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    Private Equity & Venture Capital Online Course & Internship

    Identify potential, enable growth, and shape the future.
    For any major. No experience required.
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    Enable growth.

    That’s the function of venture capital and private equity investing, in a nutshell. In a course covering VC and PE (as they’re known in the industry), you’ll learn how to analyze and evaluate potential investments, conduct the various steps in the investment process, and how investment exit strategies are developed and implemented. This is the ideal skill set for those looking to shape the future. What can we say? Money talks.

    Matt Klein, iX Alum
    Now working as an Equity Research Associate at Franklin Templeton
    "Last summer I had a great experience working in corporate finance, and this summer I got to see a completely different side of the industry. Our teacher focused primarily on start up evaluation and taught us how to build efficient financial models to better assess investment risk. Today, I am working with a team of other iX students on a startup venture of our own. The startup has given me an environment to hone the skills I learned in the classroom."

    iX Private Equity & Venture Capital alumni have gone on to work at

    First, build an in-depth, practical skill set.

    iXperience classes prepare you to create value with just a few weeks of intensive learning.
    Understanding the basics
    Learn the difference between VC and PE, as well as different strategies for fundraising and mandates.
    The VC & PE ecosystem
    Get an introduction to venture capital, seed-stage investing, private equity, and later-stage investing.
    Startup valuations
    How do you value an idea? A product? A company that is yet to turn a profit? Learn - and practice - different ways to calculate valuations.
    Due diligence
    How to conduct due diligence on teams, business models, and products.
    Learn about term sheets, including the most important financial and governance terms.
    Portfolio strategy
    Once you've invested, how do you add value to your investee companies? Learn how to craft a portfolio strategy to minimise risk and maximise returns.

    Then, apply your new skills in an internship.

    Our internships are different from the usual. Instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time—all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.

    Citystone Group

    A Dutch development group focused on urban residential / commercial developments & investments.

    Athena Capital

    More than just an investment firm, Athena Capital focuses on bringing businesses the tools they need to grow and deliver exceptional returns to investors.


    A new development in Cape Town, South Africa focused on innovative hospitality and accommodation spaces.

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    Expert teachers who care about you as an individual.

    We limit class sizes and empower teachers to give individualized support and feedback to every student. You’ll gain invaluable perspective, and a mentor who will advise you throughout the program.
    Lebogang Poonyane
    CEO at Global Capital Empowerment Private Equity Fund

    Working as an entrepreneur and investor for over 15 years, Lebogang has extensive experience in strategy and private equity in Africa, Europe, and the US. In 2016 he co-founded the Global Capital Empowerment Fund with the mission of providing services to mid-sized businesses that need strategic direction, funding, and enhanced access to markets.

    We found all iX students to be hard working, smart and show a lot of initiative in their research. Some had the opportunity to present to our international clients.

    Kaitlin Byrne – Senior Equity Analyst, Prudential (Internship Partner)

    from our alumni.

    Zachary Hoexter
    Columbia University

    The iX programs cover the exact combination of learning and experience that is not offered in a traditional college classroom until upperclassman years. If you are interested in finance, this is the perfect and only opportunity as an underclassman to learn new skills and apply those at real financial services companies or projects.

    Annie Li
    Boston College

    iX helped me to understand and gain the skills that are required to enter the financial industry. Beyond just the skills, with the incredible teaching team who was always there whenever we needed help, I learned more about myself too.

    DonoVaughn Tulloch
    Duke University

    The iX Private Equity & Venture Capital course was a great way to get a very in-depth understanding of the general business operations and financial services VC and PE firms offer. Being able to work with and help an organization identify potential investors to expand their project allowed me to further develop my professional skills.

    Sarah McEachern
    Middlebury College

    iX was a great experience coming from a liberal arts background to get into the more technical aspects of finance that I can’t learn at school. The program was excellent in helping me fill gaps as well as prepare me for a future career in the finance industry.

    Rachel Bigman
    University of Virginia

    I learned more than I could ever imagine and feel very prepared for applying to the business school at UVA and taking new classes. To now be able to create numerous financial statements and understand the foundation of PE and VC, I feel very enlightened.

    Ian Humphrey
    Virginia Tech

    My experience was amazing. I was able to learn a ton in a short amount of time, network with people from all around the world, and present to a client in a professional manner! My teachers were also very knowledgable, helpful, and cared about our success!

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