This isn’t such a great job:
- EIRs are often not paid, or only partly paid.
- EIRs are often subtly pushed out if they don’t generate an investment opportunity in 6–9 months.
- EIRs aren’t included in a lot of stuff that happens at a venture firm.
- Venture firms are kind of boring. They are small and people are out of the office a lot. Sometimes, folks are only really in the office on Mondays.
- Did I say sometimes this role isn’t even paid?
But, if you are a founder and truly between roles and want a place to “hang out” and think about the next thing, an EIR role can be a good way to do that.
Usually, though the way you get their jobs — if you can call them that — is to know a partner well, from the portfolio in particular.
She’ll ask you, usually.
There won’t be a job posting.