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At a small firm. Ask me anything about the VC world?
nyreal
  09/12/20
bump
nyreal
  09/12/20
why do you exist all stages of funding should be done by an...
""'''"'''
  09/12/20
VCs allegedly have a network that is greater than the sum of...
nyreal
  09/12/20
How was life in Ho Chi Minh City?
Charles' 12 inch Long Wang
  09/12/20
Has business dried up since the pandemic began?
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  09/12/20
Raising has gotten harder. Valuations are lower, so that's ...
nyreal
  09/12/20
How to break in?
I-ya likea da human host berry much
  09/12/20
...
The consensus of scientists.
  09/12/20
Why do you want to break into VC? There's a big differe...
nyreal
  09/12/20
comp last year? what are you anticipating this year. what le...
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  09/12/20
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  09/13/20
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Harald Hadrada
  09/13/20
Base: $120 + 20-40% of base as bonus.
nyreal
  09/13/20
what kind of returns do you target? what industries?
lisping lib
  09/12/20
Industries are B2B, and digitalization of industry.
nyreal
  09/12/20
What do you think of vc lawyers?
''''''''''''''''''''''
  09/12/20
Necessary evil, and expensive.
nyreal
  09/12/20
What makes a good vc lawyer stand out?
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  09/12/20
don’t you have an adverse selection problem as a small...
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  09/12/20
Yes the names that cross our desk are inferior from an inbou...
nyreal
  09/12/20
does vc have a future if ipos never come back? Can m&a a...
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  09/12/20
IPOs never left, and will always be there. M&A is alway...
nyreal
  09/12/20
they’re well under <10% of all vc exits and all the...
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  09/12/20
i did ibanking years ago we don't make money from vcs. al...
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  09/13/20
how much do you make
Stalin (retired)
  09/12/20
Base: $120k + bonus ($24k to $48k)
nyreal
  09/12/20
seems very low
Stalin (retired)
  09/12/20
Lmao
lisping lib
  09/12/20
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  09/12/20
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Stalin (retired)
  09/12/20
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nyreal
  09/12/20
seniority? i’d rather be paid $80k to do vc than $...
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  09/12/20
Senior Associate / VP. Hours are 40hrs/ wk.
nyreal
  09/12/20
goddamn son. any carry at least?
,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,
  09/12/20
Not yet.
nyreal
  09/12/20
lol
Cogsworth
  09/12/20
100% true. investing >>> worthless rent seeking scr...
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  09/13/20
doubt that if u wanna cold call 40 hours a week email me ...
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  09/13/20
I do very very little cold calling. Maybe 5% of my time is ...
nyreal
  09/14/20
How many hours do you work per week?
I'm gay tp
  09/12/20
40
nyreal
  09/12/20
Damn son I’ll make 500 this year as a lolyer
litigation
  09/12/20
v10? how many years in biglaw
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  09/12/20
Does this career path offer a track to being a partner or ge...
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  09/13/20
There is often no path to being partner. Unless it’s ...
nyreal
  09/13/20
So what’s the payoff here? If you stay an associate fo...
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  09/13/20
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  09/16/20
sorry did you say VC or associate-level corporate banker wor...
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  09/13/20
what's with VC's that get booted acting like they wanted to ...
""'''"'''
  09/12/20
Partners get booted all the time and it can be a toxic/ dram...
nyreal
  09/12/20
I mean associates who have been on a prestige maximization /...
""'''"'''
  09/12/20
can u go into more detail what do u mean ur seeing it tod...
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  09/12/20
As in their actions/ motivations get questioned/ scrutinized...
nyreal
  09/13/20
god that's demoralizing af i've seen it before too but it...
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  09/13/20
what are the best small VC firms
exeunt
  09/12/20
If you’re good you’re not small since your portf...
nyreal
  09/13/20
Does your Firm qualify?
batgod
  09/13/20
No
nyreal
  09/13/20
how many of the senior people are rich?
Cogsworth
  09/12/20
Our founding GP is rich. Probably has a net worth of $30M.
nyreal
  09/13/20
that's pretty shit compared to megafund PE
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  09/13/20
Yeah, we don’t have PE $$ in VC but the hours are a lo...
nyreal
  09/13/20
Taking questions for the next 4 hours.
nyreal
  09/13/20
what is your personal end game?
lisping lib
  09/13/20
VC partner (at a Top 10 firm), or start own firm.
nyreal
  09/13/20
do you think that’s realistic considering that you are...
lisping lib
  09/13/20
Agreed, it's not realistic. But a guy can hope. A more...
nyreal
  09/13/20
not really. but I worked somewhere where I was never gonna b...
lisping lib
  09/13/20
Yeah but starting your own gig in VC is hard without a track...
nyreal
  09/13/20
it’s not easy whatsoever but neither is having to s...
lisping lib
  09/13/20
Why doesn't your income scale with that of other internet po...
batgod
  09/13/20
in terms of pay and prestige it goes: megafund PE > up...
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  09/13/20
I prefer the name, "batgod LLC"
batgod
  09/13/20
start it up bro u can do it
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  09/13/20
Pay I agree. Prestige VC firms move up a few spot. Pretty ...
nyreal
  09/13/20
maybe, ur focusing on the wrong things who cares if cross...
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  09/13/20
His posts will live on however. Who wants to read about some...
batgod
  09/13/20
agreed but he needs to have a plan to get out of this shitty...
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  09/13/20
This guy knows what he’s talking about.
nyreal
  09/13/20
"cross admit" what makes you think they'd (top ...
""'''"'''
  09/13/20
Does military experience help in getting hired?
;;::;;
  09/13/20
(Rudolph)
batgod
  09/13/20
Not for VC. It’s a + for IB and PE.
nyreal
  09/13/20
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  09/13/20
do you get carry
Mike Fart
  09/13/20
At my current level I don’t. That’s where the r...
nyreal
  09/13/20
lol faggot
Mike Fart
  09/13/20
my buddy does vc he says the same thing as u it's all pre...
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  09/13/20
sometimes you hit the lottery/have “vision” and ...
Mike Fart
  09/14/20
ask anyone in vc in those situations u'd rather be in the...
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  09/14/20
peter thiel's junior vc associate at the time is probably a ...
""'''"'''
  09/14/20
isnt that why u get into VC? to identify a kushy unicorn to ...
I-ya likea da human host berry much
  09/16/20
Any questions on what I do on a day to day basis?
nyreal
  09/13/20
No one cares
I'm gay tp
  09/13/20
what percent of your colleagues have a background in sales/t...
36 yr old loser
  09/13/20
Sales: 0% Technical: just me Finance: everyone else
nyreal
  09/13/20
how embarrassing is it for an ex-VC to have a startup not fu...
""'''"'''
  09/13/20
Not that embarrassing. No one cares. We look at the produc...
nyreal
  09/13/20
couldn't a famous angel like Naval just be a seed/A investor...
""'''"'''
  09/13/20
Good question. Also who TF is Naval?
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  09/13/20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Ravikant
""'''"'''
  09/13/20
Admittedly I don’t know much about angel investing exc...
nyreal
  09/14/20
Thoughts on rolling funds and their potential?
I-ya likea da human host berry much
  09/13/20
No insight.
nyreal
  09/14/20
throw away email?
I-ya likea da human host berry much
  09/16/20
do u manage anyone? i.e. analysts, summer interns
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  09/14/20
Nope.
nyreal
  09/14/20
is there anyone below you at least? if so, what happens w...
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  09/14/20
They work on stuff for the Partners, and we may work togethe...
nyreal
  09/14/20
How long will you stay in your current gig.
[- -]
  09/14/20
1-2 years.
nyreal
  09/14/20
after that?
Mike Fart
  09/14/20
Switch to a bigger firm or run a company.
nyreal
  09/14/20
Ask me about due diligence..
nyreal
  09/14/20
how do u do due diligence on a founder/team/company
exeunt
  09/14/20
Founder/ team, we do psych evaluations for what it’s w...
nyreal
  09/15/20
ty
exeunt
  09/15/20
Why are you so excited to take Qs? For someone in VC, you s...
ReneGirard
  09/14/20
...
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  09/14/20
this guy is likely some VC serving lawyer or VC serving iban...
""'''"'''
  09/14/20
nah i believe OP but it's true there are so many SHITTY vc f...
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  09/14/20
Meh. Most of the celebrities as VC investors is just them c...
ReneGirard
  09/14/20
This is correct.
nyreal
  09/15/20
not a lawyer.
nyreal
  09/15/20
Bump
nyreal
  09/15/20
You have zero insights, bud. Let your shit thread die.
ReneGirard
  09/15/20
Anyone else who's not a MFE like ^ who's got questions?
nyreal
  09/15/20
Do you value ex FAANG engineers as founders? you see this r...
""'''"'''
  09/15/20
What’s most important is the skill/ idea/ grind you br...
nyreal
  09/16/20
Any other questions. Here for the next 30 mins.
nyreal
  09/16/20
Bump
nyreal
  09/16/20
stfu fag
I'm gay tp
  09/16/20
I think a lot of people need to cope and say their shitty wo...
""'''"'''
  09/16/20
You internalize what VCs are looking for. So you are more l...
nyreal
  09/16/20
are SPACs here to stay?
LGOT
  09/16/20
No. SPACs are the product of a roaring tech market.
nyreal
  09/16/20
how does a startup prove "product market fit" to t...
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  09/16/20
Do you have paying customers. Is your customer base growing...
nyreal
  09/16/20
Why do people with terrific growing businesses need to whore...
batgod
  09/16/20
To put fuel on the fire. There’s a limit to how much ...
nyreal
  09/16/20
Anyone else?
nyreal
  09/17/20
Taking questions for the next hour.
nyreal
  09/18/20
Thoughts on WSGR, Cooley, Gunderson and Fenwick?
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  09/18/20


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Date: September 12th, 2020 1:01 PM
Author: nyreal

At a small firm. Ask me anything about the VC world?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40908565)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:22 PM
Author: nyreal

bump

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909304)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:23 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

why do you exist

all stages of funding should be done by angels, institutions/HNW investing principally, ending with bigcorp acquisitions

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909311)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:29 PM
Author: nyreal

VCs allegedly have a network that is greater than the sum of its parts (Angel Investors, etc), and you can create a portfolio to spread risk and be a better investment for institutions who don't have the "expertise".



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909342)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:31 PM
Author: Charles' 12 inch Long Wang

How was life in Ho Chi Minh City?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909354)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:32 PM
Author: ;..;.;;;.;;.;.;.;;;.;;;.;.;;;....;.


Has business dried up since the pandemic began?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909355)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:24 PM
Author: nyreal

Raising has gotten harder. Valuations are lower, so that's a plus, but the business climate is a bit weaker, but not detrimantally so.

TLDR: No

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909685)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:39 PM
Author: I-ya likea da human host berry much

How to break in?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909387)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:40 PM
Author: The consensus of scientists.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909392)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:28 PM
Author: nyreal

Why do you want to break into VC?

There's a big difference between Sequoia, KPCB, Benchmark, etc, and the smaller funds. It's very top-heavy.

But there are two main ways:

1) Network like crazy to be an associate and then leave after two years

2) Have an exit and be invited to join as a Partner.

2 is infinitely better than 1.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909713)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:41 PM
Author: .,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


comp last year? what are you anticipating this year. what level seniority

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909399)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 1:43 PM
Author: .,..,.,,.,.,..,.,.,.,..,..,..,.,..,,.,.,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913242)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 4:49 PM
Author: Harald Hadrada



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913972)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 5:07 PM
Author: nyreal

Base: $120 + 20-40% of base as bonus.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40914032)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 4:43 PM
Author: lisping lib

what kind of returns do you target?

what industries?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909407)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:30 PM
Author: nyreal

Industries are B2B, and digitalization of industry.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909719)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:27 PM
Author: ''''''''''''''''''''''

What do you think of vc lawyers?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909708)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:29 PM
Author: nyreal

Necessary evil, and expensive.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909716)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:47 PM
Author: ''''''''''''''''''''''

What makes a good vc lawyer stand out?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909788)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:30 PM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,


don’t you have an adverse selection problem as a smaller firm? funding from the top funds seems to pay for itself in the form of higher valuations. listing them in your cap table has lots of tangible (bigger network, operational talent, etc) and intangible (i bet all else equal sequoia names ipo at higher valuations) benefits.

so the opportunities that cross your desk are basically almost always inferior, no? they’re ones the top names probably already passed on

also do you do series a or later stage investments? the latter seems increasingly like a suckers game

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909718)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:32 PM
Author: nyreal

Yes the names that cross our desk are inferior from an inbound standpoint. However, there's outbound reach-outs and you can get traction (co-invest with Sequoia's, be seed lead investors, etc) based on personality and partner's background.

We do series A and seed, but really series A as product market fit is really important to us. Series B + is more growth equity and that's a different ballgame.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909728)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:39 PM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,


does vc have a future if ipos never come back? Can m&a and spacs completely replace ipos as the way to exit

i’d probably miss selling overvalued stock to stupid retail investors if i were a vc investor

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909753)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:40 PM
Author: nyreal

IPOs never left, and will always be there. M&A is always there.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909758)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:43 PM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,


they’re well under <10% of all vc exits and all the money in private markets suggests they’re going away for all but the zooms and ubers of the world

how would a financial sponsors investment banker make money from you? ie how do they add value, assuming any do? i bet you hate sell side bankers (99% of vc guys do)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909769)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 12:35 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


i did ibanking years ago

we don't make money from vcs. all our pitch decks have PE firm names on them and if u want to know my team's breakdown of revenue it was 85% from corporates and 15% from pe and misc like getting some kickback leveraging our cap markets for bundled financing M&A/lbo deals

pe firms get GIANT DISCOUNTS in fees but we deal with this shit because even a large corp may only do 1 deal every few years, but PE firms have such high volume we're constantly sucking their dick cause it's a familiar dick. similar to whores preferring 1 sugar daddy paying them less but is a regular customer for 10 years vs pitching 10 sugar daddies who only have 1-2 fuck sessions to give.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912989)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:36 PM
Author: Stalin (retired)

how much do you make

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909741)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:38 PM
Author: nyreal

Base: $120k + bonus ($24k to $48k)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909748)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:38 PM
Author: Stalin (retired)

seems very low

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909751)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:41 PM
Author: lisping lib

Lmao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909761)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:43 PM
Author: .,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909770)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:44 PM
Author: Stalin (retired)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909771)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:44 PM
Author: nyreal



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909774)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:46 PM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,


seniority?

i’d rather be paid $80k to do vc than $400k to be a corporate lawyer fyi

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909781)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:47 PM
Author: nyreal

Senior Associate / VP. Hours are 40hrs/ wk.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909786)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:48 PM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,


goddamn son. any carry at least?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909791)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:49 PM
Author: nyreal

Not yet.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909797)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 7:12 PM
Author: Cogsworth

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40910187)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 9:53 AM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,


100% true. investing >>> worthless rent seeking scribe

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912420)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 1:48 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


doubt that

if u wanna cold call 40 hours a week email me

i know plenty of firms including surveymonkey who will pay u $80k for that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913262)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:15 AM
Author: nyreal

I do very very little cold calling. Maybe 5% of my time is emailing potential portfolio companies.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916840)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:46 PM
Author: I'm gay tp

How many hours do you work per week?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909782)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:48 PM
Author: nyreal

40

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909789)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 7:10 PM
Author: litigation

Damn son I’ll make 500 this year as a lolyer

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40910181)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 7:15 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


v10? how many years in biglaw

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40910206)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 1:46 PM
Author: .,..,.,,.,.,..,.,.,.,..,..,..,.,..,,.,.,.,.


Does this career path offer a track to being a partner or getting the real $$? What’s the timeline?

Do you have to live in the Bay Area on that salary?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913254)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 2:26 PM
Author: nyreal

There is often no path to being partner. Unless it’s explicitly stated at joining that you’re on partner track, which is rare, you don’t become a partner unless one day you Somehow do. No guarantees. Often, this comes at the expense of someone else getting booted.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913434)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 11:11 PM
Author: .,..,.,,.,.,..,.,.,.,..,..,..,.,..,,.,.,.,.


So what’s the payoff here? If you stay an associate for years, that’s the end game and your salary keeps improving?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40915734)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 9:52 PM
Author: .,..,.,,.,.,..,.,.,.,..,..,..,.,..,,.,.,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40932492)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 5:59 PM
Author: ;;;;;;;::::;;::;;;;::::;

sorry did you say VC or associate-level corporate banker working in NC office of wells fargo?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40914263)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 5:54 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

what's with VC's that get booted acting like they wanted to leave/start a company all along

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909822)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 6:04 PM
Author: nyreal

Partners get booted all the time and it can be a toxic/ drama filled environment. When you’re unwelcome, you’ll know it. I’m seeing it with one of the associates and partners today.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909871)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 6:28 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

I mean associates who have been on a prestige maximization / risk minimization path their whole life suddenly acting like they're startup material after getting the rug pulled out from under them (like you're not getting promoted)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40909986)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 7:03 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


can u go into more detail

what do u mean ur seeing it today

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40910134)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 2:09 AM
Author: nyreal

As in their actions/ motivations get questioned/ scrutinized more during Monday calls. “Why are you doing this? Why are you not doing this?” Typical corporate politics when they want to push out someone.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40911748)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 1:40 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


god that's demoralizing af

i've seen it before too but it sucks for everyone on the call

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913228)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 7:05 PM
Author: exeunt (0x6c542c3a976e324ccb84d594cbc084bd57597849)

what are the best small VC firms

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40910146)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 2:13 AM
Author: nyreal

If you’re good you’re not small since your portfolio co have exits and as a result you’ve been successful at raising funds. Leading indicators have a long tail since gestation periods of startups before they go public is 5-7 years.

In other words, I have no fucking clue, but maybe Emergence, QED? They’re not small but you probably haven’t heard of them.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40911762)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 9:56 AM
Author: batgod

Does your Firm qualify?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912432)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 1:16 PM
Author: nyreal

No

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913133)



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Date: September 12th, 2020 7:18 PM
Author: Cogsworth

how many of the senior people are rich?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40910218)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 2:10 AM
Author: nyreal

Our founding GP is rich. Probably has a net worth of $30M.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40911753)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 10:31 AM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


that's pretty shit compared to megafund PE

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912541)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 11:26 AM
Author: nyreal

Yeah, we don’t have PE $$ in VC but the hours are a lot better.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912740)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:15 AM
Author: nyreal

Taking questions for the next 4 hours.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912055)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:22 AM
Author: lisping lib

what is your personal end game?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912058)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:23 AM
Author: nyreal

VC partner (at a Top 10 firm), or start own firm.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912060)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:33 AM
Author: lisping lib

do you think that’s realistic considering that you are currently getting paid like a glorified secretary?

not trying to be rude, but imo people who end up at that level are on the fast track very early on

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912064)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:49 AM
Author: nyreal

Agreed, it's not realistic. But a guy can hope.

A more realistic target is Bus Dev Director at a startup/ portfolio co. And then re-looping once there's an exit.

You seem to know more than you're letting on. Are you in the industry?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912069)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:52 AM
Author: lisping lib

not really. but I worked somewhere where I was never gonna be at the top, so I started my own business in a slightly different sphere. took a while to get my income back up but so much happier

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912070)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 9:01 AM
Author: nyreal

Yeah but starting your own gig in VC is hard without a track record. Raising $$$ is not so easy. And I don’t have family $$$.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912253)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 9:06 AM
Author: lisping lib

it’s not easy whatsoever

but neither is having to suck miles of cock of those above you for decades of your life

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912261)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 9:55 AM
Author: batgod

Why doesn't your income scale with that of other internet posters? I thought VC/PE = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Do you just answer the phones or what. What City? You make the same as pedude and he thinks his income is ignominious and he isn't even in PE.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912425)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 10:38 AM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


in terms of pay and prestige it goes:

megafund PE > upper mid market > top 5 VC sequoia accel etc. > mid market PE > growth equity > lower mid market PE > large vc > in-n-out manager > small vc

there's nothing to do at the vc stage if ur not a partner. there's no financials. there's no analysis. all u do is cold call and try to get a top startup to take ur shitty deal and preference stack before they ultimately email sequoia which is why it's a winner take all since 95% of startups fail and the good ones know exactly who to email first and it's not going to be nyreal & batgod's VC firm

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912569)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 10:42 AM
Author: batgod

I prefer the name, "batgod LLC"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912583)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 10:51 AM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


start it up bro u can do it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912609)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 11:45 AM
Author: nyreal

Pay I agree. Prestige VC firms move up a few spot. Pretty sure Sequoia would be same prestige as mega PE.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912795)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 12:14 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


maybe, ur focusing on the wrong things

who cares if cross admit battle between blackstone/kkr and sequoia is 70% vs. 80%. or maybe it's 60%.

what matters is can u retire early with a yacht or a few houses or never and just continue wage cucking.

Because when u die ur bones turn to ash and all u had was ur shitty meager blip of an existence

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912919)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 12:19 PM
Author: batgod

His posts will live on however. Who wants to read about some low-income Loser. At least if he is a Partner he can post a higher income and make the past less ignominious to reflect on for our descendants reading archive.org. What we do in life echoes in eternity.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912937)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 12:31 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


agreed but he needs to have a plan to get out of this shitty 1st year midlaw salary stage

it's VERY HARD to make partner in a vc firm, it's harder in small shitty ones because if someone is in the position to boost u up to replace them, they would have to quit or die. there's no structure and very little meat to go around all the hungry mouths. and ur entirely 100% replaceable since ur a cold calling machine.

it's actually easier at sequoia to get partner vs. a generic vc or shit vc because if u get lucky and the stars align u may have enough experience in a niche field in a large org to sneak past the door and then get inside.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912979)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 1:17 PM
Author: nyreal

This guy knows what he’s talking about.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913136)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 4:42 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

"cross admit"

what makes you think they'd (top VC) ever offer a job to someone who would turn them down for KKR/BX

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913945)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 9:56 AM
Author: ;;::;;

Does military experience help in getting hired?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912429)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 12:19 PM
Author: batgod

(Rudolph)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912940)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 12:21 PM
Author: nyreal

Not for VC. It’s a + for IB and PE.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40912943)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 3:58 PM
Author: ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.../.,,




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913764)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 2:27 PM
Author: Mike Fart

do you get carry

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913437)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 2:56 PM
Author: nyreal

At my current level I don’t. That’s where the real $$ is but that only pays out every 5-7 years. And unless you have a monster exit, carry really doesn’t add up to much amortized.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913574)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 3:04 PM
Author: Mike Fart

lol faggot

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913593)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 7:01 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


my buddy does vc he says the same thing as u

it's all prestige and 0 pay. some of these guys live in SF with 3 roommates in a fucking box apartment.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40914494)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 10:13 AM
Author: Mike Fart

sometimes you hit the lottery/have “vision” and can retire in your 30s/40s

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40917009)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 8:44 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


ask anyone in vc

in those situations u'd rather be in the startup

mark zuckerberg got rich

the 20th employee at facebook got rich

peter thiel got rich

but even peter thiel's junior didn't see shit, much less some smaller vc firm's associates on those big exits

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920395)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 8:49 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

peter thiel's junior vc associate at the time is probably a mid level manager at airbnb rn lmfao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920425)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 10:25 PM
Author: I-ya likea da human host berry much

isnt that why u get into VC? to identify a kushy unicorn to jump ship to?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40932709)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 4:00 PM
Author: nyreal

Any questions on what I do on a day to day basis?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913774)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 4:10 PM
Author: I'm gay tp

No one cares

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913837)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 4:20 PM
Author: 36 yr old loser

what percent of your colleagues have a background in sales/technical/finance background?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913886)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 5:08 PM
Author: nyreal

Sales: 0%

Technical: just me

Finance: everyone else



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40914035)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 4:44 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

how embarrassing is it for an ex-VC to have a startup not funded by their ex firm

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40913956)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 5:10 PM
Author: nyreal

Not that embarrassing. No one cares. We look at the product-market fit above all else. Someone else investing makes you do a double take, so it's a positive if anyone invests, but not necessarily a negative if your ex-firm does not invest.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40914038)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 6:08 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

couldn't a famous angel like Naval just be a seed/A investor instead, what's the difference

how rich do you think a guy like that is

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40914303)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 11:15 PM
Author: .,..,.,,.,.,..,.,.,.,..,..,..,.,..,,.,.,.,.


Good question. Also who TF is Naval?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40915753)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 11:26 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Ravikant

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40915792)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 8:26 AM
Author: nyreal

Admittedly I don’t know much about angel investing except for one key fact:

They are champs at the seed round and thus could have better returns than VCs on a percentage basis since most VCs come in at later seed or Series A. They have an institutional advantage over professional VCs in that they can spray and are faster moving, less bureaucratic.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916725)



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Date: September 13th, 2020 11:30 PM
Author: I-ya likea da human host berry much

Thoughts on rolling funds and their potential?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40915804)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 8:27 AM
Author: nyreal

No insight.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916728)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 10:07 PM
Author: I-ya likea da human host berry much

throw away email?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40932597)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 8:28 AM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


do u manage anyone?

i.e. analysts, summer interns

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916733)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:03 AM
Author: nyreal

Nope.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916801)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:13 AM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


is there anyone below you at least?

if so, what happens when they join, they dont report to u?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916839)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:17 AM
Author: nyreal

They work on stuff for the Partners, and we may work together with me being the Unofficial Lead, without me having direct Chan of command.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916841)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:17 AM
Author: [- -] (xoentlaw@gmail.com)

How long will you stay in your current gig.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916842)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 10:12 AM
Author: nyreal

1-2 years.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40916997)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 10:19 AM
Author: Mike Fart

after that?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40917044)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 10:36 AM
Author: nyreal

Switch to a bigger firm or run a company.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40917099)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 4:19 PM
Author: nyreal

Ask me about due diligence..

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40918862)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 4:56 PM
Author: exeunt (0x6c542c3a976e324ccb84d594cbc084bd57597849)

how do u do due diligence on a founder/team/company

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40919096)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 12:21 AM
Author: nyreal

Founder/ team, we do psych evaluations for what it’s worth. We are pretty hard bent on product market fit as well so that’s a proxy after the fact that the team is legit.

The company due diligence is based off of understanding the competitive landscape which we do by reading analyst reports on the market place, googling and connecting the dots. We also look for key unique selling points that the company states they have, which from what I’ve seen isn’t really challenged. We also do customer reference checks which are laughable.

So bottom line: the due diligence is really looking for information to back the fact that the company has product market fit and why we’ll invest so we can justify our decisions to the LPs. In my firm at least it’s not very forward looking. The lack of forward thought/ independent insight is remarkable. Ultimately, we’re a bunch of guys making bets hoping to get lucky, and the due diligence is more to justify capital calls than anything else. Not very different from what IB analysts do.

I do believe there are VC firms out there with more insight than us, but not too many. The point about whether we’ll exclusively get shitty deals as a no name brand VC I don’t completely agree with - you can establish ties with hot startups by connecting with them even if you’re a shitty firm if you have something in common with them.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40921522)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 6:41 PM
Author: exeunt (0x6c542c3a976e324ccb84d594cbc084bd57597849)

ty

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40925445)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 8:59 PM
Author: ReneGirard

Why are you so excited to take Qs? For someone in VC, you seem to know very little about it. No opinion on rolling funds? LOL, bud it's one of the biggest (if not the biggest) innovations in your space this year. I feel like I know more than you about VC based on spending a couple years at a startup.

The only insight you've had is that the economics of VC firms are very much captured by the top partner(s), despite VC firms increasingly calling everyone a "partner." If you're smart and technical, you should start a company. No in-demand founder is going to want some 31 yr old with his own "VC firm" investing if he has any real options, so you'd only get the shitty opportunities. There are rare exceptions (e.g., Fred Wilson), but most of the people who do really well in VC have been a successful founder or at least at a really high level exec of a company that had a big exit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920484)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:02 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920503)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:02 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

this guy is likely some VC serving lawyer or VC serving ibanker larping but who cares

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920505)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:19 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,,,,,,


nah i believe OP but it's true there are so many SHITTY vc firms out there. it's a giant distribution, unlike PE where 50% of firms are legit, everyone and their mother is getting into vc or angel investing

and i don't mean just celebs like shaq o neil or jessica alba or ashton kutcher who are actually good and at least have a big wallet. i'm talking ex-oracle ex-microsoft balding 40 year old losers with barely $4mm bucks to scrape together hiring an army of cheap kids

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920595)



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Date: September 14th, 2020 9:28 PM
Author: ReneGirard

Meh. Most of the celebrities as VC investors is just them cashing in on their name and ability to publicize products in exchange for equity. It makes a ton of sense in consumer products where the products (e.g., alcohol) is totally indistinguishable when you put aside branding.

Even if you're at a shit VC firm, you'd think youd have an actual thought on rolling funds.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40920641)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 12:23 AM
Author: nyreal

This is correct.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40921527)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:03 AM
Author: nyreal

not a lawyer.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40922109)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 12:50 PM
Author: nyreal

Bump

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40923409)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 1:04 PM
Author: ReneGirard

You have zero insights, bud. Let your shit thread die.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40923500)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 1:34 PM
Author: nyreal

Anyone else who's not a MFE like ^ who's got questions?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40923684)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 5:06 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

Do you value ex FAANG engineers as founders?

you see this repeated in reddit and places where they hang out, like "ofc they'll want to fund a 35 year old staff engineer who has never shown any entrepreneurial inclination in his entire life!"

meanwhile actual successful vc-backed entrepreneurs are 20 y/o dropout child prodigies or older tech "vagabonds" with a string of successful exits

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40924991)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:57 AM
Author: nyreal

What’s most important is the skill/ idea/ grind you bring in. If you launched products end to end and have been working on something on the side with product market fit you’re in.

In other words, the 20 year old has been:

1) working on the entire business end to end

2) shows commitment to an idea and most likely has product market fit

3) can grind

Similarly for the veteran who’s had end to end experience, and has validation thru exits. He’ll be a better fit for B2B since he can hire grinders for him.

Ironically the mid level engineers are too narrow in their scope to both the college drop out and the veteran. In FAANG, you’re hired for a singular task and do it for 10-25 years before your scope starts broadening out again. At FAANG, you don’t do business, you do a task.

If there’s one key above all to VC investing it’s this: “product-market fit”

Hope that answers your question.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40927815)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 11:35 AM
Author: nyreal

Any other questions. Here for the next 30 mins.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40928833)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:18 PM
Author: nyreal

Bump

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930065)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:38 PM
Author: I'm gay tp

stfu fag

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930235)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:47 PM
Author: ""'''"'''

I think a lot of people need to cope and say their shitty work experience is gonna set them up to be a great founder one day

you probably think VC experience is a good background to be fundable and then successful

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930292)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:00 PM
Author: nyreal

You internalize what VCs are looking for. So you are more likely to get an “interview” but that’s it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930376)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:21 PM
Author: LGOT

are SPACs here to stay?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930082)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:00 PM
Author: nyreal

No. SPACs are the product of a roaring tech market.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930371)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:39 PM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

how does a startup prove "product market fit" to the point where a vc would be interested in investment?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930245)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:02 PM
Author: nyreal

Do you have paying customers. Is your customer base growing. Is your ARR/ MRR growing at a 40+ % rate or so. What is your churn like?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930381)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:56 PM
Author: batgod

Why do people with terrific growing businesses need to whore themselves out to assholes who want immense equity stakes in exchange for small amounts of money. Is your business basically "shark tank."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40930734)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 6:03 PM
Author: nyreal

To put fuel on the fire. There’s a limit to how much fire you can have based off of organic growth if your competition eats your lunch before you can scale big enough to ward him off.

Shark tank is not a bad representation at all. Slightly different nuances but the general principle is there.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40931189)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 5:51 PM
Author: nyreal

Anyone else?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40937310)



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Date: September 18th, 2020 7:58 AM
Author: nyreal

Taking questions for the next hour.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40939905)



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Date: September 18th, 2020 8:14 AM
Author: ''''''''''''''''''''''

Thoughts on WSGR, Cooley, Gunderson and Fenwick?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4623146&forum_id=2#40939922)