From A Tweet To A VC Analyst
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sarthakghCommunity member
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From A Tweet To A VC Analyst

Here's a short story of how I landed a VC gig that I have always wanted.

I came across an article on Medium

It was titled "Yes, I’m a 26 y/o Female Venture Capitalist. Here’s How & Why" by Elizabeth Galbut.

Hope & Inspiration

She didn't fit the "normal" profile. I loved her story, I got inspired by it.

The game-changing tweet.

I have always wanted to get some hands-on experience. So, I tweeted at her to appreciate her story and to ask for some advice/insights on how I could break into VC.

Long Conversation

She got back. We chatted for a long time on everything from our backgrounds, our mutual interest for designs to raising a fund.

Two Days Later...

We met up for coffee in NYC. We talked for hours. We talked all things VC.

Now, the BIG moment

At the end of our meeting, she offered if I would like to intern as an analyst.

Takeaway

Never be hesitant to reach out. Worst answer that you can get is a no. Genuine interest and willingness to learn trumps everything else.

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2 years agoReply
Awesome story! Thanks @sydney for the tip!

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
@lelper just thought of you! I know you're a social media expert so thought you'd find this interesting. Always the power of Twitter :)

2 years agoReply
Great story on your hustle and the power of Twitter! 👌

2 years agoReply
@sydney: +1 for the mentions showing up in my email :) @sarharibhakti: Hey bud! Great story, thanks for sharing. Sorr you couldn't find me on Twitter/FB, I've temporarily deactivated. Let's connect over email? I'm at varadhjain@gmail.com :) Cheers!

2 years agoReply
Very nice! :D

2 years agoReply
Pocket is Elizabeth's partner haha. How do you know her? And I could not find varadh on twitter. Can you intro me? Would love to chat with him. Thanks.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
Oh, also @pocketsun, you might find this interesting ;)

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
What an inspirational story. Congrats on the hustle and the success! Have you met @varadhjain? Another young VC :)