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  2. How to Network and Tips on Networking

    So I hear a lot about networking on this site and how it is important, especially if you go to a non-target or a semi-target. How hard is networking and how should one go about networking? In an ideal world, I would want to work for a BB investment bank o ...

    255 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 5 2017 - 7:50pm -

  3. Jay Z is launching a VC Fund

    In his eternal quest to become a billionaire, Jay Hova is launching a VC fund. Say what you want, but the dude is in no way comfortable being a billionaire when you combine his and his spouse's fortunes. He definitely wants his own billion. In the pa ...

    77 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 23 2017 - 5:01pm -

  4. Top Cities For Venture Capital In The US and Internationally?

    Bit curious as to what you all view as the top VC markets in the US/Internationally currently? In the US, I'd assume that the San Francisco Bay Area is the top but what other major cities do you see as hotbeds for lots of activity right now? Also loo ...

    48 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 19 2017 - 2:13am -

  5. Top PE/VC Firms in Nashville

    Hey All, Hope everyone is doing well. I was wondering- does anyone have any experience or know of the top PE / VC firms in the greater Nashville area? I'm currently working in strategy/advisory/analytics at a top tech company in the NYC area (I' ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 8 2019 - 2:00pm -

  6. 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 ...

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

  7. Venture Capital Salary versus BB and Private Equity

    Hi everyone. I wanted to get some candid advice from all of you about a job I'm thinking about taking. It is a VC role at a top-tier firm. I'm being directly hired as an associate (so I'll skip the two-year analyst role). My only concern is ...

    26 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 5 2018 - 4:24pm -

  8. Breaking into Venture Capital out of Undergrad??

    Is it possible to break into the venture capital industry right out of undergrad? And what are the best routes to take to break into venture capital? venture capital finance after college college ...

    30 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 19 2018 - 3:29pm -

  9. Management Consulting to VC?

    Wondering if anyone has/knows people that have made the transition from consulting (more specifically management consulting) to VC? Is that even a good route to take instead of doing banking-> MBA->VC? If you can't tell from my previous threads ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2017 - 7:11pm -

  10. 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. I know there is a L ...

    99 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 22 2013 - 6:00am -

  11. Healthcare finance

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

    77 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  12. MBA right out of Undergrad vs MBA + Work Experience

    Hey, I am a high school senior and prospective finance major with the goal of working for a major investment banking firm and then moving on into either venture capital or private equity. I wanted to hear what are the pros and cons of getting my MBA right ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 2 2017 - 8:24pm -

  13. 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 ...

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

  14. 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 -

  15. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Dec 28 2011 - 7:45am -

  16. 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 in finance, specifical ...

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

  17. 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! Investment Banking private ...

    54 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  18. Adding people on LinkedIn after interviews

    Good idea...bad idea? Any thoughts? interview venture capital VC linkedin ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:02pm -

  19. 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 - 5 silver bananas - Dec 16 2014 - 10:49am -

  20. 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 was not pleased. The ...

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

  21. 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 - 4 silver bananas - Feb 6 2016 - 8:30am -

  22. Pinnacle Ventures?

    Anybody know anything about Pinnacle Ventures? Info on them online seems to be pretty sparse. Thanks! venture capital ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2016 - 10:46am -

  23. 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're good from th ...

    35 comments - 17 silver bananas - Dec 8 2014 - 1:14pm -

  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 - 3 silver bananas - Nov 11 2012 - 3:02pm -

  25. 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 -

  26. Moving from Big 4 into VC/PE- Career Switch

    I worked for a big four for 7 years, out of which the last 3 was in commercial due diligence,valuations, and due diligence (am a manager now). Currently, am considering an MBA to switch my career into private equity. I have 2 questions: 1) What MBA to go ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:49pm -

  27. 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 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  28. 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 information people could prov ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  29. 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 -

  30. 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, green technology manufactu ...

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

  31. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 3:11pm -

  32. IBD---> VC or no?

    Hey guys My cousin actually went to goldman IBD then left (after analyst) worked Corp Dev at yahoo, then started hes own tech based business afterwards, well after that (prolly at 30 years) started, founded his own VC and many famous guys in silicon. I wa ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2011 - 2:17pm -

  33. Move from USA to London/Europe

    I'd like to get your opinions on moving from the US to London or other areas of Europe and how plausible it will be for someone in a front office role to make this move. Currently work for a global fixed income asset manager. Am looking to move to Eu ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 16 2018 - 3:32pm -

  34. Good Questions to Ask Over A Cold Call?

    Hey monkeys, so here's the situation. I have a cold call with a VC partner based up in Boston in two days. We first connected over LinkedIn (since we had a few mutual connections) and since I would like to actually get to know them and have a working ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 14 2017 - 1:41am -

  35. 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 decisions. ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 3:02pm -

  36. VC firm or Credit PE analyst––which will better position me for banking?

    A close friend of mine is at a crossroads & needs some help. I'm going to turn over my account to him and let him ask the question: Hello everybody, I'm in a tough spot. I'm currently enrolled as a sophomore at a non-target. My freshman ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 3 2018 - 3:53am -

  37. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Mar 20 2012 - 7:46am -

  38. Im surprised nobody wants to get into VC

    I see so many who are desperate for exit ops in PE but not a single one for VC? Any reason for this? Just not entrepreneurial types or is it most are East Coast and not looking at Silicon Valley? Just surprising, seems many smart business people here but ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2011 - 5:13pm -

  39. Good High-Earning Careers Brainstorming Session

    hey guys, so i'm currently in one of those "what am i going to do with my life" phases and i was thinking about different careers that I could do that make a lot of money. I was hoping you guys could give me some ideas as well as give me wh ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2010 - 1:11pm -

  40. 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 -

  41. Wharton or Bust

    Are there hedge funds- or other buy side firms for that matter- that recruit almost solely, if not solely, from ONE school? Ex: X firm only takes in Wharton grads. Y firm only recruits from MIT. And so on. Basically, are there real Pearson Specters out in ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 15 2018 - 12:00am -

  42. 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 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2016 - 2:57pm -

  43. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 9:06pm -

  44. 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 ...

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

  45. VC Analyst Opp out of Undergrad

    I need the board's advice on a recent offer I received with a $500 million venture capital fund. The role is for a 1st year analyst, fresh out of undergrad. It is a small firm (6 investment professionals), and top heavy with 4 partners. I would have ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2010 - 11:55am -

  46. 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 ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  47. 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 with my partners? v ...

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

  48. Healthcare / Biotech Venture Capital?

    Curious about what kind of candidates healthcare and biotech-focused VCs look for. It seems like many partners have a Ph.D or an MBA- how necessary is that? I'm certainly aware there isn't just one path. For context, I am a graduating senior and ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 25 2018 - 11:36am -

  49. 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 bra ...

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

  50. 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 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2014 - 2:27pm -

  51. Engineer break into Hedge Fund?!

    Hi, I hold a BSE & MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering from a top engineering school. I have worked in few top tech firms (e.g. intel, microsoft, etc) Currently I am planning to attend one of top MBAs to study finance. Is it plausible/realistic ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2013 - 3:56pm -

  52. Corporate Venture Capital

    I started doing what I'm doing with the original plan of being the first step on my way to doing VC. Now I realize I can't make a direct transition. However, I may have a shot at working for the "New Business" arm of a major corporatio ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2012 - 12:28am -

  53. 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 pursue MBAs? Do they g ...

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

  54. 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 -

  55. 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 this is it ain' ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 11 2011 - 6:45pm -

  56. 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 believe venture cap ...

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

  57. Friend Says He Made $40K Off Commission For Raising Capital. Is this possible?

    Hey Monkeys, A friend recently told me about a part-time role he had at a local VC firm- the market cap of the portfolio companies is upwards of $1,2B. He told me that in his role, his job was to raise capital from investors for the firm, and he earned co ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 6 2016 - 4:52pm -

  58. 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 million. I need some ventur ...

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

  59. 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 -

  60. 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 ...

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

  61. Background for Venture Capital

    What is more important in Venture Capital? Knowledge about Finance or knowing how to run a business? The VCs i have spoken with told me that they "consider themselves and Investing Operating companies" meaning that they don't have to wait u ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 10:38am -

  62. What makes a good VC? (Research project)

    Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fine Saturday. I am working on a stats project and have decided to do it on what makes a successful VC. I need to come up with both quantitative and binary qualitative variables. Here's what I've got so fa ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2017 - 6:30pm -

  63. 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 -

  64. 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 -

  65. best MBA for venture capital

    Hi everyone, I am currently working as an IT Project manager in a Summer Olympics project, I have like 5 years of experience in the field of technology and IT- really interested in transition to VC area (I have 6 month internship in one VC fund under my b ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  66. Updata Partners- Insights?

    Can anyone provide some insight on Updata Partners, a VC / PE firm with about $500MM AUM? They have an internship posting at my school. Thanks in advance... venture capital P/E Private Equity ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  67. 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 -

  68. 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 the $50 million pr ...

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

  69. 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 -

  70. Exit Opportunites Out of VC?

    This is kind of a weird question, but I've read a lot about the "sourcing model" at places like Summit and BVP. What do those analysts do after a few years not having found a deal? Is it easy to get into other PE jobs if they haven't n ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2009 - 6:20am -

  71. Data Science vs Computer Science?

    Have been searching around but cannot find too much information on the web about this. What are the differences between data science and computer science, if any? Would it be worth it to major in data science (my school doesn't have a computer scienc ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 12 2017 - 9:49pm -

  72. Venture Capital Confusion

    Background: 3.9+ GPA junior at a target ivy; engineering and finance majors. I got a summer internship at an early-stage VC and they said they have full-time analyst undergraduate opportunities. I haven't fully had the chance to discuss all the quest ...

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

  73. If you could be any one of these in 5 years, which would it be?

    5 years down the road you are assured one of these positions, what do you choose? Managing Director at a top Investment Bank Managing Director at a top Private Equity firm Portfolio Manager at a Hedge Fund Partner at a top Venture Capital firm Investment ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2011 - 8:35pm -

  74. 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. http://smallbusinesspl ...

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

  75. 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 -

  76. 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 -

  77. 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 -

  78. 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 - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  79. 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 this in the VC sectio ...

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

  80. 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 ...

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

  81. 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 - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2012 - 12:19pm -

  82. GRP Partners Invests in Financial Technology, Digital Content,????

    Anyone know anybody that works at GRP Partners? Do they only have offices in LA? Website is pretty sparse. Here is their info: GRP Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investing in financial technology, digital content and distribution, and onlin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2010 - 10:00am -

  83. 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 -

  84. Smaller private investment firms?

    Would anyone in the community know of any smaller (<50 employees) private investment firm that are similar to [embed] http://www.kingdom.com. sa in terms that they are diversified globally but are located in the U.S? I am looking for firms that are inv ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 12:34am -

  85. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 12:45pm -

  86. 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 -

  87. The Winklevoss Venture

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/winklevos... Given how successful their first investment was, I don't blame them for starting a new fund. venture capital Facebook ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 5:35pm -

  88. Economics vs Applied Economics major?

    Hello fellow monkeys. Currently I am at the undergraduate level and I intend on pursuing a finance major alongside an economics major. However, my university offers both economics and Applied Economics (in the college of arts and sciences, one is a BA and ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 18 2017 - 1:43pm -

  89. New VC Fund Comp

    I have an opportunity to join a new seed stage VC fund by a successful entrepreneur in the Bay Area and I've been trying to figure out what comp structure and amount to ask for. It's a $60M fund with 1-2 GPs and I will be brought on as a Jr Part ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 5 2017 - 3:36pm -

  90. JPM Finance (branch) or VC SF

    Hey guys I am a freshman At Ohio State and my goal is by my sophmore year to get an IBD rotational program at a BB. As a freshman I have 2 paths so far. 1) do some work at a small VC in San Fran (the MD has worked IBD in both Goldman, and BAML, and I know ...

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  91. What to wear for VC interview?

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