Venture capital is one of the most challenging industries to break into. We want to change that.
Our Fellowship is a 12 month long fully-funded opportunity to work directly with the Luminous Ventures General Partners. It is designed to provide an unparalleled hands-on experience in all aspects of the venture capital industry. An apprenticeship where you can learn VC, by doing VC.
You will be given the opportunity to take ownership, contribute value and learn first hand what it means to be a venture investor.
Fundraising: You’ll shadow and support the Luminous GPs through the fundraising process. You’ll get access and knowledge to what’s 50% of the job in VC: raising investment vehicles from long term capital partners.
Deployment: You’ll learn how to discover founders, make investment decisions, and support portfolio companies. Fellows' activities range across sourcing, diligence, and portfolio support.
Networking: You’ll meet hundreds of exceptional founders trying to change the world. Sometimes you’ll be even lucky enough to play a tiny part in their life’s journey, as we do, when we invest in their companies. You’ll also have a chance to develop relationships with other VCs, angel investors and Limited Partners.
Curious: You love to learn. You ask a lot of questions. You have a passion for new technologies.
Methodical: You like to think about things from first principles. You like clearly delineated and articulated systems. You like to write.
Flexible: You are a team player that can also pick up the ball and run with it. You’ll get a lot of autonomy and ownership and you should be able to thrive under those circumstances.
Empathetic: You’re respectful of the entrepreneurial journey. You truly believe that the only heroes in this story are the founders we serve. Bonus points if you built something from nothing.
Different: We believe that increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups, promoting gender, racial, and ethnic diversity will deliver better outcomes for the venture industry. If you feel you’re probably not a fit, you could be just what we’re looking for.