VC is performing better than ever. Why are so few first-time funds being raised?
2020 was a record year for venture fundraising, with nearly $80 billion of fresh capital, and this year is on pace to crack $100 billion. But fundraising by first-time managers hasn’t been keeping pace with that growth. Here’s why.
Structural Flaws in the VC Ecosystem
Frank Rotman shares an insightful mental model about the structural wrinkles in the current VC funding progression. His thoughts on non-consensus investments, truth tellers & “first-chapter specialists” marketing to readers who specialize in the middle chapters on Twitter.
Emerging Venture Fund Managers Had Few Banking Options to Begin With. After Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse, Where Do They Turn Now?
Anecdotally, SVB & other regional banks met many needs of a VC fund, and in particular for emerging managers with a smaller fund size. With commentary from Beezer Clarkson, Jenny Fielding, Elizabeth Yin, Turner Novak and others, Business Insider explores banking options...