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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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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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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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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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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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NEED VC INTERVIEW HELPWhat's up guys. I have a venture capital interview in a few days for a summer internship position. I am a junior in a non-target business school studying finance. The firm is made up of about 5 people and they help companies in their early stage. Do you guys have any tips for the interview? Also, th...
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Early Stage VC Pre-MBA Internship Interview QuestionsI have an interview this week for a Pre-MBA internship with an early stage VC fund. Are there any particular questions I should be prepared for? I'm planning on making sure I understand how and why they invest and researching the companies they've involved with as well as having some companies ready...
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CAIA vs CFA for VC/PEHi fellows! I'm a French student, on the way to get a master degree only in a few months and with the will to work in the VC world. I already got a long internship at PwC for 26 months as a financial auditor but I'd like to add a certification to learn more about investments and add value on my resu...
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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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VC salary in LondonHi. Do you guys now what's the salary for a VC Analyst with the IB experience in London? We are talking about quite small, seed/early-stage funds focused on general tech. ...
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Product Development exit opportunities / Venture Capital? What are some of the exit opportunities for a Product Development Analyst? After two years, would Venture Capital be possible? ...
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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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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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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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