Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. They build communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success.
To implement their unique “peer-selection” model, Village capital seeks to find the 35 best startups in various social development sectors. As part the process of their mission to help budding impact businesses grow, one of the most crucial steps is to find the right companies.
This step is known as Deal Sourcing. Every venture capital firm in the world is looking for companies with really good founders & solid business models. Thorough sectorial analysis, followed by proper due diligence of each prospect company helps them arrive at the best possible final cohort.
In simple terms, Deal Sourcing is like finding a diamond in the rough.
Village Capital is constantly looking for a pipeline of new companies in social development sectors, thereby making this challenge an important part of their daily activities.
In this Menternship, your objective is to source 150 companies in one of the following 2 sectors, and rate them to select the best 35.
- K-12 Education Technology.
- Agriculture for the small-holder farmer.
Relevant information on the 2 sectors has been provided in the mentor videos as well as the resource hub.