A VC Fellowship That Takes You From 0 - 100
Packed with Activities, Teaching Fellows over 500h of Material Condensed into Easily Digestable Learning Sessions, Workshops and Panels
Immersive Weekly Sessions
Our Innovative Learning Structure Ensures You are Able to Understand the Ins and Outs of Each Particular Topic, Allowing You to Focus on Learning One Core Concept At a Time
Grow Your network currency
Engage And Learn Through Our Collaborative Peer-To-Peer Support Culture; Foster Ties and Build Relationships That Last a Lifetime All Across Africa and Globally
Beyond theory to direct application
Hone Your Investing Chops By Doing Assignments Simulating Real Day-To-Day Work at a VC Firm, With Comprehensive Tailored Feedback Provided
grow with your peers
Who is this program for?
We are champions of diversity, and our fellows come from all across the world with a range of different skillsets, professional experiences, and backgrounds. This program is ideal for junior professionals and graduates who wish to build an unparalleled skillset and break into entry-level roles (interns, analysts, associates) in African-Focused VC & Investment Firms.
Note: Preference is given for individuals who identify as homegrown African or part of the diaspora, but we consider all applications if you demonstrate genuine interest and fit the program.
Junior professionals with 1-5 yrs experience
Leverage your professional expertise and learn how your individual value-add best plugs into the space. Learn from world-class experts and kickstart your journey into VC and convert those VC role rejections into final offers after developing the investment acumen you need to succeed.
Graduates & exceptional recent grads/students
Lean into your flexibility early in your career to explore venture capital as a potential career path. Build your track record and catalyze your professional journey with the right network, resources, and support to gain exclusive access into the most competitive industries.
founders looking to fundraise for their startup
Gain unique insight into how investors assess deals and the end-to-end process of how the other side of the table thinks, from initial intro call to term sheet negotiation. Utilize this knowledge to successfully raise venture financing and potentially write angel checks to your founder network.
No prior investment experience required
explore the curriculum
Developed with feedback from esteemed African-focused investors and global multidisciplinary experts, our content was crafted after careful analysis of the nuances of venture capital on the continent. Take a deep dive into what our fellows learn over the 14 week period, supported by our 20+ live lectures, masterclasses, and peer-led workshops.
Fellows have lifetime access to curriculum content and recordings via an exclusive centralized platform, so you can review material whenever you need to in your own time. All fellows will also benefit from unlimited dedicated office hours to support their learning and receive implementable feedback every step of the way.
bLOCK 1: laying the foundation
VC Crash Course - Origins, Structures, & Jargon
Exploring Ecosystem Investment Players
Stages of Funding & Support Required for Each Stage
Deep Dive into the African VC & Tech Ecosystem
Conducting Effective Market Research
Crafting an Investment Thesis
Guide to Deal Sourcing
How to Build a Proprietary Dealflow Pipeline
Overview of VC Scouting
Program • Experience
exclusive panels with Top vc investors
extensive in-house resource database
weekly all hands & networking
lifetime community membership
regular socials & bonding opportunities
inclusive fellows retreat in zanzibar
Build Connections in the Industry From Day One
our mentorship network
Through our extensive ecosystem partnerships with 20+ African VC funds, we are committed to building a bridge for our fellows into the industry by catalyzing their social capital.
Each Launch into VC program participant will be allocated with mentors for the duration of the program, to help them get their footing in the Startup and VC ecosystem, expand their network, and improve their likelihood of success. Mentorship Mixers happen on a biweekly basis lasting an hour, with intimate breakout rooms for mentors and their respective mentees to have conversations in a safe space.
All mentors are currently in roles below partner level in African-focused VC firms (analyst, associates, senior associates, junior managers, principals), and also include multiple Dream VC alumni. You can read more about some of our 2022 Cohort Mentors here.
A week in the life of a livc fellow
Block 2 Week 2
Live Lecture: Guide to Investment Memos
5pm - 6:30pm West African Time (GMT+1)
Workshop: How to Successfully Lead an Intro Call with a Founder
5pm - 6:30pm West African Time (GMT+1)
[OPTIONAL] Fellows' Movie Night Screening: October Sky
6pm - 8pm West African Time (GMT+1)
Weekly All Hands with Group Icebreakers & FSS* Session
4pm - 5pm West African Time (GMT+1)
Review Live Lecture Recording & Begin Weekly Assignment
Meet with Group Members for Block Project due at End of Month
Finish Weekly Assignment and Review Program Curriculum
Mentorship Mixer with Junior VCs in African Investment Firms
5pm - 6pm West African Time (GMT+1)
Diversified Post-Program Trajectories & Opportunities
Launch your career in venture
Our alumni have gone on to become powerful ecosystem builders beyond just careers in venture capital. Be a founder, or angel invest. Work in a VC firm, or join a fast-growing startup as an operator. Maybe you'll be a startup scout, or dive into startup advisory. Others have joined entrepreneurship support organizations (ESOs) or leveraged their legal background to commit to VC & startup law.
Take a look at what some of our past fellows are up to, and become part of an ever-growing but culture-centric community that supports each other across multiple endeavors and verticals.
Meet our alumni
meet our alumni