Venture Capital Associates
Venture capital associates are entry-level professionals who source deals, perform due diligence on potential investments, and support their firm’s portfolio companies. Associates may also be known as researchers and deal sourcers.
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Venture capital associates earned median annual salaries of $95,641 in October 2020, according to Payscale.com. Salaries ranged from $60,000 or less to $138,000 or more.
Venture capital associates usually receive a generous benefits package, including vacation days, sick leave, health and life insurance, and a 401(k) or other retirement savings plan. Associates may also receive a closin...
Many venture capital and private equity professionals—typically associates and analysts, but sometimes managers—work more than 50 hours a week. Associates frequently travel to meet with representatives of potential portfolio companies and investment banks and attend trade events, industry conferences, and networking events. This career can be extremely stressful because associates face...
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) does not provide an employment outlook for private equity associates, but it does report that job opportunities for financial analysts who work for securities, commodities, and other financial investment and related firms are expected to grow by 5 percent, faster than the average for all careers, through 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Most re...