Clemens Angel Analyst Fellowship

Of Our Program Graduates,

  • 40%
    consider themselves entrepreneurs
  • 87%
    consider themselves innovative
  • 67%
    want to pursue entrepreneurship
  • 87%
    consider themselves leaders

About The Program

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The Clemens Angel Analyst Fellowship, established in Spring 2022, is the first of its kind among national liberal arts and sciences colleges; the program equips students for successful careers in angel investing, venture capital, private equity, or capital raises for their startup venture.

This 10-week transformational experience (non-credit), designed for up to twenty-five students, will provide the skills, experience, and network to accelerate their learning in early-stage venture investment. Through facilitated discussions, exercises, case studies, guest speakers, and mentoring, Fellows will learn VentureSouth’s signature due diligence framework to drive investment decisions. Following the 10-week fellowship, two Fellows have had the opportunity to join the VentureSouth team as a paid Analyst intern.

Analysts will have the opportunity to apply learnings from the Fellowship to real-world startups that are currently fundraising from the VentureSouth Angel Network.

Course Breakdown

  • 10 – weeks
  • Dates: September 18th, November 20th
    • Meets each Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:30 PM with optional additional opportunities


  • Angel investing and venture capital.
  • How to conduct due diligence on a team, develop a business model, and a product.
  • The financial and governance terms that matter in a term sheet.
  • Startup valuation, venture math, and capitalization tables.
  • What happens post investment and how to think about your investment portfolio strategy.


  • Must be a Full-Time Furman student
  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0+
  • Fellows are required to possess a foundation of financial accounting terms, MS Excel modeling, and MS PowerPoint.

Typical Careers of Interest

  • Business Analytics
  • Consulting
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capital


  • Free

Anna Donnell '25 | 2023 Fellow

Major: Accounting | Minor: Data Analytics

“My favorite aspect of Clemens Angel Analyst Fellowship was the speaker series, where entrepreneurs spoke about their business and how they got there. If you want to know more about what it takes to start your own business, venture capital, and entrepreneurship, then this is a great option for you! It’s not a huge time commitment and you can make good connections.”

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