Venture Capital Partner Salaries

What is a venture capital vice president?

Venture Capital Partners are the senior-most members of the investment team and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm, identifying and executing on investment opportunities, and working closely with portfolio companies to drive growth and value. 

They have a deep understanding of multiple industries and trends, and can quickly identify and capitalize on new opportunities. Strong leadership skills, the ability to multitask, and the ability to navigate ambiguity and uncertainty are critical to success in this role. 

They also play a key role in mentoring junior team members, shaping the culture of the firm, and representing the firm externally to the broader venture capital community. 

They are also responsible for fundraising and bringing in new limited partners to the firm.

How much money do venture capital partners make?

According to the survey results, venture capital partner salaries ranged from $0 – $1,000,000. Many roles with $0 base salaries were carry-only positions. This is more typical in more senior positions, where the amount of carry is significant.

Average base salary for Partners is up 7%, from about $182K last year to $195K this year – the highest it’s been in the past 4 years.

How much experience do venture capital partners have?

According to the survey, VC Vice Presidents are 41.3 years old on average; they have 18.4 years of total work experience and 8.8 years of investment experience.