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Dec. 4-5, Miami: The first conference for post-exit founders

Versatile VC Founder’s Next Move is excited to invite you to ChapterX, the first conference for post-exit founders, December 4-5 in Miami Beach. We have partnered with Lasagna, a VC fund focused on backing post-exit founders. We already have over 100 founders committed to attend, with an average exit of $120,000,000. RSVP here with Discount Code for 50% off: FNM2023 Date: Monday,...

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My mother on living a healthy retirement

My mother Carol Teten has been CEO of an internet startup (which she sold while in her 70s), head of a theatrical dance company, and Chair of a college dance department. She also traveled the world (literally homeless) with my father, Jean Teten, for four years, when they were already in their 60s and 70s....

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How potential employees can due diligence a startup (from a VC perspective)

Congrats on your job offer from a startup! Now, how do you make sure that the company is stable enough to at least pay you for the next year or so?  For an overview of how investors quickly assess a company, see 7 Minute Due Diligence. For a checklist of background to request, see Please...

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Startups seeking to hire CEOs

Founders’ Next Move, Versatile VC’s community for founders researching their next move, continues to grow. We just posted in our online community details on two different startups that are seeking to hire a CEO. The first CEO role is pre-revenue and can be based anywhere in the US. The second role can be based in...

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How to Find a Job as a VC Scout: Compensation and Which Firms Are Recruiting

The easiest way to work with and for VC funds is to become a part-time “scout”, getting paid for sourcing investments, as well as for other work of value to the fund. But how do you do that?   This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working...

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How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

I’m presenting on May 3, 2022, to the Harvard Alumni Global Financial Markets Forum on “How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds“. I’ve embedded below the slide deck.  I discuss all the ways you can work with and earn money from the private equity/VC industry: as a...

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How to get a job in venture capital

This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital, including all of the major online communities, programs, and educational options for people studying VC How to win consulting, board, operating, and investment roles with private equity and venture capital funds (video) How to...

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What next for founders seeking their next adventure: Launch, Get a Job, Invest, Consult?

Hey, founders between gigs: What now? If you exited your last company for airplane money and are now independently wealthy, congratulations! If you want to build another company, just self-fund. If you want outside capital, VCs will chase after you to invest.  Unfortunately, most founders are not in that position: 9 out of 10 startups...

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