Gradlife: KPMG into Venture Capital

This week on Gradlife, Mark spoke to Tanner O’Connell about his route from KPMG into Venture Capital. A UCD Commerce graduate, Tanner went into KPMG for three years before beginning a career in venture capital. He talks about his three years at KPMG in transaction services, following which, he decided to leave after realising that it wasn’t for him. He talks to Mark about why KPMG was a good place for his learning but that ultimately he didn’t see himself being suited to that career path. He then decided to take some time out to find out what he really wanted to do.

After leaving KPMG, he went on to Elkstone Partners, a venture capital company, where he become Alan Merriman’s Executive Assistant.

They talk about the benefits of working at a small fund, the roles and all they entail as well as the mental journey he has been on to get there!

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