Choosing Strategic Finance vs. Incubator BizOps
Hi, I got two competing offers for pretty different roles and I'm struggling to decide. I work in a pretty vanilla PE role where I haven't gotten much exposure to venture or high-growth environments, and I was hoping to get some advice.
Strategic finance at a late-stage startup/scaleup. The company is well-established, post series D, with a finance team of 3-4 from mainly bizops/corpdev backgrounds. The people seemed nice, but I know this role would involve a lot of reporting (it's basically FP&A plus strategic responsibilities), and I haven't enjoyed that part of my PE job very much. I've also read some WSO posts that these roles can be very grindy.
A BizOps role working with seed-stage entrepreneurs to develop business models and strategy. It would be very strategy-focused, which I've been very interested in, but I have no idea what exit opps would look like since the role is a bit niche, and I'm lacking some confidence that I would enjoy "starting from scratch" with every project.
Comp for both is pretty good, pretty typical salary + equity structure (not a deciding factor). Any perspective would be much appreciated!