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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Typical interview process is several rounds. There are a couple initial phone screens with other associates or VP level people at the firm. If you make it past the phone screens, then you are typically invited for several in-person interviews with a range of individuals - associates, VPs, and principals/partners. If that goes well, then there is typically an additional day of in-person interviews with the managing partners before a decision is made. Typical interview questions include: - walk me thru your resume (keep response to less than 3 minutes) - what do you think would be a compelling investment opportunity for Summit and why? - walk me through a deal/transaction you have worked on (investment thesis, your role, valuation, outcome, etc.) - additional questions will be asked to gauge work ethic, cultural fit, ability and desire to cold call, sales skills

    Interview Questions

    • Toughest part of a typical interview is a mock cold call where the interviewer will give you the description of a company, and the interviewee is asked to pretend as if he/she is calling the company on behalf of Summit. The interviewee is supposed to introduce them self, introduce Summit, and then ask questions about the business to determine if it would be a fit for Summit's investment philosophy (growing, private, profitable, limited/no prior VC).   Answer Question
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