Looking for a job in VC

Will Price

Later stage firms typically value financial analysis, deal structuring, and deal execution skills. In the last month, I have had the good fortune to speak to numerous graduate students regarding finding a job in venture capital. While much has been said about the process already, it appears the demand for guidance is undiminished. This post summarizes some of the advice I am giving people. First, asking for how to get into VC is akin to asking how to get into medicine.

Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

13, 2006. Our 2003 deal with HP didn’t generate a single dollar in revenue, whereas our 2006 agreement with Cisco drove tens of millions of dollars in sales and helped to make Opsware the uncatchable leader in data center software. Behind the headlines – a deal with teeth.

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A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

With keen international interest in Canada's resource sector, the return of financial buyers, strategic investors looking to pursue acquisitions as a means of increasing earnings, and the recent uptick in Canadian "mega-deal" activity, there is no better time to discuss the M&A trends unfolding in 2011. Financial buyers will also be in an acquisitive mode as commitments on capital raised in 2006 and 2007 will start to expire. HOSTILE DEALS.

Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market

Fred Destin

Reading the allegations against Goldman Sachs and Fabrice Tourre in the case of structured CDO scandal (aka Abacus), I am reminded of Spitzer and how a General Attorney used a witch-hunt as a political tool, only to be later exposed himself in the company of barely clad ladies.

Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

A simple example would be if Customer A signs a one-year deal at $10,000 per month, and Customer B signs a three-year deal at $5,000 per month. Consistently delivering a deal per month in this progression gives you a total of 78 months of cumulative recognized revenue.