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My mission is to help students master finance and land their dream jobs

I have one goal: help you achieve your career goals by de-mystifying  financial topics and enabling access to world-class interview prep services.

My programs are designed to support students with skills and strategies they can implement immediately, whether they have an interview tomorrow or they are doing long-term career planning.

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About the Creator

Hello! I am Mike Hinckley, and I will be your instructor.

Mike has 10+ years of growth stage experience.  He’s been an investor at one of the top growth funds, General Atlantic, and an operator inside a growth stage portfolio company, Airbnb

He’s helped numerous students to reduce interview prep and make the jump into growth equity investing!


10+ years of growth stage experience

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General Atlantic

Investor at leading growth firm with $86b in assets


Operator at General Atlantic's portfolio company

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Wharton MBA

Graduate of top business school

Through exhaustive preparation, Mike received an offer from General Atlantic, one of the pre-eminent global Growth Equity funds, and multiple other top growth and private equity funds, despite graduating with a liberal arts degree, and working at a non-premier investment bank.

Mike worked as an investment associate at General Atlantic, a premier growth equity fund managing nearly $80 billion in capital with 10+ offices globally. While there, he helped source and complete new investments totaling $600 million, including some of the firm’s first deals in the retail and energy services industries. Prior to General Atlantic, Mike worked in the Financial Sponsors investment banking group at Deutsche Bank, where he provided strategic and financial advisory to private and growth equity clients.

Following General Atlantic, Mike was recruited to join a selective policy advisory team within the Obama Administration to advise on policy issues related to financial markets. Most recently, he worked as an operator at Airbnb, a General Atlantic portfolio company, where he launched new products related to financial services.

Mike earned his MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, his BA in Economics from Amherst College. He is co-author of “Microfinance: The Grassroots of Finance,” published by Wingate Books in 2009.


I didn’t graduate from undergrad with a business degree, and I didn’t get a job at the very best investment bank afterward. And yet, I ended up with offers from my top choice growth equity fund (General Atlantic) and multiple other top growth and private equity funds.

I’ve certainly had luck along the way, but the primary reason I got these offers was my unique preparation for interviews. I spent countless nights dissecting everything I needed to know and doing whatever I could to prepare.

After having worked in the industry, I’ve now seen both sides of the interview table (giving and receiving).  I’ve even worked at growth-stage portfolio companies (Airbnb). 

I’m uniquely qualified to help candidates like you to prepare for growth investing interviews. Let’s do this!


What Past Students Say


"Mike was absolutely critical in helping me prepare for and land my job at KKR Growth. Highly recommend!"
Helga Gutmane
Helga Gutmane
KKR Growth, Pre-MBA


Mike's seen it all as an i-banker, a growth investor, and even a leader inside a portfolio company. He's an amazing coach!
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Tim Blomfield
Lock8 Partners, Post-MBA

The #1 Online Course for Growth Investing Interviews

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