Matchbook and Venture University Enter Into Human Capital Partnership

Matchbook, the talent marketplace for the financial services industry, has entered into a partnership with Venture University, the world’s leading investor accelerator for venture capital, private equity, and angel investing, to provide Venture University graduates access to buy-side job opportunities within investment management. Employers will be able to access Venture University’s highly curated, trained, and top quality candidates through Matchbook to facilitate direct employment conversations.

Matchbook, a OneWire brand, provides a role-based marketplace of screened and vetted talent ready to make a move. Hiring firms can subscribe to different roles, view detailed profiles including recruiter notes, and interview candidates all free of charge. The Company charges a reduced success fee if a hire is made, limiting the up-front risk, and putting the firm in control of the hiring process.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Venture University to provide their graduates with job opportunities across venture capital, private equity, and asset management. VU provides an excellent foundation to build an investment skill set that is in high demand and hard to come by through its Investor Accelerator, where individuals “learn by doing” by participating in a VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship at a top investment fund and an immersive Executive Education Program. VU’s program aligns perfectly with the knowledge and experience our clients are seeking on the buy-side,” said Eric Stutzke, CEO of OneWire.

Each quarter Venture University graduates roughly 30 individuals from its highly competitive Investor Accelerator, sourced from thousands of applications in the United States and globally. The graduates learn from and work alongside top performing VC/PE investors who have invested $1.8B+ in 250+ companies and were early investors in Beyond Meat, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Venmo, etc. During VU’s program the graduates source deal flow, conduct due diligence, participate in weekly Partner’s Meeting and Investment Committees, make 2-5 investments each quarter co-investing with other top tier funds, and personally share in the financial upside on the investments made.

“VU was created to disrupt the future of education and the funnel for how individuals break into the venture capital and private equity industry. Graduating from a top undergrad and/or MBA program, or working at a top investment bank or consulting firm, is the old way, and was a simple filtering strategy for employers since nothing better existed previously to filter top candidates for the VC/PE industry. However, with Venture University, that’s now changed. With the increased demand for entering the VC/PE industry, more is needed to differentiate top candidates, and the bar is higher now than ever before. Buy-side employers put higher value on previous relevant investment work experience, a track record, and an established network within the industry, because that is what will actually help the hiring funds succeed,” said J. Skyler Fernandes, Co-Founder of Venture University

Please direct all press inquiries to:
For Matchbook & OneWire: Eric Stutzke, CEO | [email protected] | (646) 786-0866
For Venture University: Jenna Fernandes, Head of Admissions | [email protected] | (812) 483-3097

About OneWire | OneWire is a SaaS-based recruiting platform that hosts the largest community of professionals in the financial services industry. Candidates can confidentially search and apply to jobs, while employers can advertise open opportunities or search directly from our candidate database. Through the Company’s Matchbook product, candidates are pre-screened in advance and showcased in a talent marketplace where employers can directly send interview requests and pay on success. The Company also offers tech-enabled executive search services that is customized for each firm.

About Venture University | Venture University is the world’s leading investor accelerator for individuals breaking into venture capital, private equity, and angel investing. VU’s investor accelerator is a modern day trade school, where individuals gain high quality investment experience through a VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship and take academic courses as part of VU’s Executive Education Program. Individuals “learn by doing” by joining VU’s investment team, VU Venture Partners, a multi-stage investment fund focusing on seed through growth stage companies, investing in 2-5 companies per quarter, across Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Healthcare, and Proptech, and share in the financial upside on the investments made via a Profit Sharing Agreement