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Listen to Samara Mejia and Dan Willoughby not only talk about their experience at MATH ventures, but also about how they got the job. They talk about the lack of a "recruiting cycle" for VC, interviews, day-to-day work and skills VCs are looking for.

 
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Some common Q&A from this event:
 
What kind of process do VC's apply to look through and identify companies?
  1. Entreprenuer will meet with one person at VC firm for 30 min and figure out if they fit the firm’s investment thesis and philosophy
  2.  If a good fit, will meet with someone else at VC firm
  3. If both people at the VC like the company/team, then some light due diligence and one-page summary put together for partner meeting
  4. If they vote to move forward, then deep due diligence is done and a more formal investment memo and presentation is put together for partner meeting
  5.  If choose to invest, will work out term sheet and move forward
Where does the capital come from to invest?
Most VC firms have a fund structure with money raised from limited partners (LPs), which typically include:
  • High net worth individuals
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporations
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Pension Funds
  • Endowments
 

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Carlos Gomez Eric Masters