FAANG Corp Dev / Strategy Associate vs. PE

monkeyjimmy's picture
Rank: Chimp | 13

Hi All,

I'm a second year analyst from a top BB (non-tech group in NY). I've recently been extended a corp dev / Strategy offer from a FAANG company, and am seriously considering it. In the medium-to-long term, my goals are to enter VC / growth investing or run strategic finance for a tech company (possibly after a business school stint).
I'm hoping that someone can provide guidance on how this sort of role will position me relative to directly entering VC / Growth / MM PE as an Associate. Specifically I'm wondering the following:

*For VC / Growth Equity - Will the relative brand name and position of the FAANG company outweigh a more traditional investing role? Keep in mind I'm not trying to compare to Sequoia or General Atlantic, but firms that are more middle of the road from a brand name perspective

*Similarly, how will this position me business school, assuming competitive GMAT / undergrad stats? Specifically H/S/W

Thank you!

Comments (5)

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Oct 29, 2019

what is comp for these positions?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
  •  Jan 21, 2020

Wondering as well

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 21, 2020

Buddy of mine got an offer from a high growth tech co (Datadog, Box, etc.) for 120 base + 25 bonus + 50 in equity. Two years of IB experience in TMT at a lower BB

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 29, 2019

The brand, industry affiliation, etc will definitely help you if you choose to go into VC, partly also because you don't have a tech background currently.

Can't speak to how it would impact MM PE recruitment

    • 1
Jan 21, 2020