Venture capitalists

Jennifer Soffen

Want to raise money, approach a venture capitalist, but unsure how to do it? Jennifer Soffen who blogs from Harvard Business School has some tips.  

Andre de Haes, Stanford Graduate School of Business

The summer internship is an opportunity to experiment, experience different sectors and try out potential careers. Stanford GSB blogger Andre has decided to see whether or not he would like to become an entrepreneur and is working with 1stDibs, an online marketplace 

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

Without realising it, second year MBA students discover that they have built up a network of contacts across countries and sectors and when necessary can tap into this network to the benefit of the students on campus 

Stephen Garden, London Business School

Studying on exchange for a term in California gives students access to Silicon Valley  

Anthemos Georgiades, Harvard Business School

With graduation at Harvard Business School just around the corner, those students who have secured a job offer are making the most of their final months at school 

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

The opportunity to work on an entrepreneurial project can provide new areas of learning for students 

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After a weekend in Las Vegas I have just arrived in Palo Alto. It seems an amazing place. Many of the most successful entrepreneurs of the last 30 years live in this Californian town or its surroundings. The place reminds me of our last venturing class with Professor Murray. During that class, we were visited by another venture capitalist and entrepreneur, a very successful and cool Columbia Business School alumnus.

His company invests in tech-related ventures (online marketing, gaming, etc) but above all in serial entrepreneurs. In essence this means supporting the entrepreneurs far more than the projects themselves, since the success of a project depends a great deal on the entrepreneur’s entrepreneurial skills.