Becoming an Entrepreneur & a Venture Capital Associate
Venture capitalists (VCs) raise finances to help startups get off the ground. But how do you land a role in Venture Capital? And how do you know if the career path is right for you?
Aaleen Anjum graduated pre-med before immersing herself in the startup ecosystem. Her passion for Medtech drove her to secure an internship in one of Canada’s largest biotech VC firms. Today, after securing her MBA she leads her VC’s Healthtech, Femtech, Edtech, and Sustainability tech portfolios.
If you're interested in starting a career in Venture Capital, join this session to learn about the skills necessary, career paths, and the trends in the industry
More about Aaleen:
Aaleen is a venture capitalist at Toronto based fund, Two Small Fish Ventures. She is a social entrepreneur who established Atlantic Canada’s first multi-faceted mental health youth center in 2014. After graduating from her Pre-Medicine Bachelor’s program, Aaleen immersed herself in the startup ecosystem. With a passion for medtech investing, she secured an internship at one of Canada’s largest precision medicine and biotech VC firms, Amplitude Ventures, where she drafted a thesis defining report on the emerging space of digital therapeutics and participated in the IPO of Repare Therapeutics in the Summer of 2020. She joined Two Small Fish Ventures in 2021 as an Analyst and leads the company's health tech, femtech, edtech, sustainability tech, social media, and fashion tech portfolios. Aaleen is passionate about entrepreneurship, biotech, racial equity in the VC ecosystem, mental health advocacy, and good cups of coffee. She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. If any of these points resonate with you, prepare your questions for Aaleen and join the conversation.
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