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...
5 Things LPs Wish VCs Knew About Fundraising
Raising a fund is always a challenge… but now with the crazy competition of today’s venture market, it’s harder than ever to stand out from the pack. Here are some things LPs wish VCs knew about fundraising.
Global Private Markets Fundraising Report Q3 2022
Raising private capital became more difficult in Q3. Aggregated fundraising across the private investing universe was down 7.7% to $1.35 trillion in the 12 months leading up to September 30, as only funds focused on venture capital and real assets managed to...
Fundraising as an Emerging Manager: How to Source & Connect with LPs
Four Cities Capital Operating Principal Mia Nguyen shares Part I of her new blog series, which aims to demystify the fundraising process for emerging managers and shares tips for outreach and relationship management with LPs.
A Deep Dive into the Challenges of Raising Your First Venture Capital Fund
Saka Saddiq Nuru of Funnder VC has spent the last 8 months fundraising for the first time. 1000+ emails, 47+ applications, and 6 newsletters later, he transparently shares a deep-dive on the challenges of raising in 2022, a market map of the...
Emerging VCs Adjust to a New Fundraising Reality
Though the cadence of fundraising has slowed, Sapphire’s Nate Leung views the last few months as a healthy reset for the VC ecosystem after a frothy 2021. And while this environment places additional pressure on emerging managers, many are still actively in...
Top Mistakes First-Time Fund Managers Make
In the latest edition of Signature Block, Ryan Hoover and Vedika Jain of Weekend Fund crowdsource fundraising lessons learned from experienced GPs and LPs to share with first-time VCs. These 10 common mistakes are paired with actionable advice.