How To Build And Launch A Successful VC Fund


CapitalX by Inc42 is a four-week programme to help aspiring VC managers master the art of building a successful VC fund

Learn from India’s top 1% investors, including Diapanjan Basu of Fireside Ventures, Siddarth Pai of 3one4 Capital and 100X.VC’s Sanjay Mehta, among others

The last date to apply is 11 December 2022

At the beginning of November, we announced the launch of Inc42’s second cohort-based programme – CapitalX. The programme, which starts on 14th January 2023, aims to help aspiring VC managers learn the art of building a top-decile micro VC fund in just four weeks. 

We are happy to see the overwhelming response received so far! More than 250 HNIs (high net worth individuals), angel investors, VC fund managers, entrepreneurs and family offices have shown interest in the programme. This validates our efforts and proves that the startup ecosystem is a hot asset class among those looking for favourable returns. 

Indeed, the financial upside of investing in startups speaks volumes. According to Inc42, VC funds offer nearly 2x higher average annual returns than mutual funds. At 20%, the estimated yearly returns from VCs even outshine the real estate (11.6%) and the stock market (10%).

We have spent considerable time speaking with interested candidates, answering their pressing questions and shortlisting the crème de la crème. But we also understand that it takes extensive groundwork to build a community of like-minded investors who will be instrumental in shaping startup funding in India.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the application deadline for the CapitalX programme has been extended, and the last date is 11 December, 2022. Here’s your chance to learn the A to Z of venture capital from India’s top 1% investors.

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What Is CapitalX?

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy

With this motto in mind, we launched our first cohort-based programme AngelX in August 2022 and saw the participation of 58 HNIs from India and abroad. 

We believe CapitalX is a step further in that direction to help investors strengthen their game and contribute to the growth of Indian startups. 

CapitalX is a hands-on programme which seeks to teach you everything about building a VC fund— right from creating your investment thesis and understanding the economic and legal aspects of VCs to planning promising exits.

Across 15 live sessions, 25 CapitalX ‘Fellows’ will have an opportunity to interact, learn and engage with more than 20 handpicked veteran investors who have collectively poured billions into startups. 

Alongside a meritorious group of peers, you will also learn how to evaluate up-and-coming sectors and consumer trends shaping the startup ecosystem, as well as technology, innovation and market opportunities which can help you gain high returns.

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As a CapitalX Fellow, you will have the opportunity to directly engage with the speakers during live sessions. Fellows will also pitch their fund theses to a group of prominent LPs and get the chance to connect with the country’s top investors.

Besides, CapitalX presents you with a one-of-its-kind networking opportunity so that you can get your foot in the door and become the next big VC fund manager.

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Who Should Join CapitalX

We are calling principal and junior partners at VC firms; entrepreneurs and CXOs with extensive startup experience; angel investors and syndicates; family offices looking to set up new funds or improve existing ones; and corporate leaders and asset managers working with large public and private corporations. 

We believe that learning through a community-based forum with a standardised curriculum can transform your investment journey. With CapitalX, you can master complex terms and concepts and explore the investment playbooks of India’s biggest industry moguls.

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