VC Interview Process for Post-PE Hire?
Hey everyone. Currently a 2nd year at an UMM PE fund. Had a conversation with a headhunter earlier to talk through opportunities and indicated interest in talking with a few growth equity and VC shops. Also expressed that I'm not actively looking to leave, and it would take a really strong connection to leave & perceived strong fit given I'm learning a lot in my current role and have been having an OK experience. But gave them my resume anyway.
A different HH at the same firm reached out a week later saying a VC fund wants to give me a 1st round interview. I'm a bit surprised as I didn't communicate I'd be interested in interviewing, but had a few questions:
1) Should I turn down the interview until I learn more about the fund and role or should I just take the interview in stride and use the process to get to know the details?
2) How rare are VC interviews to come by with a PE background? (4 years out of undergrad now)
3) How does comp and the experience look for someone coming from PE to VC or growth equity type VC shops? Is it only worth joining a top shop (eg A16Z, sequoia?)
Would be great to hear from anyone who made or who has considered the transition!