VCs are a form of private equity financing provided by venture capital firms to startups and early-stage companies. They are attractive and many people want to work for a VC, particularly those straight out of college. However, most individuals are not aware of the challenging dynamics that come along with VC lifestyle.
Here are a few of those challenges:
Just like a startup, the VC has to raise funds, too. LPs tend to be rear-view mirror oriented and not focused on the cutting edge of new technologies and markets.
Working with Partners
You’ll rarely have the chance to make the decisions alone. Rather, you’ll be making those decisions with the other partners. Ego and other agendas are often at play, which can be stressful.
Getting Deals Done
You have to convince others you have a winner on deck. You have to sell it all the way through the process.
Managing the Dealflow
Untold numbers of startups want to talk with you. However, only a small fraction of those startups are meeting your funds criteria.