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Training the
next generation
of investors

Investor Education

Our VC Unlocked programs emphasize real-world experiences and action-based exercises, in order to help current and future investors fine-tune and apply their investment strategies.

Join other up-and-coming investors and learn the 500 playbook from​ ​our partners, screen live startup pitches, debate deals with peers, and negotiate in hands-on workshops with 500 portfolio companies.

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We partner with top academic institutions around the world to offer intensive investor education programs for aspiring angels and venture capitalists.

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Unlock the secrets
of venture capital
We’ve seen more deals than just about anyone. Since launching VC Unlocked in 2015, our goal has been 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 team.

Get better deals

Meet with dozens of startups in 500’s portfolio, hear their pitches, and kick start your deal flow.

Grow your network

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

Leveling the playing field

More than 600 alumni and dozens of cohorts later, we’re so proud of the VC Unlocked investor network we’ve built. Through initiatives like our diversity scholarships, we’re committed to empowering a new generation of VCs.

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Global investors
31%
Women investors
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 university 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.