Want to pursue career in VC firm

Veritas / Other 13Jija
Jul 3 10 Comments

Hello All - I am thinking of switching my career from Tech to VC. I am in search of mentor who can help and guide me through this process. If possible refer me to his network for an opening.

What I am willing to do?

1) Learn new stuff(Financial models, mathematical models or tools) and start from bottom in VC firm (Analyst/Associate)
2) Leave my current decent paying job (TC -150K)
3) Ready to take pay cut (Start from 80K-90K)
4) Willing to give my 100% (12-14 hours a day)

Any inputs will be appreciated. If somebody is willing to become my mentor that will be great.

Look forward to your support and encouragement. Criticism/Feedback is also appreciated.

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TOP 10 Comments
  • PayPal charcot
    Lol
    Jul 5 1
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      OP
      If you can put some productive comment here then it will be helpful. Thank you.
      Jul 12
  • Capital One 94xz
    If you don’t go a top business school, or start a decent startup, then becoming an execs at a tech company can work as well. Of course, it’s going to be easier to get in at a lesser known firm than a major one.
    Jul 11 3
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      OP
      Thank you for your comment. I already have Masters in Business from top tier B-School in India. I am currently trying to build my network with some Associates/Sr.Associates in VC firms. I have already found mentor from a VC firm through my existing network. Hopefully, mentor will take me under his wings and help me establish myself in VC world.
      Jul 12
    • Capital One 94xz
      Awesome, congratulations!
      Jul 12
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      OP
      Thank you for your wishes and support.
      Jul 12
  • Capital One vxou42
    You need to go to business school or build several successful startups. VC firms dont just hire wannabe techies off the street
    Jul 11 1
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      OP
      Thank you for your inputs. I already have Masters in Business from top tier B-School in India. Hopefully, it will help me. I am currently trying to build my network with some Associates/Sr.Associates in VC firms. I have already found mentor from a VC firm through my existing network. Hopefully, mentor will take me under his wings and help me establish myself in VC world.
      Jul 12
  • Avant / Product GqwD11
    VCs and PE firms don’t care about getting talent for cheap, since they’re light organizations with small head counts anyways. They care if you can do the work quickly and independently, because they don’t want to have to hand hold new hires (saying you’ll learn how to do financial models when you start as an analyst is lazy, know it before you attempt to get the job). Do something in your career that gives you applicable experience (e.g. investment banking or lead product at your organization). A willingness “to give 100%” is a commodity, especially amongst people who come from banking and consulting. If you want to show that you will do whatever it takes, get a M7 MBA, do banking or MBB consulting for 2 years, then recruit for VC
    Jul 6 1
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      OP
      Hello - Thank you for your comment. I already have Masters in Business from top tier B-School in India. I have Management Consulting experience as well (not from big 4). I am currently trying to build my network with some Associates/Sr.Associates in VC firms. I have already found mentor from a VC firm through my existing network. Hopefully, mentor will take me under his wings and help me establish myself in VC world.
      Jul 12