This is a 3 part guide to starting your own angel portfolio. The third part will focus on looking at deals, keeping track of them and quick evaluation. The first part can be found here. The second part of the series can be found here This is the last post in the series so hopefully everyone wil...
|2||By Allthingsvc 1 year 10 months ago|
This is a 3 part guide to starting your own angel portfolio. The second part will focus on in depth tips regarding actual diligence. The first part can be found here. If you're looking to do some angel investing for the first time, I hope you would've read up on lots of best practices, vernacular...
|9||By neil joseph 1 year 10 months ago|
Hey guys, I am talking to several VCs for series A financing. All of the require reverse vesting of 3-4 years and with a 1 year cliff. Now, I was wondering whether anybody has any insight if it is possible to negotiate that out of the contract completely. Also, what about accelerated vesting, so tha...
By baba o'riley 1 year 10 months ago
|3||By tkschauweker 1 year 10 months ago|
I recently accepted an offer to work as an undergrad student venture associate for a startup VC fund (similar to the "kid VCs" at Alsop Louie or the dorm room fund). I've had prior experience launching a startup and working in VC (internships) but now that I'll actually be sourcing, it's going to be...
By jackd9999 1 year 10 months ago
Since it seems that First Round (and please correct me if I'm wrong) is training VCs in unis with their Dorm Room Funds, what's to stop an enterprising student from networking their ass off to find mentors, on campus entrepreneurs, etc, learn what they need to analyse/valuate companies and approach ...
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|17||By 7xEBITDA 1 year 10 months ago|
This is a 3 part guide to starting your own angel portfolio. The first part will be general guidelines. The second part of the series can be found here Jason Calacanis had a great quote in an article on PandoDaily this week that said If normal people can gamble their money in vegas, why can't t...
|13||By kookookachoo 1 year 10 months ago|
I have an offer to join a startup venture fund run by a former partner and relevant professionals in the industry. Right now, I'd be helping the fund raise its first round, and sourcing deals after when/if this happens. I've been told this could very well translate to a full time VC analyst/associat...
By jackd9999 1 year 10 months ago
|4||By VC_associate_13 1 year 10 months ago|
Having a tough time making a decision here. Two offers below. Looking to get a top MBA in the future (2 to 3 years) and hopefully start a company with a focus on media/tech/entertainment. Also interested in VC though, which is why this is tough. Knowing this is a group that believes banking and co...
By wso8917 1 year 10 months ago
|14||By VC_associate_13 1 year 10 months ago|
Hey, I am a junior in Europe. I am going to take a gap year next year (from may 2014 to august 2015). I would love to spend between 3 to 6 months at a VC/Growth firm. Do you know any funds who take summer interns/part-time employees ? Anywhere in the world is fine with me. I know DN Capital takes in...
By chti59 1 year 10 months ago
|2||By chti59 1 year 10 months ago|
This is the advice that I give prospective VC associates/principals or whenever anyone asks "how do I get into VC?" and wants to be in a fund doing Seed, Series A or even Series B deals: * Do some deals! * If you have a bit of your own money, show that you can find interesting things. It doesn't hav...
By popsiclepete 1 year 11 months ago
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|5||By bleedingorange 1 year 10 months ago|
Anyone w/ experience or knowledge on the topic know what the typical qualifications for breaking into a phara/biotech VC short of having a Ph.D/MD? I graduated from a well regarded public school (think UNC/Mich/So Cal) two years ago with degrees in bio and econ and have been in business development ...
By Cuda 1 year 11 months ago
|3||By NixHex 1 year 11 months ago|
I am a Mechanical Engineer in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I have worked as an Engineer for almost 10 years now (guess you will know my age) and to me this job/career leads to no where unless I go seek for job at the white desert (Alberta Oil sands) because manufacturing is on a decline AND it's someth...
By so_ken_you 1 year 11 months ago
|9||By Flake 1 year 11 months ago|
Why would a fund gain ownership through common shares instead of warrants or preferred (or vice versa). Thanks in advance ...
By Username294220 1 year 11 months ago
|2||By BatMasterson 1 year 11 months ago|
Currently analyst at top oil and gas M&A group. Familiar with the energy PE space and am aware that some have some cleantech/renewable investments. Looking for some firms, specifically VC firms, that are predominantly focused on cleantech. Anyone have any insight on firms, geographies, paths to ...
By brownbear1257 1 year 11 months ago
|2||By brownbear1257 1 year 11 months ago|
Forgive 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...
By lola 2 years 1 week ago
|3||By Allthingsvc 1 year 11 months ago|
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? ...
By anonoymous384 1 year 11 months ago
|3||By popsiclepete 1 year 11 months ago|
I'm interested in joining a VC firm that specifically looks to help veterans. Which firms would you recommend and why? ...
By dragoncapital55 1 year 11 months ago
|2||By brutalglide 1 year 11 months ago|
I 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...
By Capitalism 2 years 6 months ago
|9||By wikileaks 1 year 11 months ago|
Hi, does anybody have some datapoints for assoc/sr assoc carry numbers for VC funds? fund size around 150-200m thanks a lot ...
By LDNBNKR 1 year 12 months ago
|3||By LDNBNKR 1 year 11 months ago|
Hi 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...
By TheBigBambino 2 years 5 days ago
|2||By TheBigBambino 1 year 12 months ago|
Any thoughts on this firm? I think they've taken 3 companies public this year. ...
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|9||By VC_associate_13 2 years 3 days ago|
What 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......
By Capitalism 2 years 2 months ago
|7||By Zweihander 2 years 1 week ago|
How common is it to move from a S&T position on the corporate credit side of things to a VC firm? ...
By TradingBillie 2 years 1 month ago
|5||By VC_associate_13 2 years 1 week ago|
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...
By fr 2 years 1 week ago