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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, ...
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Summer Internship: PE/Search Fund in US vs. Venture Capital in ChinaI'm a rising junior at a liberal arts college, interested in doing PE/VC. I would try to do IBD if I can't get in a buy-side right out of college. I got two offers for the summer internship: 1. A new/small search fund pe firm at the stage of searching. My role would be doing industry research and so...
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Europe grad with IB experience - VC in States?Hi. I am about to graduate from my Master studies. I have worked as an Intern in two Big 4s (in Due Diligence and M&A groups) and worked as an IBD analyst in the boutique - focused mostly on project finance, infrastructure and transportation. My goal is to reach VC. I know it's easier in London/...
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Current VC associate taking questionsI'm currently working as a pre-MBA associate at a leading Silicon Valley VC firm (nearly $1B in current AUM). Happy to take any questions about working as a VC associate, recruiting, etc. In terms of my background, I've worked in both business operations at a startup and tech banking at a bulge-brac...
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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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Stanford joint MBA & MS CS ProgramI’ve been looking at MBA programs, and I came across the joint MBA & MS CS program form Stanford. I have always been interested in computer science, and I even took a C++ course in school. Do you think the joint program from Stanford can give you an edge when competing for VC FT positions? Min...
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Relevant internships for VCHi, i'm a sophomore hoping to break into VC at a junior level after graduation, and I would like to know what kind of internships would be relevant for breaking into VC, or that are noteworthy by "VC standards". Currently I have 2 unconfirmed offers for a summer internship with a young company/start...
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Undergrad with FT Offer --- How Can I Start Networking with VCs?I am a senior graduating in a few months and going to work in restructuring within TMT. My long term goal is to get into VC. I already have my offer and a light schedule so I've been studying for the GMAT as well as trying to begin networking with buyside firms. Both my school and even my firm to so...
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Sales vs. Business DevelopmentHey Everyone, I see that people who get into VC can come from all types of different backgrounds, some of them coming from Biz Dev roles at successful start-ups, and I'm wondering what exactly this means. I recently started on the sales/marketing/general client facing team at a tech start-up in nyc...
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VC courses?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...
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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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Starting your own VC firmJust curious about some opinions here on what you would all do. Let's say you have the capital and VC interests you, but you have no experience in the field. Plus you don't have the undergraduate grades to get into a good MBA program, nor do you want go back to school. My main question is the advice...
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Investment Banks and Venture CapitalAre there any circumstances under which a venture capital firm would need to utilize the services of an investment bank? As many examples as you can possibly think of. All input is appreciated; thank you. ...
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Post-MBA Venture Capital CompI'm currently in my last semester of b-school going through advanced stages of VC interviews. I did VC pre-MBA and have only a few data points on post-MBA comp for a Senior Associate / VP. Starting base is pretty consistent: $140k - $160k in Bay Area (with an outlier at $120k for a small fund in Bos...
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Any good VC-oriented valuation books? And would any early stage VCs here mind PMing me?I was wondering if there were any good books on VC (seed, series A) valuation similar to what the Rosenbaum & Pearl text is to banking (detailed, highly recommended for beginners, a good study/reference guide etc). I've gathered some of the "basics" to valuing early stage stuff through the sear...
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Family and friends round for a non-perishable specialty drink product: What questions to ask?Hi all, I was approached and asked to participate in an early seed round ( ...
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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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Path of least resistance to VCI'll be a SA at a fringe BB (think WF, RBC). I want to work in tech VC, am I better off doing Tech coverage group or M&A? ...
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Google Business Solutions Role vs Microsoft Marketing vs Finance...for VC Exit?Hey everyone, I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the following. I have an internship offer with Google's business solutions group, in which I will work with advertisers and publishers on Double Click. I'd like to be in VC or PE in the long run. I'm a junior in Europe but I plan to move to the US...
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when raise against convertible debt, how to select investors?Is there any different criterial for selecting investors when raising money against convertible debt vs equity? Thanks. ...
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Top in house corporate VCs?I have been looking into the VC space quite a bit lately, though I have always been a part of the start up scene in my community. I was wondering what are your thoughts on in-house corporate VCs? What would you say are among the most notable in the industry? ...
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Quitting with no gig lined up - deathwish?I am a top BB, top group and top bucket analyst based in London. I've done quite some soul searching, and came to the conclusion that I want to do VC in SF / Menlo. Have a comp sci education and experience in tech, so don't think VC per se is a far shot. For a variety of reasons, my current plan is...
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Accel Partners Growth Equity SuperdayHas anyone received a superday invitation? ...
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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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Venture Capital ValuationCan anyone provide me with insight as to how I should value a company that is not projected to have positive earnings until about 5years out? Would I take multiples approach (Comps) or go the DCF route? Also once I have year 5 revenue numbers what discount rate should I apply? Any help is sincerely ...
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