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Taking a 33% salary cut to go from Tech to VC, banking on equity upside instead + breaking into VC. Stupid or worth it?

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It’s not stupid as long as you like the VC work. It’s not as glamorous as it seems and the equity upside is usually very far away (8+ years)

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What’s your long-term goal? Being a VC is cool but it doesn’t open all the doors as you think. You’re not really building any foundational skill set except investing.

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If VC is your long term goal it’s definitely worth it. If that is not the case, it does not make any sense.

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Isn’t VC basically a glorified salesperson? Unless you’re a partner that is

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Being an analyst is the worst part of a VC firm. No power to actually invest and you have to look at 1 million shitty ideas. I said it above, but you’re not really building any skills.

Damn

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