The 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...
By WallStreetOasis.com 4 years 4 months ago
Hello fellow monkeys, I currently work as a Corporate Strategy Analyst at a F500, but I have had an interest in the VC industry for a while now. I really wanted to get hands on experience working at a VC, but given that I have only been in my current role for less than 3 months, I feel like it is t...
By NewChimpontheStreet 1 week 5 days ago
|2||By Dorsk 2 days 19 hours ago|
Hi Everyone, I looked everywhere and it seems that for my question the only possible way to break into VC from IBD is to be at Qatalyst or TMT BB. But is it? I come from an European background and I am really not too keen on doing an MBA, but I really want to get into VC (doesn't need to be the li...
By JonnyPi 6 days 5 hours ago
|1||By Frank Slaughtery 3 days 18 hours ago|
If trying to move from investment banking to venture capital, what groups would be best to make the jump? I assume that tech groups, as well as product groups such as M&A are good. I also assume that leveraged finance and DCM would be terrible groups for making the jump to VC (you aren't exactly...
By prospectiveintern 3 weeks 8 hours ago
|3||By TechBanking 2 weeks 1 day ago|
How to be promoted to Partner role (with material % of carry) from Investment Manager/Director/Principal position in a small early stage fund? Few ideas that came to my mind: 1) check whether you are on a partner-track 2) make money for LP/GP - control whole lifecycle of investment (sourcing, dd, st...
By insider 2 weeks 4 days ago
How would y'all value a startup apparel business. Primarily web-based. ~$60k in LTM revenue. Looking for funding, trying to establish a realistic valuation. Likely Friends and Family or Angels, not VC's at this stage. Help! ...
By Billy Ray Valentine 1 month 3 weeks ago
|4||By Frank Slaughtery 2 weeks 4 days ago|
There has never been a better time to start a business (except maybe during the .com boom). With immense amount of capital flowing into the startups and tech sector, great and valuable ideas have a relatively good shot at securing funding. Funding and Tech In fact, according to CNBC, in the most ...
By playtheman 2 weeks 6 days ago
|8||By WallStreetOasis.com 2 weeks 5 days ago|
Good evening monkeys, I am currently in college and trying to nail down my next step. I would like to take my startup experience and work as a VC associate for a couple of years. Then, I would like to leverage this into a Brand Management position. But is this a thing that is at all done, or is t...
By QuantyPoet 1 month 1 week ago
|1||By Masterz57 3 weeks 1 day ago|
Can anyone share a normal salary range for an analyst at a Non-Profit VC associated with a university and a traditional for profit VC firm? ...
By Oscar2015 1 month 3 weeks ago
|2||By dim Sum cook 3 weeks 1 day ago|
I would appreciate some feedback from fellow monkeys on e-commerce valuation. I understand that apart from the tangibles such as Sellers' Discretionary Earnings (SDE) multiple, EV and Past & Projected Earnings, a huge role is played by the intangibles of the business from a valuation perspective...
By IB Analyst 1 year 10 months ago
|3||By Texas2016 3 weeks 1 day ago|
Hey guys, So a little background on me, I just graduated from a Non-target school. Back in my home country now (India) after graduation due to lack of opportunities. Currently working in Institutional Equity research (Sell-Side) at a boutique firm. I have this idea for a start-up that I could use so...
By Mr. Mumbai 3 weeks 3 days ago
By fanpurdue104471 3 weeks 5 days ago
Coming from an HF background I am not as familiar with the VC world. Could someone who works in VC please describe to me what their COO handles on a day to day basis and what the job entails? Thanks ...
By beastly214 1 month 2 weeks ago
|1||By ivedtara 1 month 3 days ago|
Morning monkeys, Wondering if anyone has experience with moving from a hedge fund to venture capital. It's a move I would be interested in, and I was just wondering if the skill sets were transferable, if it's a realistic move, etc. Thank you in advance ...
By The Real Gordon... 1 month 2 weeks ago
|2||By The Real Gordon... 1 month 1 week ago|
Hi! Any of you current and former interns and full timers out there ever use a course (such as an investment banking modeling course) to get you up to snuff in cap table and waterfall modeling, term sheets, operating agreements, notes, etc.? I've been asked a few times for resources by users interes...
By moneymogul 6 months 3 weeks ago
|3||By annette12 1 month 2 weeks ago|
Greetings! I'm currently structuring the carried interest operating agreement for a newly launched mid-sized VC fund, and I have a couple questions that I would like to ask this group. This is related to the carried interest pool for our staff. 1 - Is it normal to have an automatic buyback of carr...
By Charlotte23 1 month 3 weeks ago
|1||By DickFuld 1 month 3 weeks ago|
I'm an MBA grad and I've never had a VC interview. The person I'm interviewing with is a senior leader within the VC fund who also sits on numerous boards. I haven't done much preparation for any VC interview as I don't think I had a chance. What are some questions to expect and what are some good ...
By mbatovc 1 month 4 weeks ago
|4||By tac782 1 month 3 weeks ago|
I have an offer from a tech venture capital fund. But I might have to take a paycut (about 10-15%) to join them. Here's my pros and cons list Current IB job: Pros: - #1 bank in this sector in my country. Undisputed leader by far. - Unparalleled deal flow and deal closure: closed 4 deals in my first ...
By IRSPB 2 months 2 weeks ago
|6||By IRSPB 1 month 3 weeks ago|
Hi 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...
By Origin 3 months 3 weeks ago
|10||By Texas2016 2 months 1 week ago|
I turn 25 in a month, starting second year BSc studies in International Business in a non-target school in a small town. I am living in Europe and studying abroad and my GPA after first year is nothing spectacular. How could I ever land a job in VC? On the bright side, I am good with numbers, social...
By ssild90 2 months 2 weeks ago
|5||By bule 2 months 1 week ago|
Hi 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...
By Chimp_and_jeez 3 months 1 week ago
|9||By Zen Monkey 2 months 1 week ago|