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VC internships are not easy to come by — and there’s some obvious reasons why:

  1. Experience — The best VCs have a wealth of experience under their belt in a particular sector or industry to help provide targeted advice and contacts to portfolio companies. Arguably, experience is something you cannot teach.
  2. Skill set — VC requires both hard and soft skills; the best VCs can financially model, infer the technical inefficiencies of a product, charm a conference floor, and maintain a vast, focused network. Again, this is a difficult skill set to have developed by your twenties.
  3. Supply — VC…

Sophie Ishak

student @Columbia

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