VC Lab runs Genesis, the venture capital accelerator program. Genesis is a free virtual program running for 16 weeks. The schedule of the next accelerator Cohort is here. The program is designed for venture capitalists serious about raising a fund, and it requires approximately 25 hours per week of fund-building work to complete a close in 6 months or less.
VC Lab also hosts a series of exclusive events for venture capitalists and limited partners. The goal of these events is to improve the craft of venture capital investing worldwide.
General Partner Interactive Networking
Meet and interact with fellow General Partners from all around the world.
Jason Calacanis on Funds and Investing
Join Jason Calacanis for an interactive conversation on all things funding.
Cohort 5 Schedule
November 7th, 2021
Program Start Date
November 18th, 2021
March 31st, 2022
|2021-11-18||Thesis Development||Meet the cohort & draft your VC Investment Thesis|
|2021-12-02||Venture Team||Build your venture capital team|
|2021-12-09||Deal Warehouse||Identify future portfolio companies|
|2021-12-16||Thesis Review||Validate your VC Investment Thesis with experts|
|2021-01-06||Fund Positioning||Begin developing your venture capital brand and identity|
|2021-01-13||Fund Presentation||Create a world-class Fund Presentation for Limited Partners|
|2022-01-20||Initial Pitch Meetings||Start pitching Limited Partners for feedback|
|2022-02-03||Fund Presentation Review||Validate your Fund Presentation with experts|
|2022-02-10||Fund Economics||Refine the economic model for your fund and other entities|
|2022-02-17||Fund Overview & Deal Room||Prepare for due diligence with Limited Partners|
|2022-02-24||Pitch Meetings & Funnel||Build your Limited Partner funnel and increase fundraising|
|2022-03-03||Pipeline Review||Validate your fundraising progress with experts|
|2022-03-10||Fund Partnerships||Form industry partnerships for deal flow and credibility|
|2022-03-17||Fund Closing Strategy||Formulate a strategy to close the fund|
|2022-03-24||Fund Formation||Begin forming the fund entities|
|2022-03-31||First Close & Graduation||Start the closing process for your fund|