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STARTS ON June 26, 2023 Last Date to Apply: June 13, 2023
DURATION 24 Weeks Online (4-6 hours/ week)
PROGRAMME FEE INR 4,50,000 + GST View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing
ELIGIBILITY Any Graduate/ Diploma holder
STARTS ON June 26, 2023 Last Date to Apply: June 13, 2023
DURATION 24 Weeks Online (4-6 hours/ week)
PROGRAMME FEE INR 4,50,000 + GST View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Programme Overview

ISB Executive Education brings its Venture Capital and Private Equity Programme to give a comprehensive overview of VC and PE world identifying the correct investments and establishing the optimal portfolio with the right judgement calls.

VC funding in India in 2021 broke all records with a massive sum of $42 Billion raised by startups which was more than the total funding that was raised in the last three years combined at $37 Billion. The year 2022 despite being termed as a funding winter for startups, has still had Indian companies raise more than $20.82 Bn in the first eight months alone.

Hence, for any senior leader in the private equity, venture capital and investment management space it becomes more important than ever to understand how to make the right investment calls, how to lead teams to identify the right opportunities and how to spot the ones that may not pan out.

A 24-week programme with curriculum crafted by top globally renowned faculty from the No. 1 B-School in India is the perfect opportunity to take the next step for a leader & venture capitalist.

Programme Highlights


Pre-Recorded Videos from top ISB faculty


Assignments* and Quizzes


Case Studies


Discussion Boards


Live Online Sessions with Industry Practitioners


Emeritus Career Services Workshops with Job Placement Assistance

- This is a self-paced online programme. Thus, faculty will not be a part of weekly live sessions or any other live interaction in this programme. We have a curated panel of eminent industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
- Assignments are graded either by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the programme start.

Sample Case Studies

Why ISB Executive Education?

  • #1

    Research Ranking in India

  • 50k+

    Executive Network

  • #1

    B-School in India

Who is this Programme for?

  • Analysts, Associates in VC/PE firms, Investment banks and Management consulting firms who are helping their organisations and clients grow and are looking to grow along with them.
  • Senior Managers, Associate Directors, AVPs and above from financial services, corporate strategy, corporate finance and development and Fintech who want to move into the investment management and VC/PE industry.
  • Angel investors, Ex-CXOs, Ex-board members, Founder, director, Entrepreneurs who are looking to invest in a new start up, or serial entrepreneurs who are looking to start another company of their own and want to understand this industry better.

Key Programme Takeaways

  • Gain practical knowledge with Industry Expert Sessions, Valuation Exercises, Deal Discussions and Closing Exercises, Negotiation Exercises 
  • 3 Faculty Live Sessions, 21 Required Assignments and 22 Self-Study Discussions
  • Get a well-rounded experience of the world of venture capital and private equity with experts from ISB
  • Delve into the due diligence, valuation, and structuring process of a VC deal to correctly evaluate a company and allocate assets efficiently
  • Learn how to effectively manage a portfolio of private equity companies and ensure optimal spread of investments
  • Keep up with the latest trends in the VC and PE world in India and abroad and stay abreast of how technology can impact your investment selections
  • Understand the rules and regulations in VCPE circle in India and manage risks accordingly
  • Build and lead a team developing and retaining the best talent in the market and create a sustainable future for your firm
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Programme Modules

Module 1: Introduction to PE and VC

  • Introduction to PE and VC

Module 2: The Private Equity Stakeholders and PE Buyouts

  • General Partner (GP)
  • Limited Partners (LPS)
  • Banks
  • The PE Business Model
  • The Structure of a PE Firm
  • Lifecycle/ Stages of a PE Buyout
  • Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)
  • PIPE Deals
  • Growth Equity
  • Value Creation in All These Buyout Types

Module 3: Industry Trends

  • Global PE Trends
  • India PE Trends

Module 4: Emerging Trend - Disruption In PE

  • Syndication Trends
  • Syndicate Composition
  • Benefits and Costs of Syndication
  • New Forms of Value Creation
  • New Forms of Stakeholder Management
  • Latest From Academic Research On PE

Module 5: Human Capital in PE And Exit Strategies

  • The Role of The Fund Manager
  • The Role of The Deal Team
  • Generalists Vs Specialists
  • Early Stage Vs. Mature Targets
  • Auction Process in LBOs

Module 6: VC Industry Overview and Dynamics

  • Overview and a Brief History of the Venture Capital Industry
  • Industry Trends in India
  • What Do VCs Do?

Module 7: The Basics of Venture Capital

  • How Does VC Work?
  • The Economics of VC
  • Valuation Basics
  • Dilution and its Consequences
  • What VCs Expect from Startups While Raising a VC Round

Module 8: Estimating the Value of an Opportunity

  • Idea Vs. Opportunity
  • Valuing Opportunities
  • Good Vs. Bad Opportunities

Module 9: Valuation and Deal Flow

  • VC Deal Flow Process and Stakeholder Management During Deals
  • Due Diligence Process

Module 10: Investment Management

  • Thesis-Based Investing/Thematic Investing
  • Structuring the Deal
  • Portfolio Management and Asset Diversification

Module 11: Public Offerings and Indian Regulations

  • IPO And Other Public Offerings (ICOs, Debt Offerings, Rights Issue)
  • Risk Management
  • Indian Laws and Regulations in VC and PE Circle, Taxation Regulations

Module 12: Impact of Technology In Investment Management

  • Rise in Technology Trend: Leveraging Technology Like Cloud and Data and Analytics to Drive Insights, Blockchain, Alternate Data Platforms Like Tracxn, Synaptic

Module 13: Alternatives to VC and How VC Fare Relative to those Alternatives

  • Crowdfunding as an Alternative
  • Corporate Venture Capital as an Alternative
  • Different Forms of Crowdfunding
  • How Does VC Stack Against these Alternatives

Module 14: Advise on Managing Growth

  • Growth Imperatives and Trade-Offs a VC Face While Pushing For Growth
  • The Economics Behind Multiple Rounds of Financing in High Valuation Companies and How They Affect VC’s Upside
  • How to Advice Startups on Business Models

Module 15: Exit Strategies

  • Evaluating Exit Options
  • The Math Behind Evaluating Exit Strategies
  • What is in it for You as a VC?
  • The Basics of M&A

Module 16: Leading Myself

  • The Dynamics of Disruption
  • Characterising Change
  • Leadership Strategy
  • Leader's Posture in a Changing Universe
  • Leadership Vs Management
  • Key Leadership Behaviours
  • Characteristics of Successful Leaders

Module 17: Leading Teams

  • Mastering Networks and a Changed Lifestyle
  • Preparing for Change
  • Communicate for Action
  • Communicate for Impact
  • Celebrate Ethics
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • Leadership is a Habit

Module 18: Leading Organisations

  • Introduction: A Crisis Management Case Study
  • Group Dynamics
  • Perception to Decision
  • Execution to People and Contracts to Promises
  • The Execution Loop: Role Playing
  • The Rules of Execution
  • Are We Born to be the First Movers?
  • Triggering Innovation
  • Nurturing Innovation: Behavioural Enablers
  • Measured Transformation: Nestle Philippines Case Study
  • Culture As Continuous Change and Preparation for Change

Module 19: Crisis Management

  • Case Study: Johnson & Johnson Tylenol
  • Case Study: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
  • Purpose, Strategy and Values
  • Crisis Management
  • Response to Crisis: Rules One to Five
  • Response to Crisis: Rules Six to Ten
  • Dealing With Individual Crisis

Module 20: Leading Societies

  • What is the Purpose of Business?
  • Value Creation
  • Ethical Behaviour Framework
  • Implications on Ethical Values
  • Tradeoffs We Make as a Society
  • Social Inclusion
  • Governance
  • Greenwashing
  • Power of Intent in Leadership

Module 21: Leading Through ESG Challenge

  • Sustainable Value Creation
  • Doughnut Economics
  • Circular Economy
  • Leadership In Creating Sustainable Models
  • 5 Things Business Can do to Sustainably Create Value

Module 22: Leadership and Talent Strategy

  • Leadership And Entrepreneurship
  • Building a Team, Developing In-House Talent and Retaining Talent and Career Path For New Talent, Portfolio Company Talent Strategy and VC/PE Talent Strategy

2 Week Capstone

Full ISB Executive Alumini Status

Disclaimer: All activities for ISB Executive Education alumni are handled by the Alumni Engagement department. Whenever there are any events or webinars held, they will be informing the alumni community of the same. Events take place yearly basis availability of resources & is subject to change.

Emeritus Insights

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

Emeritus Insights

Free One-Year Access to Emeritus Insights

As a learner of this programme, you will get free 1 year premium access to Emeritus Insights- a microlearning platform to help you shape your success. You can build 50+ in-demand skills from 5000+ bite-sized video lessons from best-selling books, subject matter experts and Harvard Business Review. You will also get access to live, engaging sessions with industry experts on Insights LIVE.

Programme Faculty

Prothit Sen

Assistant Professor, Strategy

Professor Sen’s research interests primarily include business model innovations, impact of such innovations on corporate strategy decisions such as strategic alliances and private equity portfolio strategies. In terms of research methodology, Professor Sen performs empirical analyses over secondary data by using a combination of predictive models that use machine learning algorithms and classical econometric techniques for making causal inferences regarding the phenomena of his interest. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Professor Sen worked for several years as a consultant for Bain & Company in Gurgaon, India. His advisory experience in India spanned across the manufacturing, automotive, IT services and private equity

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Anand Nandkumar

Associate Professor, Strategy,

Executive Director - SRITNE

Professor Nandkumar explores industry and firm level phenomena that influence innovation – the generation of new ideas and entrepreneurship – distribution and commercialization of new ideas. His research focuses on high technology industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and software, and it falls in between industrial organisation (IO), economics of technological change and strategy. Professor Nandkumar graduated with a PhD in Public Policy and Management, with a focus in strategy and entrepreneurship from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Prior to his PhD, he worked for about 3 years with a startup in the Silicon Valley and prior to that in New York City with one of the world’s largest financial services firm. True to his expertise, at the ISB, Professor Nandkumar teaches Strategic Innovation Management and Strategic Challenges for Innovation based startups.

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Rajeev Mantri

Visiting Faculty, ISB

Rajeev Mantri is the managing director of Navam Capital, an India-focused venture firm investing in deep technology and frontier technology startups. Prior to founding Navam Capital, Rajeev worked as a venture capitalist at New York-based Lux Capital, where he focused on energy, nanomaterials, electric mobility and climate technology sectors. Rajeev has contributed articles on technology, investing, venture capital and entrepreneurship in India to The Indian Express, The Wall Street Journal, Mint, Swarajya, Hindustan Times, India Today, Open Magazine, Financial Times, The New York Times International Weekly and other publications.

Rajeev is a member of the advisory board of RISE Foundation, IISER Kolkata and co-founder of the India Enterprise Council, a public policy think tank. Rajeev is the author (with Harsh Madhusudan) of the book, 'A New Idea of India - Individual Rights in a Civilisational State', an international best-seller on the history and future of modern India, covering a diverse range of topics in economics, foreign policy and politics.

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Nandkishore Doreswamy

Adjunct Professor (Practice), Marketing and Strategy Visiting Faculty, ISB

Marketing and Strategy Visiting Faculty, ISB Professor Nandkishore is a Global C-suite Executive with over 34 years of global experience in Leadership roles across a diverse set of environments in both emerging and developed markets. He retired as CEO/ Executive Vice President for Nestlé in Asia, Oceania & Africa. His key areas of expertise include turnaround situations, crisis management, transformation of old-economy businesses through 'Tech-based' innovation, leadership and coaching in the new ‘Tech led’ and ‘Sharing Economy’, globalisation, and cross-cultural operations. Read More

Emeritus Career Services

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  • Career Management Modules on:
    • Building an Impressive Resume & Cover Letter
    • Building an Impressive LinkedIn Profile
    • Navigating Job Search
    • Interview Preparation
  • Job placement assistance from partner companies are published, applied to, and tracked to success via an online platform

Please note:

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
  • ISB Executive Education or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. ISB Executive Education is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

Programme Certificate

Upon successfully completing the programme with a minimum 70% score, you will be awarded a certificate in Venture Capital and Private Equity Programme from ISB Executive Education.

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After reviewing the information on the programme landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the programme brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this programme is a good fit for you, please email, and a dedicated programme advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.

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I have a full-time job. What is the time commitment expected from me?

The programme has been designed with your busy schedule in mind. You will be required to commit not more than four to six hours per week enabling you to benefit from this transformative programme while fulfilling your day-to-day work responsibilities.

What is the mode of the programme?

The programme has recorded lectures, assignments, quizzes, Stukent Mimic Pro simulation and optional certifications in Google Ads, Google Analytics, HubSpot & MailModo for a hands-on experience, and live office hours with our programme coordinators and industry experts every week for doubt resolution and discussions.

Are there live sessions in the programme?

There are live sessions with programme coordinators and industry experts also called Emeritus office hours, every week for doubt solving and any discussion regarding the curriculum. There are no live sessions with ISB Faculty.

What if I miss the assignments for a particular week? Can I attempt them later?

An assignment that is not submitted by the due date is late. Late assignments will be accepted until one week after the programme end date, which is published on the programme homepage. It is strongly recommended that you attempt and submit the assignments every week for a holistic learning experience. Late submissions will be graded at the end of the course.

What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

Participants must receive 70% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion and become a part of the ISB Executive Network.

Each programme includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enrol. This is referenced at the top of the programme landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the programme brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programmes are designed to fit into your working life.

You must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programmes include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the programme brochure. Please contact us at if you need further clarification on any specific programme requirements.

What type of certificate will I receive?

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the programme, once grading is complete.

Does the programme grant alumni status?

You will become a part of the ISB Executive Network and get access to certain benefits with that. You can read about the benefits on our landing page. If you complete 100+ hours of a programme, then you get to upgrade and gain the ISB Executive Alumni Status and get the full list of benefits with that.

How long will I have access to the learning materials?

You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and programme materials for 12 months following the programme start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

What equipment or technical requirements are there for this programme?

Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.

Do I need to be online to access the programme content?

Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access programme content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the programme without missing any of the core programme material or learnings.

Is there an option to make flexible payments for this programme?

Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the programme fee in instalments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.

The Learning Experience

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More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

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