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SPOTLIGHT: VC Vernacular Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis' VC Vernacular is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in venture capital, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we've created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in general, as w...
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Financial modelling at VC firmsHi guys: Can some of your shed some lights on what kind of financial modelling is used and required at VC firms please? Is it mostly simple 3 statement model +DCF, that's it? I guess one would also need to learn how to model fundraising activities (debt, equity, asset sales etc), is that fair to say...
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Friend of mine wants to build a next-generation film finance companyHi guys, so this is my second post so far, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the feedback I've been getting from ya'll (especially from @DickFuld). This particular subject involves entrepreneurship, so I decided that posting this in the VC section would be best. So I've come to ask your opinion about a f...
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Emerging Markets PE -> VC?Have offer for EM PE fund that invests in Asia & Africa (role based in London), with my role focused on infrastructure investments (power, utilities, transport, etc) My long term goal however is VC. Just wondering if EM PE experience would be attractive to a VC? They are similar in the sense tha...
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IFC VC?Hi everyone: i was wondering if any of you have heard of IFC's venture capital team please? IFC (international finance corporation) is the investment arm of World Bank, and it seems that their VC team is relatively new (~9 years old). I would really appreciate any insights you have on the VC team in...
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Business Plans / DecksHey all. I have a pretty original startup idea I've been thinking about and researching casually for the past few months and I've decided that I'd like to get serious with it. I'm wondering if there is a somewhat standardized way or format of putting together a business plan (as there is a resume ...
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Early Stage VC Post MBA SalaryI've been hearing mixed things regarding post mba salaries at early stage VC firms. I've heard anything from $100k with no carry to $175k+ with carry. Anyone have concrete data on what salaries actually are? How much does this change at small funds (sub $100m) to larger funds ($100m-$1bn)? ...
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Formation 8 - vc fund Hi fellow monkeys Has anyone heard of this fund? Wanted to find out if they are any good at what they do and the culture. Thanks ...
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Transition into VC from Private Wealth Management/CFP. Advice?Hi all! I am new to this forum so thank you for listening to my personal career issues. Hopefully someone else has been in my position and can provide some insight. Background: I graduated summa cum laude with a finance degree and a minor in entrepreneurship. I love the startup scene and am a due d...
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VC Excel template - convertible noteHi, I was wondering if anyone had an excel spreadsheet or other tool. I'm looking at a company that has raised two convertible notes at different caps/discounts, and now they're raising their Series A. I would like to be able to plug numbers into something to do some quick math to see dilution/ow...
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Breaking into VC after INSEADHi everyone, Can someone advise what are the chances of breaking into VC after INSEAD? I have some prior experience in this field as well as years spent in IT/Tech, but geographically I am targeting Europe and Asia. Would really appreciate any feedback from INSEAD alumni or those who know the indust...
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VC Undergrad InternAny VC undergrad interns out there this summer or past undergrad interns mind sharing what kinds of projects they've worked on/are working on? At my VC firm ($200M under management; arguably the best VC firm in the state), they've got me doing small projects for portfolio companies but barely anyth...
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Advice Please! Growth Equity Interview Questions?So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't mind elaborating on the interview process, I'd be forever grate...
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VC Interview - Case StudyAll, I am currently going through an interview process with a VC firm and have been asked to complete a case study at home. They let me pick they 24-hour window of my choice and I'm to return the deliverable the next day. Anyone ever had something similar? What should I expect? I've searched this f...
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AMA - Undergraduate VC InternHey guys, I got a lot out of WSO over the past year or so, and wanted to give back to this community. Feel free to ask me anything! Background: Rising Junior at top 20 school, interning for a VC in the southeast focused on healthcare technology with ~50MM raised per round. CS/finance background ...
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Tenaya Capital Has anyone heard of Tenaya Capital (formerly Lehman Brothers VC) or know anything about them?http://www.tenayacapital.com ...
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VC in the SoutheastI am entering an SEC school as a finance major, and I would like to know if you have any advice as far as VC in the south east goes. Raleigh or Charlotte would be my preference, but I'm not sure much of what Atlanta might have to offer. Will it be difficult to break into VC in the south east? I mean...
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Tax Impact of valuation increase in a startup I invested inI invested in a startup company that was valued at $2M post-money when I invested in it. A couple years later they are raising more money that will probably value the company post-money around $25M. With dilution from the new financing my shares are now valued at around 7.9x cash on cash gain. (e.g,...
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How to enter VC after undergrad?I was wondering what tips or paths are most useful in entering a VC firm after a top 20 undergrad school? ie. major?, etc. ...
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What's a startup? Question was inspired from reading this article in the wsj (link inside the post) : "Uber Going for Startup-Valuation Title" How would you guys define a 'startup'? It seems like a very nebulous term that is often thrown around. If it has reached the level of employing a few hundred/thousand people, ...
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Career path in VCHi, I was wondering if someone could make his whole career in VC or if at one moment, we have to work for a start up (or create our own one) or work in the industry to become partner in a VC firm ? Thanks ...
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Rocket InternetHey guys, First time posting so not sure if I'm in the right place but basically have been offered a gig as an intern at rocket internet and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the company or potential exit opps. The position will be based in Europe so was also wondering what their reput...
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VC Analyst, or Corporate VC Associate?... Don't say "obviously VC analyst" because...well, read on. VC Analyst: Pro: - A famous fund, good track record Con: - I will be responsible for the hardware industry, which hasn't really taken off here in China (and no one know if it will). That means low deal flow, I will probably only be able t...
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Summer internship ideas?Some context: Senior (graduating May/June 2015) at HYP, did ER in sophomore year and IBD in the same BB junior year. I already have an FT IBD gig lined up, but I have about 2 months in between graduation and starting, and I was wondering if would be possible to squeeze an internship in between? Have...
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Incubator VC Interview Questions - any ideas?Hi I am about to interview with a Europe-based VC fund. The fund not only invest in companies, but also build them from scratch - think something like Rocket Internet. I'm confident about VC questions part. Do you have any idea what kind of questions I can expect on incubation side? I understand som...
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