Big Tech --> VC/Growth advice
Hi WSO - I've worked in big tech (think FAMGA) since graduation ('17). Went to a top 10 US UG, currently working in product, was previously in corporate strategy (got to work on an acquisition in 2019). I would like to transition to the investment side for my next role; ideally in early stage VC, open to Growth Equity. Not super interested in Seed (not a good fit), or in Buyout (not a good fit; not a banker).
If anyone has experience making this transition, or has peers who have, I'd love to hear any and all advice. I am just now starting the process. Some avenues I'm considering searching; headhunters, job postings on John Gannon Blog & Linkedin, casually networking with friends of friends on the buyside. What else would you recommend? How are my odds given my background? I'm fine with going to a tier 2 fund, it doesn't have to be Sequoia or a16z. Thanks!