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25M I feel like I really screwed up. I left consulting (promoted there) last year to join an early stage startup. Got laid off during covid and joined an emerging PE fund, however the PE fund doesn’t have cash on hand to retain another person. So lost not sure what to do. This all happened since last October. Any thoughts

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It’s called ✨boomeranging✨ 😃 Reach out to your former PPMDs. If you left on a good note, you’re likely eligible and welcome to return. You’ll get a better comp package too.

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I work to ensure all of my messages are delivered with sparking pizzaz and leave an impression, OP. 😂

You took a few risks and it didn’t work out. Onto your next opportunity. When the going gets tough, the tough get going

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You’re only 25, give yourself a break and breathe. It’ll all workout dw, for now figure out what you’re interested in and start applying to those jobs

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Get back to consulting a level up. Use your startup and pE experience well

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What’s your background?

As far as VC goes, I grinded. Most growth equity shops (TA, Summit, Norwest, NEA, etc.) will consider MBB / and maybe EYP, OW. Other than that, this area of the world is dominated by IB. I was in a unique situation where I was basically obsessed with venture and did a few extracurriculars that made it known like attending events, writing thesis, playing in a vc founder basketball game, etc. Additionally, I worked at a relatively high profile startup which gave me some clout when it came to interviewing. In terms of this specific role, I reached out to them before they were investing and wanted to learn more. I think if you're interested in the space, you should figure out what you're optimizing for. Is it pay? Prestige? a cool job? Early-stage VC (seed-B) is really akin to an SDR at a tech co. It's much less financial / business analysis, more about what drives these people, is this a good market, do they have a solid team, is their product/story compelling? As a jr investor, you're likely to either work directly under a partner and help evaluate deals (at good shops), or sent out to turn over every rock in the world (source deals) Growth stage VC (series B+) is financial engineering + Sales. You are hunting for undervalued assets with high growth trajectory. usually, this means companies growing 100%+ YoY, revenue > $10M+ in a specific area, usually enterprise software. A junior person in this role will be either 1) 'smiling and dialing' aka, cold calling founders or 2) executing transactions (more similar to an IB role). Growth is usually tricky because modeling out scenarios could be really challenging especially when software businesses have multiple growth levers

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