Whereas 80% of venture capital is awarded in just three states—New York, Massachusetts, and California—at Village Capital, the organization reverses the model and instead invests 80% of its capital to the rest of the country and emerging global markets. Investing in underserved communities in underappreciated parts of the country is something that Village Capital prides itself on.
To be successful at Village Capital, it’s important that applicants be flexible. As a startup environment, things are rapidly changing, so what employees are doing one day could look very different from what they’re doing the next day. This requires an open mind and being able to shift gears quickly.
“My favorite part about Village Capital is the passion we all share for the work that we do and the drive we have—to continually improve. We create an environment where we’re constantly evolving and making things better, with the end goal of having a measurable impact.”
Energy U.S. Associate
“The peer selection model that we use at Village Capital really helps to democratize entrepreneurship, and we do this by putting the investment decision right in the hands of entrepreneurs.”