The PathMatch Guide to

Venture Capital

A Day in the Life

Venture Capital is a type of financing that is offered to early-stage companies in exchange for equity within the company. Venture Capital firms focus on raising capital from outside investors and sources and utilizing that money to grow the company.

Subsequently, Venture Capitalists spend a lot of time finding new startups to invest in and reaching out to those startups to establish relationships. They then complete tasks like researching the startups, performing due diligence, and investigating the financial projections and trends within the market.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills 
  • Ability to leverage and utilize data visualization tools like Excel
  • Superb communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of fluctuating trends within the market

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Analyst
  2. Associate / Sr. Associate
  3. Principal / Vice President
  4. Partner / Managing Director

Demand for Talent

  • Current demand: STRONG 
  • US venture capital investments exceeded $130 billion in 2019, which indicates that the number of positions in venture capital firms is on the rise 
  • The amount of venture capital firms is rising in response to a rise in technology-based start ups, so there are many opportunities for people interested in working at a venture capital firm


Associate / Sr. Associate
Principal / Vice President
Partner / Managing Director

Teams You'll Work With


Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.


Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.


Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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