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VC MPsForgive the pedestrian question - do managing partners at VCs necessarily invest their own capital? I know a lot of these guys tend to be entrepreneurs who have sold their own start ups in the past. Do they invest their own personal cash into the start ups of others or do they tend to connect invest...
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College Major for Tech VC I would like to go into tech VC, however I am not sure what I should major in. Since comp sci/engineering is becoming the major for tech, I might major in that. However, can I major in economics and still break in? Is a comp sci background necessary for VC now? ...
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VC for VeteransI'm interested in joining a VC firm that specifically looks to help veterans. Which firms would you recommend and why? ...
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Break into VC without killing yourself in IBI need help. I'm a junior at a non target school and I know without a doubt that I want to get into VC. I like investing and would like to do something investing related if I can't break into VC right out of undergrad (yes I know it's very rare). I know the typical options are IB, work for a startup...
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VC carry at junior levelsHi, does anybody have some datapoints for assoc/sr assoc carry numbers for VC funds? fund size around 150-200m thanks a lot ...
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Calculating Fund IRR after recent portfolio IPOHi All, Unfamiliar situation for me here. We recently IPO'd a company that has done extremely well post going public (Up 300%-400% from pricing). We now need to calculate the fund IRR as of 9/30/13. The one portfolio company has done so well, it's moving the IRR number over 10%+ from last quarter to...
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insight venture partnersAny thoughts on this firm? I think they've taken 3 companies public this year. ...
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Informative VC websitesWhat venture capital websites/blogs/magazines should students with VC aspirations be reading? This is an interesting article that basically tells students they need to do their homework and really know their stuff if they ever want to work in VC. http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/02/16/3-ways-t......
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S&T to VC How common is it to move from a S&T position on the corporate credit side of things to a VC firm? ...
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Corporate VC.Hi everyone, I am currently around 3 years out of undergrad and I work as a pricing analyst for a commodity trading shop that specializes in power and natural gas. Since we are a part of a larger energy company we also have a fairly small but growing corporate VC arm that is there as a hedge against...
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PwC / IBM Consulting -> VC?Is it possible to break into VC from PwC / IBM consulting? Also, it seems like there's a tier system in VC like there is in PE, ie. "Megafunds" "Mid-market funds" "Boutique funds" etc What are my chances of breaking into each of these tiers, from PwC / IBM consulting? ...
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Experience prior to breaking into VCMy goal is to break into VC or a PM position out of undergrad. If I have four VC internships under my belt (3 summer, 1 part time during the school year, all at non-brand name early stage firms with at least $100MM under management), and founded a startup that got some local accelerator funding + br...
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Elon Musk in Self-Driving Car MarketAfter all of the fanfare of the posting on the Hyperloop I wanted to see what everyone thought of Elon Musk declaring he is getting into the Self-Driving car market. To me, the Hyperloop is a great idea that will be used by 1% of 1% of the world. While the engineering challenges will be daunting,...
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Samwer BookI think I mentioned this in a thread before, but I saw again today that someone on another site was requesting it: I have a pdf version of Oliver Samwer's dissertation on founding a company. If anyone is interested in this, I am more than happy to send it to you via email or upload it somwhere so th...
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Ever heard of Square 1 Bank Asset Management?Does anyone know much about square 1 bank asset management? Or, just square 1 bank in general? Those within the industry of VC, is it a legit firm? Thanks! ...
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Let's make a deal>> A bit about me European guy, M&A background, now working in a mid-cap PE fund in Europe. Ivy League MBA. Passionate about media and tech, bit of entrepreneurial experience, active investor in startups. >> What I want West Coast job at a VC or a great startup. >> The deal If ...
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Venture capital internshipsHey guys, I'm sure this question has been asked but I couldn't find it. I'm a junior at a small MN school. In MN we don't really have any major VC firms so placement coordinators at my school don't know much. I'm looking for a VC internship, and I've done my homework so I know their rare but I'm ver...
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VC gone awryHey guys, I feel that my career was skyrocketting until I wanted to go to the VC. I had exceptional academics and went to target schools. Got into (one of) top of the top investment banks. Very quickly I made a mistake of my life. Some guys were going to join Samvver's start ups and I was told the s...
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Add Deals Sourced + Board Seats to resumeSo I've sourced a few deals for my fund now and am taking a board seat for one of them. I'm wondering what you guys think the best protocol is for listing this on your resume. Thanks. ...
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What is the age of the youngest VC partner you've encountered?I'm just wondering how young some people managed to make it as a partner at a VC, as well as what the avg age usually is? ...
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Uber now valued at 3.5 billion dollarsIn case you haven't heard, Uber recently closed a 258 million dollar round of funding, which now values the company at 3.5 billion dollars. The funding primarily came from TPG Capital, which is a little unusual but TPG does have a 300 million dollar VC fund, and from Google Ventures. If you haven...
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Silicon Valley Bank: good for VC? Buyside? Bschool? IB?I haven't seen a thread about this bank recently so I wanted to ask if anyone has worked here or knew people who worked here. I saw some advertisements for their associate development program and was wondering if people had any information on it. Hours, interesting work, pay, exit opps, etc. Good pl...
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Pre-MBA VCs +/- MBA: What is your path forward?I'd be happy to hear from other pre-MBA VCs who decided to go to b-school or have gone, and what is their path forward (going back to a fund post MBA, joining a portfolio company, etc.) Also, if you're a pre-MBA VC and decided not to go to b-school, I'd be happy to hear your perspective and path for...
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