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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. But how do you do that?   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,...

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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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How to Win Consulting, Scout, Board, Operating, and Investment 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 ways you can work with...

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New video: To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

I spoke today at the Ideagen Cloud, A.I., & Innovation Summit and summarized my second book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. Here’s the video:   I hope you’ll get our new book!  I’ve attached below the slides from the video:...

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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, 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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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 offers free, impactful one-hour webinars...

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