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Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.Explore →
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Send us startup funding deals you come across using our deal memo template.
When VC's decide to invest in your referred startup, you are reserved a share of the the investor's future profits (otherwise known as carry).
If you want to eventually work at a venture fund, the VC partners will look at your scout track record.
Accel has found a simple way to make it stand out from the crowd: it’s given each scout a bucketload of capital.
They’ll never get enough credit for this, but one thing Sequoia did was use scouts to radically increase the amount of diversity in the industry.
We’re seeing some investment in areas which are not the ones we’re spending a tonne of time on at seed-stage. Our starters community is taking our interest towards areas we didn’t know existed.
I guess the next and final question is: what kind of scout programmes can we build, drawing from the example the US and the UK has set for us ?
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