PeakSpan Capital Growth Equity Immersion Program
About PeakSpan Capital.
PeakSpan Capital is an emerging growth stage investment firm with a simple, focused mission of partnering with innovative business software entrepreneurs to help them achieve excellent risk-adjusted outcomes. PeakSpan looks to partner with businesses that have removed the binary risk levers typically associated with early stage venture capital, where product-market fit has been established and the next phase of growth and maturation focuses on execution and sensible scaling initiatives. PeakSpan further refines its lens by taking a deeply thematic approach to investing, with investment professionals focusing on no more than 3-4 segments or themes for each team member within the B2B software landscape (PeakSpan’s “BluePrint Market Themes”), which are aligned around dynamic segments of the software universe such as Customer Experience Management, Next-Gen Security, Human Capital Management, Hospitality Technology, Digital Health, etc. which the firm has conviction will be attractive areas to evaluate for years to come.
PeakSpan was founded in 2015 and has two offices; one in New York City and one in Burlingame, CA. PeakSpan’s first fund was closed at $150M and currently consists of 12 portfolio companies. PeakSpan second fund is $265M. The firm takes an active role with its portfolio companies and seeks to lead the rounds it invests in with initial investment size of $7-15M.
PeakSpan is one of the first technology-enabled investment firms and leverages proprietary technology throughout the investment process to uncover insights into company and market performance. The firm’s technology assets inject efficiency into the workflow of PeakSpan’s investment professionals, enabling team members to focus attention on high-value strategic initiatives across the investment lifecycle.
About the Program.
The PeakSpan Growth Equity Immersion program was created to provide current undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups (including students of color, women, and LGBTQA students), with a unique and rich opportunity to gain direct exposure to growth equity.
This will be an immersive five-day program taking place in August 2021 consisting of education, mentorship, networking and a case study competition. It will be fully remote and requires participants to have access to a computer and internet connection.
Participants will experience:
· Introductions to venture capital and growth equity concepts, including:
- Venture Capital vs. Growth Equity vs. Private Equity
- Software-as-a-Software (SaaS) revenue model
- Financial Statements and Valuation
- PeakSpan’s Approach to Growth Equity
· Interactive Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions with:
- PeakSpan Partners
- PeakSpan Advisors
- CEOs from PeakSpan’s portfolio
· Collaborative case study and team presentations
· Recruiting tips (resume advice, recruiting process insights, and more)
· Mentorship beyond the program
How to Apply.
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying should email email@example.com. Please include in the body of the email a statement (250 words or less) responding to the following question: “Why are you interested in PeakSpan’s Growth Equity Immersion Program?” Resumes are optional.
Applications are due by Sunday, February 28, 2021. Applications will be reviewed in February, and program participants will be selected in March.
To hear from previous interns on why they joined PeakSpan, watch: