Tier1 VC / famous&VC-related asset management role : which is better?

Hello everyone,

I just need some guidance and career advice. Thank you in advance!
I recently landed two venture capital offers, one from a Tier 1 VC fund, and one from a well-known and big alternative investing/asset management firm where the role would be >50% co-investments in VC funds and the rest in primaries (VC fund investments).
I am based in Europe and applied for analyst position at VC firms.

The thing is, I feel like even if the fund is Tier 1, people outside of the VC/entrepreneurial space don't really know the name. In the meantime, I want to return to my home country at some point (the VC is abroad, asset management is in home country). People in my home country know the asset management firm's brand name and the VC scene there is not that big. 

In the long-term, I would want to continue in VC if I can, or work in sustainable finance. I don't have that much interest in joining a startup.

So here are my questions:
- for general finance things, which one seems to have the best exit opportunities?
- does it close me doors for VCs if I go to the asset management firm (where I would mainly do co-investments in startups)?

  • any other insights on the situation?

Thank you very much!!

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