Venture capitalists raise money and invest it in start-up companies, reaping the rewards when these companies make it big. Careers in this high-powered and tight-knit industry are highly desirable for those who seek an intellectually challenging and entrepreneurial environment ? not to mention potentially unparalleled financial rewards. But how do you break into this exclusive branch of the finance world? Vault brings you the inside story on the industry, hiring and job responsibilities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Oleg Kaganovich has been both bootstrapping entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has made strategic investments and acquisitions for Fortune 500 companies and investment banks, built financial analysis tools and developed company growth plans. After founding and growing a technology start-up in the mid-90?s, Oleg attended both the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Columbia Business School, from which he holds an MBA. He worked as an investment banker with Black Emerald Capital on Wall Street and a venture capitalist with Sun Microsystems? venture group in Silicon Valley. Now in Sacramento, he is the CEO of SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance), a non-profit high tech association that works with public and private sector groups to drive entrepreneurial growth and attract investment capital to the region.
James Currier is an eleven-year veteran of the venture capital industry. He was introduced to the business in 1991 by GTE New Ventures in California, and while at Battery Ventures in Boston, he co-founded ?Capital Venture,? the association of young venture capitalists. Currently the CEO of Tickle, Currier is a graduate of Harvard Business School (1999) and lives in San Francisco.
Joe Bel Bruno
Joe Bel Bruno is a New York-based journalist who has covered business and finance for the past ten years. He has worked for major publications in New York, Los Angeles and London, and was the recipient of two ?Best in Business? awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers organization.
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