At Village Capital, the company changes the power dynamics of venture capital by putting control in the hands of the entrepreneurs with what they call a “peer-selected investment model.” At the end of every program, the entrepreneurs go through a ranking process to decide which companies get an investment, a process where everyone learns a great deal.
Village Capital recruits leaders from around the world to join in the mission of democratizing entrepreneurship. The company builds communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success. Using a peer-selected investment model, Village Capital is able to deliver better results for entrepreneurs and those who back them.
“As a startup, we grow and iterate very quickly, so there are a lot of projects that you have to be able to take on with little direction. You can think of that as being the manager of your career path and destiny here at Village Capital.”
Manager of U.S. Operations
“I think the beautiful thing about peer selection is that everybody learns in the process. Even though only two companies receive an investment, everyone gets value from teaching and judging their peers.”