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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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Breaking into VC with a JD/PhDI've got a JD and a PhD in molecular biology, both from top schools. I've spent the last 6 years at at NYC law firm doing high-stakes pharma/biotech/medical device patent litigation. I'm considering moving out of law into finance, and several people have suggested I look into VC. Any thoughts on op...
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Why no undergrads straight to VC?Especially at early stage firms. Why are grads so much more valuable after 2-3 years at an investment bank than they are coming out of undergrad? From what I understand there isn't excessive in depth modeling going on at early stage firms anyway. Coming out of undergrad the VC firm could pay them le...
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Technology Can someone tell me about this group at Wells. https://www.wellsfargo.com/com/industry/technology.... What are exit opps, starting salaries, bschool placement, etc. Could i get into PE or after 3-4 years and then b school. or maybe Lbo? ...
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Business Development exit oppsForgive me if this has been covered in a previous topic, I'm relatively new to the site. Anyway, I'm doing corporate lending and studying for CFA level 1, then hopefully level 2 in June. While I enjoy finance, I'd ultimately like to be doing strategic management, preferably business development/gr...
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Post Money CalculationSay a company raises 10 from an external VC who gets a 20% stake in the company. At the same time the company owner (who already own a majority in the company) puts in 2 in the company. Is the post money valuation 10/20% = 50 or is it 50+ 2 = 52? Likewise is the pre-money valuation 50-10 = 40 or 50...
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Samsung Open Innovation Center?Does anyone know anything about this new group at Samsung? I am interested in tech venture capital / start ups. You think this would be a good start out of college? Do you think this could lead to some solid MBA choices? ...
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Best options for rising sophomore to get into VC?Hey guys, I'm a rising sophomore at a target school. I'm thinking about double majoring in Material Sciences and Economics because I'm interested in the business perspective of renewable energy/agriculture. However, I'm uncertain of how to best position myself so I can eventually get a career in VC...
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Fidelity BioscienceHi, Does anyone know about the investment process at Fidelity Biosciences? Do they look at early stage biotechs or are they predominantly focussed on late-stage, expansionary companies? Any insights into their investment criteria/process would be much appreciated. Thanks ...
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Pitching an investment during interviewsHi all. Anyone have any thoughts on how to go about pitching an investment during a final-round interview with an early-stage VC? It'd be a huge help for me to hear your thoughts. Thanks guys - really appreciate it. ...
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Raising money for VC equityI was asked by my firm (as an intern) to put together a presentation on a VC firm that is looking to raise equity. What are the challanges and risks of working on deal like this? as opposed to a more traditional business. This is a space we aren't very familiar with. If senior monkeys with experienc...
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Founding an incubator-backed startup - looks good? So I got the opportunity to spend a semester at a local incubator (pretty solid mentorship from VC partners, run by some prominent CEOs but you won't recognize the incubator name outside a couple of states - they've got a pretty decent track record though) and I'm required to take time off school fo...
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Very detailed notes of Peter Thiel's startup class at StanfordI came across a blog with very specific notes on the class Peter Thiel is currently teaching at Stanford. I've been going through a class lecture a day when I get some down time in the office. Here are some takeaways I thought we're good from the first 3 lessons. (Some of these are little obvious, b...
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VC jobs in NYCHi all, What are the best VC firms in NYC for recent grads? By the time I graduate (may 2014),I will have 6 month of VC experience (summer internship+some part-time online work),which VC shops in NYC I need to target in the first place? Thanks! ...
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VC as entry level for my science backgroundI have a biology degree, very high GPA, and graduate research in cell/molecular biology, but would like to get into finance/banking/investments. I've heard VC may be the way to get my foot into the door. Is this true? ...
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What roles could VC interns get at startups for FT jobs?I got the opportunity to intern at an early stage non-brand-name VC firm for my sophomore summer (doing diligence, valuations, investment review, big projects for portfolio companies, etc) and I hope to work for a silicon valley venture backed startup after graduation (think Carlyle, Accel, etc). I...
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Start up to VCHi, I recently moved from a Sales and Trading Desk at a bulge to a start up (late stage) company working strategy and bd. As I continue to learn more about the industry I think my long term goals align well with working at a VC because of financial background. I also started a company in college t...
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Patent War: Obama's Executive OrderObama is making a move for the tech industry, and finally beginning to rain the fiery hammer upon Patent Trolls. Right now, 61% of patent infringement lawsuits come from Patent Assertion Entities, which are: "typically shell organizations with no other interests but to hoard intellectual property ...
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Brokerage account for VC fundNeed recommendation for brokerage account for VC fund. ...
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Typical VC Company ResearchSo I know that different firms do different things, but if I wanted to start doing the equivalent of equity research reports on startups to show for an interview, or even just for my own personal use, does anybody have a sort of template for these? Not entirely sure where to begin besides market, c...
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VC HeadhuntersI know most VCs dont even use headhunters, but does anyone have any headhunters who may deal with VC/early stage funds who is based in NYC? I'm really just looking to talk to someone who is knowledgeable about VC/early stage/startup type stuff - not necessarily looking for a job right now, Thanks in...
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Got the internship offer! Now.. what to learn? I recently secured a VC summer internship. I've read through the Vault Guide, is there any another major resource I could use to learn what I need to know prior to starting as an intern? I've heard the primary responsibilities would be conducting due diligence, reviewing investment opportunities, ...
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Final round VC internship interview coming up, what to expect?In the past interview rounds, the questions asked were not finance based, should I expect more of these types of questions? I'm meeting the partners of the firm in about a week and I'd like to know what to expect in the final round. I don't have any prior finance experience either, so if I need to ...
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Advice on how to get funding?I have a prototype of the product built (after some pivots) as well as an investor deck. I've also been hitting the pavement to try to develop relationships with institutions (my end consumers). I applied to an accelerator program last week and haven't heard back. I also submitted my investor deck w...
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Summer internship NYCI work for an angel investor group in NYC and FYI they are still taking unpaid interns for the summer for those who don't have anything secured yet. PM me for firm name. ...
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