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

I hosted a presentation and discussion last night for GoingVC on "How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds". I've embedded below the video and slide deck. You can see an essay summarizing my advice here. I discuss all the ways you can work with [...continue reading]

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 for VCs and programs/degrees for people studying VC How to get a job in venture capital VC recruiters list and [...continue reading]

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 [...continue reading]

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

Would you like to work with private equity and venture capital funds? There are relatively few jobs directly inside private equity and venture capital funds, and those jobs are highly competitive. (See How to negotiate a partner role at a VC or private equity firm.) However, there are many other [...continue reading]

Reading list for Associates and Analysts in private equity and 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 for VCs and programs/degrees for people studying VC How to get a job in venture capital VC recruiters list and [...continue reading]

Free workshop on graduate school and college admissions

I’m about to come out with a book I’ve been writing since I was a Yale junior, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. My coauthor is Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors (ICC), one of the largest educational consulting companies in the world.  ICC [...continue reading]

Join the Biden/Harris Campaign as an Industry Ambassador at Large 

Are you a well-connected industry leader eager to make America functional again? We have an opportunity for you to help the country, and also build your relationships with other senior people in your sector.  This is NOT a fundraising role.   As an Ambassador at Large for the Biden/Harris [...continue reading]

How to negotiate and evaluate your job offer

"The board has met and we'd like to extend you an offer to join the company.  We'll send you all the details via email. We are excited to have you join us!" If you get that phone call, what should you be thinking about? I compiled the best resources I found here.  This is relevant for any job [...continue reading]