EXAMPLE LETTER TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND NETWORK WITH VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS
This example cover letter illustrates a job search technique that many aren’t familiar with. This isn’t a job search technique for everyone, but accomplished managers and executives often receive great referrals for positions in the hidden job market from venture capital and private equity firms.
This venture capital/private equity investors networking cover letter uses a strategy that we’ve found to be very effective when contacting VC and PE firms. Rather than asking about openings within the portfolio companies, use the letter to introduce yourself, begin to establish rapport, and then ask for advice and introductions–exactly as you would with your own networking contacts.