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Sep 26, 2022 - Article

Succeeding in VC is About Knowing What to Buy And When to Sell

There’s a lot of talk about when to buy, but rarely when to sell. With no hard and fast best practices for secondary transactions, Hunter Walk and the team at Homebrew codified their own ruleset.

Sep 15, 2022 - Article

A Look Back at Our Letters to our LPs and Capital Exuberance

Michael Eisenberg lifts the curtain on a particularly classified aspect of venture capital and shares a rare glimpse of Aleph’s LP letters over the last few years. A look back at the flood of capital from the bull run and how the...

Sep 12, 2022 - Article

A Deep Dive into the Challenges of Raising Your First Venture Capital Fund

Saka Saddiq Nuru of Funnder VC has spent the last 8 months fundraising for the first time. 1000+ emails, 47+ applications, and 6 newsletters later, he transparently shares a deep-dive on the challenges of raising in 2022, a market map of the...

Sep 09, 2022 - Article

Emerging VCs Adjust to a New Fundraising Reality

Though the cadence of fundraising has slowed, Sapphire’s Nate Leung views the last few months as a healthy reset for the VC ecosystem after a frothy 2021. And while this environment places additional pressure on emerging managers, many are still actively in...

Sep 08, 2022 - Article

Top Mistakes First-Time Fund Managers Make

In the latest edition of Signature Block, Ryan Hoover and Vedika Jain of Weekend Fund crowdsource fundraising lessons learned from experienced GPs and LPs to share with first-time VCs. These 10 common mistakes are paired with actionable advice.

The latest #OpenLP newsletter on what's in store for venture + resources/tips for VCs

🙏Insights x @AdamLewisPI, ... @Beezer232, @cupazhou, @danprimack, @edsim, @hunterwalk, @KateClarkTweets, @mikeeisenberg, @natewcl, @rrhoover, @saka_nuru & @vedikaja_in

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Still digesting this chart… “Historically, Top Quartile DPI has exceeded 2x in only a small handful of years”. ... 👇 got to go for the outperformce https://twitter.com/meghankreynolds/status/1576590841799245824

6 years in venture, dozens of convos w LPs, 4 key questions to each & ~12K words that aim to demystify the opaque ... 🌏 of #LP investing.

5 sections:
To be or not to be an LP
What makes a phenomenal (vs good) GP
GP🚩s
Common advice to ignore
Tactical tips

Bravo @cupazhou 👏👏👏

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