Notable Capital Announces NextGen Fellows 2024

Notable Capital, a NYC- and San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm, announced NextGen Fellows 2024, an initiative dedicated to equipping college students from underrepresented backgrounds with the experience they need to excel in AI-enhanced tech industry.

The program, the fourth year of the NextGen Fellows effort, offers to students an opportunity to develop hard and soft skills crucial for success in the modern economy. By focusing on these areas, the program aims to bridge the gap between academic learning and industry requirements, ensuring that graduates are prepared to meet the challenges of an AI-driven world. It provides an 8-week paid internship with participating Notable Capital portfolio companies to gain hands-on experience while also fostering essential soft skills such as creative problem-solving, communication, and strategic thinking. Fellows also participate in a dedicated cohort with Notable Capital that includes a development curriculum, one-on-one career counseling, and access to the extensive Notable Capital community.

Key points about NextGen Fellows 2024 include:

  • The NextGen 2024 cohort comprises 29 students selected from a pool of 3,220 applicants from 464 colleges and universities hired using the Handshake platform.
  • The Fellows represent a diverse range of institutions, including Brown University, Boston College, California Polytechnic, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Texas, Austin, Yale University, Washington & Lee University, Virginia State University, and more.
  • The program was launched in 2021 as part of Notable Capital’s commitment to addressing systemic inequity within the tech industry.
  • The program has successfully placed 88 interns, with the majority of the 2022 and 2023 cohorts receiving full-time offers upon completion. Past Fellows have launched new startup companies with Y Combinator and Neo accelerators as part of the YC W23 and Neo’23 cohorts, respectively.
  • Notable Capital portfolio companies participating in the NextGen program include BitSight, Boomerang, Coinbase, Descope, Handshake, HashiCorp, Ibotta, Modak, and Yami.

Notable Capital is a venture capital firm based in the U.S. focused on early-to-growth-stage companies in cloud infrastructure and business and consumer applications. The firm invests primarily in the U.S., Israel, Europe, and Latin America. Its portfolio companies include Affirm, Airbnb, Block, Brightwheel, Drata, Handshake, HashiCorp, Ibotta, Orca Security, Quince, Slack, Slice, StockX, Stori, Vercel, Zendesk, and more.