Quitting with no gig lined up - deathwish?
I am a top BB, top group and top bucket analyst based in London.
I've done quite some soul searching, and came to the conclusion that I want to do VC in SF / Menlo. Have a comp sci education and experience in tech, so don't think VC per se is a far shot.
For a variety of reasons, my current plan is to quit banking, move to SF and devote myself to full-time job hunting over there. I've tried the headhunter route, but it's difficult to get traction from across the route. In addition, I am working 120 hours weeks, and finding it very difficult to put time into prep.
My question is: would VCs be put off by the fact that I would be unemployed when reaching out to them? I was recently ranked in the top of my analyst class, so that should provide some comfort that I'm actually good, and not someone who quit banking for fishy reasons.
Also, please ignore any immigration points, as I have the right to live in the U.S.
Any advice / insight would be incredibly appreciated.