Early-stage VC to late-stage VC or growth PE / CFA
I joined an early stage VC fund as a full time analyst after graduating from a French business school's Master in finance. Prior to this I made an internship in a Big4 audit firm and passed CFA 1.
I really like this sector, the diversity of projets and startups I can meet, but I miss data crunching and financial analysis. I am not comfortable with the lack of « technical » analysis and the fact that some investments rely too much on intuition or on senior profiles' past experience.
Do you think that it's possible to switch from early stage VC to late stage VC or PE funds without going through IB? I'm currently preparing for CFA level 2 in order to maintain these financial skills, is it relevant to continue CFA path or am I somehow already « trapped » in early stage VC?
Thanks for your help and advice