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.

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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.

10h+
OF 
LECTURES

PRIVATE IR 
COMMUNITY

2h
OF MENTORSHIP 

LIVE WORKSHOPS

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Who should participate

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Anyone looking to build investor relations and fundraising skills for private markets, including sales, business development, HR, finance professionals, and MBA graduates.

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Professionals new to the venture industry, who want to speed up their career growth within VC funds and startups.

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International applicants who want to break into the US venture ecosystem.

What to expect

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Self-paced, online program

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IR job opportunities in VC funds and Startups

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4-week recommended schedule

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Live virtual office hours with mentors

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Internship opportunities upon successful completion

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Private IR Community membership

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How does it work

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Program platform - provides access to 10h+ of recorded self-paced learning experiences.

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Alumni and IR experts private community.

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2 one-on-one hours with mentors hosted during the first 4 weeks of the course.

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In-person events on West Coast and East Coast.

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Live webinars with IR experts and VC fund managers.

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Program curriculum

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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

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Fundraising operations

  • Understanding roles and responsibilities in the fundraising process

  • Fundraising stages and milestones

  • Creating manageable fundraising workflow

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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

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Managing existing network of investors

  • Tactics to engage existing investors

  • Investor updates and reporting

Meet speakers and mentors

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JoAnne
Lauer

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Director of Investor Relations at Blockchain Capital ($1.5B AUM)

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Jack 
Wielebinski

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Head of investor relations for GAN (NASDAQ: GAN)

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Julian Zegelman

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Growth VC at Step Ahead Capital ($200M AUM)

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Emily
Sheridan

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Executive Recruiter at SG Partners. Focused on IR, Fundraising,  placements.

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Maria
Poly

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Fundraising operations and investor relations for VC Funds $1B+ AUM

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Andrew
Sinclair

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Client Executive at Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT)

 

Next Cohort

 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.

Join Allynity discord community to attend events and meet other new IRs