Venture Capital Risk Managers

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Risk managers identify, analyze, and seek to reduce or eliminate risks (e.g., technology, management, product, etc.) that will affect the profitability of venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. They are also known as risk officers and chief risk officers. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Risk Officers, Risk Analyst, Risk Officers
Duties Identify, analyze, and mitigate risks; creating risk management strategies; implementing risk management protocols; following market developments that affect risk
Salary Range $75,000 to $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
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Ten years in risk management positions for executives; five years of risk-related work experience or one to two years internship experience for managers and analysts
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Managing Partner
  • Partner
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Risk Management Analyst

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