Training the tech investors of the future to back the companies of tomorrow
Our Vision: By 2030 venture investors will be 50% female and 50% people from overlooked and underestimated groups
Newton is a joint venture between London Business School and LocalGlobe VC. Silicon Valley Bank, one of the biggest backers of the innovation economy globally, joins as a Founding Partner.
Newton is the first-of-its-kind investor training program for investors who fuel the global innovation ecosystem: VCs, LPs, angels, accelerators, and tech transfer officers worldwide. The Program aims to make the practice of investing in early-stage ventures globally widespread and accessible.
By 2030: Venture investors will be 50% female and 50% people from overlooked and underestimated. Newton Learners will represent the future of venture, today. At least 50% of each cohort will be female, and at least 50% will be from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Our urgent mission is to disrupt the ecosystem through increasing the diversity of venture investors and developing them so they have equal opportunity to thrive.
Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School.
How is Newton different
from other programs?
From TTO to IPO:
Newton will serve the innovation economy through bridging network and knowledge gaps between research and investment institutions – amplifying the impact of R&D
Integrate practitioners and academic experts
Leverage deep expertise of experienced practitioners who have achieved top-decile global investment returns
Distill lessons across macro landscape from faculty experts in entrepreneurship, finance, strategy, and organisational behaviour
Integrate underrepresented people in venture
Newton aims to make the practice of venture globally accessible and locally representative of the population it serves: Our explicit mission is to increase diversity of investors across the entire ecosystem