Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2003 (Revised April 2004)

Building to a Crescendo

by Noam T. Wasserman and Vishesh Kumar


Examines the efforts of an early-stage venture capital firm to formalize processes and build a pyramidal organization in an industry dominated by informal, unpyramidal structures.

Keywords: Venture Capital; Organizational Structure; Business Startups;


Wasserman, Noam T., and Vishesh Kumar. "Building to a Crescendo." Harvard Business School Case 804-009, August 2003. (Revised April 2004.)