Relevant outside Silicon Valley?
Your career path makes some sense if your initial tech job dealt with the big picture of emerging technology. Somebody has to help the people with the actual venture money pick the winners and losers. But it's the "corp finance" step that has me confused without knowing your educational background. I'm assuming you had both Comp Science and probably MBA/Accounting from college to prep you for that first transistion?
But networking in Silicon Valley and networking in Ohio or Wisconsin where I've spent my career are quite different. Career in midwest will rarely lead to venture capital career from tech. I submit a major item was being in Silicon Valley during this tech boom since 2000.