VCUNLOCKED:
Deal Camp at Berkeley
Winter 2021

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments.

What past participants have said
Lolita Taub
Venture Partner, NextGen Ventures
“It feels good to come away from the program with a
global network of first-class early-stage allies, and a
stronger sense of startup evaluation and VC deal
mechanics.”
Anthony Kelani
Managing Partner, Quake Capital
"I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in investing. [Deal Camp] tremendously exceeded my expectations and I'd attend again.”
Alex Haskell, Corporate Counsel, Salesforce Ventures
“This program brought clarity to how I can most effectively run a Venture Capital firm, more so than any blog, book, mentor, or past experience ever could.”
What to expect
As one of the most active seed-stage VCs, we’ve seen more deals than just about anyone. Our goal is to share that knowledge, empowering the next generation of VCs with the confidence they need to make better investments.
Learn the playbook

Hone your investment strategy, tools and tactics with hard-won insights from the 500 & Berkeley team.

Level up your dealmaking

Prepare to negotiate with startups using our interactive sessions featuring real companies and fellow investors.

Grow your network

Tap into a world-class network of fellow VCs & angel investors with our global community of alumni.

“The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is a hub for rigorous, relevant, and empirically based research, education, and programming on the interrelationships of the law, business, and the economy.”

Our teaching methodology
1
Action-based exercises
Work with your peers during interactive role-playing sessions to learn by doing.
2
Classroom lectures
Understand the theory & strategy behind venture with help from 500 and top UC Berkeley Law professors.
3
Meeting real startups
Kick start your deal flow and put your knowledge into action by meeting with real startups from 500’s portfolio.