The 4 P’s of Fundraising for Emerging Managers
Raising capital as a first-time venture capital manager (or “VC”) is always challenging – primarily due to a lack of track record and performance coupled with not knowing or having access to prospective limited partners (those entities or individuals who invest in...
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.
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.”
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:
LPs Make Most of the Money From VC Funds. So Who Are They?
So much of public discussion about VC fixates on relationships between VCs and entrepreneurs. What gets left out: the quiet chats between GPs and LPs. Fantastic article on the push among VCs to name LP names.