TRANSFORMING VENTURE CAPITAL INTO A FORCE FOR

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WHAT IS VC LAB?

VC Lab is the leading venture capital accelerator, transforming venture capital into a force for good. We offer a free 16-week program for new and emerging fund managers globally, dedicated to creating top performing firms. Our proven methodology and ongoing program enhancements help managers close on capital in an average of 5.7 months with less mistakes and less stress.

OUR IMPACT

Snapshot as of April, 2023

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Cohorts completed in 35 months

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VC Firms Accelerated

$0.7B+

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Solo GPs

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Female GPs

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International VC Firms

WHY VC LAB?

VC Lab is the accelerator of choice for top managers. Why?

  • Speed: Managers are closing on capital from a cold start in 5.7 months
  • Results: Funds are launching with positive returns and no J curve
  • Network: Participants join an active and supportive global community
  • Mentorship: Leading subject matter experts are available to assist
  • Resources: Templates, tools, formation and back office are provided

HOW DOES VC LAB WORK?

VC Lab’s Accelerator Program spans 16 weeks, with each week dedicated to a facet of fund-building. Here’s an overview:

  • Focus areas every 4 weeks on Thesis, Materials, Financials and Closing
  • Weekly Expert Webinars and separate AMAs with peer interactions
  • Weekly fund-building Sprints that require ~25 hours to complete
  • Regular pitching of Limited Partners throughout the program

WHAT IS ETHICAL VENTURE CAPITAL?

Ethical Venture Capital (EVC) reinvents the traditional VC framework, which has been confined to a few major cities and driven by generalists focusing solely on financial gains. EVC champions a more sustainable approach by promoting market and geographic specialization and adhering to the ethical guidelines of the Mensarius Oath. This results show superior returns and a positive global impact.

WHAT DOES VC LAB LOOK FOR?

VC Lab’s Accelerator Program is designed for individuals ready to close a fund as a general partner. Program participants include:

  • Exited Founder: Experienced entrepreneurs who’ve successfully exited a startup and have a deep understanding of the startup journey.
  • Successful Angel: Individuals who’ve invested in multiple successful startups and have generated positive returns.
  • Famous Individual: High-profile personalities with a broad network and influence, eager to invest in meaningful ventures.
  • Top Executive: High-ranking professionals with a track record in notable organizations, possessing industry insights and connections.
  • Ecosystem Leader: Those managing extensive professional networks, looking to leverage their connections for funding.
  • Venture Capitalist: Professionals with VC experience and management of funds for limited partners, planning to launch their own fund.
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OUR VALUES

We follow the Mensarius Oath, an ethical code of conduct for venture capitalists to foster positive outcomes in society. 

All VC Lab participants publicly agree to the The Mensarius Oath, ensuring that everyone has aligned values.

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