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    PitchBook UK

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    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in London, England

    I have been working at PitchBook full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working in the newly opened London office in Covent Garden for about 6 months now. It's a rapidly growing team and a lot of fun to be a part of. The office culture is lively and collaborative, and the and the Seattle startup culture has really filtered through to us. The team in Seattle are easy to communicate with, provide us with great support and always take on board our ideas.
    There are clear routes for career progression, especially as there is culture of promoting from within. We also have a dazzling array of teas, and do a fruit run every Monday.
    The company has a great product, and its been exciting to successfully expand into Europe.

    Cons

    The company is transitioning from being a start-up company into a cross-continental market leader. As such, are there are certain processes that are not yet formalised. Personally, I enjoy working in this more fluid structure, although some may not.

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PitchBook Interviews

Updated 22 Oct 2014
Updated 22 Oct 2014

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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PitchBook in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in December and had a reference from within the company. I was then contacted by a recruiter in January about an initial interview. The phone interview was very standard and the interviewer was quite courteous, even though they called 10 minutes late. I advise everyone to do some initial research on private equity and venture capital ahead of time as they will ask what you know.

    I was emailed a few days later to set up an onsite interview for the next week. For my onsite interview, I met with the Inside Sales Manager (ISM) first, while the recruiter sat in. The Sales Manager was a bit intimidating, but nice. We went over the standard questions about me, my skills and what I knew about the company. You cannot be vague, as he will not accept any answer that isn't incredibly detailed. My only concerns were that the ISM kept looking around the room instead of focusing on me and that we interviewed in a large, open common space that was shared by another company.

    After he left, I waited for about 10 minutes for the Sales Manager (SM). The SM asked me similar questions about my skills and why this company. Like the ISM, he was not very interested in any sort of vague answers. I advise that one does extensive research about the company, the products and the employees (Linkedin).

    After the interview, I was debriefed by the recruiter and told that she would be in touch by the end of the week. I sent thank you emails to everyone and waited. On Friday night at around 8pm, the recruiter sent over a personalized rejection letter that was very kind and courteous.

    Interview Questions
    • When asked, why PitchBook? I responded with the truth: it is a respected company with great reviews, high growth and all of my research had shown how well they treat their employees. This was too vague for my interviewers and they repeatedly pressed me for a more specific answer.

      They also asked, why the financial sector? I didn't actually anticipate this question and had to bs something. That cost me points.
       
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PitchBook Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Washington (Large), Puget Sound Business Journal, 2014
Codie Awards, SIIA, 2014
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Additional Info

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Website www.pitchbook.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue £10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

PitchBook Data, Inc. is the foremost provider of global data and research technology for the private equity and venture capital markets. PitchBook provides its clients with the highest quality information on the entire investment life cycle through its award-winning, web-based PitchBook Platform, which features a powerful suite of integrated technology to meet the diverse... More

Mission: At PitchBook, we work tirelessly to arm professionals within the global private equity and venture capital industries with the finest data, technology and service so... More

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