Venture Capital Associates

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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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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Deal Sourcers, Researchers
Duties Source deals, perform due diligence on potential investments, and support their firm’s portfolio companies
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in New York City, San Francisco, and in other cities with large financial sectors
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Two or more years of experience in management consulting, investment banking, or private equity
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Managing Partner
  • General Partner
  • Principal
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate/Analyst

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