Sep 12, 2022 - Article

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...

Sep 09, 2022 - Article

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...

Sep 08, 2022 - Article

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.

Sep 05, 2022 - Twitter

Materials & Strategies for the Best Founders (& Emerging Managers)

2048 Managing Partner Alex Iskold shares a fundraising Twitter thread with tactical strategies for early-stage founders, with many parallels for emerging VCs raising from LPs, including deck tips, ensuring an investor match, memorizing the tough FAQs and starting at a lower amount.

Aug 16, 2022 - Article

VC Fund Decks That Close LPs

Weekend Fund’s Ryan Hoover pulled together 13 VC fund decks that successfully raised $500M+. The latest edition of Signature Block includes a template, tips for your pitch, and links to all of the decks.

The latest #OpenLP newsletter on what's in store for venture + resources/tips for VCs

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To be or not to be an LP
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GP🚩s
Common advice to ignore
Tactical tips

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