People often ask me, "How can I get a job in venture capital?"
There are a plethora of different paths to landing a gig in VC, but there are really only four well-traveled roads:
I was incredibly lucky to have navigated path #4 and doubly blessed that I landed with the amazing team at Emergence Capital. Here is the four step method I used to improve my chances:
I developed 4 different Investment Idea Presentations and I tailored the companies in each presentation for the person I pitched. I probably had a 50/50 ratio of getting a meeting and I ultimately talked to at least 30 different investors. Out of those 30+ individuals, I came across only 4 firms interested in hiring an investment professional and I was fortunate enough to land with my top pick.
Han Solo said, "Never tell me the odds." Well, I just told you the odds and hopefully gave you the edge to overcome them. Good luck!