Corp Dev/Strategy at Early-Stage to Late-Stage Startups
Looking to move on from a VC (~2 years as an analyst) into Corp Dev/Strategy. Based on what I've read, the easiest move for me to make is into one of the portfolio companies' teams. Have some questions on what skillsets are needed/valued most on a Corp Dev team depending on the growth stage of the company.
Questions for the forum:
- From some LinkedIn searches, most of the teams are made up of ex-MBB types. Do I have a shot as a VC analyst?
- How does Corp Dev/Strategy at an Early-Stage startup differ from a Late-Stage startup? (And differ from a public co?)
- With your answer to #2 in mind, what skillsets are more valued/necessary for each stage? E.g. a Late-Stage Corp Dev team is looking for ECM bankers as they prepare the company to go public...