About QUIP™ Institute

QUIP™ Institute is a mission focused organization that awards QUIP™ Certifications to Venture Capital professionals and with the goal of promoting opportunities for new entrants and forming strong ethical standards for professionals operating in the Venture Capital industry.

Venture Capital is the fuel that drives emerging companies and ambitious entrepreneurs worldwide - NVCA
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Shape the future within the Venture Capital profession by:

  • Providing a clear unbiased and authoritative voice.
  • Be in a position to be influential on private investment practices and outcomes.
  • Advocate for professionalism and ethics that drive investor trust.

Grow the QUIP™ program

  • Expand digital study, practice and peer interaction.
  • Incorporate additional certifications as the industry demands.
  • Build candidates’ professional confidence.

Maintain Excellence for Certification

  • Ensure fair treatment of all candidates while reflecting high standards.
  • Strive to employ relevant expertise and best practices of the testing industry.
  • Be appropriately transparent while maintaining the integrity of the examination.
  • Seek consistency over time in methodology and continuity in results.
  • Allow for flexibility based upon evolving circumstances.

Continue to Improve

  • Consistently elevate instructional design
  • Continually enhance content relevance and practical application
  • Extend our global reach.

QUIP™ Leadership

Tiffany King Arrant, Chief Administrator
Tiffany brings over 30+ years of experience and delivers a broad array of professional expertise and exposure to various industry certification pathways and curriculums. 
Holding multiple certifications herself, across a wide range of industries, she found that the status quo of curricula doesn’t eQUIP students or other prospective candidates with the prerequisite skill sets that are needed to be successful. QUIP® addresses the unmet need for providing an easier pathway for professionals to break into opaque markets such as Venture Capital, that are currently out of reach for outsiders.

Tiffany spent the bulk of her career in Financial Services holding a wide variety of positions while located in New York City, London, UK, and Denver, CO.  Her buy side expertise ranges from being a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor Sales Representative to an Operations and Compliance Principal.  On the sell side, her responsibilities were spent supporting Prime Brokerage, Hedge Fund, B/D and RIA entities from a clearing and sales perspective.  She has also held positions in Technology, Electronic Trading, and Project Management. 
Her previous certifications in Finance include:
SIE – Security Industry Essentials
Series 4 – Registered Options Principal
Series 7 – General Securities Representative
Series 24 – General Securities Principal
Series 53 – Municipal Securities Principal
Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law
Life/Health/Variable Annuity Licenses in CO and NY
UK FCA – Financial Conduct Authority

Tiffany has a BA in Liberal Studies from SUNY Purchase and studied at Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Texas. She supports and volunteers for several non-profits, belongs to multiple community organizations, holds a CO Real Estate Broker license, and can frequently be seen hiking the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.