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  2. Would you ever consider joining a start-up fund that your friend started?

    A good friend and former sports teammate that I've known since junior high school started up his own alternative investment fund (by starting up, I mean legally establishing a fund) in late-2014 and has asked me if I am interested in joining as a &qu ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2015 - 11:00am -

  3. 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 sourced food substitute op ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2014 - 3:35pm -

  4. Entrepreneurship: Your thoughts?

    What are your thoughts on entrepreneurship during college and after an ib stint? startup Entrepreneurship start-up ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2011 - 6:54pm -

  5. NYC Meetup for Monkeys Interested in the Startup Scene

    It's become clear to me that there are more than a few monkeys on WSO who wish to break the chains of finance and get involved in the startup scene. I know that it's always been a dream of mine to start a business of my own and pave my own way i ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2011 - 8:45pm -

  6. Biz Dev Guy @ Start-Up Fielding Questions

    The site has been good to me, so I would like to give back with my first worthy post (most others have been pretty mediocre). Background: white male, non-target state school, economics major, 3.0 student, SAs were the F500 internship route. After graduati ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 21 2013 - 10:32pm -

  7. $10,000 business

    I have about $10,000 sitting around in a money market. Are there any ways you can start an on-line or franchise retail business with $10,000? Any ideas? I thought it would be cool to start my own start-up. business start-up ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 11:35pm -

  8. Start-up position...good or bad for MBA applications?

    I recently received a LinkedIn message from a recruiter from a local start-up company regarding a Financial Analyst Position. I'm currently a Senior Financial Analyst for a superregional commercial bank and my pay is pretty underwhelming and my job f ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  9. Ex-MBB Consulting Start-ups

    Does anyone have stories or thoughts on consulting start-ups which form when a few MBB guys decide they want to make their own company? I assume it's some combination of founders who didn't get the career progression or compensation they were lo ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 4:21pm -

  10. 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 - 2 silver bananas - Oct 21 2012 - 3:45pm -

  11. Lifestyle and hours at start-up boutique M&A shops- Zaoui, BDT, LionTree, Robey Warshaw, M. Klein

    A friend of mine (seriously! not me!) has an offer with a ~2 year old 'start-up' investment bank that's swinging for the fences (large cap deals) and also working on some smaller stuff (<$500mm sell-sides, general advisory/consulting ass ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 7 2016 - 12:16am -

  12. Is undergrad startup internship helpful for future VC recruiting?

    Hey guys, I am an international student currently doing my 2nd year at a LAC. I have several offers for this summer and I am only considering two options. a) a tech start-up internship in NYC b) BB back in my country (Asia) While my goal is to work at a B ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 17 2014 - 12:40pm -

  13. How do I get my Start-Up in front of an Angel or VC?

    Hello all, A close friend and I have been working on a pretty unique application for the iPhone and Android that revolves around taxi services in urban cities. We have put some capital into the project to get the ball rolling, specifically around applicat ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2012 - 8:21pm -

  14. The Power of Flight

    I've been an analyst at American Airlines for over 3 years now. The hours are great, but the pay is average. The only thing keeping me around is the fact that I can fly virtually anywhere in the world for free. So here is my question: How can I lever ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 9:33pm -

  15. What do you guys think of this business concept, SpotOn?

    I was reading Tech Deals on Bloomberg and came across an article talking about the company, SpotOn (http://www.spoton.com/), and was wondering what you guys thought about the business concept. Essentially, the business is a loyalty program that lets small ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 1:27pm -

  16. How do I-Banks rate this?

    EDITED private equity PE BB small start-up ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 30 2012 - 10:48am -

  17. Q&A with Michael Giles, founder & CEO of Roboinvest

    Launched in January 2012, Roboinvest is a social investing platform that allows anyone to "look over the shoulder" of top investors in real time. The company recently completed its angel round of financing (article linked at bottom of page). Hop ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 7 2012 - 1:24pm -

  18. Angry Bird Creator (Android) Raises $42mm in Seed Capital

    The latest phone app craze is the game "Angry Birds," a popular pastime for android users across the globe. It was developed by Finnish company, Rovio, and is played by over $40 million users per month. The game description on the Android app we ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2011 - 1:26am -

  19. Microfundo Brings Crowdfunding to Wall Street

    Long-time follower, first-time poster. Check out this neat article w/ a shout out to Wall Street and bankers. http://www.microfundo.com/wall-street/ start-up ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2011 - 10:31am -

  20. 21 and starting a company

    Me and a person is creating an Investment Portfolio that is off a disclosed theory. We both are going to equally invest money then we'll be able to provide a performance sheet and at that time market it to people will to invest in our portfolio. Ocam ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2010 - 8:28pm -

  21. DCF valuation results into post-money or pre-money valuation?

    Business plan involves future revenues which are already based on investment from investors, so valuation based on DCF should be post-money valuation? I am confused because usually if you perform valuation before investment it is pre-money valuation and t ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Nov 1 2018 - 8:55am -

  22. VC Start-up Right-hand Man Advise

    Hello, I've always had success finding advise here and figured I would pose a question of my own. I've been out of school working as a Business Analyst for 2 years in China. I'm a finance and actuarial science double major. I was recently c ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 10:56am -

  23. S&T to Tech Startup

    Hello All, Im between an offer at a start up and taking associate at the current bank i work at. The bank isnt a top tier bank and we pay isnt the best but i do like the people i work with and i see growth. the start up is a very well funded place and is ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 9:28pm -

  24. 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 conflicts, I'm u ...

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

  25. Technical Major to Entrepreneurship

    If you major in a technical major (and not a business major) do you think after your 2 year IB stint it will hinder you when you're starting a business that's not tech related? Do you actually learn anything related to starting a business in an ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2011 - 7:31pm -

  26. Unique situation, advice needed

    So I am in a bit of a unique situation. I am the most junior person at a start-up fund. We are still fundraising and the partners are funding all expenses. Myself and all the other employees (under 10) have agreed to take salaries below market and probabl ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2009 - 8:33pm -

  27. any of u plan to start some comp

    how about all of you... after some years in banking, what about startin a hf, a pe or vc... guess thats the dream of many. but what about other business, like a restaurant or even a chain.. get the logo, the colors and the food.. with some special interio ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2010 - 8:28pm -