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Success Story with Scott D. Clary

John Gannon, Founder of Going VC | How To Get A Job In Venture Capital

  • E155
  • 53:33
  • August 15th 2021

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➡️ About The Guest

John Gannon is the founder of GoingVC and the VC Careers Newsletter. GoingVC is a VC Career accelerator, designed to help you break into venture capital by directly connecting motivated VC job seekers with VC firms.

His newsletter is the largest VC Careers newsletter in the world, and has been running for years, has thousands of subscribers, and includes people who work at top VC firms like Greylock, Bessemer, and CRV.

➡️ Talking Points

00:00 - Intro

12:55 - How do you get a job in venture capital?

17:10 - How to pivot careers & get VC’s interested in hiring you.

21:38 - How do VC’s actually make money?

25:13 - The current state of the VC industry.

29:25 - What do investors look got in companies and what should entrepreneurs look for in investors?

31:37 - Breaking into VC.

32:53 - SPACs & VC.

36:33 -Tips to help you land your next job.

45:22 - Advice for young professionals.

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Success Story with Scott D. Clary

Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.

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