What you will learn
I know you want to ask! I'll share what I think is a realistic expectation should you get into this sector. I'm also happy to share what you could expect going into investment banking! Most organisations tend to use bonus arrangements, so I can break down how some might and do work.
Am I up at 6 and going to bed after midnight? Can you do this job if you have a young family? I'll share what sort of hours are expected from me and what I end up doing. To a large degree, it depends on the culture of the place you work so I can also describe the overall culture and what I've heard from others in this sector.
You have to be good at sales - but the level at which you are operating is sophisticated. I can talk through a typical process and what skills you need to be able to handle and assess things properly. This is certainly the sort of thing you'd be asked about if you intended to apply for roles in this field.
Do you need an MBA? A Masters in Finance? Experience in hedge funds? There are certain types of roles and experiences which most VC's tend to look for and whilst there are all types of backgrounds and skills in this sector, there are some baseline expectations you should understand.
I'll talk you through the ups and downs - what a good day and a bad day look like. If you can deal with this then, this might be the right sector for you.