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Fierce Competition in Venture Capital
As a principal at the Boston- and San Francisco-based Weston Presidio Capital, Kevin Hayes knows what it takes to break into the industry. So we asked him for a few tips on getting your foot in the door.
"Think about what you bring to the table. Sometimes you need to convince the partners to create a job for you, and that can be challenging." -Kevin Hayes
Venture capital is an important source of money for growing businesses. Typically, venture capital firms invest in start-ups, medium-sized and distressed companies, and public companies seeking buyout financing. Venture capitalists specialize in sourcing and structuring financial transactions, and managing the deployment of capital into prospective companies. We also help management teams execute their strategic plans by providing the capital required to fuel growth.
What kind of firm is Weston Presidio
How do early-stage investing firms differ from
What is the typical career path?
Some companies have analyst programs that are clearly defined as working for two or three years to gain experience and then leaving to obtain an M.B.A. Once you have a master's, you can join a VC firm as an associate or principle. Associates research and analyze potential investments, and make sure the company is spending its money wisely.
How important is having experience and an M.B.A. when
entering the industry?
How can you break in?
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