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How I stumbled into a job at VMware before it was “VMware”

12 years ago I had the good fortune of joining a (then) ~300 person software startup. Soon after I came on board, that little company on Porter Drive was acquired for $625 million. 5 years later the acquirer spun them out in a $19 billion IPO. I’d love to be able to say that I […]

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My latest book: Finding Startup Jobs

For the last 6 years I’ve been helping people land venture capital jobs and startup jobs through the VC Careers community, Road to a Venture Capital Career, and Now I’ve made available another resource to help you build a great startup career – my new book, Finding Startup Jobs. Here’s what people are saying about the book and […]

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5 things you need to know to get an ad tech startup job

Mad Men. Cannes. Upfronts. If you get excited about these things then you might want to work at an ad tech startup. Here are some resources you can use to quickly educate yourself on the landscape – and get on the road to finding an ad tech startup job you’ll love. Ad Tech Companies LUMA Partners created and still maintains […]

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Startup Career Advice for 1/12/15

Alex Iskold writes on his blog about how to ask for an introduction. Jake Furst from Foursquare, Joshua Goldstein from, and Michael Karnjanaprakorn from Skillshare, among others, answer “What is the best way to get hired by a startup in New York City?” on Quora.

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How to tell if a startup needs you

Looking for a quick way to see if a startup might need someone like you for their team? The table below shows you the kinds of jobs that are likely to be available at a startup based on the startup’s funding status. Use it as a first filter in your startup job search so that you’re not burning a lot of time […]

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Ro knows: How to career switch from management consulting to startup business development

Ro Gupta landed his startup business development job by networking like crazy, catching a few lucky breaks, and crushing his interview with legendary venture capitalist Fred Wilson. Keep reading to learn how Ro successfully transitioned from the corporate world to leading business development at Disqus, one of the top discussion platforms on the web. You were the 1st […]

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I’m hosting a Venture Capital Job Search Workshop on August 20th

I’m offering a venture capital job hunting workshop in NYC on Wednesday August 20th. The last 3 times I’ve given this workshop it’s received 100% positive reviews. And I’m bringing even more content this time around to ensure that I can keep my perfect score 🙂 If you’re looking for a startup job the workshop will also have […]

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