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Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 07:05
I would certainly like to end up here post-MBA:

http://www.google.com/ventures/index.html
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 12:27
I am not sure I would --if I had the choice, that is.

I tend to agree with this point of view by Fred Wilson of Union Square fame: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/07/corporate-ventu.html

I'd rather end up at Draper Fisher Jurvetson :)
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 12:31
Google AND venture capital. If only Goldman were involved in some way, it'd be like the holy trinity of B-school.
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 13:44
Considering it's Google, my guess is your probably be working on some pretty cutting edge/wacky-ass stuff, but with less money.

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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 15:08
Paradosso wrote:
I'd rather end up at Draper Fisher Jurvetson :)

This fall I had lunch with a Kellogg alum who is an MD for one of their affiliates (the DFJ in chicago)). Really down to earth guy and definitely an impressive person to talk to. Oh he was a MMM back in the day too.
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 16:51
Paradosso wrote:
I tend to agree with this point of view by Fred Wilson of Union Square fame: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/07/corporate-ventu.html


Interesting article.

The reasoning kind of parallels criticisms of Pfizer's "Biotech Incubator" concept in La Jolla. Pfizer provides the facilities, some equipment and funding.

Not too many takers so far.

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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 23:36
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Paradosso wrote:
I'd rather end up at Draper Fisher Jurvetson :)

This fall I had lunch with a Kellogg alum who is an MD for one of their affiliates (the DFJ in chicago)). Really down to earth guy and definitely an impressive person to talk to. Oh he was a MMM back in the day too.


That is spot on River! I'll talk to you aboòut this :)
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 05:31
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Paradosso wrote:
I tend to agree with this point of view by Fred Wilson of Union Square fame: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/07/corporate-ventu.html


Interesting article.

The reasoning kind of parallels criticisms of Pfizer's "Biotech Incubator" concept in La Jolla. Pfizer provides the facilities, some equipment and funding.

Depending on the equipment it might not be as horrible for bio companies since I would imagine some of that stuff would cost big bucks...far more than some computers and servers. However, if the terms are terrible I could see why people would not be too excited to sign up.
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 05:53
I believe they have ~$100M under management, so pretty small, even by VC standards.
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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 06:46
riverripper wrote:
refurb wrote:
Paradosso wrote:
I tend to agree with this point of view by Fred Wilson of Union Square fame: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/07/corporate-ventu.html


Interesting article.

The reasoning kind of parallels criticisms of Pfizer's "Biotech Incubator" concept in La Jolla. Pfizer provides the facilities, some equipment and funding.

Depending on the equipment it might not be as horrible for bio companies since I would imagine some of that stuff would cost big bucks...far more than some computers and servers. However, if the terms are terrible I could see why people would not be too excited to sign up.


I think that's the problem. You're kind of painting yourself into a corner by teaming up with one of the big guys. If Pfizer/Google decides to pass on your idea it tends to make others think "I wonder what's wrong with it?".

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Re: Ultimate VC Job [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2009, 11:07
The thing with google is the question as to how many of their VC like ventures are successful. I always get the impression that the search money pays for a lot of poor projects.
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