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  1. Why You Should Reject that Start-Up Job

    I've always considered myself entrepreneurial at heart. Even since I've started my work in IB, I have continued to work on developing a few "back pocket" ideas that I'm excited about. Indeed, ever since I can remember, I have want ...

    66 comments - 32 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 10:00am -

  2. Is this the beginning of the end for Silicon Valley's fairytale valuations?

          While I'm not expecting Uber to be valued at $100mm next week, there does seem to be a trend emerging in the convergence of price and value at these so-called "unicorn" start-ups, which is not a particularly good thing ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2016 - 12:24am -

  3. Life after PE- the other road

          As I mentioned in a previous thread ("How to Make VP in Private Equity"), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech industry. Not as a VC associate. Not as an &qu ...

    39 comments - 40 silver bananas - May 31 2015 - 3:56pm -

  4. How Tech Beat Wall Street

    Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 1/15/13. In last Friday's Bonus Bananas one article stood out: it was the piece written by Bryan Goldberg entitled, " Young people are screwed... Here's how to survive ". The WSO c ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 13 2013 - 8:45am -

  5. Entrepreneurship and patent lawsuits

    My original plan was to write a series about starting my eccomerce business; going through the process of finding a market, a product and funding. I still plan to do this, but I would like to talk about something that is far more pressing to me: IP litiga ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 25 2013 - 12:45pm -

  6. The Gamification of Recruiting

    It could be said that recruiting for competitive jobs in business is a game. However, recruiting is a poorly designed game with blurred rules that doesn't necessarily award the best candidates all of the time. We have all long known about the shortco ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2012 - 12:33pm -

  7. VC, Start-Ups, and B-School

    For the past 2 years I've been working for a small VC fund (just under a $100m) focused primarily on the payments industry. It was a great opportunity coming out of undergrad and I've had the opportunity to be involved in the entire deal process ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2010 - 10:52pm -

  8. Owning privately-held stocks?

          My friend is entering a start-up idea into an accelerator and wants to list me as an advisor on the application. Part of this process requires allocating some equity to me. I know that all banks have strict policies on their employees ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2015 - 11:15pm -

  9. Stanford Technology Entrepreneurship- Anyone in this round?

          Hey guys, Signed up for this course after @"Rhys da Vinci" posted here (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-complete-c...). I was *shocked* at the level of technical talent. My team of 10 includes: A full professor of el ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2014 - 4:19am -

  10. Leaving Vista for Startup?

          I'm currently with one of Vista's portfolio companies and I'm thinking about starting my own consulting firm. Initially, I'd need to lean on current clients for revenue. While there are no non-compete issues or IP ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2011 - 9:36pm -

  11. Start-Ups and Cash Burn Analysis

    I have a few questions related to the valuation/analysis of startups. I am rather green when it comes to startups and have only dealt with companies that are more established, so my questions may seem obvious to some with more transaction experience with ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2009 - 5:26pm -

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