A lot of business graduates are keen on becoming
venture capitalists these days.
Unfortunately, there is no space available for all prospective venture capitalists
To become successful
venture capitalists, individuals need a great deal of charisma
and some luck. The entire VC industry depends on networking of venture capitalists.
Historically, most venture capitalists are seasoned executives looking for a career
change or MBAs with several years of experience and a deep knowledge of a specific
industry. However, over the past few years most
venture capitalists have been recent
management graduates who landed themselves jobs in venture capital firms.
venture capitalists are involved in a range of activities including evaluation of
investment opportunities, financial analysis, identification of key areas of risks
and opportunities, interaction with clients, bankers, advisers and management, deal
execution and financial modeling.
Venture capitalists also have a great deal of responding to emails and voicemails
to care of. The reason for this is that the success of the VC firm depends a lot
on the charisma and networking capabilities of
Venture capitalists are often involved in meetings with entrepreneurs. During the
presentation of the business plan, venture capitalists need to analyze whether the
business plan is viable business proposition or not. If necessary, venture capitalists
entrepreneurs to make a more detailed study of the market.
Venture capitalists take a long time in deciding which companies they are going
to invest in. Some venture capitalists specialize in financing only to technology
companies. Venture capitalists also frequently take a role in overseeing the venture
at board level. They are available to provide information to a new entrepreneur
that can make the difference that enables an idea to become a successful business.
Venture capitalists seek businesses capable of growing rapidly within a short period
Entrepreneurs presenting their business plans before venture capitalists
need to be able to demonstrate an advantage in the chosen market.
To identify successful products, venture capital firms usually employ
that have outstanding business management and analytical skills. This is to ensure
that venture capitalists understand the wide variety of sectors involved are able
to accurately assess the risks and prospects of start-up ventures and companies
seeking to fund growth.