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Apr 20, 2018

If you want insights and guides on how to break in, you HAVE to check https://johngannonblog.com
This site is free and also aggregates VC job postings from various sources. In reality, in terms of good guidance, this website should be enough. If you feel like breaking in VC seems so opaque, mysterious, and vague, that's ok because it should feel that way. There is no real path in VC and to many people this lack of structure is unbelievably frustrating because you don't know where to start.

The only value I can see from spending money on those programs is to have some help setting up some structure in approaching the job search. That said, be prepared to follow every step of the program and still end up with nothing because recruiting can be that tough if you don't have networks or good work experience to tap into.

All this said, if you network like a monster and really put the work in, it's absolutely possible. Just a matter of time (can be 6 months to several years)

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Apr 20, 2018

Thanks a lot for your advice! I'm definitely a follower of johngannonblog.com. GoingVC is actually John Gannon's service. That's how I came across this coaching service. Just wondering if it makes sense to go through the 16-week program with him.

Apr 20, 2018

1) Structure
2) Network

These two things are invaluable

Apr 20, 2018

It can help depending on your circumstances. If you have no connections to the VC world and are starting completely from scratch, it might be worthwhile

Sep 17, 2019

Hi,

Just wanna to update the post as I am seriously thinking to apply one of these programs, which one would you suggest me to apply?
GoingVC or VC academy?

Best,
Miu

Nov 8, 2019

Hi Miu -

I'm biased given I work with John and the team at GoingVC, but we have had a lot of success and are now in our 5th cohort. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or would like to learn more!

Mar 24, 2020
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