Analyst Program overview
Columbia Venture Partners (CVP) is a student-run venture capital initiative in the New York City area, founded in the spring of 2016. We educate the Columbia University student body on angel investing, venture capital, and growth equity by providing the most promising students with real-world experience in the venture capital industry.
Every semester, we recruit for 8 - 12 analysts to participate in our rigorous Analyst Program. This 10-week long program aims to thoroughly prepare our analysts in venture capital, teaching the ins-and-outs of investing basics, how to evaluate a startup, providing real world internship experience with our partners, and connecting the analysts to a wide network of investors and entrepreneurs in New York City.
CVP runs a comprehensive semester-long program of weekly lecture series covering the basics of venture capital. Analysts will leave the program with a working understanding of valuation, term sheets, the current startup ecosystem, and industry trends.
Analysts will work on ad-hoc projects with venture capital/angel investing firms in Manhattan, gaining real-world, hands-on experience in the space. Projects include market maps, industry white papers, deal sourcing, due diligence, product feedback, and more.
CVP provides a wide network of Columbia alumni, professors, and students in the startup/VC space in Manhattan to serve as mentors to our analysts. Each semester, analysts will be paired with one mentor who will serve as a resource throughout the duration of the program.