The Ultimate Meta-Job Explained (Or What an Entrepreneur-In-Residence Actually Does)

Photo: Ramocchia
Photo: Ramocchia

Exactly what do you do? This has been a persistent question since I started my Entrepreneur in Residence gig at Andreessen Horowitz, and one that I have had to both figure out for myself and explain over and over again. If you explicitly search for it, you can find an occasional article or Quora thread on the topic – but as people rightfully point out, it is a rather vague role that varies in each case and from VC firm to firm. So, once-and-for-all, here’s what it’s like for me.