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All Raise VC Champions

VC Champions pairs top-tier GPs with rising principal-level VC stars to give them inside-track guidance on their path to partner.

About VC Champions

This 1-year program pairs principal-level investors with 4 VC General Partners (“Champions”) for 1:1 meetings covering investment strategy, firm dynamics, and career advancement.  

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"I appreciate the impact this program is having and the professionalism of All Raise in managing it. I look forwards to participating again." ~Byron Deeter, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Everything You Need to Know


✅ You identify as an underrepresented male (Black / Latinx / Native American), woman, or nonbinary individual. 

✅ You hold a Principal-level role at a venture capital firm. 

✅ You have not yet participated in the VC Champions program. As much as we love our cohort participants, we encourage those who have already engaged in a cohort to leverage other All Raise resources.

🤔 Who are the VC Champions?

We call the General Partners who graciously give their time to mentor our program participants, “Champions”. Some examples of our Champions include Holly Maloney (General Catalyst), Wayee Chu (Reach Capital), Angela Strange (Andreessen Horowitz), and Deena Shakir (Lux Capital). Learn more about other champions here.

🔢 How many Champions will I receive mentorship from?

Each participant will be matched with 4 Champions throughout the program. Introductions are facilitated on a quarterly basis. 

💻 Will Champion meetings be in person or virtual?

We leave it up to the principal to request either in-person or over video. We try to match Champions and participants who live in the same city but it’s not always possible. 

💵 Will I be connected to Champions who also invest where I focus?

The VC Champions team does their best to match participants with Champions who have overlapping interests as they relate to the stage, sector, and geography in which you invest. We have 50+ Champions at a range of venture capital firms representing a diverse group of individuals and investment areas. 

🔛 Does the VC Champions team help with ongoing mentorship facilitation?

We help facilitate the first introduction between a participant and Champion for a one-hour meeting. If the conversation was helpful, we encourage participants to follow-up the Champion directly as the relationship develops.

Registration Process

Registration for VC Champions is closed at this time.

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Our Champions

VC Champions Working Group