Potentially working for a VC, enlighten me?

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Sep 21 6 Comments

Anyone know about these types of companies and their success to market? I'm looking for a high paying career in technology and this seems like a good entry point. I have worked in mechanical engineering r&d mfg and sales positions and I want to go towards new technology and ML IoT space positions.

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  • SRI International cve9401
    I currently work at a research firm and we have a VC arm. Siri is a portfolio company and we also had the autonomous delivery bot startup Doordash bought.

    Pharma, robotics, AI, quantum computing are our main investments. I'm not paid too much relatively speaking, but it's interesting stuff

    TC is about $130k contract.
    Sep 21 3
    • Nutanix GimV31
      Wow. Don’t worry about TC.
      Your job sounds more interesting than what 99.999% of us do here!
      Sep 21
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      UfIP84

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      I would be working with IIoT, ML. I had potential to work for a cool company like that but I was too far from family and low vacation time. Do you know if the VC side gets some company stock or something to boost comp? I'm chasing paper now after being relatively complacent in my career 8YoE 6 with one company... drastically underpaid till I moved ( <80k TC before)
      Sep 21
    • SRI International cve9401
      Hey sorry for the delayed reply I don't check Blind daily. Yes the job is very exciting but extremely hectic. I don't just work with the fund, but also five other divisions and the company has 1,500 upwards employees and almost half have advanced degrees.

      As far as comp goes, usually at SRI we develop technology in-house and then spin out into a company. Most of our portfolio is former SRI researchers who turned entrepreneurial

      In terms of what the fund managers make and the other team members, I don't know to be honest. We're technically a non-profit entity so it's probably different than an A16z or a Greylock.

      Honestly my guess is that the VC/corporate side just gets salary from SRI. From a corporate structure standpoint they're not employees of the portfolio companies.

      I know that when I have to get clearance from legal to write about the portfolio companies, I need their staff to sign off. It's not sufficient for the SRI VC team to say yes.

      Happy to chat more offline
      Feel free to DM
      Sep 30
  • Google / Eng rheimann
    High paying career in tech? Please define in more detail. $100k? 500k? 5 year career? 30 yr? Writing code? Business development?
    Sep 21 1
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      UfIP84

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      BDM role. I screwed myself by going to ME undergrad and am climbing my way back to technology and business via other methods (MBA top 20 school) and worked in industrial business and sales helps me integrate the lack of technology in industrial to the tech world many of you work in. TC expected 180k near DC area. Currently at 150 TC Charlotte NC
      Sep 21