Your shortcut into an investor relations career.
Get your training and kick start your career in Investor Relations (IR) for professionals with sales, finance, and business development backgrounds.
What is IR Academy
IR Academy is an online foremost career advancement hub for professionals who want to build an investor relations (IR) skillset and get a job in a fund or VC-backed startup. Participants will learn the foundations and practical skills of the Investor Relations profession and get a certificate of completion.
Who should participate
Anyone looking to build investor relations and fundraising skills for private markets, including sales, business development, HR, finance professionals, and MBA graduates.
Professionals new to the venture industry, who want to speed up their career growth within VC funds and startups.
International applicants who want to break into the US venture ecosystem.
What to expect
Self-paced, online program
IR job opportunities in VC funds and Startups
4-week recommended schedule
Live virtual office hours with mentors
Internship opportunities upon successful completion
Private IR Community membership
How does it work
Program platform - provides access to 10h+ of recorded self-paced learning experiences.
Alumni and IR experts private community.
2 one-on-one hours with mentors hosted during the first 4 weeks of the course.
In-person events on West Coast and East Coast.
Live webinars with IR experts and VC fund managers.
Investor Relations fundamentals in VC
Introduction to Investor Relations
The role of investor relations
Why do companies need IR
What makes a successful IR function
The scope of IR
Understanding roles and responsibilities in the fundraising process
Fundraising stages and milestones
Creating manageable fundraising workflow
Psychology of investors
How do different types of investors think
Intricacies of the investors decision making process
Nurturing relations with investors
Building your resume to get a job in IR
Understanding what VC funds and startups are looking from IR
Preparing for a job search: time commitment, salary expectations, process
Getting feedback from recruiter
Managing existing network of investors
Tactics to engage existing investors
Investor updates and reporting
Meet speakers and mentors
February 28, 2022
General tuition is $950 per participant.*
Your average market salary in the first year is $60K and $110K+ for experienced IRs. IR academy will help you find your first internship and share job opportunities in the IR community.
Enroll by Feb 14th. Only 10 spots are available to ensure the efficacy of the program.