Without fail, I get at least one email a week asking about how to break into VC. I will give my short answer, and then point you to some other posts with great answers and advice, much better than mine.
There are two common paths to becoming a VC:
- You worked in the startup space
- You have transactional experience as a banker
Some other common traits:
- Have a network of entrepreneurs and VCs/lawyers/bankers
- Strong interest in working with startups.
Most of all… you have to be Lucky. There aren’t many openings, so you have to be there at the right time and place.