I read a piece on VentureBeat offering advice on starting out in Venture Capital and liked this quote they included: "Chris Dixon, a serial entrepreneur who is now a partner in Andreessen Horowitz, who shared his own advice from Business School: “Even if you go to one of these fancy schools it’s still not easy to get a job. You need to network like crazy. I did a whole bunch of volunteer research projects for VCs when I was in business school. I came up with lists of investment ideas so when I got a few minutes with a VC, I could show them I was obsessed with this stuff. “" - VentureBeat, So you want to become a Venture Capitalist, Aug 2013.
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Explore the steps you need to take now to get into a top 3 business school (research the top 3 business schools)
- Network with current VCs - ask for their time to let you know how they got started and what advice they have for you