So you want to work in VC…

As I’m sure you know, VC is a tough industry to break into. Jobs are scarce, applications are super competitive, and necessary experience is nebulous (or sometimes wholly irrelevant). With that being said, venture is one of the most exciting industries to work in. VCs work on the cutting edge of technologies that will change the world and, best of all, venture is a people business at its core. If you love meeting people and building relationships, continuous learning, and hustling, VC could be for you.

How to Use This Guide

This guide is split into four sections:

  1. My personal journey and tips
  2. Breaking into VC processes and advice
  3. Reading list
    1. Books
    2. Blogs
    3. Podcasts
    4. Newsletters
  4. Resources for finding VC jobs

It takes time to on-ramp to VC and you will never be able to build the perfect resume for every firm. Some of the best advice I have received has been plain and simple: hustle. If you hustle hard enough, doors will open. With that being said, I hope this guide helps make your hustle more directed and efficient than my own!

Best of luck! 🚀


My Journey + Tips

When I started my journey towards VC, someone told me that it takes about a year and a half to two years to on-ramp into venture. Based on my own experience, I find this to be so true.

Over a two year journey, it will take consistent effort to gain the experience and know-how to be an attractive candidate to a fund. Below are some of the things I have done to build a resume and gain experience:

How to Break Into VC in Their Own Words