Engagement manager at a top life sciences boutique. How well does that profile resonate with PE/VC firms?

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If you are very specialized in something that could help with VCs who need that focus


Not vc. Maybe PE - operations


Miss match of skill sets. VCs for the most part look for people with startup experience. If not then IB experience.

What does engagement manager mean? Like marketing?


I think it does but you need to be focused on the right VC firms.

I went LS strategy boutique to ~$1B AUM LS focused VC firm via an external recruiter that was hired by the VC firm. Thus they were obviously open to consultants.


The recruiter was acting on behalf of the VC firm so they (Korn Ferry) reached out to me

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