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Offer from top VC backed startup. Currently at SC level. No MBA yet and would like to work at a VC fund. If I want to eventually work in VC, should I Join the Startup or go for a MBA?

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What are your reasons for wanting to work at a VC? If those can be found at this startup, then maybe. Otherwise I don’t see a startup adding much to your case for working in VC.

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