Venture Capital

Venture capital firms raise capital and invest in startup companies and small businesses that are believed to have long-term growth potential

Venture capital comes from well-off investors, investment banks and any other financial institutions

Started as sublet of Private Equity, VC developed as an industry after the Second World War

London is the #1 non-American city in Venture Capital Investment in the world

What makes our club different?

We partner with the top Venture Capital firms in London and abroad through the LBS brand, the reputed experience of our club and the extensive Alumni network in the industry

VC Speaker Series

We bring top VC firm executives to LBS to talk about their experience

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Competitions

Our club participates in world renowned competitions such as VCIC (April)

Visit VCIC page

Multiple:X

Our annual conference happens in May and it's organised every year by LBS

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Training

We help our members get into the VC world by offering training partnerships

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Treks

We offer interesting treks in London (March), San Francisco (March) and Helsinki Slush (November)

Networking

Our club is the entry door to the extensive LBS Alumni working in Venture Capital

Visit LBS Hub

Upcoming Events

Dec 7 | 1:00pm - Jan 31 | 2:00pm

Merch Sale

Hi guys, PE/VC Club is excited to sell the merch for ExCo members (we will sell the remaining items in the general sale). Please purchase the size and color you have ordered on this Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_AFS6olwJm67UUB_6H0mzcMmBjWga11A-PI2KWcfUUE/edit#gid=0

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Jan 30 | 1:00am - Feb 5 | 7:00pm

Private Equity Case Workshop

Private Equity Case Workshop: First Edition Dear PE/VC Club Members, For those of you interested in the career in Private Equity, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Private Equity Case workshop in collaboration with the Career Centre. The workshop is a series event which will take place multiple times in during the Spring 2023 term. The workshop participants will work in groups of 4 people on a case which was previously used by a Buyout fund when recruiting for a full-timeAssociate role. The Modelling trainer will help you to: 📈 Build the model 💸 Develop an investment hypothesis and 🙋 Prepare the final presentation Workshop Format: Day 1: Case shared and groups assigned Session 1: Case overview and Investment pitch - 1hour Zoom Day 2: Building the model  Session 2: LBO Modelling workshop with Yuliya Keselman (you will work through the model together) - 1½ hours Zoom Day 3: Investment pitch development  Session 3: Q+A with Private Equity professionals about developing your pitch - 1 hour Zoom Day 4: Investment pitch development  You will work in your groups and solo to prepare your pitches Day 5: Presentations Session 4: Each team will present the Investment in front of Investment committee - the panel of Private Equity professionals - 3 hours in person LT Friday afternoon The panel experts will offer you feedback - priceless in any interview preparation! 🤩 In addition to that, all presentations will be recorded and shared so you will be able to learn from the other teams' different approaches . Each workshop's winning team will be awarded a prize 🏆 Workshop logistics: Each workshop has 16 seats (4 groups of 4) and we expect all participants to make an active contribution. To participate, please register on Campus Groups. Given the high demand for the workshop, we will ask to pay a non-refundable entry fee of £25 to ensure your commitment. This is a not for profit workshop and any profits will be donated to charity. Career Centre is funding the Modeling trainer. The PE/VC Club will ensure to organize various PE case workshops during the upcoming months to accommodate more applicants.  Good luck! PE/VC Club ExCo ✨

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Feb 7 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Investor Relations in a VC Fund

🏦 Investor Relations in a Venture Capital Fund With many events focusing on VC deals and breaking into VC careers, the PE/VC Club is delighted to invite you to the first discussion dedicated specifically to such an exciting area of Venture Capital Fund operations as Investor Relations! Curious about this essential area of funds operations and what it takes to successfully manage Limited Partners? Interested to find out about career opportunities in the field? Come join our informal fireside chat with the 2 stellar Investment Relations (IR) professionals! 🤩 The discussion will be led by Andrea Emanueli from Project A Ventures and Vincenzo Narciso from Earlybird VC and moderated by Anya Markitanova (Marketing & Comms, PE/VC Club). We will cover the following topics: 💰 General state of private markets and specific fundraising dynamics for PE and VC funds  📈 Fundraisinf outlook and evolution of VC fundraising over the past few years  📊 Evolution of the IR in a VC fund 💼 Best in class IR structure and processes  🗂️ Strategies for Limited Partner composition/diversification 🤝 Finding the 'right' Limited Partners for your fund The discussion will be followed by a Q&A round where you will have a chance to resolve any doubts about Investor Relations 🙋 Bring your attitude!  PE/VC Club ExCo ✨

LT 14

Feb 20 | 12:00pm - Feb 24 | 12:00pm

London VC Trek 2023

The PE/VC Club is excited to announce the annual London Venture Capital Trek taking place the week of 20th to 24th of February 2023.

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Mar 8 | 10:00am - Mar 10 | 6:00pm

[BLOCKER] VC Trek Germany (Berlin & Munich)

PEVC and DACH Club are jointly hosting a VC trek to Berlin and Munich in March 2023. The trek is aimed at venture capital enthusiasts looking to join a VC for internship or full time roles after graduation.

Berlin & Munich

Mar 9 | 8:00am - Mar 10 | 8:00pm

2023 Milan PE Trek

LBS students will visit 5-10 top-tier PE firms (large and mid cap) in Milan on March 9th-10th 2023, to gain insights into the Italian PE market and career opportunities. Participating funds will be confirmed at a later stage - those visited in previous years included Permira, Carlyle, Ardian, Trilantic and EQT. If you want to explore a PE career in Italy or are simply interested in exploring the Italian PE industry, this trek is a must! Apply by January 4th 2023 11:59pm via https://clubs.london.edu/click?linkid=05481ac6-f398-4e4a-aec3-265772cca0df

Milan, Italy