Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2009

Milliway Capital & Martin Smith: November 2008

by G. Felda Hardymon, Matthew Rhodes-Kropf and Ann Leamon


Martin Smith, a recent MBA graduate, has just joined a top-tier venture capital firm in the difficult environment of late 2008. One of his first assignments is to review three companies in a partner's portfolio and recommend strategies for managing them. In addition, the partner also has an opportunity to invest in a long-desired company at a good price. Each company presents different potential risks and rewards, both financial and reputational, for Milliway, the partner, and Martin.

Keywords: Investment Portfolio; Financial Management; Private Equity; Business Strategy; Partners and Partnerships; Venture Capital; Business or Company Management;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, and Ann Leamon. "Milliway Capital & Martin Smith: November 2008." Harvard Business School Case 810-088, December 2009.