July 20, 2010
Using Twitter and Blog, i have followed a few venture capitalists and tech-focused blogs recently. Also i start to search the start-up firms in the area that i shall pursue my MBA.
I used google bookmark to store my favorite websites and address and hope to share with all of you. Now in VC, social web and mobile-based services/games are really great hits. There is one VC named Accel Partner that catches great intention these two years. Famous case about Accel is that it invested in Facebook in 2005 when Facebook only had 2.5 million users. Now the users are 250 million. WOW! And recently Accel is the backed VC for two of biggest acquisitions. Google spent 750 million to acquire Admod and EA acquired playfish for around 500 million. Amazing exist.
Once you start to wear an Entrepreneur hat, you think differently. You start to become more sensitive about opportunities and the talents around you who may become your partners. Embracing entrepreneurship is going to be a rewarding experience. Won’t be regretted.
May 2, 2010
Here is what i found out about the ways of getting a job in venture capital. VC is an industry that a lot of talents are chasing while only a handful can achieve. There are four paths that may accomplish it.
1. Attend a top-tier business school, namely H/S/W. Their MBA graduate make up of 50% of who are lucky to get into VC as a flesh MBA. Attending a non top-10 business school may actually lower your chance vs. not going at all.
2. Work for a Start-up. Should be quite simple to understand since VC deals with start-ups and your experience in start-up and chances to network with VC will definitely help you.
3. Start your own business. I hope the business will go well to attract the attention of VC. Once your company is sold or IPO, you have enough cash to become one of the VC.
4. Take a job which may offer you a higher change. They are the jobs in investment banks, top-tier consulting firms. Your blackground in above companies shows that you’re smart and can work very hard. Also you seems to master comprehensive business knowledge and practices, which is well prepared for a job in VC.
Check the original article.
How to get a job in VC!
How about this way to get into the game? To become a business school professor who study entrepreneurship and actively work with students/peers in technology incubation centre at university. Is this duable?
Besides, it’s better to start to build your reputation on the web since VC is keen to invest in the companies of IT/Internet/Telecom. So you get to show your passion and enthusiasm in this web 2.0 world.
May 1, 2010
Always cool to start to build my name on the web and give some thoughts on the topics that i’m interested. And now i have it, vcmind, which is about reflections on life and business.