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

David Teten

– Tax distributions. – Employee and investor noncompete/nonsolicitation. – 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. I thought it would be helpful to put together some notes on market norms and issues to consider in negotiating a partnership at an institutional investment firm. These are many of the steps I went through when I joined HOF Capital.