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  2. AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUM

    Hi All- I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one small ...

    58 comments - 16 silver bananas - Sep 4 2016 - 5:00pm -

  3. TPG Growth Group

    I have heard a lot about how elite TPG growth is but I can't seem to find any information on the growth equity part of the group? What is it like? How do you enter it? Do they follow a bottom up sourcing model like Summit Partners? Anything about TPG ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 20 2018 - 12:21pm -

  4. 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 fund wouldn't min ...

    78 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  5. Growth Equity Firms

    Does anyone have thoughts/info on growth equity firms such as TA, General Atlantic, NEA, Summit, etc? Any highly regarded names or are these places all cold calling centers? Thoughts on lifestyle / compensation? Thanks Quick Guide: Growth Equity Firms Bei ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  6. HELP: How to prepare for PE internship (growth equity) Will give SB.

    Hey WSO, My internship starts in a week. I am about to begin my internship at a very, very big dick fund. A lot of their interns are extremely talented (pedigree, ambition, etc) so I REALLY don't want to seem like a putz. I am not looking to impress, ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 12:48pm -

  7. Growth Equity in SF?

    Wondering what some of the top shops for Growth Equity/Late Stage VC are in the Bay Area? Used search function and found TCV and Summit but was wondering who else is out there? growth equity Summit tcv ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  8. Growth Equity / VC Recruiting (On-Cycle)

    Any idea when the large growth equity / VC shops are kicking off processes (especially on the west coast)? Aware that TA & GA have gone, and that Sapphire kicked off its process this past Friday. Any idea when the Accels / Accel-KKRs / KPCBs of the wo ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 8 2018 - 1:55pm -

  9. Bain Cap Ventures- As great as it seems?

    What's the general sentiment towards BCV among PE, growth equity, and VC guys? Obviously Bain Cap is a highly regarded shop, but I have a feeling that BCV could not be as well-regarded and as great... How have their returns been? Do their associates, ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:49pm -

  10. Direct Lending for Early-Stage Companies?

    I know a that the direct lending market is booming, providing relatively flexible for MM businesses that would have trouble getting a bank loan underwritten. My question is: are there BDCs or direct lenders that will provide loans to a less mature company ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 1 2019 - 6:52pm -

  11. Spectrum Equity Interview- 2nd Round

    Hey guys, I have a set of 2nd round interviews with Spectrum coming up. Has anyone gone through their private equity interview process before? Its a sourcing oriented growth equity shop so am curious if I should be expecting technicals or a case in this 2 ...

    11 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  12. Webinar TONIGHT- Growth Equity Investing

    Tonight, January 22nd, @ 8:00pm ET, Wall Street Mentors will be hosting a webinar focused on growth equity investing. The webinar will be hosted by WSO mentor Chris, Associate at an NYC-based growth equity firm where he focuses on sourcing and executing i ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 23 2014 - 2:18pm -

  13. Pre-MBA career path / job description at elite Growth Equity Firms (General Atlantic, TPG etc)

    What is the job like for pre-mba analysts/associates at the above mentioned firms? I assume they are doing a lot of modeling as well as some sourcing and due diligence? I've looked at the backgrounds of many pre-mba employees on linkedin and they see ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 3 2019 - 7:55pm -

  14. Exit opps from big tech corp strategy & relocating to EU

    Background I've been happily employed in a good strategy role at a big tech company for the last 2.5 years. The focus is on modelling, building and managing a pipeline of innovation initiatives to drive material shareholder value. Before that, I work ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 14 2018 - 8:29pm -

  15. Easy Road or Growth Company

    Hello, I have followed this site off and on and there is some great advice out there. I am not necessarily of the "wall street" track, but have a career decision that I think WSO members could shed some light on. I work for a large fortune 100 h ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2012 - 9:55am -

  16. Last chance to get a summer internship, please help!

    Hi senior monkeys, I've been reading WSO for a long time and my story goes like this: I'm a third year engineering student who has been trying to transition into finance/management roles for a year and a half. But summer recruiting has been brut ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2012 - 5:56pm -

  17. Growth Equity in NYC

    It appears as if a lot of Growth Equity shops are SF and Boston (for obvious reasons). Does anyone have intel on the growth equity shops (including growth equity arms of larger PE shops) that have offices in NYC? I'd appreciate it. Thanks nyc growth ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2012 - 10:02pm -

  18. 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 - Dec 16 2014 - 4:00pm -

  19. 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 -

  20. Growth Equity Shops Associate Source Model vs Others

    So I'm just trying to dive into learning a lot more about growth equity. I feel like I've gone to quite a few of the top GE firms websites, read news articles and talked to a few professionals, but one question that I've been afraid to ask ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 16 2013 - 3:18am -

  21. Switching from Growth Equity > Buyout Private Equity

    Does anyone have experience or know of anyone who has made the switch from a growth equity shop (think TA Associates / Summit) to a buyout shop? Even if it's doing 2 years pre-MBA associate at a growth equity fund > business school > buyout pri ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  22. Growth equity- modeling convention

    Hi guys: I was wondering if someone could comment on modeling convention on the job for growth equity please? (I've only reviewed growth equity examples from breaking into wallstreet, so not sure how it is on the job). It seems that, many growth equi ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 22 2019 - 11:27am -

  23. Deciding on which offer to take?

    Alright, so I networked hard and managed to land a few last minute SA offers. Would any guys currently in finance be willing to give me some advice on which would best fit me? So I'm sitting on: MM PE: great senior guys but boutique firm, near zero c ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2012 - 8:09pm -

  24. Google Capital?

    Hey All, Does anyone have any insights on Google Capital and how they compare to a traditional growth equity fund? Any information is appreciated. Regards, thoughtleader growth equity ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 6:05pm -

  25. Sourcing a company in exchange for an internship... Possible?

    So I'd like to present a hypothetical scenario to you guys, and I would appreciate any advice regarding this hypothetical scenario to maximize the (hypothetical) results. ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 2 2014 - 3:01pm -

  26. How to move to Growth Equity from Banking post MBA???

    Dear Monkeys, I am currently at an M7 Bschool (outside of H/S), and accepted a summer associate role at a BB. Before Bschool, I had a management level role at a start-up that did very well (equity raise with major PE sponsor). I would love to go back to t ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2012 - 2:30pm -

  27. Growth Equity Modeling Exam (1 hr only)

    So, I'm interviewing for a 10-15 man growth fund that will write about $20MM checks as the maximum. I will have to do a modeling exam, and was wondering what can be on it. I will only have 1 hour to do it. Do any of you guys have any experience with ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2015 - 4:23am -

  28. Israeli Growth Equity intern vs. U.S. Venture Capital intern??

    Hello everyone, I recently received offers for a summer internship from an Israeli Growth Equity firm ($1bln- $4bln AUM) and a small venture capital firm in my local city in the U.S. ($400mil- $600mil AUM). Not quite sure which one to take or will provide ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 19 2018 - 4:13pm -

  29. Growth equity returns

    Hi, What modelling techniques would you use to calculate returns for growth equity investments? Other than a simple LBO (which is less relevant because I'm assuming the growth investments in question are not reliant on leverage), I'm not familia ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2016 - 7:14am -

  30. 3rd Round Interview...

    So I passed the first two interviews (both by phone) and am heading into the office for an in-person interview on Friday, what I assume will be the final interview- "getting to know the associates." Place is a small to mid sized, sourcing-focuse ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2015 - 6:49pm -

  31. Growth Equity Advice

    I'm starting an internship with a PE firm specialising in growth equity. They also do some late stage VC and some LBO 's. Regarding modelling, what should I really brush up on, assuming I will be involved in mainly the growth equity deals? Firm ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2012 - 5:26pm -

  32. Rho in New York

    A venture and growth equity firm with $2.5B AUM. Investments in media, communications, healthcare, and energy. http://www.rho.com/ Any comments about them that I can't find on their website? Thanks guys. growth equity ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2008 - 6:03pm -

  33. Mezzanine vs Preferred Shares

    Hi guys, 4 easy questions for the pundits here:) 1. Is it usual that a "growth equity investment fund" charges an arrangement fee? 2. What's the difference between a Mezz lender and Growth investor that wants to invest via participating pre ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2019 - 12:01am -

  34. Looking for advice | VC->?

    Hello all- longtime lurker here. I've hit a crossroads in my career and I'm looking for some advice. I went to a target school on the east coast and worked at a MM IB firm focused on M&A. The firm was extremely well known for its vertical an ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Nov 6 2018 - 3:41pm -

  35. Whether to Leave a Primarily Sourcing Role at a Middle Market Private Equity Firm

    Hi All, The summary: I'm currently in a Sourcing / Junior Biz Dev type of analyst role at a well known Growth PE firm. the role is 100% sourcing and admin with minimal diligence exposure and no execution / modeling. I'm starting to grow concerne ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jul 27 2018 - 12:21pm -

  36. Does Summit Partners hire full time out of their internship program?

    I have a few offers from competitors and was wondering the situation on FT offers from their internship. Can't seem to find anyone on linkedin who were hired full time out of the internship? Summit Partners growth equity private equity Full Time offe ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:28pm -

  37. Notre Dame vs. Brown for VC? Master's Program in Tech Entrepreneurship

    I recently got into 2 grad programs and I'm trying to figure out which one to attend. Any suggestions or insights are appreciated! Goal: Eventually get into VC in the US. Background: * International student graduated from a top 15 liberal arts colleg ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2018 - 6:44pm -

  38. Growth Equity Modeling

    Hello, I will be starting at a growth equity firm in about 6 months but am nervous about my technical skills. I currently work for a boutique investment bank where I have never built a model (the companies we work with have there own models already). What ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 6 2017 - 4:02pm -

  39. Tech Growth Equity Recruiting

    Does any one have any advice regarding growth equity recruiting? growth equity technology healthcare Investment Banking recruiting ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2017 - 1:35pm -

  40. What makes a good growth equity investment?

    Hello WSO, I have an interview for an entry level position for a growth equity firm. I would just like some input on what would make a growth equity investment. Could you please elaborate/add to some of my thoughts below. As no debt is being used I believ ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2017 - 11:15pm -

  41. Rewind- Why companies are staying private longer and how that creates opportunities for PE/ Growth equity / VC funds + Q&A

    In case you missed our May 14th webinar entitled Why companies are staying private longer and how that creates opportunities for PE / Growth equity / VC funds., have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free for only 24 hours and ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2015 - 9:09am -

  42. Webinar Rewind- ​Growth Equity Recruiting + Q&A

    In case you missed our March 11th webinar entitled Growth Equity Recruiting, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Tuesday 10am et when it goes into our video library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session wit ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 9:32am -

  43. Webinar Rewind- Week in the Life of an Investment Director at a Growth Equity PE Firm + Q&A

    In case you missed our August 7th webinar entitled Week in the Life of an Investment Director at a Growth Equity PE Firm, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Saturday morning when it goes into our video library). ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 5:17pm -

  44. Webinar Rewind- Growth Equity Investing

    In case you missed the recent webinar on Growth Equity Investing, have no fear- the full recording of the webinar can be found below. If you have any interest in Venture Capital, Growth Equity, or Private Equity, I highly recommend you check it out. And, ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 9 2014 - 5:39pm -

  45. First Round at Growth Equity Shop- First Round Phone Screen

    - Decent sized shop that is agnostic/generalist- Current fund size $500-700MM- 2-3 Associates/class = 4-6 Associates total *Currently a second year consultant recruiting for a 2013 Associate position. What can I expect for this upcoming screen? For followi ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2013 - 9:40pm -

  46. Shift in Levered PE Investment Theses

    For those at funds that have historically make levered investments, how has the investment targeting / criteria shifted? Excluding a shift in the asset class of investment- e.g. buying bank in the secondary market, how much of the below are you seeing: 1) ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2009 - 8:27pm -