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  1. AMA: Venture Capital Co-Founding Partner

          Good evening everyone! (or whatever time it is in your time zone), I wanted to open up some time for Q&A with the WSO community. WSO was a very helpful tool in helping me pursue internships and gain knowledge on particular areas i ...

    25 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 29 2016 - 4:10pm -

  2. The Changing Face of Venture Capital

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2013. The venture capital business has gone through a lot of changes over the past decade. Most recently we've seen regulations implemented that give regular Joes access to deals o ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 6 2016 - 8:30am -

  3. 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 -

  4. Any way to go from a Masters in Finance to VC?

          Hey guys, I'm an incoming MSF student with 2 previous IB internships. Is there any way for me to get into a venture capital firm? without going through the IB stint or PE stint? Would appreciate any advice Thanks venture capital ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2016 - 10:30pm -

  5. 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 -

  6. Family Business vs. Venture Capital experience for Top MBA

          What do you guys think will better prepare me for top MBA admissions after two years of experience?- Family Business (head of international business development as a start, and head the company as CEO later on) $5M ~ 10M revenue, gree ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 7:59pm -

  7. Cold Emailing Into a VC Analyst Position

          I am a junior at a non-target and currently work in startup and SME consulting for a F100. We regularly work with local angels and venture capitalists to raise funding for our clients. This summer I will be interning at a local privat ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2016 - 11:58pm -

  8. Venture Capital vs MBB

          Which would be the better choice coming out of undergrad? In terms of someone who isn't 100% sure where his career is headed, so exit ops and career prospects. venture capital Bain McKinsey mbb ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2016 - 7:44pm -

  9. Crisis 101: Tech Bubble. Are we in one or..?

          There has never been a better time to start a business (except maybe during the.com boom). With immense amount of capital flowing into the startups and tech sector, great and valuable ideas have a relatively good shot at securing fund ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 1:43pm -

  10. 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 -

  11. Raising funds: how to ascertain?

          I'm new to PE/VC and I've been assigned a case to ascertain the amount of capital to be raised by the management of the target. I've done the projection for 5 years, building the financial statements (IS, BS and CFS) of ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2015 - 7:30am -

  12. How to enter VC after undergrad?

          I was wondering what tips or paths are most useful in entering a VC firm after a top 20 undergrad school? ie. major?, etc. venture capital private equity hedge fund ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2015 - 6:46pm -

  13. 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 -

  14. Friend of mine wants to build a next-generation film finance company

          Hi guys, so this is my second post so far, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the feedback I've been getting from ya'll (especially from @DickFuld). This particular subject involves entrepreneurship, so I decided that posting ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2015 - 1:18am -

  15. Loyalty of WUSTL Alumni?

    After recently being admitted to WUSTL's MSF (which I didn't think I had a shot at due to below-average stats) I'm reconsidering my original intention to attend Nova's MSF. I like the Midwest much more than NYC/Philly and the name bran ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 1:22pm -

  16. Real Estate Technology- Venture Capital

    Commercial real estate investing/management and technology have historically operated in two different silos, with almost no overlap. A major reason for this, in my opinion, is the reluctance for change in a top-down industry. 60-year old portfolio manage ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2015 - 1:32pm -

  17. Africa- Deal or no deal?

          There has been increasing talk of Africa being the next big boom, especially in technology. Without saying too much about what I think, I would like to hear WSO's opinion on the future of Africa, including for investment purposes ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 22 2013 - 6:00am -

  18. Very detailed notes of Peter Thiel's startup class at Stanford

          I 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 ...

    35 comments - 14 silver bananas - Dec 8 2014 - 1:14pm -

  19. AMA- Undergraduate VC Intern

          Hey guys, I got a lot out of WSO over the past year or so, and wanted to give back to this community. Feel free to ask me anything! Background: Rising Junior at top 20 school, interning for a VC in the southeast focused on healthcare ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2015 - 7:47pm -

  20. 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 -

  21. 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 -

  22. What are the exit opportunities from a small VC firm?

          Hello everyone! I'm writing because I have to make an important decision and I really need a wise advice. I have recently got offered a job in a small VC firm in San-Fransisco. I have also got an offer from an Asset Management co ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 1:24pm -

  23. Google Business Solutions Role vs Microsoft Marketing vs Finance...for VC Exit?

    Hey everyone, I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the following. I have an internship offer with Google's business solutions group, in which I will work with advertisers and publishers on Double Click. I'd like to be in VC or PE in the l ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2015 - 2:46pm -

  24. 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 -

  25. BCG vs VC

          I have a penchant for asking stupid questions but here goes another one... I got an email from a friend of a friend at BCG in Dallas. I interviewed on a whim. Long story short got the offer earlier this week. I've been at a relat ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2015 - 11:45pm -

  26. Exit Opp Recruiting While in Equity Research

          Hi guys, So I'll be joining a BB ER firm after I graduate and my goal is to eventually jump to a hedge fund. I know that ER folks tend to get recruited by the clients they work with so there isn't an immediate rush to recrui ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 11:15am -

  27. Ellen Pao trial heating up

    What's everyone's take on this situation? I just started reading about it today and it sounds like Pao is a serial complainer/whiner in the workplace. In typical female fashion, she does not see anything wrong with her behavior or her deci ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 1:11am -

  28. Fake It Till You Make It, Baby

    I love, Love, LOVE the following story. File this one under "Only in America". If you weren't yet convinced that today's tech and Web 2.0 space is one giant mass of froth, then this will seal the deal for you. I gave Groupon a hard tim ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2011 - 7:45am -

  29. 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 -

  30. I Hate Ashton Kutcher

    I hate Ashton Kutcher. And I know I'm not alone. I mean, seriously. How could you not hate this guy? Do I hate him because he's getting paid $700,000 a week (soon to be $1 million a week) to fill in for a far superior Charlie Sheen on Two and a ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2012 - 8:45am -

  31. How to show VC Valuation Modeling Chops

          So, coming from startup sales, the goal is to move from AE to Director of Sales at my little startup I'm at which is doing well (funded by a certain first investor in Facebook) with aims of either going to get an MBA and network ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2016 - 5:48am -

  32. VC Undergrad Intern

          Any VC undergrad interns out there this summer or past undergrad interns mind sharing what kinds of projects they've worked on/are working on? At my VC firm ($200M under management; arguably the best VC firm in the state), they&# ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 7:06pm -

  33. Help Needed! Wealth Management

          Hey Monkeys, I was just wondering if I could get some help from you guys. So I work for a real estate crowdfunding company called Sharestates. And in order to broaden our investor base, we are trying to contact any wealth management p ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 5:04pm -

  34. Finance Career Path, Wall Street Career Paths Guide

        A Look Behind the Wall After over one year in development and much anticipation we are excited to finally announce the release of A Look Behind the Wall: An Overview of Six Wall Street Career Paths. This is an unprecedented inside look at var ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 8:39pm -

  35. Would You Sell An Equity Stake in Yourself?

    I want to share a topic off the Internet that discusses an alternative way to pay for higher education. Last week, a blogger (on another site) referred to the idea of equity financing for college students. So basically, instead of obtaining student loans ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 4:34pm -

  36. The JOBS Bill Is a Game Changer

    For a little over a decade now, I've been crusading against the Accredited Investor Rule. It's not that it was a bad rule when it was instituted in 1934, and I'm sure it protected countless thousands of folks from being taken advantage of b ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2012 - 7:46am -

  37. 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 -

  38. 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 -

  39. When would you give up banking?

    When would you find the opportunity cost of going into investment banking to be too high? In short, I've been growing my tech startup which has jumped from a 400k valuation up to 1.6mm+ valuation in the past month (according to the rounds we've ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2012 - 10:45pm -

  40. Should I get a double major in comp sci and finance

          venture capital ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 9:22pm -

  41. Is it time to move past Facebook? If so, what's next?

    No one is arguing that social networks like Facebook aren't useful, but according to Alexis Madrigal of "The Atlantic", it's time to start moving past the Facebook-Twitter-Linkedin paradigm, and create something truly innovative. We ha ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 20 2012 - 10:12pm -

  42. Boss' condescending email...What do?

          WSO, So I recently put in my resignation letter and giving my 2 weeks notice. The boss, at the time, seemed upset but not overly dramatic about it. Then, yesterday I exchanged emails giving my official date and for whatever reason, he ...

    71 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2011 - 1:13pm -

  43. 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 -

  44. STEM Students: KPCB Wants YOU!

    Venture capital firms are going after younger and younger entrepreneurs in order to find the superstars of tomorrow, and Kleiner Perkins has been leading the way. If you're a STEM student, you're going to want to pay attention to this. The appli ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2012 - 12:10pm -

  45. Startup Apparel Company Valuation

          How would y'all value a startup apparel business. Primarily web-based. ~$60k in LTM revenue. Looking for funding, trying to establish a realistic valuation. Likely Friends and Family or Angels, not VC's at this stage. Help! ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2015 - 5:23pm -

  46. Why You Shouldn't Start A Venture In Silicon Valley

    Apple, Google, Facebook, they're all technology firms and pioneered transformative ways in how our society uses information. It seems that over the past 30 years such firms have seemingly grown out of super fertile soil or by some unidentified minera ...

    10 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 21 2012 - 3:45pm -

  47. Startup questions

    Two of my friends and I are currently working on a startup. We are still going through the details, but the basic concepts have been laid down. We are trying to present an alternative to sites like linkedin, that will make it easier and more efficient for ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 3:11pm -

  48. Appropriate cost of equity for a start up?

          I am looking to build out a DCF for a start up business which has 2 years of operating history and about $70,000 of LTM Revenues. Looking for seed funding. Any insights as to what would be an appropriate cost of equity? And if so why ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2014 - 1:46pm -

  49. Advice Please! Growth Equity Interview Questions?

          So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity f ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 6:43pm -

  50. 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 -

  51. 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 -

  52. 1 month to learn any topic before B-school. What to learn?

    Hey, I will be going to a top 15 B-school this summer and I still have a month at my job as an analyst at a valuation shop (think Duff and Phelps) with no real work to do. I want to use b-school as a career switch into an investment management role as a a ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2014 - 8:33am -

  53. 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 -

  54. Any good VC-oriented valuation books? And would any early stage VCs here mind PMing me?

          I was wondering if there were any good books on VC (seed, series A) valuation similar to what the Rosenbaum & Pearl text is to banking (detailed, highly recommended for beginners, a good study/reference guide etc). I've gathe ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2014 - 2:39pm -

  55. Facebook’s IPO Flop Sends Reverberations throughout Silicon Valley

    It looks like Facebook's post-IPO share price tumble might end up affecting valuations throughout Silicon Valley. Paul Graham, the influential founder of the Y-Combinator startup incubator, sent a rather ominous email to his stable of portfolio compa ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 5 2012 - 12:19pm -

  56. Doctor to BSchool. Want to get into VC

    Hi Everyone, Can a 33 year old get into a M7 bschool? Want to transition to life science VC. really passionate about reaching patients on a larger scale. Obviously it's a "big" decision but I really have been obsessed with the startup world ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2013 - 2:54am -

  57. Using Bloomberg to find PE/VC performance/analytics????

          Hello everyone, I currently completing a case study for a PE fund of funds interview. Essentially I am to pick 2 of 6 PE firms to invest with if they were to raise a new fund today, so I am trying to find the historic returns and any ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2014 - 4:52pm -

  58. Attn: Students: Cool Beta Test + Help

    Guys, I thought I'd reach out and see if any of you who are current students felt like helping out a cool startup and availing yourself of a cutting edge app when it's released. I have no financial interest in this company, I just think it' ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2015 - 4:50pm -

  59. How do you return to investment banking from the buyside?

          WSO Community, Firstly, I want to thank you for all of the insightful questions and the great advice/counsel that is posted here. I have used WSO over the past few years to navigate my career in finance. This is the first time I am po ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 4:49pm -

  60. What is the age of the youngest VC partner you've encountered?

          I'm just wondering how young some people managed to make it as a partner at a VC, as well as what the avg age usually is? venture capital ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2013 - 12:49pm -

  61. Foursquare- Twelve Months to Live?

    Business Insider is out with an interesting story on geo-location startup Foursquare. Apparently, an Analyst from PrivCo, a research firm that covers private companies, believes that Foursquare will fail in 2013. Wow. Frankly, I've always found Fours ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 10 2013 - 3:45pm -

  62. Why NOT to do Venture Capital

    Ah venture capital- the end all be all for some, a ticket to celebrity for others, and a chance to "invest in the future." Recent fund returns aside, VC seems like the place to be- you enjoy a better work/life balance than banking, you get to wo ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 10:45am -

  63. What should I do?- Senior at a non-target with a 3.6

    I'm a senior at a non-target, 3.6 GPA, Finance major, and upon graduation my most relevant experience will be 2 years at a small boutique IB working on LMM M & A (summer 2010 I was an intern, after summer-current have been part time analyst). I h ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2016 - 8:24am -

  64. SVS Part 2: The Rise of the Facebook Mafia

    I was inspired to write this post due to a certain IPO that occurred in my neighborhood last week... An interesting facet of the start-up scene out here is the rise of "mafias" built upon the financial success of a select few companies. The &quo ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2012 - 4:45pm -

  65. "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 -

  66. Healthcare finance

          Does anyone know of any healthcare specific venture capital, private equity, or ib firms? Investment Banking private equity venture capital healthcare ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2012 - 9:26pm -

  67. Anybody know anything about North Bridge Growth Equity?

          Any insight into culture, associate work, how much % of time is spent on sourcing, pay would be greatly appreciated. There's literally nothing online that I could find about them. Feel free to PM if you want, but posting would be ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2014 - 6:08pm -

  68. Is there a Venture Capital equivalent to Rosenbaum/Pearl's Investment Banking?

          Rosenbaum /Pearl's book was my initial go to for understanding valuation methodology in the world of IB. Is there a similar resource for Venture Capital? Maybe it doesn't focus on valuation the entire time, but is there a si ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2014 - 7:52pm -

  69. I sourced a deal- how do I get paid

          Hi Guys I just sourced a deal for my fund (VC/Growth Equity). We're talking low 8 figures EV. Is there some kind of standard finder's fee in the market (people working in VCs/Summit/TA please advise)? What should I negotiate ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2012 - 5:12am -

  70. VC Profile: Vinod Khosla (Video)

    If you have ever looked into the venture capital scene, Vinod Khosla is probably a name you have heard thrown around. I have recently been following a lot of Khosla's work on Black Swan investing, but I have been even more intrigued about his mantra ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 2 2012 - 5:39pm -

  71. VC courses?

          Hi! Any of you current and former interns and full timers out there ever use a course (such as an investment banking modeling course) to get you up to snuff in cap table and waterfall modeling, term sheets, operating agreements, notes ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2015 - 8:00pm -

  72. VC Spotlight: Rob Go of NextView Ventures

    Intro to Rob Go & NextView Ventures: Rob Go is a founding member of NextView Ventures, a Boston based micro VC, who as of February 2012 closed their inaugural seed-stage fund.....of $21 million! Rob brings an array of expertise to NextView and their p ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 6:45pm -

  73. 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 -

  74. Offers from Venture Capital and Goldman

          I have offers from GS as an analyst and from a VC (also analyst). The VC is quite respectable and I'm just graduating undergrad and would like to go to B-school later. I think I'd have more fun at the VC (working hours, etc) ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 12:10pm -

  75. KeyBank IBD good for VC or PE after?

          Is KeyBank in ohio a good place to start? is it considered a BB or MM? i know its like a F500 but for IBD there. Do they place well in VC's and PE's in NYC or SF or anywhere actually? I appreciate all help in advance! Invest ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2011 - 12:21pm -

  76. 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 -

  77. 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 -

  78. Is it possible to break into VC without an MBA?

          Do any VC firms hire pre-MBAs with no prior VC experience? venture capital ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2012 - 2:51am -

  79. Business Idea- Need VC!---PLEASE READ

          Hi everybody, I'm a new member and I have a business idea. My idea is for a social network based on advertising. I have a unique way to draw people in to tho website, and if I can get a million member revenue would be $365 millio ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 5:02pm -

  80. Exit Opportunities: Consulting vs. Banking

    I'm lucky enough to be currently sitting on two offers: one from a top consulting shop (McKinsey / Bain) and one from a MM bank (Stifel, Montgomery). If I'm looking to break into private equity or possibly venture capital (growth equity division ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2012 - 1:59am -

  81. Intellectual Property Consulting to VC?

    I recently graduated from an MSF program and will be starting with a Big 4 firm in their intellectual property practice. They assist clients (mostly F500 firms and a few VC funds) with licensing, valuation and transactions of IP. I have a background in el ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2014 - 4:35am -

  82. Silicon Alley > Silicon Valley?

    The prevailing wisdom over the past decade was that if you wanted to throw your hat into the tech startup ring there was only one place to do it- Silicon Valley. By and large this was true. Over the years however, a number of other cities have taken aim a ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 8:58am -

  83. 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 -

  84. 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 -

  85. Does This Term Sheet Make My Butt Look Big?

    This post is for the VC guys and the entrepreneurs, so if your only interest is banking feel free to skip it. Stuart Ellman and Jim Robinson, founding partners of New York venture capital firm RRE Ventures, recently wrote a piece entitled, "Everyone ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2010 - 4:39am -

  86. When are VC funds most sensitive to downturns

          Thinking of raising a fund but weary of a potential market crash on the horizon. I'm wondering how the timing of a market crash would affect me, so here is my question: Since venture capital funds have a 10 year time horizon, mos ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2015 - 12:21pm -

  87. Just Raised an Angel round....

          Hey all, So I raised an angel round for my software start up (mostly B2B). Would love to help in answering any questions you may have regarding the process, venture capital, or just whatever. One thing I've learned through all of ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2011 - 6:45pm -

  88. Corporate VC- Cool Stuff Bro?

          I've been approached by a CVC group within healthcare/biotechnology about an opportunity to work for them. Going through some older posts about CVC have been helpful, but being 2014 and all, corporate funds and their landscapes s ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2014 - 10:30am -

  89. Houlihan Lokey vs. Jefferies vs. Terra Firma

    Have offers from Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies, and Terra Firma (UK private equity company)- all for London office. Just wondering which do you think will be best for Silicon Valley VC? Edit: Regardless of which offer I take I imagine I will have to do a MBA ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2013 - 8:11pm -

  90. Move from USA to London/Europe

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  91. Im surprised nobody wants to get into VC

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    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2011 - 12:26am -

  92. Venture Capital Confusion

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    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2011 - 11:01am -

  93. Is It Really Impossible to Break Into VC/PE Right Away?

    So obviously it's very difficult to get a gig in VC or PE right out of undergrad, but is it really impossible? I may not be from Harvard, but I do go to a good school with a strong network, I have a pretty solid GPA and some good work experience. I j ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 5 2012 - 11:18pm -

  94. Good High-Earning Careers Brainstorming Session

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  95. VC Analyst->?

          Recently got an offer from a firm with a strong reputation, and I'm wondering... while it seems like the VC Analyst position itself is a very sweet one, what kind of exit opps does an analyst in VC have after two years? Do they p ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2009 - 3:01am -

  96. Internship at Major VC Portfolio Company to VC Out of Undergrad

          I currently have an internship in corporate finance and development at a very well known pre-ipo company that has received roughly $100 million from a who's who of vc's. I really want to work at this company full-time, but i ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2012 - 11:06pm -

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

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

  98. 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 -

  99. Cornell vs top LAC?

    Hey all. I am a current senior who will be going to college in the fall at a top liberal arts school. Back when I was receiving notifications from colleges, I received a guaranteed transfer offer from Cornell which basically states that if I maintain abov ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2012 - 4:11pm -

  100. How do private equity find private companies that fit their investment criteria?

          I had a phone interview with a private equity group today and prior to this I had the assignment of picking a private company that fit their investment criteria. I couldn't find anything and chose some stupid company and I think ...

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