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Career Paths in Venture Capital: Operator to Investor, Starting a Fund, and...

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CIC - Boston

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Venture capital is a huge part of the startup industry by impact, but a tiny part when measured by headcount. From the other side of the curtain, VC may look like an "exclusive" profession, with few roles open to newcomers and limited options for mobility with a small number of firms.

During this session we’ll cover questions, such as:

  • Beyond "doing your time" at a firm and hoping a higher-level position opens up, what are the options associates, principals, and even partners have for advancing their career?

  • More firms are being created as seed-stage firms and "micro-VCs" proliferate, but how does someone take the leap to create such a firm?

  • What are the entry points to VC begin with?

  • And for founders or others with an "operators" background, what should you know before joining the investor side?

We've put together a panel of highly-experienced Boston VCs to answer these questions and more.

This event is part of the Investor Track at Startup Boston Week 2019.

Our Speakers:

Gayatri Sarkar - Founder, She-VC

Before joining the VC world, Gayatri held the position of Senior Consultant at the US Department of the Treasure, Sr. Program Manager at State Street, and Database Architect Manager at IBM. But now, in addition to founding She-VC, which is on a mission to tell the story of women VCs, LPs, and investors around the world, Gayatri is a Venture Partner at NexGen Venture Partners, and an active mentor, angel investor, and board observer for numerous companies.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Moderated By:

Jenni Goodman - Community Manager, Underscore VC

Before joining the Underscore team in 2018, Jenni was the Director of Program Manager at GetFive and the Senior Travel Administrator at Ross Stores, before leading the Global Alumni Program and served as the Community Manager at MassChallenge from 2016-2018.



This is a Startup Boston Week event.

Startup Boston Week is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 16–20, 2019 Startup Boston Week brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.

Thank you to our event partners!

About Matter:

Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying public relations, social media, creative services, and search and digital marketing into strategic, content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. With 15 years of experience working with companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, we understand the fast speed and challenges inherent in marketing a new brand. Whether you’re building a business or growing a brand, we can help you achieve the success you deserve.

About CIC Boston:

One of Boston's largest innovation communities, CIC provides office and coworking space, and supports a variety of important programs in Boston's startup scene including Venture Cafe, District Hall, and MassRobotics.


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