Turned down a vc offer.

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Oct 5, 2019 14 Comments

Hey everyone, I recently turned down a vc offer because I lost motivation on pursuing the problem space. Im in Canada and it wasnt a big enough market for my interest.

Im looking for a pm or dev role in SF. I graduated a year ago. Any referrals would be appreciated.

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  • Wayfair hitman047
    You got a VC job 1 year post graduation? PhD?
    Oct 5, 2019 7
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      @Gulabo, why not ?
      Oct 5, 2019
    • Wayfair hitman047
      No offense OP, your qualifications aren't that great. It's not Canada's fault. You would have struggled to even land an offer with a VC in SF
      Oct 5, 2019
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      Got it. Is it because of the prestige of schools ? I understand that the odds are against me. But hey, if I got recruited by Google last year. I’m optimistic I can get through most places by working hard.
      Oct 5, 2019
    • Telling people you lost motivation in a problem space isn't a good way to start the conversation. Instead, focus on what you want to do and why. i.e. "I'm so interested in X space that I even turned down a half million dollar VC offer in Y space because I want to only work in X space and that's where my passion is."
      Oct 5, 2019
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      Got it. That’s great feedback! Thank you! This happened a few days ago. I’ll edit my post once I figure out the areas I’m interested in.
      Oct 5, 2019
  • Medallia barto
    Lowercase lol
    Oct 5, 2019 2
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      Thanks ! I just changed it.
      Oct 5, 2019
    • Google Woolf
      Uppercase please
      Oct 5, 2019
  • Tableau smVr34
    Where in Canada are you from?
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      I live in Mississauga, Ontario.
      Oct 5, 2019
  • New / Product SDDx
    What was your original idea/problem space?
    Oct 5, 2019 0

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