Confessions of a venture capitalist
As the managing partner of TinkBig Venture and a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, the most common question I get is how to enter into venture capital (VC).
I talk to a lot of people who are interested in startups but aren’t sure what they want to do. These people sometimes end up telling me “maybe I should look into venture capital too.” However, there is a misconception about VC as a glamorous job; in truth, it can be downright frustrating.
The upside of being a VC is that you get to meet tons of interesting people, help build companies, and have the potential to make lots of money. I just want to make sure that everyone who says they want to get into VC — and actively tries — actually knows what they’re getting into.