The Venture Program with March Capital
Objective and Overview: The Venture Program with March Capital is designed to promote and support student interest in roles in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital at the Claremont Colleges. The three-month program, conducted from February 25th to April 29th, 2022, will expose students to the venture capital industry and innovation economy through guided research projects and a number of workshops led by the March Capital team. During the program, students will investigate areas of interest in March Capital and present their findings in a pitch competition.
March Capital will determine the focus areas for investigation prior to the program and students will group into teams of no more than three to build investment theses around those areas. Historically, March Capital has spent time in the following areas: Fintech, Enterprise AI, Cybersecurity, eCommerce Enablement, and Data and Cloud Infrastructure.
All RLCIE Fellows Candidates are welcome to enter. The prize for 2023 will be a reception hosted by members of March Capital following the competition, a cash prize of $5,000, a reception hosted by members of the March Capital Investment Team, and an invitation to attend The Montgomery Summit (March 5th and 6th). All competitors who make it to the presentation phase of the program will receive March Capital swag.
Expected time commitment varies, we anticipate the full program to take between 10 and 20 hours to complete over the course of three months (incl. workshops and final presentation).
Components of the Program & Timeline:
October 8th, 11:59 PM: Application Deadline
October 11th, 5:30-6:30 PM: Virtual Kick-off Meeting
October 20th, 1-3 PM: Program Introduction and Workshops
- VC Fundamentals: How March Capital Operates
- How to Build and Investment Thesis
- How to Identify and Evaluate High Potential Companies
Office Hours with Adele English, CMC ’19, Senior Associate, March Capital
- Monday, October 3oth (4-5 PM)
- Wednesday, November 8th (4-5 PM)
- Wednesday, November 15th (4-5 PM)
- Monday, November 27th (4-5 PM)
- Office Hours will be on Zoom and at least one person from each office team should attend each Office Hour
October/November 2023: The Program
- Students will work in teams of 3 around one of the program areas of focus. Office hours will be held by Adele English.
December 2023: The Presentations and Prize
- Students submit summaries of their investment theses and present them live to a panel of judges, including members of the March Capital Team.
- Prize is awarded to the winning team
Spring 2022 Winners:
Alua Telemtayeva, CMC ’24, Jocelyn Jiminez, CMC ’24, Justin Ongchin, CMC ’24, David Enders, CMC ’24
About March Capital
March Capital is a top-tier venture growth firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and investing globally since 2014. March identifies entrepreneurs with a provocative vision to lead the future and later-stage companies poised for hyper-growth, then dares to go all in by leading rounds with deep conviction and concentration risk. With $2B+ in capital over 4 funds and across 30 market-leading technology companies, March accelerates the digital transformation of Cloud-based software, automation, AI & IT infrastructure. Our vision is to create a best-in-class technology investment platform by combining intense sector focus, patience, access to a global leadership network (including founding The Montgomery Summit), and high-impact portfolio engagement to inspire & accelerate extraordinary companies.
For more information on March Capital, please visit www.marchcp.com