Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Capital

Level Up with PRASHANT MATTA, General Partner at Panache Ventures

So, you want to be a Venture Capitalist. Who wouldn’t? You’re investing in founders and technologies with the potential to change the world. But there isn’t a program out there that clearly spells out how to become a successful one—until now.


Gain exclusive access to trade secrets and must-know tips for navigating this exciting industry. Better yet, learn from and network directly with a General Partner at one of Canada’s top venture funds.


Prashant Matta is a General Partner at Panache Ventures and has helped the firm invest in over 100 early-stage companies. Read more about Prashant here.

Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Capital

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Length: 30 hours of study over 6 weeks
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Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Capital

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Unlock the Secrets
of the Venture Capital Industry

The Venture Capital (VC) industry has funded some of the most cutting-edge companies of our lifetime—but entering it is one big secret. You have to know the right people, get the right tips, and learn the right skills. Who better to get all that from than a General Partner at one of the leading Venture funds in Canada?

Industry star Prashant Matta provides a learn-all about the VC and investing landscape. Sure, you’ll get the need-to-know practical knowledge, with modules on investment philosophies, investment stages, tactics, value creation and lifecycle funds, but there are killer perks too. Grow your network with fellow Venture Capitalists, and meet and make an impression on Prashant Matta—directly.

Early and mid-career technology, finance, or management professionals can learn how to soar to the top of the Venture Capital ladder.


The Schulich Venture Scholars Program

Each cohort, there are a limited number of students who are accepted as Schulich Venture Scholars. A one-time scholarship opportunity for exceptional candidates with outstanding and/or high-potential backgrounds, we look for candidates who possess the drive and commitment to take their startup/venture career to the next level.

Want to know if you are eligible for one of our limited Venture Scholar spots? Contact Shivam Sharma, Partnerships Manager, to learn more.

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Cell: (647) 779-3083

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Venture Strategy
Investment Analysis
Analytical Skills
Negotiation Skills
Operational Benchmarking

What makes this Masterclass truly special is its focus on fostering a practical understanding of the venture capital ecosystem. You will work through real-life scenarios and build a strong network that will prove invaluable in your venture capital journey.

Prashant Matta

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4 Reasons to Enrol

Exclusive Venture Capital Perks for Busy Professionals

Learn from an expert from one of the top Canadian Venture funds in a conviently online format, either asynchronously or live.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Network and get exclusive tips, tricks, and practical knowledge for success. Set yourself apart as someone with the know-how, backing, and contacts to break into the industry.

Learn from the Pros

Gain private access to prerecorded or live lessons with Prashant Matta, General Partner at Panache Ventures. Get a leg up in the industry by connecting with one of its stars.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the networks, confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Aspiring Technology, Finance, and Management Leaders

New professionals in technology or finance roles who are interested in Venture Capital investing will gain the theories, skills, and strategies to break into the industry.

Mid-Career Technology, Finance, and Management Leaders

Professionals currently working in technology, finance or management will level up their careers by learning the nuances of an investment role, especially at the senior levels. Learn how Venture Capital funds operate and build your investment capabilities for higher positions.

Program Overview

  • Cover the basics of how a VC makes money. Learn how the underlying economics of a venture fund guides the philosophy and decision-making of an investor. 

  • Understand how an investment philosophy and mission dictate the scope of your investment parameters.

  • Use the B2B software industry, one of the most treasured business models in the startup industry, as an example to contextualize the different stages in a startup’s lifecycle.

  • Build an investment thesis for an example startup or technology trend. Discuss research techniques, thesis development, and ways to build investment conviction.

  • Get immersed in an example case study to understand founder/investor negotiations. Dive into concepts such as term sheets, legal processes, and closing deals.

  • Explore the necessary actions for managing an investment portfolio, from tactical advice on product-market-fit to board governance.

  • Celebrate your program graduation with Program Instructor Prashant Matta, Senior Leaders in the Venture Ecosystem and Leaders from the Schulich Startups Community. An opportunity to make in-person connections with top professionals and network for future job opportunities. Hosted in downtown Toronto at Schulich ExecEd.

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Prashant Matta,
BBA, MBA; General Partner at Panache Ventures

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What You Get

After completing the Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Capital, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Masterclass Certificate

You’ve completed a series of unique, high-level modules, which constitute a Masterclass Certificate.

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