Category Archives: Student voice

5 Top Tips for Taking the Leap into VC

Venture capital is an exciting career option for MBA students. The London start-up scene is fast-growing, and many MBAs contribute to both start-ups and VCs in meaningful ways during their time at London Business School. The school’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration and courses allow us the chance to practice some of the key things we’d […]

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Launching a new early-stage venture competition at LBS

Booster is an early-stage London Business School venture competition intended to give founders the boost they need to take their ventures to the next level. Supported by the LBS Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the competition offers students an opportunity to earn grants totaling up to more than £20,000. In the following article, LBS Entrepreneurship […]

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Remote working on a construction project, how is that even possible?

Although building sites were never officially closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry was thrown into crisis and forced to rethink ways of working overnight. Social distancing requirements placed restrictions on the number of people that could safely be together on a building site, which gave rise to all manner of tactics […]

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Here comes Summer…

Apart from the prospect of sunshine and blue skies, for me, summer means welcoming our new students into the London Business School ‘family’. With so many having entrepreneurial aspirations, it’s always great to see their energy for endless ideas for new ventures as well as having an equal number being excited about the idea of […]

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Private equity and Venture Capital in a changing world

Evgenia Sopochkina MBA2021 shares her reflections after attending a recent fireside chat between Michael Moore, Director General of British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA) and Luisa Alemany, Associate Professor of Management Practice and Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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Interim Financing and Convertible Instruments for Startups

Eliran Ben-David MBA2020 describes one of the most common fundraising instruments for startups, and its advantages and disadvantages, to help entrepreneurs make an informed decision. As a corporate lawyer in Israel, I advised venture capital funds and early-stage ventures on establishing their business, commercial affairs and negotiations, and of course, M&A transactions and financing rounds. […]

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