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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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Learn how this startup executive became a startup founder

Today I’m please to welcome my former VMware colleague Izzy Azeri to startupcareeradvice.com. In this guest post he shares the story of how he cofounded cloud computing startup Stackdriver and gives some advice for aspiring startup business development professionals. What made you make the leap from startup executive to founder? What was your thought process […]

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Startup job hunting wisdom – Don’t be another resume in the pile!

Fraser Kelton is the COO at GetGlue, a venture-backed startup at the intersection of television and social networking.  Fraser started at GetGlue in business development and shares some great insights below about how to stand out from the crowd when startup job hunting.  –John You have a pretty interesting story about how you ended up […]

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Startup business development jobs – One part hustle, One part networking

Mike Cardamone was my classmate Columbia Business School and has gone on to work in startup business development jobs with successful startups like Box and AcademixDirect.  Below he shares his story about how he landed his first startup job in Silicon Valley and provides insight into what traits make a startup business development person effective. Tell […]

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“Create a role for yourself” – Private Equity pro David Barclay discusses his move to the startup world

I had the great pleasure of speaking with David Barclay about how he transitioned from an investment role at a private equity firm into running a new business home energy management business within a startup.  Read on to learn about how he made the move and how he created a great opportunity to move into […]

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Girl Mobile sounds off on post MBA startup careers

Alison Lindland is a friend and one of my classmates from Columbia Business School.  She’s had a really interesting career which has spanned product management and business development functions at early stage startups and large companies.  She provides some great advice in this interview about pursuing post MBA startup careers.  –John You have a pretty […]

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3 tips to crush your startup job search

Hiring managers for sales and business development positions at startups are looking for great candidates who are connected and who hustle. Below are 3 tips that will help you show that you’re both of those things. 1) Check in with your friendly neighborhood venture capitalist. VCs are often a great way to find out which […]

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