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How Venture Capitalists Make Money

Today’s VCs are so well compensated that the only question is whether they end up rich or crazy rich

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AsAs careers go, venture capital can seem an enviable one. Like Hollywood casting directors, VCs spend part of most days dressed casually, sitting around a conference table and sipping bottled water, auditioning entrepreneurs one hour at a…




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Gary Rivlin

Gary Rivlin

I’m a long-time journalist, ex of the New York Times, and author of 7 books. In 2017, I shared the Pulitzer as one of the reporters on the “Panama Papers.”

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