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It's a good time to be a venture capitalist - or to be a company in search of venture capital. Appetites merely whetted by the biotech mania of the early 1990s, venture capitalists have embraced the wave of fledgling Internet companies with great vigor. It's been good for the Internet - and good for the VC firms. In 1998, delighted venture capitalists sunk $16 billion into companies nationwide - $4.55 billion into Silicon Valley alone. Venture capital firms are partnerships (or limited partnerships) that invest money in companies in exchange for equity (part ownership). VC firms command hundreds of millions of dollars, raising the money from pension funds, endowments, corporations, and wealthy individuals. Venture capital is a "hot" field, and aspiring venture capitalists have their work cut out for them. The Vault Reports Career Guide to Venture Capital will give you the edge you need to land a position in the competitive industry. This guide gives you the inside scoop on careers in the industry, including: A look at industry history and current trends An explanation of key concepts in venture capital, such as financing stages and types of investors An inside look at venture capital hiring and interviews, including information on fellowships and tips on targeting specific firms A breakdown of job responsibilities and career paths in venture capital A glossary of venture capital lingo Case Interviews: The Vault Reports Guide to the Case Interview: The Insider's Guide for Job Seekers
1581310994 An index of partner and associate contacts at major venture capital firms, categorized by their alumni schools The guide also includes entries on 20 major venture capital firms, each of which includes information on areas of investment, portfolio companies, investment capital under management, plus a write-up on the firm's history, business practice, and key partners. Firms profiled include Benchmark Capital, Garage.com, Kleiner Perkins, Hummer Winblad, Sequoia Capital, and many more!
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