How to Negotiate a Partner Role at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Firm

David Teten

The presence of non-market terms may reflect difficulties in fundraising or the idiosyncratic demands of one or more LP’s. “The ‘back-story’ to these terms can give you valuable insight into the strength of the fund. – Tax distributions. – Clawback scenarios. It’s hard enough to get a job at a venture capital or private equity firm; it’s even more complex to join as a Partner.