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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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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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Seeking for Career AdviceI 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...
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Seeking for Career AdviceI 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...
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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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Worth taking a paycut to move to Venture Capital?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 ...
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Worth taking a paycut to move to Venture Capital?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 ...
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Startup Burn Rate ModelHey fellow Monkeys - I am looking for some sort of template to model my startup's burn rate. My company gettrex.com produces a hardware and has a large upfront 1 time downpayment for tooling and then monthly expenditures. I would welcome any good startup burn rate or even future projection models....
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Startup Burn Rate ModelHey fellow Monkeys - I am looking for some sort of template to model my startup's burn rate. My company gettrex.com produces a hardware and has a large upfront 1 time downpayment for tooling and then monthly expenditures. I would welcome any good startup burn rate or even future projection models....
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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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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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VC Internship FAQsLooking for a current/previous VC intern's insight into the recruiting/interviewing process and the activities that they experienced while on the job. Thanks. ...
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Most important skills gained in VC?Hi guys, What would you say is the most important skills you've gained in VC? What skills do you gain the most from working in the field (Analyst/associate level)? Thanks! ...
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What do you want to know about getting a VC job?Hey guys and gals, I'm going through the VC interview process now and working on documenting what I'm learning. May end up putting out an ebook or something (ideally co-written with someone with more experience). It seems like there aren't a ton of great resources out there (I'm thinking Case in Poi...
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2nd round interview - Case study - thoughts?Hi All, Made it to the 2nd round with an international VC and was given a brief case study to prepare at home. As I don't have too much experience with early stage/pre-revenue companies, would appreciate your thoughts / ideas on how to go about it. Basically, case is about a tech company requiring ...
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Getting a graduate internship in a VC firm in LondonHi, I'm about to follow an advanced master program in Finance at ESCP Europe and I'd like to get a VC internship in London from April 2016. Did some of you already get one in London ? At which funds ? When would be the best time to start applying ? Should I cold call some of them ? Thanks in advance...
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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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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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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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When are VC funds most sensitive to downturnsThinking of raising a fund but weary of a potential market crash on the horizon. I'm wondering how the timing of a market crash would affect me, so here is my question: Since venture capital funds have a 10 year time horizon, most will live through a market downturn at some point. When is it 'least...
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Tsing CapitalHey guys, Just wondering if anyone has heard about Tsing Capital or knows about it. Good place to possibly work after an analyst stint in trading on the sell side? "China's first cleantech venture fund established | China Environment Fund (CEF), managed by Tsing Capital, is the most widely recognize...
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Career options after pre-MBA VCHi everyone: I was wondering if you can comment on the career options after MBA for people who have had pre-mBA vc experience please? I'm interested in investing , especially in value investing and special situations. I understand that the modelling experience will be different but I plan to write i...
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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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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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