Dec 05, 2022 - Article

How Accurate are “Zombie” Valuations?

For LPs considering selling ten-year-old+ funds on the secondary market, the question is: Are GPs clinging to overstated zombie valuations and thus postponing eventual write-downs, or should LPs expect this capital to be distributed in full?

Nov 30, 2022 - Article

Carta Annual Equity Report 2022

Each year, Carta uses its platform with more than 30,000 cap tables to produce this report on the distribution of equity ownership by race, gender, geography and ethnicity. This year’s report aims to bring awareness around the inequities in the venture ecosystem...

Nov 12, 2022 - Podcast

Seed to Harvest Podcast with Jaclyn Hester

In the latest episode of Paige Doherty’s ‘Seed to Harvest’ Podcast, Foundry Partner Jaclyn Hester shares best practices for emerging managers around capital calls, networking, annual meetings, managing challenging issues and more.

Oct 11, 2022 - Article

How to Write LP Updates

In this edition of Signature Block, Weekend Fund’s Ryan Hoover and Vedika Jain tap five established LPs to share their insights on what makes a good LP update great, what to include, how to get bonus points from your LPs and a...

Sep 29, 2022 - Podcast

The #OpenLP Podcast Miniseries: Beezer Clarkson, Sapphire Partners

Notation Capital’s Nick Chirls hosts Sapphire Partners’ Beezer Clarkson on the #OpenLP podcast miniseries for a deep-dive on the current state of the LP and VC market, given recent dislocations.

🗣️ @dunkhippo33 sharing truths 👇👇

Insightful mental model by @QEDInvestors' @fintechjunkie about the structural wrinkles in the current #VC funding ... progression.

His thoughts on non-consensus investments, truth tellers & “first-chapter specialists" marketing to readers who specialize in the middle chapters:

🤩 @BasisSet Founder @xuezhao joins the Origins Pod w co-hosts @Beezer232 (@SapphirePrtnrs) & @nchirls ... (@notationcapital) to talk:

▶️ Investment strategy on #AI, beyond LLMs
▶️ Unique perspective on #venture
▶️ Background as Corporate Dev Strategy lead at @Dropbox…

Anecdotally, SVB & other regional banks met many needs of a #VC fund & in particular for emerging managers with ... a smaller fund size. @BusinessInsider's @meliarobin discusses the banking challenges now faced👇

Commentary: @jefielding @dunkhippo33 @pilarj2020 @TurnerNovak…

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