Overview of Venture Capital and Private Equity

So what exactly is venture capital and private equity? Venture capital and private equity are, in the most general terms, organizations that take in money from investors (pension funds, governments, insurance companies, wealthy individuals) and use that money to buy equity stakes in privately held companies. Venture capitalists typically invest in companies early in their… Continue reading Overview of Venture Capital and Private Equity

Is Private Equity Dead? Well At Least 600 HBSers Think Not.

As part of the team responsible for marketing the annual Venture Capital & Principal Investment Conference, I grew worried about the conference’s attendance just seven days prior to the event. Registrations were down more than 50% compared to last year, it begged the questions: Is anyone really interested in private equity anymore? Is venture capital… Continue reading Is Private Equity Dead? Well At Least 600 HBSers Think Not.

Confronting a Changing Industry

Against the backdrop of rapid evolution in venture capital and private equity investing, the Venture Capital and Principal Investment Club (VCPI) held the 2001 Annual VCPI Conference on January 27, 2001. This year’s conference featured some of the industry’s most influential players delving into its most compelling and difficult issues, including the possibility of an… Continue reading Confronting a Changing Industry

News in Brief:

Foam Party Disappoints Student(Turks and Caicos) The “Foam Party Blowout” was a big let down for RC student Steven Myles when he spent his Spring Break at the all-inclusive vacation resort for Club Med in Turks and Caicos. “Groping random French 16-year-olds while covered in a mound of foam just isn’t as exciting as my… Continue reading News in Brief:

Green Is Good

Gordon Gecko is the world’s most famous LBO investor and star of the movie Wall Street. Green-for lack of a better word-is good. Green is right. Green works. Green clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Green, in all of its forms, has marked the upward surge of mankind. And green-you… Continue reading Green Is Good