A joint initiative of Startup@BerkeleyLaw and National Venture Capital Association

VC University provides practical training on venture finance for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys and anyone else interested in emerging company finance. Participants can access VC University through our online certificate program or by attending one of our live programs held in emerging venture ecosystems across the United States!

Online Certificate Program

The VC University online certificate program is the definitive online course in venture finance. Through lectures, interviews with leading venture capitalists, and interactive assessments, participants will learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance and earn a certificate of completion.

VC University LIVE

VC University LIVE is an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge issues in emerging venture finance and connect with local leaders and influencers from Silicon Valley. Our inaugural live event will be held in the Midwest on May 15-17, 2019 (at the University of Michigan) and then in the South on September 19-21, 2019 (at A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University).

Instructors and Guest Speakers

VC University incorporates lectures and interviews with faculty from the University of California, Berkeley, executives from the National Venture Capital Association, and leading venture capitalists.

Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

Professor

University of California, Berkeley

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

Neil Dugal

Neil Dugal

Senior Corporate Counsel

Omidyar Network

Jeff Farrah

Jeff Farrah

General Counsel

National Venture Capital Association

Justin Field

Justin Field

Senior VP of Government Affairs

National Venture Capital Association

Joseph Floyd

Joseph Floyd

General Partner

Emergence Capital

Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin

President and CEO

National Venture Capital Association

Jan Garfinkle

Jan Garfinkle

Founder and Managing Partner

Arboretum Ventures

Josh Green

Josh Green

VP, Corporate Development & Administration at Carbon 3D

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Maryam Haque

Maryam Haque

Senior VP of Industry Advancement

National Venture Capital Association

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

Founder and Managing Partner

Precursor Ventures

Maha Ibrahim

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner

Canaan

Scott James

Scott James

General Counsel

Data Collective

Deborah Kang

Deborah Kang

Director

Startup@BerkeleyLaw

Dan Kidle

Dan Kidle

Principal

Arboretum Ventures

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Partner

Accel

Scott Kupor

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell

Co-founder and Partner

Scale Venture Partners

Patricia Nakache

Patricia Nakache

General Partner

Trinity Ventures

Will Price

Will Price

Founder and General Partner

Next Frontier Capital

Glenn Rieger

Glenn Rieger

General Partner

NewSpring Capital

Charlotte Savercool

Charlotte Savercool

Director of Government Affairs

National Venture Capital Association

John Somorjai

John Somorjai

Executive VP of Corporate Development and Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce

Adam Sterling

Adam Sterling

Executive Director

Berkeley Center for Law and Business

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