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Mike Hinckley

Written By An Industry Expert

10+ years of growth/VC stage experience

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Investor at top growth equity firm General Atlantic
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🚀 Learn "How To Break In"

How To Get Into Growth Equity

The ultimate guide to prepare for recruiting & interview 

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Acing The Growth Equity Case Study

Learn how to nail financial modeling for growth stage interviews

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How To Get Into Venture Capital

Learn how to standout in VC recruiting & interviews

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How To Get Into Private Equity

Learn how to succeed in the PE recruiting process

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How To Get Into Investment Banking

The best pathways into this competitive industry


📗 Industry Primers & Deep Dives

Growth Equity Primer: Strategy, Industry, & Career Path

Understanding growth equity and comparing it to private equity and venture investing

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Private Equity Primer: Definition, Examples, Strategy, & Top Firms

A comprehensive guide to the private equity industry and its top firms

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Investment Banking Industry Primer

Understand how the industry works, top firms, and career paths

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SaaS & Growth Metrics Deep Dive

Understand the essential calculations to measure SaaS growth, retention, and efficiency


Additional Articles

Ace the Growth Equity Case Study Interview

Demystifying growth equity case studies, models, and the modeling test

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Top 17 Private Equity Interview Questions: How To Prepare

Potential answers to the top interview questions in private equity

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How To Get Into Venture Capital: A Complete Guide

Everything you need to know to standout in recruiting & interviews

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Private Equity Primer: Definition, Examples, Strategy, & Top Firms

A comprehensive guide to the private equity industry and its top firms

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: Key Differences & Similarities

Learn about two popular forms of private investing and how they are different

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How Are Private Equity Funds Structured? A Complete Overview

Learn the role of LPs, GPs, management co’s, and fees

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Private Equity Middle Market: Careers, Recruiting, Firms, Deal Size

Learn how it differs from mega funds, and whether it’d be a good fit for you

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Mega Funds in Private Equity: Which Funds Are They?

What’s the definition of mega fund & what careers are like there

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Private Equity Headhunters: Their Role In the Process & How to Prepare

Understanding their role in the private equity recruiting process

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Private Equity Hours—Inside The 60/70 Hour Workweek

Learn how much private equity investors actually work

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Private Equity Career Path: Titles, Roles & Responsibilities

Understand what’s required at each level to progress in private equity careers

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What You Need to Know About Leveraged Finance Investment Banking

Learn about the investment banking group that caters to leveraged buyouts

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Behind a Career in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Investment Banking

One of the most in-demand investment banking groups for young hires

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Paper LBO: A Step-By-Step Guide with Interview Examples

This article is part of my series on how to get into private equity Preparing for private equity or growth equity interviews is quite an …

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Investment Banking Hours: Schedule, Work-Life, Typical Day

Typical hours in a week, what drives long hours, and whether it’s all worth it

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What’s the Difference Between Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side?

Learn key distinctions including roles, firms, and examples

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The Ultimate Books for Finance & Startup Careers: Mega List

Books on i-banking, private equity, VC, hedge funds, and startups

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Top 10 Private Equity Books to Learn About Careers in the Industry

Classic books written by industry insiders & experts

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Top 10 Hedge Fund Books: Learn About Industry & Careers

Learn about the hedge fund industry & how to start a career in it

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Top 12 Wall Street Books For Those Looking To Join the Industry

Learn about the Wall Street industry and what it’s like to work there

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Top Startup Books: 13 Must-Read Books To Learn About Silicon Valley

Get ready for a career in startups and Silicon Valley

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