Venture Capital Cover Letter Writing Advice

Hello WSO,

I've worked in a top tier IBD team for two years, before gaining some great experience as a data scientist in a startup for the last year. Currently based in Berlin but UK citizen and looking for roles in London.

I'm struggling to find much advice for structuring a VC cover letter online, I wanted to understand which are the key points to nail down and whether there is a 'format' to keep in mind when writing one. Applications are roughly 50/50 between knowing someone on the inside and 'cold' application through online portal.

Any help at all is appreciated!

Thanks for reading

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