Switch from tech sales to VC

Nitrio D62hx
May 6 25 Comments

How does one make the change? Any suggestions?

I’d love to work at a VC or tech incubator

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Google ToJQ21
    What is VC?
    May 65
    • Oath OPnd70
      Someone who humiliates your idea to get a better percentage.
      May 6
    • Google nightking4
      Venture Capital
      May 7
    • Uber didify
      Wait it is not vanilla cream? Whaaaaaaaaaat?
      May 7
    • Google ToJQ21
      Very Cool
      May 7
    • Facebook maryjblind
      Thank you ToJQ21,
      May 7
  • Wayfair Oktc58
    Go to HBS or GSB, be top of your class, and work your way up as an analyst. Or start a company worth hundreds of millions of dollars. That's about it for your options.
    May 63
    • Google xrfn74
      Do analysts ever make it to partner? Most of the ones I know leave after two years (and yes, some even go to sales roles). Most new partners are long-tenured tech execs these days.
      May 6
    • Wayfair Oktc58
      A few do. And yeah I forgot the third path :-p
      May 7
    • Google Huhf13
      Very very few
      May 7
  • Google teamedward
    If you have to ask it’s not going to happen
    May 60
  • Uber Uber Uber
    Following are few ways -

    1.Get rich and start your VC firm
    2. Become tech founder, get in VC circle and impress them
    3. Do both of above
    May 70
  • Uber Mandrakes
    A lot of information in this thread is wrong. You are asking questions in the wrong forum. VC is changing a lot, moving away from the expert model.
    May 70
  • Uber Mandrakes
    I just did that. Are you an eng? DM and we can talk.
    May 63
  • Groupon abdef
    I agree that VCs are changing a lot. If you have a solid tech operating experience, you have a great chance!
    May 70
  • New AsYK38
    Ask kleiner how he did it
    May 61
    • Google jf8s3b
      john doerr did it. worked out well for him too
      May 6
  • Uber didify
    You either start out of college, or make your way up through angel investing
    May 60
  • Google youngthong
    Why would you want to?
    May 60
  • Amazon McKnziBzos
    Plug n Play - if Bay Area.
    May 61
    • Amazon McKnziBzos
      Quite honestly, you should only do this in Bay Area. Even Seattle is not on the same level.
      May 6
  • Google maxtaylor
    Network network network. Junior guys have banking or consulting backgrounds. Middle guys come from top b schools. If you don't have this pedigree, your big option is to show you can source deals. You can do this if your rolodex runs deep
    May 60

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