Jun 03, 2022 - Article

European Women in VC

European Women in VC: Analyzing the Role and Importance of Women as Check Writers and Start-up Founders

Nov 19, 2021 - Article

An Early-Stage Supply Chain Tech Venture Capitalist’s Take on ESG and Impact Investing Considerations

Although it’s hard for early-stage startups to meaningfully measure ESG and impact outcomes, these considerations can still be taken into account when making investment decisions. Brian Laung Aoaeh shares his thoughts on how.

Aug 27, 2021 - Twitter

Let’s Talk LP Diversity

LP diversity has been a popular topic of conversation lately, but substantive analysis has been hamstrung by the lack of data. Sapphire’s Beezer Clarkson finally sheds some light on the true outlines of the LP demographic landscape in this Tweet thread.

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:

Jul 09, 2021 - Twitter

A Conversation on LP Demographics

This Twitter thread from Kia Kokalitcheva of Axios kicked off a highly relevant (and candid!) conversation on LP demographics. Journalists, GPs, and LPs all jumped in to have their say.

🧵 by @fintechjunkie w/ an update to his "investor’s framework". Keep in mind:
1. Absolute ownership of an asset is ... fixed, regardless of market sentiment.
2. Value creation takes time & quality assets will be seen for what they are over time.
3. Liquidity is a feature AND a flaw.

📢Calling all #VC emerging mgrs: Want to step inside the minds of LPs to understand their approach to the ⬇️mkt?...

@CommerceVC is hosting Sapphire Partners’ @beezer232 & @PackardFdn's @sbluestein for a virtual AMA: 6/30 @ 9a PT. Register now to join the 💭 http://bit.ly/3tyxx96

💫And that’s a wrap! Wonderful meeting w/ VC colleagues @ #SuperVenture & #SuperReturn, & a treat to hear ... from @NinoMarakovic, @JaiDas, and @beezer232 on stage discussing the state of global venture, crypto, and LP perspective on VC strategy in a ⬇️mkt, respectively.

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Always a pleasure swapping insights with @thebenbergman. Thanks for including @Beezer232 in your story!

PS - For ... anyone wanting to dive deeper in the minds of LPs during this uncertain market, join the @nvca x #OpenLP webinar happening tomorrow @ 1p ET👉 http://ow.ly/B1nu50Jg2WM

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