The Best Book On Getting Into Venture Capital
Ankit Garg, David Cummins, Linus Chung
Dear Prospective Venture Capitalist,
Thank you for your interest in a venture capital position. It`s truly an exciting field to work in, particularly with all the developments we`ve been seeing in the business world of late. I hope this book is just what you need to get yourself into a position at a venture capitalist firm, and that you grow from the experience as much as I did.
Myself, Linus, and Ankit have all worked in and around start-ups for several years now, and we`ve all met with a great deal of success. In doing so, we each recognized the unique personal and professional qualities that helped us to succeed. Now, we`re sharing our personal insights on the field with you.
You`re a busy, ambitious individual, so you don`t have time for fluff. Don`t worry, you`ll find none in this book. You`ll gain a deeper understanding of the field, insight on the best methods for getting into venture capital, and the knowledge you`ll need to ace that interview- all without having to spend hours locating all the information online.
Working in venture capital means getting to meet a great many new people with vast knowledge in different fields. It means learning more every day about business and technology. It means witnessing--and coming to know--what it takes for a company to get funding.
If this sounds like the job for you, then hop to it--you`ve got everything you need right here.
What`s In The Book
Information on venture capital for those not in the know Advice on the right mindset for the industry Details regarding what you should do to make yourself a more attractive applicant A resume-writing guide guaranteed to make your resume shine A step-by-step guide detailing what you should do before, during, and after an interview
Here Are Some Of The Specific Things You`ll Learn
What venture capital is and how it works. The difference between venture capital and angel investing. The 3 primary duties of a junior analyst at a VC firm. The ideal professional background for venture capital. What personal qualities make a good venture capitalist. Developing the proper mindset for the field. Why networking is important in venture capital, and how to do it effectively. Where to look when trying to build relationships in the industry. What jobs you should take before entering into venture capital, and why. How to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the field. How a venture capital position can help you in other careers. How to write a winning resume and get a callback. The importance of calculated risk-taking. What websites you should keep an eye on to help yourself break into the field. Where to look to find an open venture capital position. Insight into how the hiring process for venture capital works.