Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2001 (Revised February 2005)

Venture Capital Vignettes

by G. Felda Hardymon


Presents three fictionalized but realistic situations in which a venture capitalist may find himself. One situation requires crisis intervention to quell a dispute between a vice president of sales and a CEO; another poses the problem of working out the composition of a board of directors; and the third examines the problem of dividing stock among founders.

Keywords: Venture Capital; Crisis Management; Governing and Advisory Boards; Management Teams; Executive Compensation; Situation or Environment; Employee Relationship Management; Problems and Challenges; Financial Services Industry;


Hardymon, G. Felda. "Venture Capital Vignettes." Harvard Business School Case 801-408, March 2001. (Revised February 2005.)