11 Jan '12, 2am

“How Do I Get A Job in Cleantech Venture Capital?”

Venture capital is simply not the best way to accomplish any of those goals. Be honest with yourself about what you really want to do, and also don't fall for the Sunday New York Times type hype about how VCs are heroes of the innovative world. That's a carefully crafted image some VCs have put out there, very much on purpose, but the true heroes are the entrepreneurs and the corporate managers who go out on a limb to work with entrepreneurs. They actually make stuff happen, they're the real ones to be admired. There are lots of more impactful albeit less heralded ways to accomplish your goals than being a VC, I can pretty much guarantee it. Don't get me wrong, it's a really fun job if you can get one, I love it with a passion that grows the more I time I spend doing it. But I can also tell you that if you want to be a cleantech VC for somewhat romantic and unresearched re...

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