Venture Capital Executive Program

Venture Capital Executive Program

Learn from Silicon Valley’s Most Influential & Connected Venture Capitalists

Program Experience

The Venture Capital program provides an opportunity to learn from renowned Berkeley Haas faculty member, former entrepreneur, and venture capitalist Jerry Engel while networking with fellow Berkeley Executive Education professionals. 

As a program participant, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of the venture capital investing cycle and interact with Capital investors from the world’s premier innovation cluster: Silicon Valley. 

Upon completion of the venture capital program, you’ll have a foundation of the investing principles, what investors look for, access to professionals within the venture capital and private equity community, and a plan to apply your knowledge. Professor Jerry Engel will also be discussing the impact of the pandemic on the venture capital world relating to resilience of the venture capital industry, breaking into venture capital in a post-pandemic world, and what venture capital opportunities are hot in the post-pandemic world.

Join us at the Berkeley Haas campus for our five-day intensive, in-person training or choose the cutting-edge Exec Ed Forum; a virtual two-week (8-days) learning experience delivering the same, high-caliber instruction - wherever you are. 

Understand the Venture Capital Investing Cycle
Begin with the foundational principles of capital investing cycle from opportunity assessment, valuation, deal structuring, and corporate governance to harvesting investments.
Explore the Inside Dynamics of Venture Capital Funds
Learn what motivates VCs, how venture capital reward systems work, and understand current industry perspectives on fast-changing, emerging opportunities.
Understand What Constitutes a VC Quality Deal
Apply proven processes to assess opportunities like a venture capitalist, VC, how to identify a great startup with a high probability of success, and how to vet and select the best deals.
Gain Valuable Practical Skills and Techniques
Acquire powerful valuation techniques, learn how to structure a term sheet, and understand how entrepreneurs can optimize their returns.
Network within a Powerful Industry Community
Become part of a cohort of professionals who are the connectors and innovators within the VC and private equity industry.
Go Inside the Program

Program Dates

Costs & Features

  • Two-week online venture capital program utilizing a cutting-edge Live classroom platform
  • Program sessions held from 8:00 am-1:00 pm PST
  • Learn from 20+ top Venture Capital investors & UC Berkeley Haas Faculty 
  • Gain access to exclusive networking opportunities
  • Join the program alumni community 
  • Venture Capital Executive Program Certification of Completion
2-Week Online
  • Five-day in-person venture capital program that provides interactive learning and networking 
  • Learn from 20+ top Venture Capital investors & UC Berkeley Haas Faculty 
  • Join the program alumni community 
  •  Exclusive networking reception with faculty
  • Venture Capital Executive Program Certification of Completion



5-Day In Person
2-Week Online
5-Day In Person

Employer Payment Assistance Guide

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Employer Payment Assistance Guide

Download the full hardware, software, and bandwidth requirements prior to attending an online session for the Forum and Lab.

Who It's For

  • Entrepreneurs considering vc funding
  • Aspiring venture capital investors
  • Executives leading corporate M&A and business development
  • Asset managers for public and private institutions, foundations, and corporations
  • International economic development officials
  • Assets managers investing sovereign wealth
  • Angel investors
  • Executives and representatives of privately- and family-owned businesses
  • Professional service providers such as attorneys, CPAs, and consultants
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Five Days
Entrepreneurship & Innovation or Finance & Business Acumen

Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.


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Speakers & Panelists

Venture Capital Executive program participants learn from several guest speakers and panel sessions on relevant and venture capital and private equity topics: 

  • Cheryl Cheng - BlueRun Ventures
  • Jeb Miller - Icon Ventures
  • Shawn Merani - Parade Ventures 
  • Nicole Irvin - Goldman Sachs
  • Michael Berolzheimer - Bee Partners
  • Chris Groves - Centric Software 
  • Noah Doyle - Google
  • Larry Marcus - Marcy Venture Partners 
  • Angelo Del Priore - HP Tech Ventures
  • Thomas Jueng - Samsung Ventures America
  • Sean Doyle - Intel Capital
  • Ron Star - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Matt Campbell - Terabase
  • Scott Kucirek - OCHO Candy
  • Chip Lion - Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mary Jane Bedegi - Nokia Growth Partners
  • Ken Wallace - Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings
  • Wes Selke - Better Ventures
  • Lisa Edgar - Top Tier Capital Partners
  • Jim Chambliss - Pathway
  • Tim Recker - for The James Irvine Foundation
  • Keval Desai - Interwest
  • Dr. Wilmer R. Bottoms

For a more extensive list of our esteemed past guest speakers and panelists, please click here

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