Venture Capitalists

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Venture capitalists are highly skilled business professionals who identify investment opportunities, evaluate target companies, negotiate the terms of investments, help build successful portfolio companies, and liquidate investments.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Identify investment opportunities, evaluate companies, negotiate the terms of investments, help build successful portfolio companies, and liquidate investments
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 Five to 10 years of success as an entrepreneur, or high-level executive at a portfolio company, or in a high-profile position in information technology, engineering, health services, or biotech
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 Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Managing Partner
  • Partner
  • Principal
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate/Analyst

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