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Breaking into Pharma/Biotech VCAnyone 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 ...
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What should I do.... achieve the goals I set?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...
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VC Investment Methods Why would a fund gain ownership through common shares instead of warrants or preferred (or vice versa). Thanks in advance ...
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Cleantech/Renewable Energy VCCurrently 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 ...
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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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