Crypto VC AMA / Advice after working for close to a year
So just wanted to bump this post that I posted before I started out in my crypto VC, and get some advice. Also if you guys have any questions to ask about crypto VC please feel free to ask.
Hi, thanks in advance! I'm currently a pre-university student interning at a-focused VC fund doing ICOs (Global top 10 - accrd to multiple websites) with fast deal flow.
1) How would you advice me to structure my future internships since I've got a long run way to go before Y3 summer, and if I'm hoping to do IB out of fresh graduate? Should I be going for a traditional VC/PE/IB to build my story?
2) Would you also advice me to go your route of IB->PE->VC? Or should I just join a Blockchain focused VC fund straight out of fresh grad? Seeing thatindustry is going to be the next dotcom boom (my conviction). I believe it's a very niche area that has a lot of growth potential, and that many top traditional VCs haven't started to explore except a16z.
3) By staying in this Blockchain focused VC fund, how likely would a traditional top VC fund want to headhunt me to join their team when they've set up a team to look at blockchain and crypto companies? For example like a16z's crypto team
4) What else can I do to be a visible intern that the partners would want to convert full-time? (They most likely won't unless I'm Y3, but I'm going to work with the mindset of wanting conversion)I believed I've made some efforts to really gel with the team, like setting up 1-1 calls with the principals to ask for advice on sourcing//etc, and getting to know their expectations for work. I've also told the partners about some reliable sources that I've found that we could get potential recommendations from. I'm also actively trying to build a network from where I can get reliable references for due diligence and etc.
5) How would interviewers view a Crypto VC internship from an applicantor PE internships?
Thanks once again!
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