In The Best Book On Getting Into Venture Capital 3 venture capitalists walk readers through everything they need to know about getting into the industry. From an industry overview and exploring the right mindset to succeed, to recommendations for the best places to look for jobs in venture capital, this book is an all-encompassing guide to all things VC. Ankit, David, and Linus use personal and professional experience to walk their readers through exactly what they need to ...
In The Best Book On Getting Into Venture Capital 3 venture capitalists walk readers through everything they need to know about getting into the industry. From an industry overview and exploring the right mindset to succeed, to recommendations for the best places to look for jobs in venture capital, this book is an all-encompassing guide to all things VC.
Ankit, David, and Linus use personal and professional experience to walk their readers through exactly what they need to know: how to market yourself as an attractive applicant, how to nail the interview, and what skills and experiences are perfect for a successful career in venture capital. Their varying and unique experiences provide deep insight into the industry and provide guidance to those from all types of backgrounds, whether it's Silicon Valley or international VC experience you're looking to gain. This book includes 5 tips to keep in mind while applying, details the perfect VC resume, walks readers through the interview process (including sample interview questions and answers), and recommends paths a career in venture capital can lead to.
If you're looking to land a job in venture capital, this eBook doesn't miss a step.
What Is Venture Capital?
What Is Venture Capital?
The Three Big Buckets For A Venture Capital Analyst
Why Venture Capital?
Venture Capital Can Really Help You Break Into Entrepreneurship
The Ideal Venture Capitalist: The Right Attitude For The Field
Venture Capital Recruitment
Networking For A Venture Capital Job
From Consulting To Venture Capital
How A Consulting Toolkit Can Get You Into The Field
Writing The Perfect VC Resume
Choosing The Best VC Firm
Common Interest: Selecting A Field That’s Right For You
Venture Capital Interview
5 Things to Remember After Your Initial VC Interview
Part One—Preparing For The First Round
Part Two—What To Expect During Your Second Round VC Interview
Venture Capital Daily Life
A Day In The Life Of An Associate At A Venture Capital Firm
David Cummins is a University of Texas at Austin alumnus where he received degrees in Finance and Chinese. David speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and spent four years after college working at two start-ups in China in the manufacturing and investment research sectors.
After that, he spent 2.5 years as a venture capitalist at the DFJ Growth Fund, investing in technology companies in the U.S. and China. David now runs a start-up of his own. His background is a prime example of the uniqueness of a career path for a venture capitalist pre-MBA Analyst.
Ankit Garg attended Stanford from 2002 - 2007 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Engineering. He has worked at Mckinsey for two years in management consulting and landed a three month internship at Kleiner Perkins. He currently works at Chegg, a start-up textbook rental company, making use of skills gained from consulting and venture capital.
Linus Chung grew up in Silicon Valley, surrounded by burgeoning tech companies. He attended Stanford to study electrical engineering, and eventually turned to Bain, a management consulting company, working for them in their Hong Kong and Silicon Valley offices. After Bain, Linus took a job with Lightspeed Venture Partners, where he could stay close to technology and apply skills he learned in consulting toward startups. He is now working in corporate development at a late-stage venture capital funded company in China.