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Martin Smith: July 2012

by Josh Lerner and Felda Hardymon


Martin Smith, a recently hired general partner at a Brazil-based venture capital firm, must decide among three deal opportunities. Each has different strengths (management, market, and technology) but each has its own weaknesses as well. He must also consider each deal in the context of the firm's situation and his own career.

Keywords: private equity; deal choice; venture capital; Investments; career management; Management Teams; Decision Choices and Conditions; Cost vs Benefits; Personal Development and Career; Financial Services Industry; Brazil;


Lerner, Josh, and Felda Hardymon. "Martin Smith: July 2012." Harvard Business School Case 813-067, September 2012. (Revised January 2013.)