Odds of moving from startup to Venture Capital?
I am a senior at a non-target about to graduate in May 2017 with a 3.95+ GPA. I have accepted a FT offer at a tech-startup in LA. They have around 50 employees. They have gone through their latest series B funding with a post-money valuation of $50M+. A potential exit (IPO or acquisition) is about 3-5 years away.
I am their first hire to be doing any kind of financial analysis for the company. I will also be working in an operations and strategy role as well. I believe it will be a great opportunity to work with a talented team (many are former public c-suite members). In addition, I will be provided with many opportunities to work with VC firms and banks as the company continues to raise capital.
In the long run, I want to get back to a more traditional finance role. I was wondering how likely it is for a startup analyst to break into venture capital (assuming MBA isn't an option - I'd prefer to skip grad school to save $). Any input is appreciated.