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#OpenLP demystifies the LP perspective, helping GPs stay on top of their game and better understand how venture works. By aggregating articles, podcasts and videos, #OpenLP helps GPs, LPs, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders develop greater understanding of the technology startup ecosystem.

Jul 29, 2022 - Twitter

How Much Should I Raise for my First VC Fund?

Henri Pierre-Jacques, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Harlem Capital, opens the curtain on Harlem’s Fund I and shares four questions to consider when determining how much to raise.

Jul 26, 2022 - Article

Family Offices Continue to Invest in Venture Despite Macro Concerns

While investment activity has slowed, family offices expect to capitalize on lower valuations to grow their venture portfolios in 2022. This report includes insights from FOs, perspectives on the state of VC, analysis of funding rounds and a deep dive into expected...

Jul 25, 2022 - Podcast

Iris’ Kristen Stone – Mercenary vs Missionaries in DAOs

In this episode of the podcast, host Katherine Wu and Iris’ Kristen Stone chat about what the importance of DAOs are and whether Kristen still thinks giving early contributors tokens to a project incentivized greed or not. They also talk how to...

Jul 22, 2022 - Article

The Only Bad Bubble is the One You Don’t Learn From

Biz Carson recaps her conversation on Protocol’s Pipeline with Sapphire Partners’ Beezer Clarkson, Redpoint’s Geoff Yang and Menlo Ventures’ Matt Murphy, who shared insights on how this downturn compares (and contrasts) to 2001 and 2008.

Jul 20, 2022 - Article

Ivy League Endowments Brace for Losses With Private Equity Values Tumbling

Bloomberg sheds light on the impact of the downturn on endowment returns and future venture funding.

🩺 @raiseconference took the pulse of 200+ #LPs for their take on the state of #VC today 👇

1/ Frustration brewing... w excessive fund sizes & “Economics > 2/20”
2/ Want VCs to focus efforts on 1 stage/1 sector
3/ Some LPs would sell assets in legacy funds

👏TY to @HarryStebbings, @Chalfs, @katherineykwu, @fredwilson, @hunterwalk, @bizcarson, @pitchbook, @nvca & the ... many more who shared insights in this month's #OpenLP newsletter💫

🔗👇 for perspectives from the bright minds of the venture ecosystem


Carveout's roundtable Fund of Funds event series will be live soon! Grab your virtual seat at the🔗 below, & don't... miss @Beezer232 (Sapphire Partners), @lo_toney (@PlexoCapital), @tracyfong (Albourne Partners) & Abe Finkelstein (@Vintage_Inv) @ 10:30a PT!


Great 🧵on for #VC fundraising for first-time managers.

@hpierrejacques opens the curtain on @HarlemCapital's Fund I ... and the Qs they considered when deciding how much to raise.

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