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3 Quick Tips and Bonus Questions to Prepare for Venture Capital Job Interviews

3 quick tips and bonus questions to prepare for VC job interviews
Janet Lee
Janet Lee
Mar 20, 2022
3 Quick Tips and Bonus Questions to Prepare for Venture Capital Job Interviews
1. Healthy dose of online stalking

Look for their LinkedIn, Twitter, personal blog or a Medium page. Doing this research can help you answer a couple of questions such as:

• What verticals do they focus in?

• What startups have they led investments in?

• What are their hobbies or interests?

• What schools did they go to?

A lot of times in VC or interviews for any industry, it's all about the rapport that you build with your interviewer so go in there with as much information as you can.

2. Research the company and get familiar with their portfolio

• Have they had any recent exits?

• What startups have they led investments in recently?

Once you get familiar with their startups, you want to be able to form an educated opinion about them.

3. Show your value

• What's your superpower?

• Be ready to pitch 3 startups that match their fund thesis & check size

Here's a list of VC interview questions you should know all the answers to:

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By Janet Lee

Janet Lee is an MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on a full-tuition fellowship. She is currently working for TenOneTen Ventures, Visible Hands VC and Tech Coast Angels. Before business school, she started two businesses, a tech-forward real estate brokerage and international trade & logistics company. Her MBA focus is venture capital, for which she was recently awarded the Deutschman Venture Fellowship.

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