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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2009, 18:24
Thanks for this! I have been admiring VC from afar but it would take me forever to make that kind of career switch. Maybe in my 30s
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2009, 09:19
great thread....i'm a cali girl and thus have an interest in tech, i've been thinking about my long-term (40's) and would like to get the experience to switch into a VC firm. thanks for the info!

for Tech VC, do you think it's important to have a banking/finance/investing background or would someone be better off with operations, product development, or strategy experience?

*and this thread pops up in the second page of a google search for "venture capital careers" - congrats*
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 11:05
Found some useful material on the job profile of venture capitalists...

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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 03:30
Hello everyone.

I would appreciate anyone's feedback regarding a VC/PE internship. IF one, without prior financial industry experience, was able to secure an unpaid VC/PE internship prior to b-school do you believe it would increase one's chances to obtain a summer internship or job a year out? (Please suspend disbelief)

I'm interested to learn more about the industries as the challenge of valuating, growing, or rebuilding companies is very intriguing. If in an ideal world you had an option for either VC or PE to internship in, as a career switcher, which would you choose and why?

Thanks for your input as I am a curious optimist eager to learn more about both of these industries.
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 08:32
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IF one, without prior financial industry experience, was able to secure an unpaid VC/PE internship prior to b-school do you believe it would increase one's chances to obtain a summer internship or job a year out? (Please suspend disbelief)


Yes. Experience is experience. If your manager during the internship has your back, that is stronger too.

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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2011, 02:10
How strong is the McCombs MBA program in placing students in PE/VC firms? Getting into an IB/MC post MBA and then making a shift to VC seems to be my plan at this point in time. But, do MBA grads from McCombs get picked up by PE/VC firms directly? Thanks.
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 00:36
Thank you nink..for this great discussion. anyway, it is really informative.
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 08:55
So You’re An MBA Student Who Wants To Work In Venture Capital?

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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 18:31
Hi nink,

VC sounds like something I might be interested in long-term. I know I want to do MC in the short-term, but right now I'm trying to come up with a reasonable long-term plan for the dreaded, ubiquitous "career goals" essay question. Do you think MC serves as good experience for VC or that going into VC is a realistic long-term goal for a consultant? Thanks a lot.
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 10:42
thank you .. a great read,
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 00:23
Very useful post. Contains lots of information. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 05:34
great help lol
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 11:08
Great guide! VC has its own special allure! :wink:
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2012, 00:43
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Re: Nink's Guide to Career in Venture Capital [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 22:48
well done man !!!
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