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  1. Venture Capital Sucks

          At least that's what David Siegel thinks. While certainly not a huge name in the industry, the guy seemingly has some good firsthand experience-- and isn't afraid to disparage the model of venture capital as a whole. I belie ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 12:12pm -

  2. Why did PE and VC get wrapped together?

          PE and VC, while in theory similar, operate under a completely separate set of rules. I liked having them separate... VC PE venture capital ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2016 - 1:36am -

  3. "Prestige" in finance

          I'm still in undergraduate and never quite understood this whole "prestige" thing, is it really that important to work for a prestigious firm?? And out of interest how would you rank VC v. IBD v. PE in terms of prestige ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2016 - 3:18pm -

  4. Quitting with no gig lined up- deathwish?

          I am a top BB, top group and top bucket analyst based in London. I've done quite some soul searching, and came to the conclusion that I want to do VC in SF / Menlo. Have a comp sci education and experience in tech, so don't ...

    36 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 4 2015 - 2:00pm -

  5. Best Double Major/ Major-Minor Combinations

    If you were giving advice to an undergrad, what double major or major/minor combination would you recommend for the following fields? Private Equity IBD HF VC PE HF major VC minor IBD ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  6. So Many Eggs in Vee Cee

    Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 10/5/12. I went through a few rounds of interviews at the fund that I now call my employer, I was asked insane questions, easy questions, technical questions, and borderline bizarre questions, ...

    29 comments - 7 silver bananas - Dec 16 2014 - 10:49am -

  7. VC's Rebuttal to Uber's Valuation

          This is an interesting rebuttal to Uber's valuation that was posted here awhile back. What do you think? (link inside the post) How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber's Potential Market Size July 11, 2014: On Jun ...

    46 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jul 19 2014 - 5:00pm -

  8. Soylent: Could It Change The Way We Eat?

          The creator of a food replacement product Soylent has shipped out the first round of product after receiving over 3.5MM in VC and crowdfunding and developing the mix over the past year. According to Wikipedia, Soylent is an open sourc ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2014 - 1:28am -

  9. Choosing post-banking career path & how you made that decision (PE, Distressed, L/S, etc.)

          Fellow monkeys, I'm a banking analyst here in London and I am trying to make up my mind on which route I want to go down post-banking. Unlike many others I haven't really hated my time in banking as I have learned a ton and ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2015 - 3:00pm -

  10. Current VC associate taking questions

          I'm currently working as a pre-MBA associate at a leading Silicon Valley VC firm (nearly $1B in current AUM). Happy to take any questions about working as a VC associate, recruiting, etc. In terms of my background, I've work ...

    148 comments - 9 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 11:47am -

  11. Any recommended offline VC forums in Silicon Valley?

          Hey guys! After a long time trying, I was finally able to attain my dream job in VC a few months ago. I'm based abroad and would like to establish my VC network and source deals in Silicon Valley. Can you guys recommend me any go ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 9:01pm -

  12. Resume Review: Welcoming All Criticism

    Sending out applications to junior roles in: Management Consulting Equity Research Associate IB TMT Analyst VC PE ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 6:03pm -

  13. Venture Capital Bubble Maybe?

    So Tech stocks are taking big swings, investors are rolling in dough and Venture Capital is infusing obscene amounts of money into the Startup scene. Doesn't it all appear a little too over-confident? Just like a fairy-tale romance? There are just to ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2014 - 12:05pm -

  14. The Power of the Kitty

    I've had some super eventful last couple of weeks, dead laptop, shattered phone screen,admissions events, canceled travel plans, canceled admissions events, midterms, some anxiety, stupid friends, stupider professors, where did my paycheck go? Was I ...

    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 11 2012 - 3:02pm -

  15. Top in house corporate VCs?

          I have been looking into the VC space quite a bit lately, though I have always been a part of the start up scene in my community. I was wondering what are your thoughts on in-house corporate VCs? What would you say are among the most ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2015 - 9:36pm -

  16. anyone has drafted a term sheet before?

          VC intern. was just assigned to draft a term sheet for an investment. i swear this baby is gonna give me a few all nighters. i hope i can learn something out of it. if not, well... VC ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 5:52am -

  17. Infra PE-> MBA-> VC?

          Did 1 year in TMT at a MM IB (think HL /JEFF/ PJ), then moved to a Tier 2 place for 1.5yrs (think NOM/ RBC / HSBC) to do Power, Utils & Infra and now have an offer at an Infra PE fund. Fund is about $5bn AUM (so not big), but deal ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2016 - 11:01am -

  18. What can you do to "prove" your interest in VC?

          What can you do to "prove" your interest in VC, in a career change stand point? When I say "prove" I mean a line on your resume. For example, you can take CFA level 1 exam if you're interested in AM or HF. res ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2014 - 2:43am -

  19. Founder or Director on Resume? Former Founding Member/ Director of a Startup

    Industries of interest for FT and or Internship roles: Investment Banking Venture Capital Equity Research Management Consulting (maybe the most realistic fit??) Private Equity ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2014 - 7:25pm -

  20. West Coast vs. NY Exit Opps

    Hey guys, I just recently accepted an offer in the SF bay area with a BB for banking in tech. Just wanted to get your thoughts on what the exit opps are like on the west coast for tech.... It seems like in NY, 1st years are approached like 6 months into t ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 9:06pm -

  21. GPA for VC, post-IB

          For someone who goes through the standard two-year program at a niche, well-respected TMT investment bank... how important is GPA when it comes to recruiting for top/mid-tier VC firms? Any input is welcome, and thank you in advance. G ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2015 - 3:01pm -

  22. Early Stage VC Pre-MBA Internship Interview Questions

          I have an interview this week for a Pre-MBA internship with an early stage VC fund. Are there any particular questions I should be prepared for? I'm planning on making sure I understand how and why they invest and researching the ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 12:57am -

  23. Citi M&A TMT or Financial Sponsors to VC?

    Fellow Monkeys, I am considering joining Citi in London soon. I have the opportunity to either join their TMT team (which, from what I understand, is mainly focused on M&A transactions but will involve some ECM / DCM work as well) or their Financial S ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2014 - 8:16am -

  24. Launchpad IGNITION: Fire on the Bayou

    I'm changing things up a bit this week. I'm devoting the entire week to start-ups, specifically those operating out of the Launchpad in New Orleans. Most of you know I was back there a couple weeks ago. What you may not have known is that I was ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 6:45am -

  25. How do you know if you're truly interested in tech?

    With tech (and consumer tech- iPhones, Social Media, Video/Music Content) becoming such a big thing in daily life, how do you know if you're truly interested in it rather than just being a part of a more tech-focused generation? I mean, you see TMT g ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2015 - 7:09pm -

  26. Renewables / Cleantech PE or VC

          Anyone in this field? Have a couple questions. Please quote my post. renewables cleantech PE VC ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 12:36pm -

  27. F500 Venture Capital

    How common is it for a F500 to have a VC arm? I know next to nothing about the industry so this might be a stupid question but it seems as though, at least some, of the world's largest companies are starting to ramp up VC efforts. According to the ar ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 10:27pm -

  28. Should I add media mentions to my resume

          Myself and startup have been mentioned in multiple media sources such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Wamda(tech crunch of the MENA region), Zawya(reuters), etc. I created a section after "Professional Experience" and titled it &q ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2014 - 3:46pm -

  29. HELP.......Should I transfer???- Rising junior

    Hi, I am a rising Junior at Elon University in North Carolina who is pursuing a Double major in Finance and Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. I am completing an investment banking internship at a major investment bank this summer and wo ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 12:17am -

  30. Guide to Private Equity Careers & Venture Capital Careers

        Guide to Private Equity Careers & Venture Capital Careers Note: This product is not the PE Interview Prep Pack which can be found here.This guide can help you land your dream job in private equity or venture capital by demystifying the no ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Jul 9 2014 - 3:23pm -

  31. Consulting or Banking for Venture Capital

          I am currently a sophomore at a semi-target with a BB ib internship this summer. Assuming this opens me up to opportunities at elite boutiques and MBB consulting next summer, which do you think could better prepare me for a career in ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2015 - 5:05am -

  32. Venture Capital as Pre MBA experience

          I am going to complete my undergraduate studies (in the UK) and have the opportunity to be an analyst at a solid venture capital firm in London. I was wondering whether an MBA at a good US university would be in the cards with that ex ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 10:25pm -

  33. Knock Knock Knocking on Vee Cee Door

    My little precious startup idea is hungry and I want to feed it in the hopes that in a gazillion months it will pay for itself and for my therapy sessions and all the anxiety medicine I am now dependent on, so naturally, I think: Hey, VCs are going to eat ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 12:45pm -

  34. What do you want/ not want to see out of a presentation for VC?

          I am pitching a startup to venture capitalists in December. As a venture capitalist, what do you want to see in a presentation? What do you not want to see? venture capital VC what not to do Advice what to see ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2014 - 1:55pm -

  35. Military Reservist + VC position?

    Searched the forums, but found nothing... I'm interested in doing VC, but I've also had the itch to serve in the military. My family has a strong heritage of military tradition, and I considered the military my back-up if I didn't land in I ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2014 - 6:05pm -

  36. What to expect in a VC offer

          I know that VC comp is less standard than PE or banking comp, and that more factors come into play, but what would you expect the compensation amount and structure to be for an analyst/associate role coming out of 2 years at a BB? Thi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2015 - 3:15pm -

  37. Consumer Venture Capital

          Does anyone know of any venture capital or early stage growth equity firms that are focused on the consumer space? Seems like it is not an industry that gets much attention. Thanks in advance. growth equity VC Consumer ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2014 - 1:19pm -

  38. The "Freedom Ship" Floating City

    I wounder how much fuel it would use. They say it could be built for 10 billion. It seems like it would cost a lot more. http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/... ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2013 - 7:27pm -

  39. Absolute novice seeking advice (Venture Capital)

    Hi all- long story short I have been working 7 years in markets in sales, and I feel like a proper midlife crisis is hitting me and I need to change jobs. Most of my friends did M&A and now work in PE, or are still in markets and enjoy it. My end goal ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2014 - 3:32pm -

  40. Professional Designations – Less is More?

    We've all seen that person on an e-mail signature listing out 6 professional designations following their name. You like to take exam. We get it. While you're at it why don't you should include H.S.D. for your high school diploma and that r ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2012 - 7:36am -

  41. Macbook or PC for VC analyst?

          Whats more appropriate for day-to-day VC analyst tasks- Mac or Win7/8? Looks like Mac is great to stay on the technological edge and have fun, while not limit the scope of work performed by VC analyst. VC ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2013 - 3:54pm -

  42. "You ain’t getting that job”-three major VCs & a Harvard Prof

    My appetite for knowledge changes with the seasons, and as fall rolls into a full-blown depression mixed with an unstoppable force of hormonal surges, I have sunk my inexplicable desire for information into my new subject of obsession: Vee Cee As a result ...

    7 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 12 2012 - 12:50pm -

  43. "Immigrants Found Nearly Half of Top Start-ups"

          Really interesting, I never thought about starting a venture after bschool, but it seems it is hard for non-americans. Isn't this article an evidence the US is going to lose its edge to India and China? Immigrants are Key to Star ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2011 - 11:57am -

  44. Major/minor combo for IB/VC

    I swear the answer to this question seems to change every day. Do I major in finance with a minor in stats or poli science or do I major in economics with a minor in poli sci/ stats. The guy from the business department of the school told me to majo ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2015 - 8:44am -

  45. HSW Chances- Former Consultant/Currently PE-VC

    This is my first time posting in the b-school forum and I'm not sure if this type of question is posted much, but I thought I would give it a shot. What are my chances at HSW given the following credentials:- Attended top 10 undergrad (e.g. Dartmouth ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2014 - 2:02pm -

  46. Rocket Internet- DOES ANYONE HAVE THE SCOOP?

          Hey guys, Does anyone have any reliable information on Rocket Internet? They are a VC incubator out of Germany and I've been offered a position with the organization helping to build one of their ventures. Any insight or informat ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2012 - 8:54pm -

  47. What to wear for VC interview?

          Hi everyone, I have an interview for a venture capital internship interview in the Boston area, just wondering what I should be wearing? I know everyone there will be dressed pretty casual, will it look weird if I still go in a full s ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2013 - 7:35pm -

  48. First Round Style

    I'm just gonna leave this here... http://youtu.be/okueA9dFcnc VC gangnam style ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2012 - 10:56pm -

  49. 9/10 Startups Fail?

          I just got done watching Start-Up Junkies on HULU. Pretty cool documentary and does a great job of showing how the start-up process works. At the beginning of the show they reiterate the old stat that 9/10 start-ups fail. I call BS. h ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2012 - 1:53pm -

  50. West Coast IB-> NYC Buyside

          How difficult is it to go from Cali IB to buyside shops in NYC? Interviewing logistics is probably going to be the biggest obstacle but does anyone know people who've done it and how? IB PE HF west coast VC east coast ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2012 - 3:16am -

  51. Kauffman Fellowship- surprisingly no thread on this

          So I was doing some reading on the Kauffman Fellowship and wanted to see what the WSO community thought of this program, but there isn't a thread on it- very surprised. I want to see what everyone thought of this program, whether ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2014 - 3:06pm -

  52. A List of The Top 15 VC Firms

    As compiled by Professor Andrew Metrick, author of "Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation," using his "own arbitrary and subjective criteria." This list is as of 2006/2007, so I'm sure things have changed, although the ver ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2009 - 3:50pm -

  53. Chances at M7- Appreciate some advice

    Posting for a friend here: Background- Female- Raised US- Born Korea- Korean citizen Work (thus far)- 1.5 years @ EY's Commercial Advisory team focuses on MM PE DDs (US)- Interned at Accenture (US)- Interned at large foundation with $2B AUM (US) Volu ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2014 - 8:22am -

  54. Boutique VC Analyst Salary

          Hey guys, Just wanted a quick opinion on whether I'm underpaid or not. Would you say a base salary of 60-65k + 25% bonus is reasonable for an first year / second year analyst position is reasonable? I have one year unrelated expe ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2012 - 11:52am -

  55. Distressed Hedge Fund to VC?

          So coming up to end of my first year in M&A and looking to jump ship. Ultimately I want to do VC, but that only seems accessible after 3/4 years of experience. Am currently considering a few junior positions at distressed debt hed ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 11:23am -

  56. Sharpe Ratios for various PE and VC strategies?

          Does anyone know where to find a long term, up to date list of these stats? Specifically I am looking for the Sharpe ratios of:-US LBO funds-US VC funds-US growth equity funds I have found all US PE stats from morningstar but it ended ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2014 - 10:51am -

  57. Israeli soldier looking to find my path to VC-- GUIDANCE NEEDED

    Hey guys, here's my story, hope you can help:) Not too sure about some of the assumptions I'm making, so feel free to challenge them (as you probably would anyway). I'm a 21 year old soldier serving in the IDF (Israeli Defence Force); shoul ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2011 - 1:25pm -

  58. Venture Capital Job Opening Now- PM me with email

    I posted this on VC, but the position is more Marketing-ish so perhaps a general audience would be more interested than the people who typically frequent the VC forum. Associate Paraphrasing responsibilities: Directly from my source: "The main skill ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 4 2013 - 4:45pm -

  59. Q&A: WSOP Winner Quits the Game, Bets Big on Flowers, Plans for a Spectacular Bloom

    At 4:00 AM on a breezy Tel-Aviv Wednesday morning, I spent one hour on Skype with David Daneshgar that made me forget the exhausting trip I had just taken and the deep cavity search I've went through at the borders. We've talked about his intere ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 24 2012 - 3:37am -

  60. Brown vs Yale for VC

    Okay so I have a couple of days before the deadline. I need to decide. My plan is to study computer science or engineering undergrad--> intern every summer at as many top-tier internships in IB and tech as possible--> apply to Stanford GSB as a seni ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2014 - 8:12pm -

  61. Ranting

    I (probably) missed the train to "good fortune" land. LOL The perfect opportunity to join a start-up just slipped my hand because of a stupid email mistake. Start-up sent me interview request to the wrong email and it is just today that I found ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2012 - 8:18pm -

  62. Favorite Whiskey/Scotch

          I was curious to see what everyone's favorite Whiskey/Scotch is. Personally, I'm a big fan of Johnnie Walker Black (haven't had the blue), Lagavulin (great single malt), and of course Makers Mark (classic). Include the ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2009 - 4:31pm -

  63. Is VC possible right out of undergrad?

          I was wondering if VC was possible right out of undergrad? I know a few companies do take undergrads for PE and HF, but do not know about VC. My ultimate goal is either PE or VC. VC ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2012 - 4:52pm -

  64. Offered position at startup, leaving consulting

          Hi all Long time lurker here looking for some general thoughts and advice from the community. I am currently a Senior Consultant at a Big 4 consulting firm (not MBB, think the Big 4 accounting firms...) in the Strategy division. Our d ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2015 - 4:26am -

  65. MD/MBA to IBD help

          I am currently finishing my medical degree. IF I go to a top 5 business school like Harvard, how much of a chance do I have of landing a job as an-associate- at an I-banking firm? What other doors are open to me as an MD/MBA? MBA IBD ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2011 - 10:54am -

  66. BYOD?

          I remember just a few years ago reading a discussion on this site about new IB analysts from different banks comparing which blackberry they were given as their business phones. I understand these days a lot of companies allow their e ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2013 - 5:59pm -

  67. PE vs. VC

          Purely for fun. All else equal, if you had an offer from a top VC firm (ie. Accel) and an offer from a top PE firm (ie. KKR), which would you choose and why? private equity PE venture capital VC god ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2012 - 2:22am -

  68. Major VC or GS/MS/JPM?

    I am a soon-to-be-grad with an offer for a famous american VC fund in London (think Accel), and an offer for IBD in a good BB (think GS / MS / JPM). I'm tempted to join the VC, which I find majorly more interesting than cranking out pitches all-night ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2013 - 7:12pm -

  69. PE/VC in a random city (non-NYC/CHI/LA/SF)

          Sup y'all. Does anyone currently work in PE or VC or anything similar in a city outside of the typicals- New York, Chicago, etc...I'm talking about a random ass city that you would never expect to have anything comparable, l ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2014 - 7:04pm -

  70. BBA (Ross) or Economics & Computer Science Major at UofM

          I am currently a sophomore at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. However, I am starting to feel like an undergraduate degree in business is stupid and I am not learning anything. I like computer science and eco ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 12:51am -

  71. What happened to the VC forum?

          If I remember correctly, there was a separate WSO forum for venture capital, a few months ago. Seems like WSO just merged it with this PE forum. I guess the VC forum wasn't active enough? VC ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 8:25pm -

  72. VC in the Southeast

          I am entering an SEC school as a finance major, and I would like to know if you have any advice as far as VC in the south east goes. Raleigh or Charlotte would be my preference, but I'm not sure much of what Atlanta might have to ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2015 - 2:23pm -

  73. big4-> VC

          greetings, been doing some research, can't find an answer. what do i need to do to break into venture capital (particularly healthcare vc)? would be looking to come in as an analyst or associate. about me: 27, non-target ugrad/gr ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2012 - 9:32pm -

  74. Valuing a Seed Investment

    I'm not experienced in VC, but I was thinking... how does a VC value a company in its pre-revenue state? I realize most VC investments are based more on the total financing amount and percentage of ownership demanded by the VC (as opposed to pre- and ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2010 - 8:09pm -

  75. Getting into VC in Canada

          Hello all, Just wondering if anyone here has experience with getting into the Canadian VC space, especially for someone coming from a (NY) BB background. I presume the recruiting process is a lot less structured, so was wondering what ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2012 - 12:51am -

  76. Please Help Me Negotiate My Offer- Insights?

          Hey Guys, Does anyone have experience negotiating offers for start up positions. I would rather not post details here but if anyone with experience could PM that would be unbelievable helpful. Thank you all so much, Run VC START UP he ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 4:10am -

  77. Why don't more people start VC funds?

          Sequoia made 41x on youtube in one year and $3 billion from $12million from Google within 5 years. Why aren't more people following suit? VC ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2009 - 1:07pm -

  78. Singapore: Investment management job search advice

    Hello everyone, I plan to visit Singapore in second week of March for a business trip, and happen to extend my stay for an extra two days. Is it a good idea to cold call portfolio managers (starting from undergrad alumni and other active investors in my g ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2015 - 2:52am -

  79. Updata Partners- Reputation and culture?

          What's the word on Updata Partners? Spare me the details that are available on the website, but if you know anything about reputation, culture, pay, pre-MBA role, please feel free to share. Thanks. PE VC ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 5:38am -

  80. Looking for input from IB/VC/PE folks in the west coast

    I'm a student in SoCal and received an offer for a summer analyst position at Montgomery & Co. in LA and Stifel in SF. I found some info on Stifel here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/info-on-stifel, but since there's not much informa ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2012 - 5:17pm -

  81. The Junior Sourcing Role in Venture Capital

    Mark Suster has a new post out today over on his blog Both Sides of the Table. The subject? The ethics of sourcing roles for junior associates at VC firms. I've seen a ton of threads on this forum asking about exit opportunities at places like Summit ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2010 - 1:58am -

  82. 10 Mins to Pitch to Angel Investors and VC firms

          10- 15 minutes pitching:- Demo/Presentation- Executive summary/Company Background Is that all? Please advise. Thanks.- J startup VC venture capital angels angel angel investor technology mobile app ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2015 - 3:23pm -

  83. VC-> Tech-> MBA-> HF?

    Hi: I'd like any thoughts on how someone with my background can break into the HF industry. ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2014 - 10:14am -

  84. Baller? Not yet, but no doubt it will be soon...

          This was an interesting peice I ran across today. It's silly to think that when most of use were 19 we were working a part time job and getting drunk and this kid is creating companies. There is little doubt in my mind that he wi ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2010 - 8:30pm -

  85. Twitter Valuation jumps to $7.7 billion

    The latest tech valuation makes things even more absurd. http://mashable.com/2011/03/07/twitter-valuation-7... "The latest auction of Twitter shares on Sharespost valued the company at $7.7 billion, which is almost twice as high than Twitter's v ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2011 - 5:22am -

  86. Highest Paying VCs

          Hey guys, I couldn't find relevant or recent information on this in search bar or Google. I understand VC's tend to pay less than large PE shops, but I was wondering which VCs usually pay the highest, as there's quite a ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 12:11pm -

  87. Salary Levels for Entry-Level VC

          What are the average salary levels like for associate positions in the top venture capital firms? And is there a difference in terms of compensation between the East Coast and West Coast? venture capital VC Salary Salaries ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2009 - 3:13pm -

  88. How to think about this real life VC scenario

          Let's say you have a friend who approaches you asking for some money to start his small business (ie: pharmacy store that your friend will be running as the head pharmacist or whatever). You both project revenue to be $1mm per ye ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 11:18am -

  89. post-mba vc with no pre-mba vc experience??

          Sup guys- i know that it is often very difficult to get a post-mba PE job if you don't have some pre-MBA experience, but does anyone know if that is the same case for VC? I am in the process of deciding between taking a pre-mba V ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2010 - 2:30am -

  90. Undergrad Straight to VC?

          Would like to get a VC internship next summer and hopefully convert that into a full-time offer. http://www.razume.com/documents/26846 VC ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2012 - 5:11pm -

  91. A market for private shares?

          I was browsing the website AngelList, where startups are listed for investors to discover, and came across a very interesting startup (imo). They're trying to create a market for private shares. According to them, developing a pl ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2013 - 5:32pm -

  92. Private Equity: why it's so sexy

          I am sure many of the WSO readers are well aware of an analyst's dream paths from a BB to a large leveraged buyout shop like KKR. But I am curious to see why you think that PE is or is not all it is hyped to be. Brutal honesty is ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2010 - 9:59pm -

  93. Starting a VC Fund

          I just finished my undergrad. I have long term goal of becoming a billionaire, so i want to start a VC Fund after 10 years of working....... In simple terms what is a "VC Fund"? How to start a VC Fund? what kind of job in Fi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2011 - 4:25am -

  94. Joining a start-up

    Wanted to get everyone's opinion before making my final decision..... Currently an analyst with a middle market investment bank in the public finance division but recently ran into an opportunity to join a startup that has the potential to blow up an ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2012 - 12:57am -

  95. Start-up VC worth it?

    I'm currently finishing up my first year at a BB- got an offer to join a start-up VC beginning next month. The founders are very accomplished in the field, and have deep connections in the VC/PE world- all have either started their own company or man ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2009 - 6:38am -

  96. Transition between Venture Capital and Merchant Banking?

          I am sorry if this topic is in the wrong area. I was just wondering what kind of credentials are needed to move from VC to merchant banking. As my internship will have a transition towards a full time job in VC, I grew more worried ab ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2014 - 10:21pm -

  97. I am a VC

    I remember loving all those quasi hip hop rhythm and blues videos in the early 90's. They took the smooth Motown style of the 70's, hacked it to pieces and blended it with 80's kitsch. It was the ultimate rebundled CDO made to look like a w ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2011 - 11:58am -

  98. Would You Rather Get Into Y Combinator, 500 Startups, TechStars...or Harvard Business School?

          http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemaddalone/2012/03/2... Money VC HBS ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2012 - 12:25pm -

  99. What is the best background for Life Sciences VC?

          What do you think? VC biotechnology life sciences ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2013 - 2:24pm -

  100. Choosing a College (VC/PE goal)

          I realize that this section is mostly saturated with Business programs, and that I may be a little young but I couldn't find a better forum. This Wednesday I will be entering my senior year in high school, and am looking to be gu ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2015 - 10:36pm -

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