Silicon Valley Online

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VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online is the program for emerging leaders who want to shape the future of the venture capital industry.

What past participants have said
Arlan Hamilton
Founding Partner, Backstage Capital
“VC Unlocked delivers a powerful mix of world-class academics (Stanford) and insightful, actionable advice (500 and many notable guest speakers) – in a candid, off-the-record environment... I highly recommend VC Unlocked if you are serious about VC.”
Juan Pablo Duque
Founding Partner, Cantera Capital, Mexico
“In 10 days, I gained more Silicon Valley insider connections than I would have in 6 months or more on my own. 500 has truly found a way to “accelerate” the work of emerging fund managers much as they’ve done for hundreds of startups.”
Elizabeth Galbut
Founding Partner, SoGal 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
With 2,500+ investments in our portfolio, 500 has seen more deals than just about anyone. Together with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), 500 built VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online to share that knowledge and give angels and VCs the confidence they need to make better investments.
Learn the playbook

Hone your investment strategy, tools, and tactics with hard-won insights from Stanford faculty and 500’s team.

Kickstart deal flow

Virtually meet with startups in 500’s portfolio, hear their presentations, and learn how to kick start great deal flow.

Grow your network

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

Program Alumni

Hear directly from some of our past participants.

Pocket Sun — May 2015
Co-founder & Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures
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Dia Martin — August 2018
Managing Director on the Social Enterprise Finance team, DFC
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Marième Diop — 2018
Investment Manager, Orange Digital Ventures
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Carlos Alberto Ochoa Valencia — 2018
Investment Manager, Bancolombia Ventures
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Anjani Vedula — 2018
MBA – Berkeley Haas (Formerly at IFC)
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Sofia Garrido Freyria — February 2016
Senior Associate, General Atlantic
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VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online is proudly conducted in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development.

Our teaching methodology

VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online uses a project-based learning approach in which participants continually refine their investment theses with the help of 500 partners and Stanford University faculty.

Network with your cohort of global investors and gain deeper perspectives from this community.

Receive personalized feedback from experienced instructors on your final investment thesis presentation.

Implement VC Unlocked frameworks at 500’s invite-only Startup Showcase with hundreds of other angel investors and VCs.

Conduct selection, evaluation, and follow-on analysis with 500 portfolio companies currently raising capital.