Answered By: Meghan Dolan
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015     Views: 101

Use Capital IQ to do a search on PE/VC firms and add criteria that includes current executives and board members with, say, a consulting background (ie: worked at McKinsey, or other firms). We have found that if you then look at this list, perhaps limited by geography, you can find firms that may have a concentration of people for whom consulting was their background. If there are more than one person with that background, it tends to denote firms that may value that experience perhaps a bit more. You can add an additional layer to enhance your networking by including a search for HBS Alumni or alumni of other institutions you have attended.

Here’s a snapshot of the Capital IQ search we did for the United States, McKinsey and HBS as Alumni: