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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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How To Get A Job In Venture Capital

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I just posted the great VC blog of the day over on Ask the VC but I think that it is so useful I’m reposting about it here. 

One of my favorite VC posts of all times was my partner Seth Levine’s post titled How to become a venture capitalistI regularly get emails from folks looking for a job in the VC industry and I almost always point them at this post.

Seth has followed up with a new post titled How to get a job in venture capital (revisited).  It’s updated with some additional information for those that respond to the first post by saying "I get it that it’s hard, but what should I do over the next five years to position myself for a VC job."

While the bullet points (go to business school, work for a start-up, start a company of your own, work for a bank or consulting firm, and put yourself out there) may seem obvious, Seth’s commentary is really helpful.

I strongly encourage anyone interested in pursuing a VC career to read both of these posts.

  • http://www.petelaurina.com Pete Laurina

    Start training to run marathons, become faster than Brad, then go run every marathon he does and talk his ear off the entire time until he finally gives you a job. ;-) … remember to be faster than him, otherwise he'll just drop you and leave you behind.

    (hopefully this time the comment ends up in the right place)

  • Pete Laurina

    Start training to run marathons, become faster than Brad, then go run every marathon he does and talk his ear off the entire time until he finally gives you a job. ;-) … remember to be faster than him, otherwise he'll just drop you and leave you behind.

    (hopefully this time the comment ends up in the right place)

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