Worth going for the CFA® if my goal is VC/startup?

Hello everyone. Ill keep this short and sweet (the goal of Wall St am I right?)

  • 10 months into an ER job (learning a ton, great job, intense boss though and hours obviously)
  • Debating taking the CFA®. I have all 4 certs already
  • If so I would do CFA®1 in June.

Debating if its worth it. I love tech startups/VC/small cap hedge funds/ and a more entrepreneurial/growth setting. Is it worth going for the CFA® if this is where I know I want to be (can it be leveraged later on for a better startup spot or a previously mentioned role?)?

Thanks in advance!

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Jul 7, 2017 - 10:19pm
TippyTop11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No different worlds.

26 Broadway where's your sense of humor?
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Jul 9, 2017 - 12:37pm
Southern Gent, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you really want to get into the startup/VC space then forget the CFA. As mentioned its just not that valuable and your time could be better spent.

Use the time you would be studying for the CFA to build an idea into a company or work with a start-up (even it is pro bono at first because you don't have much time to commit).

"Not me. Im in my prime"

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Aug 8, 2017 - 2:44pm
likeawave, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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