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In the second quarter of 2022, there were 376 VC job listings available. Despite low capital deployment in Q4 of the same year, 366 VC opportunities were opened. While job opportunities arose, seniority levels peaked in various quarters. Junior roles in Q4 (145), mid-level roles in Q2 (172), and senior roles in Q3 (71).
In total, junior and mid-level VC roles dominated the space with a total of 543 junior roles and 607 mid-level roles - compared to a mere 257 for senior roles. However, VC recruiting, especially at senior levels, is notoriously made internally and through personal networks. Additionally, junior roles and some MBA openings typically follow a 3-6 month cycle which calls for more postings.
Eleanor Kaye, executive director at the Newton Venture Program points out a common pattern in VC recruitment saying,
VCs tend to be more effective at bringing in diverse or under-represented talent at entry level, but not as effective at helping them scale the ladder of seniority.
Additionally, Sarah Finegan, Antler’s portfolio director, encourages VCs to post more openings across levels publicly in order to level the playing field and aid in the industry’s lack of diversity. As well as continuing to build out mentorship programs for underrepresented candidates. Nicole DeTommaso, Partner at Harlem Capital, is just one example of a VC sharing from the inside and actively supporting those interested in the space.
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In total, 805 venture capital firms from 35 countries posted 1407 job openings. The US accounted for more than 60% of the jobs listed with a total of 485. Europe met 30% of the total jobs with 285 jobs listed. The Rest of the World category encompassed 31 countries which were a part of 143 open roles.
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