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Archive for September 2012

Upcoming venture capital job hunting class online

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I’m teaching the VC Job Hunting Hacks class again, but this time (for the first time!) Online (October 16). In this interactive course, you’ll get actionable tips that will help you accelerate your venture capital job hunt, and get you off on the right foot if you’re just getting started on your quest to become a VC.

In the class, we’ll cover:

  • How to secure interviews (Hint: It’s not by asking for a job)
  • How to identify which firms may be hiring (when they all say they’re not hiring)
  • How to stand out from a ridiculously competitive pack of applicants
  • How to follow up like a pro
  • How to negotiate an offer
  • How to build a powerful network that will benefit you for the rest of your career, even if you don’t end up working in VC

Note that the course content will be heavily focused on how to secure a job in venture capital, but many of the tips will have applications to other kinds of job hunts. Click here to see what other students have said about the class.

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September 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

Bay Area VC associate (post-MBA) role

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Looks like a Bay Area multi-billion dollar AUM firm is looking to fill a Bay Area post-MBA Associate role (consumer internet focus). Posting indicates they could be open to a mid-career non-MBA as well (4-6 years experience) as well.

Posting also indicates that the hiring firm “has actively partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses since the earliest days of venture” … which narrows things down somewhat (I’m thinking Sequoia, Greylock, or NEA).

Click here for more info via Glocap’s site: Senior Associate, Venture Capital (Consumer Internet)

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September 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

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Is Thrive Capital hiring?

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VC job hunters, take note!  Thrive Capital in New York City just closed their 3rd fund ($150MM) and it’s a much bigger one than the last (they had only raised a total over $50MM across their 1st two funds).  When you see a firm raise a new fund that’s >$50MM than its previous fund, it signals that they may be looking to add a partner and potentially a junior staffer.  If you’re looking for a VC job, you’d be smart to try and reach out to these guys.

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September 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

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RSS feed to track VC fundings and deal activity

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I’ve created an RSS feed that aggregates some of the leading startup and VC blogs and only posts those that have financing or M&A keywords in the subject line.  I found this to be a useful tool when I was working as a VC and trying to keep up with the myriad of fundings and M&A deals in the startup world.

It’s not 100% accurate but it is pretty darn close, and will save you a bunch of time in keeping up with these transactions.

Click here to check it out and subscribe.

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September 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

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Gurley dispels the myth of The Church of Lifetime Value of the Customer (LTV)

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Some people wield the LTV model as if they were Yoda with a light saber; “Look at this amazing weapon I know how to use!” Unfortunately, it is not that amazing, it’s not that unique to understand, and it is not a weapon, it’s a tool. Companies need a sustainable competitive advantage that is independent of their variable marketing campaigns. You can’t win a fight with a measuring tape.

via The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value (LTV) Formula « abovethecrowd.com.

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September 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

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