Transitioned into VC from Tech, ready to help
Studied at Harvard Business School
Works at DN Capital
Available today at 8:30 PM UTC
Usually responds within 1 hour
I am flexible and can adapt to your preferences.
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Cyrus's Venture Capital Qualifications
Experience level: Associate
10+ people coached for Venture Capital
Open to working with clients outside the U.S.
VC associate at DN Capital, transitioned into it from a 'non-traditional' background.
Cyrus can help with:
Technical Interview Prep
Behavioral Interview Prep
About me: I am French-British and recently got my MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously, I lived between France and Britain for most of my life. I graduated in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London in 2017 and am passionate about flight as a hobby; I am looking to pass my Private Pilot's License soon – hopeful or wishful thinking maybe? I am also a keen pianist and have been playing for a number of years and am looking to join a jazz band for weekends. Sports-wise, I am orientated towards tennis, golf and squash, and learning how to surf. Also quite a wine and food enthusiast (as any stereotypical Frenchman perhaps!). Career-wise, I worked at Salesforce from 2017 to 2020, primarily as a Solutions Engineer on some of the company's most strategic sales processes. I developed a strong passion for the startup ecosystem, paticularly for enterprise products, and interned at a VC firm, prior to getting my MBA. My experience: I have been coaching and tutoring for the past 10 years: I started with Maths/Physics, then French/English, then GMAT and MBA admissions. I really enjoy coaching others, helping people develop into the best version of themselves and unlocking new opportunities together. Most importantly, I coach on matters that I myself have had to work hard through in order to achieve what I wanted; so I will bring all empathy and pragmatism possible in my coaching. My approach: It starts by getting to know you (the student) as a person. What drives you? What matters to you? Who do you want to become? Why do you get up in the morning? What do you do for fun? This allows me to understand your personality, character, and approach to your life. I can then use this information to motivate you, to better adapt my explanations (I often use metaphors so you understand the concept more visually), and for us to build a partnership for long-term success. Together, we build a plan of action as a team, which requires both my overview, foresight and planning, and your focus and will. With a clear plan, with clear goals that are adapted to you, I prepare sessions in advance, anticipating areas you might need more help with, and adapting the pace and focus of each session as we go through the content together.
Why do I coach?
There are many times in my life where I wish I had a coach, or someone who had been through something similar and could provide guidance. I believe a little bit of coaching can go a long way, helping people channel their efforts in the right areas and the right direction. When I was looking for coaching, I had to reach out and cold e-mail many people, who kindly helped. I pay it forward by coaching, and have done so since high school.
September 2022 - Present
$1bn VC firm operating across the U.S. and Europe, investing in enterprise software, consumer platforms, digital marketplaces, fintech and more.
May 2021 - August 2021
VC Analyst Intern
May 2020 - August 2020
September 2017 - April 2020
Investment Banking Analyst
Societe Generale Sa
June 2014 - July 2014
Harvard Business School
2020 - 2022
Imperial College London
Master of Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering
2013 - 2017
Cyrus was also personally admitted to
The Wharton School (UPenn)
Cyrus has helped Leland clients get into Harvard Business School