Two Sigma Ventures Arch Program

Two Sigma Ventures ARCH Program

ARCH is designed to connect underrepresented founders, startup employees, and aspiring VCs with mentorship and an inside-look into how venture capital firms operate. Through the program, participating Fellows will be matched with a dedicated mentor based on their interests and will have direct access to a core curriculum, networking events, founder AMAs, and more. Fellows will also have the opportunity to connect with their mentor regularly and ask them any additional questions.

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We are no longer accepting applications for the current cohort. Applications for the next cohort will open in May 2021. Follow us on Twitter to stay on top of all our updates.

Core Curriculum

VC 101: A Guide to Venture Capital

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5pm ET

Join Two Sigma Ventures Partner Lindsey Gray while she shares the nuts and bolts of the venture capital industry.  This session will help you understand how VC firms operate and what entrepreneurs should consider when they are contemplating raising capital from VCs: what is venture capital, who should raise money from VCs, what is the fundraising process for startups, how does a VC firm make money, and more.

VC 102: Sourcing & Evaluating Startups

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5pm ET

Two Sigma Ventures Principal Frances Schwiep will share her experience and knowledge to provide insights on how to find startups to invest in, what to look for in a potential investment, and what role each member of the investment team plays in finding and winning the right opportunities.

VC 103: Negotiating Term Sheets

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5pm ET

A term sheet – the written agreement between an investor and a company that defines the terms of working together – is an important element of the investment process, and understanding how to structure and interpret one is key for any investor or entrepreneur. Two Sigma Ventures Partner Colin Beirne will dissect the anatomy of a term sheet, helping explain which terms are most important to each party and sharing advice on how to reach common ground during the negotiation process.

VC 104: Portfolio Company Support

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5pm ET

How do VC’s work with the companies they invest in, and what role do they play in the companies’ growth and success? Join Two Sigma Ventures VP of Network and Talent Kat Rumbles and Principal Dusan Perovic while they discuss the different roles a VC takes on once an investment is made.  Learn what portfolio support is and what it entails. Understand the importance of a Board Seat, what it is to be a good Board Member to your startup, and much more.

Electives

Schedule TBD

Panel: Getting a job in VC
AMA: TSV Partner or Portfolio Company Founder
Facilitated Game: Escape the Room
Open Networking Session