Careers in Venture Capital

Careers in Venture Capital

Is it the risk, the potential for dizzying financial rewards, or the chance to play a role in funding the American dream that attracts people to a career in venture capital? Whatever lures them in, VCs enjoy a high degree of job satisfaction, and insiders tell us they have the privilege of working with bright, driven people. But if you aspire to sit on the board of the next Google or eBay, you have your work cut out for you: venture capital is a notoriously difficult field to break into. Not to worry—WetFeet’s career experts have done the research to get you started. 

Turn to this WetFeet Insider Guide to explore: 

  • What VCs do day-to-day, including real people profiles 
  • VC culture and the typical compensation to expect 
  • What venture capitalists love—and hate—about their careers 
  • The recruiting process and how to prep for your interviews The inner workings of the venture capital industry 
  • The opportunities—though few—that exist for undergrads, MBAs, and mid-career professionals 
  • How to size up a VC firm’s activity according to number of deals

PDF / 2011


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