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Exploring Venture Capital in China

Guest Student Contributor, May 29, 2018

In March 2018, 24 Tuck students traveled to China for a Global Insight Expedition (GIX) led by Professor Gordon Phillips, faculty director of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, and Shu Chen T’18, who served as operations leader. The team spent nearly two weeks in China exploring the venture capital Continue Reading 


Exploring Boston’s Startup Scene

Guest Student Contributor, March 02, 2018

By Sajeev Popat T’19 At the end of January, 20 Tuck students "ventured” out of Hanover into Boston to explore the startup scene in Boston. Over the course of two days, we visited four startups in marketing, health care, cloud infrastructure, and fintech as well as four VCs with Continue Reading 


What We Learned: 2018 Tuck Private Equity Conference

Guest Student Contributor, February 28, 2018

By Lauren Baldwin T’19 Tuck’s 13th annual Private Equity Conference brought together nearly 250 professionals and students to discuss current trends in the industry and to share best practices in a competitive environment. I’d like to highlight a few themes from the conference, and thoughts from Continue Reading 


Tuckies Take on PE, VC in Boston

Guest Student Contributor, December 07, 2017

By Vitalie Djugostran T’18 20°F (-6°C) outside, a group of first- and second-year Tuck MBA students are boarding the bus in Hanover to go on a Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) trek in Boston. It is the first freezing morning in the Upper Valley, Continue Reading 


Borealis Ventures: Venture Capital in Downtown Hanover

Guest Student Contributor, November 27, 2017

By Erica Toews T’18 When Phil Ferneau D’84, T’96 reflected on co-founding Borealis Ventures, he said, “How do you stay in the Upper Valley after Tuck? You get entrepreneurial.” The Entrepreneurship Club met Managing Director Ferneau and Associate Emily Snyder T’17 at the venture Continue Reading 


Creating Impact Through A Venture Capital Firm

Guest Student Contributor, August 31, 2017

By Joe Henderson T'18 Coming to Tuck from my previous career at a startup, I knew I was interested in exploring the venture capital (VC) space as an opportunity to combine my past experiences and my Tuck education to provide financing and strategic guidance to startups. Through my summer internship Continue Reading 


Interning at Bridgewater With One Hand in My Pocket

Guest Student Contributor, August 10, 2017

By Rene Bystron T'18 You might still remember one of the 90s most iconic anthems, Alanis Morissette’s “Hand In My Pocket.” The song starts with a set of dualities such as free but focused or sad but laughing and finishes with a hopeful message: What it Continue Reading 


Tuck Students Visit Top-Tier VC Firms in Silicon Valley

Guest Student Contributor, May 10, 2017

By Erica Toews T'18, Jodine Gordon T'18, Masato Morishima T'18 Tuck’s Venture Capital (VC) trek to California provided a fascinating lens through which to view Silicon Valley. Over two days, 26 first-year students visited eight VC firms, one accelerator, and one bank. During these visits, we learned that there Continue Reading 


First Investment for Tuck Social Venture Fund

Guest Student Contributor, April 28, 2017

By Jeff Lazarus T’17 Last month, the Tuck Social Venture Fund (TSVF) made its first investment since its inception more than a year ago: a $25,000 convertible note in Education Modified (“EdMod”), a Boston-based start-up in the education technology space. The company, which helps teachers improve learning outcomes Continue Reading 


Tuck Students Compete in Venture Capital Investment Competition

Guest Student Contributor, February 28, 2018

By Jeffrey Wu T’19 Starting our journey at 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Dan Grande T’18, Guneet Sangha T’18, Claire Winiarski T’18, Cole Boskey T’19, Tucker Johnston T’19, and I made our way to Boston University Questrom School of Business to compete in the Continue Reading 


Extra-Ordinary Companies

Guest Student Contributor, November 07, 2016

By Erica Toews T'18 Led by students, Tuck industry treks are amazing ways to travel, explore industries, and engage with company leaders. I arrived in Hanover feeling invigorated after the entrepreneurship and venture capital (VC) trek to New York. Eight Tuck students visited several companies over the course of two Continue Reading 


Tuck Students Venture to Silicon Valley

Guest Student Contributor, January 15, 2015

By Avi Sethi T’16 and Mat Sevin T'16 Avi is a first-year student at Tuck who previously worked for the NewSchools Venture Fund, a Palo Alto based ed-tech seed investor. Previous to NewSchools, he worked in strategy consulting at Accenture based out of New York City. He started his Continue Reading 


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