👩🏻‍💻 A Journey to Venture Research Analyst

The truth is, I don’t know what I want to do.

Every time I received an interview for an interesting job, I got pumped and screamed. I did my homework, researched the opportunity, wrote detailed answers, and recorded my answers again and again. From 250+ applications, countless interviews and coffee chats, I learned

I can grow to any direction, but the question is, which direction do I want.

I stumbled upon a research analyst position at SignalFire, a data-driven VC firm. I fell in love with that opportunity, because it would allow me to continue my passion for data-driven recruitment (The firm has a proprietary recruiting platform!). Unfortunately, I did not get the job (sorry for them 😉). This interview, however, opened a new world for me. I began learning about Research Analyst positions at VC firms.

A friend told me later: Follow what you’re curious about versus what you think you should do.

By journaling my good time, I reflected on what I want. I really enjoyed learning new things. I was in flow when I did the research for a VC assignment, and I engaged less in building a COVID-19 app. From these reflections, I knew I wanted to become a venture capitalist more than a product manager.

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