Venture Capital Analysts
Venture capital analysts are entry-level professionals who conduct due diligence and deal sourcing, and perform a variety of administrative and support duties. They are typically hired only by large venture capital firms.
Minimum Education Level
Financial analysts earned median annual salaries of $81,590 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from $47,230 to $156,150 or more. Analysts usually receive benefits such as paid vacation days and sick leave, health and life insurance, a 401(k) or other retirement savings plan, and closing bonuses (for sourcing or doing due diligence for an investment deal that...
Although it’s understood that they will have to leave their firm after a few years on the job to earn an MBA, most analysts still view their position as a chance to impress the partners and win a coveted invitation to get on the partner track. What does this entail? A lot of grunt work, repetitive job duties, and long hours—including at night and on weekends. Venture capital and private equity ...
It’s extremely difficult to land an analyst position at a venture capital firm because the industry is so tiny and only a small percentage of firms hire analysts. Those with superior educational credentials, multiple internships at prestigious employers, and a large network of industry contacts will have the best prospects of landing a job. Most recently, the coronavirus pandemic has also disru...