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The Definitive Online Course for Growth Equity Case Studies & Modeling Taught by An Industry Expert

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"Simply put, this was critical in helping me land my job at KKR Growth! Highly recommend."

HELGA GUTMANE
KKR Growth, Pre-MBA
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Course Syllabus

The course is comprised of easy-to-follow video tutorials that dive deep into each topic. Each section includes supplemental templates, spreadsheets, and PDFs for download.

  • What is growth equity?
  • How do growth investors make money?
  • What are growth investments?
  • A more nuanced view of growth investing
  • Who does growth investing?
  • How do firms evaluate investment prospects?

  • Step-by-step process for valuing growth companies
  • Challenges in growth valuation
  • Valuation multiples in growth
  • Factors that drive valuation
  • Cultivating a growth (valuation) mindset
  • Top valuation interview questions

Financial modeling & case studies - part 1 out of 3 

  • Financial modeling process
  • Basic financial modeling
  • Base technical concepts for any model
  • Case study: Paper LBO
  • Paper LBO example walkthrough

Financial modeling & case studies - part 2 out of 3 

  • Extending Paper LBO to full LBO
  • How are LBO models used in growth
  • Growth modeling vs. LBO modeling
  • Case study: LBO model

Financial modeling & case studies - part 3 out of 3 

  • Growth modeling vs. LBO modeling
  • Pre-money vs. post-money
  • Minority investments + rollover stakes
  • Primary vs. secondary proceeds
  • Employee option pools
  • Projecting revenue growth
  • SaaS ARR waterfalls & cohort analysis
  • SaaS cash flow & accounting
  • Unit economics - LTV, CAC, and SaaS metrics
  • Net operating losses ("NOLs")
  • Entry vs. exit valuations
  • IPO exits vs. acquisitions
  • Liquidation preference

  • What is sourcing?
  • Why is it important?
  • What to expect in a mock cold call interview exercise?
  • How to prepare + cold call script template
  • Top sourcing and cold call interview questions
  • Mock cold call case study
  • Example walkthrough

  • Why prepare a market thesis?
  • What growth firms are looking for?
  • Common mistakes
  • Case study: Insight Partners
  • Market thesis template
  • Idea generation
  • Finding and vetting private company prospects
  • Example walkthrough, step-by-step 

COURSE PREVIEW

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TESTIMONIALS

What Past Students Say

CONSULTING  –>  GROWTH 

"Invaluable modeling prep, especially learning how growth models differ from private equity models"
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Tim Blomfield
Lock8 Partners, Post-MBA

UNDERGRAD  –>  GROWTH 

"Super helpful for learning how to think like a growth investor. Couldn’t have done it without your help!"
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ECONOMICS MAJOR @ STANFORD
VC Growth Fund, Intern

CORP DEV –>  GROWTH 

"Tremendously helpful in my journey to secure a growth equity role post-MBA as a career switcher"
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FELIX DUAN
Princeville Capital, Post-MBA

CONSULTING  –>  GROWTH 

"No one else provides the same breadth of high-quality, growth-focused resources out there"
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Former Consultant
Stealth Growth Fund in London, Pre-MBA

UNDERGRAD  –>  GROWTH 

"I recently landed an offer in a growth equity fund and your interview questions really helped, especially the 3M framework"
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ENGINEERING MAJOR @ USC
Mid-Market Growth Fund, Analyst

HEDGE FUND  –>  GROWTH 

"I literally tried 5 other sites. This was by far the best; from CV review, to technical + fit question prep!"
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Former Investor
Growth @ Sovereign Wealth Fund
TARGET FIRMS

Designed for Roles Across the Growth Landscape

I’ve studied the interview process at the top firms, so I can cover exactly what you need to know.

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Pure-Play Growth

Firms focusing exclusively on growth stage investments

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Asset Manager

Private equity, hedge funds, and other investors focused on growth

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Venture Capital

Early stage firms raising dedicated, late stage growth funds

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About Your instructor

Mike Hinckley Is a Growth Stage Expert, Based in San Francisco

10+ years of growth stage experience

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General Atlantic

Investor at leading growth firm with $86b in assets

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Operator at General Atlantic's portfolio company​

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Wharton MBA

Graduate of top business school

PRICING

Choose The Best Option For Your Needs

BASIC COURSE

$395

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FULL COURSE
POPULAR

$545

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FULL COURSE + COACHING

$1,445

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100% Money Back Guarantee

If you aren’t satisfied, for any reason, just send me an email at mike@growthequityinterviewguide.com within 14 days of your purchase and you’ll get a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions not answered below, feel free to email me at mike@growthequityinterviewguide.com, and I’ll answer as soon as I can!

The course can help both candidates who are pressed for time (e.g. interview in next couple days) and candidates who have lots of time to prepare (e.g. interviews expected to be weeks or months away). 

 

If your interviews are very soon, the course is helpful because it covers the core topics you really need to know without fluff, and it is designed to be flexible, so you can prioritize what's most helpful for you. 

 

However, many candidates who have lots of time to prepare, also enjoy the course because it provides a structured roadmap for their prep in the coming weeks/months.  Also, the course provides the opportunity to go deeper through examples and templates for further practice where needed.

Because many concepts I cover are overlapping, many students find this course to be helpful for private equity recruiting as well.  For instance, I cover LBO modeling and Paper LBOs in the modeling section.  However, this course is designed to be most helpful for growth equity and late-stage venture roles in the growth stage.

The course is designed for candidates applying for these growth equity roles:

  • Undergrad analyst or internship
  • Pre-MBA associate (on-cycle or off-cycle)
  • Post-MBA associate or VP

While every student brings a different level of knowledge, the course assumes a basic understanding of accounting and corporate finance.  If you have no experience in these areas (professional or in school), I do NOT recommend buying the course.

If you elect for the option with private coaching, you will get 2 hours of coaching directly with me.  I don't outsource this to other coaches; you get to speak with me.

 

Coaching session can happen over Zoom or phone -- whatever you prefer.

 

We cover any topics you'd like.  However, if you aren't sure, I typically recommend we discuss: (1) their "why growth equity" story, (2) resume review, or (3) modeling or case study prompts/questions.  These are the most common areas people can improve their chances, although everyone is different.

 

For the most impact, I typically schedule the first session after you've started the course and the second session at the end.  

I offer a 100% money back guarantee.  If you don't like it, email me at mike@growthequityinterviewguide.com for any reason within 14 days, and I'll refund you. 

You'll get immediate access to the course right after you purchase!

You will have "lifetime" access! This means you'll have access as long as it is offered on the site.  

 

The idea behind this is to allow students to purchase with the peace-of-mind that they can utilize the course materials to prepare for interviews over multiple recruiting cycles!

Yes!  Just email me at mike@growthequityinterviewguide.com and you'll pay the difference. 

Email me at mike@growthequityinterviewguide.com and I'll get back to you ASAP

BEFORE YOU GO

What’s the #1 reason you aren’t sold on the course yet?