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I love the idea of working in venture capital or start-ups, but cannot stand the people. I find the culture extremely performative, and the people incredibly self-important. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Maybe consider growth equity or public markets instead?

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It's part of the game for founders and VCs. Founders hype up their companies to get investmentand drive a change the world narrative to attract talent. For VCs, it's in their interest to encourage more people to leave their jobs and start companies as it means more deal flow to them. See Paul Graham's esaays, YC model for how they build and hype the ecosystem.

I think it depends on the startup. I also have found that the ones focused on people (like health tech startups or education startups for ex) tend to have some really empathetic people bc they hire partly on passion for the mission as well.

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