graduates are encouraged to join our Investment Committee (IC) to get real deal experience, build their track record and build their own investor network.
What is the Angel School investment committee (IC)?
ICs are our investment teams that source, diligence and make investment decisions. We operate regional ICs (US, Europe, and Asia) that meet every 2 weeks.
Program alums are guaranteed a seat at IC.
What are the benefits of joining the IC?
The IC gives program alumni a forum to get real deal experience, sharpen your skills and build your investor networks.
IC members are also enrolled in our Carry Sharing program ; this means you’re entitled to earn carried interest on every deal that AngelSchool.vc invests in.
Building Angel Syndicates
How to build and scale your own Angel Syndicate: Lessons from a 2x seed to unicorn Angel Investor who built a 1300+ LP network
This FREE Angel Syndicate Building Guide will unlock your angel investing potential. We've taken pieces from our premium angel investor program to empower you at the start of your journey.