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Who we talked to:

Megan Blewett, 28. Venture capital associate at the Palo Alto-based Venrock, focusing on therapeutics. Data-diver. Runner.


Why you should listen:

After finishing her Ph.D.,Blewett took what she thought would be a short break before her postdoc to learn more about venture capital. That break turned into a new career. She’s been an associate at Venrock since January.

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