All Raise VC Champions

The VC Champions program connects the next generation of investors with leading VC General Partners.

About VC Champions

Over the course of this 1-year program, Principal-level investors are matched with 4 VC General Partners (“Champions”) for 1:1 meetings covering investment strategy, firm dynamics, and career advancement. Program participants must identify as female, non-binary or under-represented male VC investors at the Principal level.

Everything You Need to Know

Application Process

Applications open on January 6, 2023 and are due January 27th, 2023. Acceptance to the program will be announced in early February via email. 

The application process will take approximately 15 minutes. We invite all to apply who meet the qualifications described here. 

The selected cohort will be asked to attend a mandatory one-hour onboarding call.


Application Timeline 


Application Opens → Friday, January 6, 2023

Application Deadline → Friday, January 27, 2023

Onboarding Kickoff → TBD



🤔 Who are the VC Champions?


We call the General Partners who graciously give their time to mentor our program participants, “Champions”. Some examples of our Champions include Holly Maloney (General Catalyst), Wayee Chu (Reach Capital), Angela Strange (Andreessen Horrowitz), and Deena Shakir (Lux Capital). Learn more about other champions here.


🔢 How many Champions will I receive mentorship from?


Each participant will be matched with 4 Champions throughout the program. Introductions are facilitated on a quarterly basis. 


💻 Will Champion meetings be in person or virtual?


We leave it up to the principal to request either in-person or over video. We try to match Champions and participants who live in the same city but it’s not always possible. 


💵 Will I be connected to Champions who also invest where I focus?


The VC Champions team does their best to match participants with Champions who have overlapping interests as they relate to the stage, sector, and geography in which you invest. We have 50+ Champions at a range of venture capital firms representing a diverse group of individuals and investment areas. 


🔛 Does the VC Champions team help with ongoing mentorship facilitation?


We help facilitate the first introduction between a participant and Champion for a one-hour meeting. If the conversation was helpful, we encourage participants to follow-up the Champion directly as the relationship develops.


Qualifications


✅ You identify as an underrepresented male (Black / Latinx / Native American), woman, or non-binary individual. 


✅ You hold a Principal-level role at a venture capital firm. 


✅ You have not yet participated in the VC Champions program. As much as we love our cohort participants, we encourage those who have already engaged in a cohort to leverage other All Raise resources.


Our Champions

VC Champions Team

The VC Champions Team is composed of a group of volunteers who recognize the importance of mentorship for career development.