Venture Capital Careers: The Complete Guide

If you go by the news, movies, and TV shows, venture capital careers seem glamorous.

You meet with amazing entrepreneurs all day… dig into their businesses… and then decide who will receive a 7, 8, or 9-figure check from your firm.

Then, company executives do the work, you “monitor performance,” and you cash in when the company gets acquired or goes public.

What could go wrong?

As you’ll see, the venture capital career path in real life is more complex and challenging than its portrayal in the media.

We’ll dig into the reality of the job here, including the work itself, an average day on the job, the hierarchy and promotions, salaries and bonuses, and more:

What Do Venture Capitalists Do?