This is the extraordinary – and rare – account of Mike Raab, a mid-level entertainment executive who joined a VC firm based in Palo Alto early 2018.
“I stayed dumbfounded until I realized that these junior VC roles are usually 99% deal-sourcing, or lead-generation roles. Firms rely on junior VCs to “hustle,” “network,” and find “proprietary” deal-flow.”
Although a bit sarcastic, this story gives an insider’s view of how junior members of VC teams spend their (long) working days. And nights.
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Wow this is awesome. Like unveiling something you don’t often hear about. I wonder whether his experience is due to the fact that 1/ his VC firm’s culture was more like that and 2/ he didn’t know anything about VC when he joined so got recruited based on his people skills?