By Eli Levi, Business Editor, and Avi Klar
Each month, the YU Observer aims to highlight one club available to the YU undergraduate community. For the February 2022 edition, the YU Observer is highlighting the Venture Capital Club (VCC).
Club Name: Venture Capital Club (VCC)
Heads: Eli Khaldar, Avi Klar, Eli Levi
Relevant Campus(es): Beren, Wilf
What is your club’s mission statement?
Bridging business and the future. The goal of the Venture Capital Club is to educate, share experiences, and encourage people to partake in the next era of technological innovation.
Why is this club important?
For anyone that is interested in Venture Capital (VC) or pursuing it as a career, this club will be an invaluable resource for gaining a basic understanding of the industry and continuing to learn about new developments in the industry. Behind every new technological advancement, there will always be a business providing both the structure and the means for innovative technology. These businesses will inevitably need funding, which will lead to flourishment and growth in the Venture Capital industry. The other corporate finance occupations will not be obsolete, but venture capital is the future of business as it mixes finance with technology.
What was your pull to get involved in/start the club?
Eli Levi: I am fascinated by venture capital and anything that is involved in building and understanding what drives companies.
Avi Klar: I was looking at different business industries and venture capital caught my eye, so I learned about the industry. I am starting the club because I want to share and learn alongside other people what venture capital is and what it has to offer.
Eli Khaldar did not submit a quote at the time of publication. He is a fellow co-founder and is currently working at a VC firm and as evidenced by starting VCC. He is excited to learn more about the industry and to bring in speakers who will educate individuals about venture capital.
What are some plans you have for this semester/future semesters?:
The club will consist of speakers, group discussions, and think tank projects. We will hear from current leaders about what venture capital is, how to pursue a career in venture capital, and finally to dissect ideas and investments while analyzing why they might be wise investments. We also plan to publish a newsletter on all things VC that anyone can read or contribute to.
What is your advice to someone looking to get involved on campus?:
We hope to have several events that anyone can participate in. You can apply to be on the board or to become a writer for the newsletter.
Anything else to say about your club:
We believe that venture capital is the future and would love for anyone and everyone to join in our adventure! If you are interested, join our group chat.
Photo Credit: Venture Capital Club