How Emerging Investors Can Think About Their Value Proposition To Founders
Venture capital as an offering has long been defined in terms of capital and value-add. This leaves aside important nuances that need to be acknowledged. What exactly are the differences between investors and what traits do founders value most? Which factors contribute...
The danger of venture capital ‘foie gras’
Capital foie gras describes the situation of being force fed, or stuffed, with too much money until you, and the company, choke. With interest rates at an all time low, SPACs everywhere and tech being one of the only areas in the global economy...
How Accurate are “Zombie” Valuations?
For LPs considering selling ten-year-old+ funds on the secondary market, the question is: Are GPs clinging to overstated zombie valuations and thus postponing eventual write-downs, or should LPs expect this capital to be distributed in full?
Investors Pour Into Venture Capital Funds Even as Markets Cool
Wall Street Journal VC, tech and startup reporter Heather Somerville spoke with several LP’s for their take on the state of the market, including Sapphire Partners’ Beezer Clarkson, Cendana Capital’s Michael Kim and Ahoy Capital’s Chris Douvos.
Black VCs Can Make a Bigger Impact With Institutional & Individual Investors’ Help
The share of venture capital dollars managed by Black men and women is less than 1% for each, and Black founders have raised only 1.2% of venture dollars, according to Crunchbase. Geri Stengel profiled Mandy Bynum Mc Laughlin, CEO at BLCK VC...