VC Fund Structure & Returns is a program for up-and-coming angel investors and VCs who want to solidify their understanding of what it takes to build and manage a fund. This course lays the foundation by familiarizing you with common VC terminology and the fundamentals of fund structure, and allows you to participate in a mock fund modeling exercise. Whether it is an endeavor you begin next month or a few years down the line, we're here to help you think through and improve your understanding of what it takes to build and manage a fund.

  • Articulate how VCs make money.

  • Define and describe the Power Law and how it may impact returns.

  • Identify budget and operational considerations associated with a fund.

  • Participate in a mock fund modeling exercise.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • How to Use This Platform

    • Online Certificate Course Legal Waivers

    • Welcome to VC Fund Structure & Returns!

    • Meet Your Instructors!

    • Say Hello & Download Your Workbook!

  • 2

    Chapter #1 Introduction

  • 3

    Chapter #2 Fund Structures

    • Introduction to Fund Structures

    • Limited Partners & General Partners

    • Budget & Operational Considerations

    • End of Chapter Discussion

  • 4

    Chapter #3 Fund Modeling with 500 Southeast Asia

    • Fund Modeling 101

    • Fund Modeling Exercise

    • Portfolio Construction with 500 Partners

    • End of Chapter Discussion

  • 5

    Chapter #4: Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • End of Course Reflection

    • Post Online Course Survey

How It Works

Estimated Time Commitment: 4-6 hours

  • E-Learning

    Learn at your own pace. Course videos include value-packed lessons from 500 Global experts. These videos are designed to introduce key concepts and to solidify your foundational knowledge.

  • Develop Your Skills

    Apply your learning. Your downloadable course workbook will guide you through each lesson and include activities to apply the knowledge you’ve gained and questions to encourage reflection.

  • Certificate of Completion

    You've earned it. At the end of the course, you’ll have earned a skills-based online certificate from 500 Global that you can proudly display online. Go ahead, it's okay to be excited about all you've learned.

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Meet Your Instructors

With more appearances from 500 Latin America and 500 Southeast Asia

CFO at 500 Global

Paul Yoo

Paul is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction at 500. Prior to joining 500 Global, Paul was the CFO at WizeLine and also worked in the audit and assurance practice at Arthur Andersen. Throughout his 20+year career in accounting, auditing and financial planning, he has established a reputation for building world-class teams and for aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and high-growth.

Partner at 500 Latin America

Didier Quiroz

Didier is a Partner at 500 Latin America and oversees deal-flow analysis, investment decisions, as well as the overall investment process. He is responsible for supporting +100 portfolio investments in subjects such as fundraising and strategy.

Venture Partner at 500 Global

Robert Neivert

Rob is a Venture Partner at 500 Global and a mentor/advisor for Cardinal Ventures, Stanford iFarm, and Stanford's Treehacks program. Previously he was an executive for startups having founded or worked at eight companies with four exits and four companies still operating. Rob was CEO for the last two venture-funded startups.


  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have immediate access to the online content when your purchase is made, and you will retain course access for 90 days.

  • Will I obtain a certificate?

    Yes, a certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the online course content and feedback survey.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Important: Course enrollment fees are non-refundable. By purchasing a VC Unlocked Online Certificate Course, I certify that I understand no portion of the course enrollment fees I pay to participate in the course will be refunded at any time and for any reason.