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# Ultimate VC Job

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Director
Joined: 20 Feb 2008
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Location: Texas
Schools: Kellogg Class of 2011

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31 Mar 2009, 08:05
I would certainly like to end up here post-MBA:

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Current Student
Joined: 04 Jan 2005
Posts: 283

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Location: Milan
Schools: Wharton, LBS, UChicago, Kellogg MMM (Donald Jacobs Scholarship), Stanford, HBS

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31 Mar 2009, 13:27
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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Current Student
Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 118

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

Schools: Fuqua

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31 Mar 2009, 13:31
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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VP
Joined: 28 Feb 2008
Posts: 1323

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 6

Schools: Tuck

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31 Mar 2009, 14:44
Considering it's Google, my guess is your probably be working on some pretty cutting edge/wacky-ass stuff, but with less money.

RF
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Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318

Kudos [?]: 761 [0], given: 5

Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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31 Mar 2009, 16:08
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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Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
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Kudos [?]: 761 [0], given: 5

VP
Joined: 28 Feb 2008
Posts: 1323

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 6

Schools: Tuck

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31 Mar 2009, 17:51
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.

RF
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Current Student
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01 Apr 2009, 00:36
riverripper 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

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 3

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Posts: 4318

Kudos [?]: 761 [0], given: 5

Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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01 Apr 2009, 06:31
refurb 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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Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
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Joined: 01 Apr 2009
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01 Apr 2009, 06:53
I believe they have ~\$100M under management, so pretty small, even by VC standards.

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Joined: 28 Feb 2008
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01 Apr 2009, 07:46
riverripper wrote:
refurb 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?".

RF
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Joined: 11 Dec 2006
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Kudos [?]: 223 [0], given: 6

Location: New York, NY
Schools: NYU Stern 2009

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03 Apr 2009, 12:07
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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