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pi Fellows Programme

An experiential hands-on learning programme for Deep Tech Venture Investing

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We are launching a 8 week immersive pi Fellows programme to share our learnings and experiences with folks who are interested in exploring a career in Venture Capital as applied to Deep Tech investing. The programme will be run by the pi team and established Venture Capitalists from our ecosystem.

All practitioners. Zero Gyaan. All Case Studies driven.

Who is it for?
Programme is intended for senior folks who aspire to play senior roles (Principals, Managing Director, Partners) in a Venture Fund or launch their own funds. If you are coming from Product / Tech / Entrepreneurship background looking to get into venture capital or venture investing background looking to pick up experiential learning in deep tech investing, this programme is for you.

Eligibility Criteria
We are looking for individuals who meet the following criteria

  • 10 years plus industry experience
  • Engineering Degree is a must
  • Product / Technology/ Investing background
  • Startup experience as a founder or an early team member is a huge plus
  • Consulting Background helps but not mandatory
  • Deep Passion for technology enabled innovations

We will be selecting a cohort of 12 individuals to keep the experience personalised. There will be a video call(s) with the shortlisted applicants to finally get to the cohort of 12.

Please apply here
Last date for applications is April 17th 2020.

Here are the main areas that will be covered.

  • Fundamentals of Venture Capital & Deep Tech Investments
  • Deal Evaluations
  • Deal Structuring & Negotiations
  • Live Pitching with startups and analysis
  • Running Effective Boards and working with entrepreneurs
  • Managing Exits
  • Raising Funds

You can find the detailed Agenda at the bottom of this post.

All the topics above will be covered from the perspective of preparing you to perform a senior role in a deep tech fund.

Team / Faculty
Apart from the pi team, we will have external speakers from the ecosystem to run specific topics.

We have confirmations from the following:

  • Alok Goyal, Stellaris Venture Partners
  • Karthik Reddy, Blume Ventures
  • Chirantan Patnaik, CDC Group, UK
  • Shailesh Lakhani, Sequioa
  • Prayank Swaroop, Accel
  • Pratik Poddar, Nexus
  • Ruchira Shukla, IFC World Bank
  • Shamik Sharma, Cure Fit
  • Subrata Mitra, Accel

Outcome Expected
During the 6 week programme, one should get an in-depth experience of what a career in VC entails. It will help you gain experiential knowledge and therefore enhance your chances of starting / advancing a career in Venture Capital and Deep Tech investing.
A certificate of completion will be issued to all the participants.


All the interactions will happen online (or offline if the situation permits). Most of the sessions will be run on Saturdays or off office hours to enable you to participate in them.
Most of the talks will be ~2 hour in pre lunch session and ~2 hours in post lunch session every Saturday. For your own work, you may need to spend 5-10 hours in the week.


Last date for applications: April 17th 2020
Announcement of the Cohort: 27th April 2020
Programme Commencement: May 2nd 2020
Fellow Day: June 6th 2020


There is no fee for the programme. Would encourage participants to consider donations for Covid relief in any effort of their choice.

Detailed Agenda

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