Published on January 20, 2021
Have you noticed how what you think a job is, and what it really is are usually not the same thing? The world of VC often seems enigmatic and alluring to many people outside of it. In some ways, VC’s can seem like these unattainable, busy people that you really only hear speak on a panel. Somehow we all understand that there is power in the VC’s magic. After all, VCs get to decide which companies get funded and not. But what exactly do they do?
Most of the time the job isn’t what it seems to be. It’s a lot of hard work, but not necessarily in hours spent in excel or powerpoint. The exciting thing is that VCs get to spend time talking to smart people about important and hard problems, and if the conversation is elevated to greater heights then there might eventually be money and an investment involved. But that’s such a small part of the job. It’s a lot of other challenges and difficulties too. And above all, it’s a hell of a lot of fun!
But while we can simply chat around about the job, it’s harder to fully explain what it is. Luckily, our colleague and Principal at Newion Dorus Olgers wrote a short summary of his first months at Newion. We hope it sheds some light on the world of VC and what your first steps into VC should look like if you decide to apply for our Analyst or Associate position.
Dorus first months at Newion: http://newion.instantmagazine.com/drag-drop-beta/december-2018/dorus-olgers-first-two-months/
If you want to apply please go to our job page and check out the positions: https://newion.recruitee.com/