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.

Join us at the Berkeley Haas campus for our 5-day intensive, in-person training or choose the cutting-edge Exec Ed Forum; a virtual 2-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.
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Program Dates

Costs & Features

  • 8-day 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
  • Extended post-program access to select course material
  • Join the program alumni community 
  • Venture Capital Executive Program (Online) Certification of Completion
  • 5-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



2-Week Online
5-Day In Person

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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.

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

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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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: 

  • Ron Cordes - Cordes Foundation
  • Tim Wilson - Artiman Ventures
  • Chris Groves - Centric Software 
  • Joe Kennedy - Pandora 
  • Larry Marcus - Marcy Venture Partners 
  • Eric Ver Ploeg - Deutsche Telekom
  • Keval Desai - Interwest
  • Paul Yett - Hamilton Lane 
  • Nick Giovanni - Goldman Sachs 

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

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