Why I’m Interviewing Non-Partner VCs on How They Got into Venture

Leah Fessler
3 min readOct 24, 2019

As a journalist, I spent a lot of time thinking and writing about early-stage venture capital. The mystique was intriguing, and at times, pretty annoying. I loved the idea of deeply researching, sourcing, and betting on the brands and companies that will define the future. But it was nearly impossible to understand how anyone working in VC actually got there.

Leah Fessler

Investor at NextView Ventures. Journalist. Thinking about gender, equality, and pugs. Formerly at Chief, Quartz, Slow, Bridgewater Associates, Middlebury.