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Venture Capital compensation data and recruiters list

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]

Should you co-found a company with your friend? And how do you split the equity?

If you’re talking with cofounders about launching a new business, you’re fundamentally recruiting someone to take the job of partnering with you for the next decade.  I see a lot of founders who do less due diligence than I think ideal before making that long-term commitment. Just knowing one [...continue reading]

How universities can help students and alumni work in the tech industry

“CEO is the new Analyst.” My former Partner John Frankel of ff Venture Capital observes that 20 years ago, the defining movie of the generation was “Wall Street”.  Everyone wanted to work in finance. But now, the defining movie of today’s twentysomethings is “The Social Network”. Everyone [...continue reading]

How entrepreneurs and executives can work with private equity and VC funds

I presented a few weeks ago to the American Marketing Association Executive Forum on how their members can work with and earn money from private equity and venture capital funds. I discussed all of the major engagement models: Expert Networks, Consulting, Interim Executives, Advisors, Board Members, [...continue reading]

How to negotiate a partner role at a VC or private equity firm

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]

Ready to join a new management team? Here’s how to do your due diligence first

I get emails every week from mid-level and senior executives who want to join a growth company. You’re going to be spending 40+ hours/week with your new colleagues, which is more time than most of us spend with our spouses. So I put together some notes on how to due diligence a management team, from [...continue reading]

For emerging VC and private equity investors: Accelerators, Platforms, Communities, and Incubators

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]

Recent books: paleo, angel investing, mediation, and career acceleration

I read a few books over the last year that I thought were worth highlighting/recommending: The book that has had the most practical impact on my life was The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, by John Durant.  This is a thoughtful analysis and explication of the “paleo” or [...continue reading]