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  2. Start ups are fun and exciting to most people because they see it as an opportunity to grow with the company and move up quickly. But start ups can definitely have their down sides. Salary can be low, lots of work, long hours, lots of promised promotions ...

    29 comments8 Jun 2019 -

  3. 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 ...

    50 comments13 Aug 2019 -

  4. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. 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 comments14 Jul 2014 -

  7. What's up guys, frequent lurker here. I graduated in May and would like some input/perspective from the community. I graduated from a private school in South Florida (use your imagination). Degree in finance, average GPA (3.2-3.4), internships in ana ...

    12 comments6 May 2020 -

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

    68 comments13 Mar 2011 -

  9. $10,000 business

    Off Topic

    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 comments26 Jan 2011 -

  10. 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 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  11. Ex-MBB Consulting Start-ups

    Management Consulting

    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 comments23 Aug 2013 -

  12. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. 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 comments21 Oct 2012 -

  14. 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 comments7 Sep 2016 -

  15. The Power of Flight

    Management Consulting

    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 comments6 May 2020 -

  16. 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 comments4 Sep 2012 -

  17. 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 comments20 Sep 2012 -

  18. How do I-Banks rate this?

    Investment Banking

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

    6 comments30 Oct 2012 -

  19. 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 comments7 Nov 2012 -

  20. 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 comments21 Apr 2011 -

  21. 21 and starting a company

    Other Industries

    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 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. 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 comments6 Apr 2011 -

  23. 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 comment1 Nov 2018 -

  24. 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 comment6 May 2020 -

  25. S&T to Tech Startup

    Sales and Trading

    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 comment19 Mar 2013 -

  26. Leaving Vista for Startup?

    Management Consulting

    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 comment21 Aug 2011 -

  27. 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 comment31 May 2011 -

  28. Unique situation, advice needed

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

    22 Sep 2009 -

  29. 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 comment5 Nov 2010 -