Emerging Managers | ESG and Diversity

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.

Jun 15, 2020 - Article

10 Practices of Sustainable Diversity in VC Partnerships

The last several weeks have been eye-opening into the systemic racism that exists across our society. Unfortunately the recent events are not a new phenomenon — just more visible in a world of social media and smartphones. From Congress to the Police to even our small...

File this one under: DO NOT MISS 🌟

The very first LP Roundtable on the #VentureUnlocked podcast is a *must listen* ... episode.

Featuring insights from @cdouvos, @guyperelmuter, and @Beezer232.

https://ventureunlocked.substack.com/p/lp-roundtable-with-chris-douvos-ahoy

#OpenLP

In the early stages of the life cycle of a fund, the most frequently used performance metrics (MOIC, TVPI, DPI, IRR) may... not be very reliable...

So what are the key VC performance metrics beyond just common multiples?

https://www.bfp.vc/vc-performance-metrics-for-early-stage-funds-beyond-common-multiples/ by @marcocsolinas

How can emerging fund managers prepare for access to new capital?

@cartainc, @DLA_Piper, + @WeaverCPAs are hosting a ... webinar tomorrow on just this topic.

Be sure to register! 👇

https://weaver.com/webinar/webinar-hear-gp-and-lp-perspectives-fundraising-emerging-managers

The Weekend Read:

"Endowments are posting their best returns since the 1980s... In many cases, this validates the ... so-called "endowment model" championed by the late David Swensen of Yale, which over-allocates to illiquid securities."

https://www.axios.com/higher-education-endowment-growth-investments-7b745c31-693d-4ee8-a522-1accf6ca62fd.html by @danprimack

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