Emerging Managers | ESG and Diversity

Dec 03, 2021 - Article

VC Lolita Taub shares her best advice for underrepresented investors trying to raise their own funds

“Create a mission statement and a clear goal for your fund, because a solid foundation is necessary for outsized returns.” Lolita Taub shares her best advice for underrepresented investors trying to raise their own funds.

Aug 13, 2021 - Article

Who Are the LPs that are Investing in Underrepresented-Led VC Managers?

Many LPs are actively backing underrepresented managers (primarily women-led firms and people of color) through direct mandates or an increased focus and preference toward investing in underrepresented managers. Here’s a crowd-sourced list assembled by Samir Kaji:

May 14, 2021 - Article

Solving VC’s ESG Puzzle

“How does a venture firm ‘do’ ESG with early-stage startups?” This is a common question from venture firms, limited partners, academics, and the media — and the answer is, well, not so obvious despite a craving for simplicity.

May 14, 2021 - Video

Diverse and emerging fund managers in the private market asset class

Aakar Vachhani of Fairview Capital shares the LP perspective on the She-VC podcast.

Oct 16, 2020 - Article

Announcing the Black Venture Institute

Today, we are thrilled to announce our newest and largest program yet: the Black Venture Institute. We’ve been busy working on this initiative all summer with incredible partners that include Operator Collective, Salesforce Ventures, and UC Berkeley Haas.

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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