Launching your Venture Capital Career

The VC Playbook

Your start to breaking into VC.

With our resources you learn all the skills to get interviews, nail them and excel at being a VC.

Learn how to start your venture capital career

Why did we create this guide?

Venture Capital is a hot career choice that attracts more and more great talent.

But the sector remains notoriously exclusive and it is so hard to break in.

We want to change that and help you make it. Our guide serves as a comprehensive toolkit for learning everything you need to know master the application process, and thrive within your role.
From building your foundation to nailing the interview

Table of Content

1. Introduction

In Chapter 1, we explore a brief history of VC and the startup ecosystem, answering how venture capital became such a desired career. Then using data from some of the most popular VC job boards, we’ll look at what most VC job postings are wanting from their applicants today. 
2. Understanding VC

In Chapter 2, we offer a brief rundown of venture capital for anyone looking to get an overarching view of the industry. One thing is for sure, this industry is not a monolith - there’s so many areas and specialities that you can explore
3. Building a foundation

In Chapter 3, we’ll look at the impact of education on building a career in VC using data on some of the world's top VCs. Next, breaking down the hard and soft skills that can make you excel in the role and ways you can create an edge (outside of a prestigious degree).
4. Making your way in

In Chapter 4, we look at the most common paths into VC besides entering straight out of university. Then how the power of side projects and building a personal brand can be your ticket into a VC fund.
5. Mastering the interview

In Chapter 5, we break down one of the most nerve-wracking parts of applying for jobs - the interview. VC is notorious for having a dense and long vetting process for their applicants. We took information from real interviews to make sure you are ready for your next interview(s).
6. Your Specialization

In Chapter 6, we talk about the power of specialization as a VC and how to create value-add for your portfolio. Following that we’ll touch on a popular non-investment VC role - the Platform role and how it functions within a fund. 
7. Challenges in VC

In Chapter 7, we touch on the current state of diversity and inclusion in the world of venture capital. Looking at ways funds have been responding to criticism over the consistent lack of representation.
8. Conclusion

In Chapter 8, we leave you with some final words before building your VC career. As well as touch on the other resources we compiled to help you get a head start.
Bonus: Notion Template

Our Notion template helps you structure the application process and comes with a ton of resources that will help along the way.
Guide + Resources

What's included

VC Playbook Template for Notion

Everything you need for breaking into VC

📣  VC Playbook (25 pages)
📃  CV Template
📬 Email Templates
❓ 45 Real VC Interview Questions
📹 3 Video Interviews with VC Professionals
🗃  100+ Resources on how to Break into VC
This book got me my venture capital internship.
Passionate about Venture Capital

About the makers

Our Mission

Making the world of venture more transparent & accessible. And get more great people in there.

When we first came into venture it was quite bumpy. We didn't know much and we couldn't get our mind around how everything relies on personal networks, certain schools you are coming from and other factors that are hard to influence.

But over the years we have made our way into the scene and we love it.

Our goal with VC Playbook is to share our own experiences to help you start your own VC career.
Stéphane Nasser
Founder of OpenVC
Sina Sadegh
Uma Patel
VC Content Creator @
Max Fleitmann
Investor & Founder of Wizard Ventures
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Our goal is to help you kickstart your VC career. We know first hand that it is an amazing job. So we decided to make this guide affordable for everyone. If you still have concerns or questions send us a short mail.
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How long do I have access to the materials?
Your access is unlimited. Just come back to the page whenever you like and login. You will also get free access to all future updates of the book and the materials.

We keep adding content regularly.
How long to I take to go through all of this?
Really depends on how quick you are. The guideis around 25 pages at the moment (we will add more chapters over time) but really crafting your own skill set, using our Notion template and creating your CV will take some time.
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As this is a digital product you have full access to everything in the moment you finish your checkout. That's why we don't offer refunds.
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