I'm writing because I have to make an important decision and I really need a wise advice. I have recently got offered a job in a small VC firm in San-Fransisco. I have also got an offer from an Asset Management company in Boston. VC definitely sounds more appealing to me, however, I understand the risks of working in a small VC firm. Most of them have below the average returns, the number of VC firms is shrinking, despite the rebound in $$ volume.
I'm just starting my career and I feel like it is very important to make the right choice right now, because in case I change my mind it would be hard to make a transition. That is why my question is: if I choose a small VC firm what could be my exit opportunities there? Is it worse choosing a safe option and going for an equity analyst position?