Sep 17, 2021 - Twitter

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.

Aug 27, 2021 - Article

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.”

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:

Aug 10, 2021 - Article

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.

Jul 09, 2021 - Article

How to Run a Best in Class Virtual Annual Meeting

Virtual LP meetings don’t have to be a drag. Here’s how to run a ‘best in class’ virtual annual meeting for your investors, according to Emily St. Denis of Female Founders Fund.

"A lot of traditional Series A fund names not even in the top 20."

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The Weekend Read:

"Index funds have come to dominate public markets. But the shift towards indexing is spreading ... across tech, careers, and culture too – in what I call the index mindset."

@absoluttig of @foundersfund

https://luttig.substack.com/p/indexmindset

John-Austin Saviano, former CIO of the Berkeley endowment also chimes in on the track record question:

"If it were as ... simple finding firms with 'great' track records, we’d all just pay for a good database and allocate accordingly."

https://cyancapitalpartners.medium.com/what-about-track-records-aa677fa1a4d2

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