Working in Venture Capital

Working in Venture Capital

In the last video to this series on Venture Capital, Harry delves into the different roles and responsibilities of those within a venture capital firm. This includes partners, analysts, associates and so on before briefly introducing the VC ecosystem within the UK. In 2019, £10.1bn was invested by VCs into UK companies.
Overview

In order for entrepreneurs to connect with the right people within a Venture Capital firm it’s valuable to know who does what. Partners play a large role, Principals bring influence, and Associates can champion your business within the fund. The VC ecosystem is in rude health in the UK and there are a wide range of options for early stage companies to take advantage of.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are the key roles within a venture capital fund?

  • Do venture capital firms network with each other?

  • What does the venture capital ecosystem look like in the UK?

  • Where should early stage companies go for funding?

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Harry Davies

Harry Davies

Harry Davies has spent the last few years investing in and supporting early-stage technology startups, and has worked with over 200+ startups. He started doing this at Wayra, O2 and Telefonica’s startup accelerator, where they would invest in companies that had a strategic fit with Telefonica, across telecoms, fintech, cyber security, healthcare and more. Harry has since moved to Tech Nation, a UK Government backed body that supports the UK tech sector.

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