Emerging Managers | Fundraising

Oct 01, 2021 - Podcast

Footwork Ventures on Capital Allocators

In this episode of the Capital Allocators podcast, Beezer Clarkson chats with Footwork’s Nikhil Basu Trivedi and Mike Smith about the nitty gritty of how they closed their (very oversubscribed!) first fund earlier this year.

Sep 17, 2021 - Twitter

How To Re-Pitch an LP that Passed Previously

Sometimes GPs need a couple at-bats with LPs before funding is in the offing. Here’s a fantastic thread from Beezer Clarkson on what GPs should keep in mind when re-pitching LPs that have previously passed.

Aug 27, 2021 - Article

VC Investor Relations

VC investor relations, in the words of Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures: “The VC’s ‘customer’ is the founder/CEO/portfolio company and our LPs investors are our ‘shareholders’. Frequency, regularity, and transparency are the key factors to focus on with investors.”

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:

Jun 28, 2021 - Article

What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Don’t neglect the funnel! Enterprise sales and venture fundraising are basically the same muscle, says Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures in this episode of the Venture Unlocked podcast.

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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