, 13 tweets, 4 min read Read on Twitter
0/ I've sat on this post idea for a long time but 4,200 words later here's "The Antidote to Getting a VC Job: 10 Prescriptions for Aspiring Investors". TLDR summary in this thread 👇🏾link.medium.com/aZcH2haURZ
Here are 10 prescriptions (I originally called them commandments but that felt too authoritative!) for people trying to get into #VC or #tech #investing

1/ Don’t ask for help. Be the helper.
2/ Don’t cold contact. Build relationships.
3/ Don’t be interested. Be interesting.
4/ Don’t “pick brains”. Present theses.
5/ Don’t apply online. Get referred.
6/ Don’t be an expert. Be a generalist. (at least initially!)
7/ Don’t learn startups. Learn to learn.
8/ Don’t be a critic. Cheerlead and build.
9/ Don’t covet venture capital. Learn its downsides.
10/ Don’t pursue a VC job. Plant seeds of possibilities.
And there you have it. 10 simple prescriptions on how to get a VC job but as you can tell by the length of the blog post there's lots to be said about each prescription and they certainly aren't easy, even for those of us in the sector already!

Shout out to @checkwarner @jayanthk26 @kathygromotka @Penhelios who read the draft post and shared feedback, book recommendations and conversations on ‘purpose’ that I had with @albertwenger before I got into venture, and the good work of folks like @diversityvc here in the UK.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Michael
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!