Venture Capital Case Study

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Richard Jun is a Partner at BAM Ventures, a leading firm who has invested in the Honest Company along with many other successful startups. However, like many people in Venture Capital, he didn’t know he wanted to do that job until after his first entry level position. Like the Managing Partner of JUMP Investors, he started as a lawyer. He graduated from Columbia Law School and went into Corporate Law for a Korean Entertainment Company. However, he was quickly bored of his legal job, and left his position to become the General Counsel of ShoeDazzle, a startup created by Brian Lee and Kim Kardashian. From there, he took many other roles in the company. Coming from a legal standpoint, he found it much harder to work as the other positions, such as the CMO. As the company continued to grow, he started to realize what problems a growing company has. Some problems hit such as the company not growing as fast and having to lay off people. Richard didn’t have previous experience in operations and executive…show more content…
Since the second one requires large amounts of luck, time, and uncertainty, there is no distinct path how to arrive there. However, from an analyst there are a few distinctive ways to break into the field. There are very few analyst positions available at Venture Capital firms, and most positions are not publically announced. Since the field is such a closely knit industry, if a VC is looking for an analyst or associate, they will ask around, and more than enough people will be referred to the position. There are many more positions at the associate level, which is post-MBA or in some cases after two to three years of working at an analyst position. Since there are few VC analyst positions, many people start their careers in Investment Banking or Consulting to try to get their foot in the

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