Alumni

Venture Capital


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Company Research and Target Lists

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American City Business Journals

ACBJ includes digital replicas of weekly newspapers and yearly books of lists, as well as full website access for local business newspapers in 40 U.S. cities. The books of lists rank top organizations within a given industry and are helpful for creating target lists. Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles books of lists are not available through this database; please view the print copies in the CRC or in your local public library.

Research steps

American City Business Journals homepage defaults to Milwaukee coverage. Find your target city in the Select Another Publication dropdown, then click Digital Book of Lists or any heading of interest.

Prequin

Preqin is a private equity and venture capital directory and performance database.

Access

Access to Preqin is always available to alumni in the Fisher Career Resource Center, where a member of our staff can log you in. A limited number of remote alumni seats are available. Contact boothworks@chicagobooth.edu if you are interested in obtaining temporary remote access to this database.

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Contacts and Job Postings

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Community Directory

Use the Directory to find Booth alumni at a specific company or within a geographic location. While the contact information and alumni details (such as cohort, club activities, etc.) can be incredibly useful for networking, cross-reference current job titles with LinkedIn or another directory for the most accurate information.

GTS

View past and present job postings targeting Booth students and alumni. Use the Advanced Search to filter job postings by organization industry, function, keyword, job location, etc. Read through job descriptions related to the function or industry you are targeting to review to understand the day-to-day responsibilities and skills and experiences necessary for specific roles. View historical postings in addition to current openings to broaden the pool of results you survey.

Research steps

GTS → Job Postings → Advanced Search. From the results screen, the Show button gives you the option to view expired jobs.

LinkedIn Alumni Tool

Search for Booth students and alumni by where they live and where they work, and use the keyword search to find profiles that mention consulting or other keywords specific to your search.

Research steps

LinkedIn profile → Connections → Find Alumni OR LinkedIn.com/alumni. Use the keyword search to screen for products or markets of interest and select consulting in the What they do column. Use the Attended dropdown to expand out to all years and click on Include people with no dates to expand the pool of alumni you’re searching in. You can also use the Change school dropdown to search for alumni of other institutions you have attended. To broaden your search, try LinkedIn Advanced Search to find all contacts at an organization, industry, or geography. Unfortunately, there’s no export feature.

Professional Organizations and Conferences

Use these sites to find registered members and networking events. Get the most out of networking events by researching likely attendees and setting goals for yourself for the event.

  • Amexcap: Mexican Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • EVCA: European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • HKVCA: Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • ILPA: Institutional Limited Partners Association
  • IVCA: Illinois Venture Capital Association
  • LAVCA: Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
  • NVCA: National Venture Capital Association
  • SVCA: Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
  • Super Returns Asia 2014
  • Regional VC/PE Associations: List of Associations from the National Venture Capital Association

University of Chicago Alumni Directory

The Alumni Directory has more than 15,000 alumni from the University of Chicago. From the search page (the default after authenticating), search by employer, keywords, geography, and alumni name, among other criteria.

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Industry Background and News

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Additional News Sources and Influencers

BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE

Thoughts and advice for startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalists.

Blog: bothsidesofthetable.com

Twitter: @msuster

CRUNCHBASE

Crunchbase provides a database of VC backed technology and funding details.

Blog: crunchbase.com

Twitter: @crunchbase

BRAD FELD

Writer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist Brad Feld

Blog: Feld.com

Twitter: @bfeld

THE VENTURE ALLEY

Business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists, and angel investors.

Blog: theventurealley.com

Twitter: @theventurealley

VENTUREBEAT

A technology-focused blog with browseable channels, including a Deal channel.

Blog: venturebeat.com

Twitter: @venturebeat

VENTUREBEAT PROFILES

Search the database for information on venture backed startups and read details and news on those companies.

Blog: venturebeatprofiles.com

Mediasite

Mediasite includes recordings of past Booth programming and presentations. Highlights of past events include:

  • Chicago Conversations - Venture Capital
    Booth alumni and venture capital investors share their expertise and perspective on the current VC environment, including the changing landscape of the industry.
  • ExploreMore - Venture Capital
    Panel of second-year full-time Chicago Booth students who interned or worked pre-MBA in VC roles.
  • 05 Venture Capital and Private Equity Presentation and 06 Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Panels (Industry Immersion - Private Equity)
    A panel of VC/PE Booth alumni and corporate partners share their VC/PE experience including models of PE, how talent operates, and recruiting perspectives.

Research steps

Mediasite → Login (in the upper right).

Moneytree Report

PricewaterhouseCoopers and The National Venture Capital Association provide a quarterly report on the VC industry. View the summary report for quarterly results, including a list of the most active investors. Use the website to view the data separately from the report. Read more »

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Interviews

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FUNCTION-SPECIFIC INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Robust documents that share the most common interview questions as well as skills and attributes to include on a resume for social impact.

INTERVIEWSTREAM

Use InterviewStream to conduct 30-minute video mock interviews in several industries.

MediaSite

Use Mediasite to view past mock interview training events like wInterview and Interview Training.