Venture Capital Principals
Venture capital principals assist managing partners and partners by identifying investment opportunities for the fund, conducting due diligence of target companies, helping to manage portfolio companies, and performing a variety of other duties. This position is often considered “partner track.”
Minimum Education Level
The Web site MergersandAcquisitions.com reported that VC principals may earn salaries that range from $250,000 to $400,000. Some may earn as much as $1 million or more per year.
Principals receive benefits such as vacation days, sick leave, health and life insurance, and a 401(k) or other retirement savings plan. In addition, they are eligible for lucrative perks such as co-investment o...
A career as a venture capital principal is fast-paced, sometimes stressful, but usually rewarding. During a typical week, you’ll review dozens of pitches, meet with potential investors, attend board meetings, and spend hours and hours at your desk analyzing target companies, responding to issues at portfolio companies, drafting reports and answering e-mails, and creating financial models. Many ...
Activity level in the VC industry has been on the uptick since the recession of the late 2000s, according to the National Venture Capital Association. From 2013 through 2019, there were six straight years of $35 billion or more of venture capital funds raised each year. In 2019, the median fund size was $80 million, the highest it had been since 2008. And while the coronavirus pandemic has nega...