Venture Capital Principals

Venture Capital Principals in a Meeting

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.” 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Assist managing partners and partners by identifying investment opportunities, conducting due diligence of target companies, helping to manage portfolio companies, and performing a variety of other duties
Salary Range $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in San Francisco and in other cities with a large number of start-ups
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Two to six years of experience as venture capital associate or extensive experience in a specific industry
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Managing Partner
  • Partner
  • Principal
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate/Analyst

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