Jun 09, 2022 - Podcast

The Rocky Road Ahead for Startups

From The Indicator by NPR’s Planet Money, Wailin Wong invites Beezer on the podcast to explore how the venture ecosystem has been impacted by the down market. Take a listen for perspectives from the full funding chain.

Jun 09, 2022 - Podcast

The #OpenLP Podcast Miniseries: Jaclyn Hester of Foundry Group

On the latest episode of the #OpenLP podcast miniseries, Sapphire Partners’ Laura Thompson chats with Jaclyn Hester, Partner at Foundry Group, about how LPs pick funds, what good performance looks like and how everything is changing with the shift in today’s markets.

Apr 22, 2022 - Article

Family Offices: Leveraging SPV’s as Alternative Asset Allocations Grow

2021 was a breakout year for Family Office usage of SPVs, and “SPVs are a rapidly emerging component of the family office toolkit,” finds a new study from Assure Analytics.

Apr 22, 2022 - Article

VC distributions are down 90% in Q1, says Industry Ventures, an LP in 450 funds

Deal terms are shifting and LP distributions are down as GPs wait out the market. So says Hans Swildens of Industry Ventures (LP investor in 450 funds). See what else this LP investor has to say about today’s market.

Apr 22, 2022 - Twitter

“Who Are Your LPs?”

Disclosing who your LPs are is a *very* delicate dance. But as the venture industry, by and large, moves towards greater transparency, the question is increasingly coming to the fore. Here’s what LP investor Beezer Clarkson has to say on the matter.

🧵 by @fintechjunkie w/ an update to his "investor’s framework". Keep in mind:
1. Absolute ownership of an asset is ... fixed, regardless of market sentiment.
2. Value creation takes time & quality assets will be seen for what they are over time.
3. Liquidity is a feature AND a flaw.

📢Calling all #VC emerging mgrs: Want to step inside the minds of LPs to understand their approach to the ⬇️mkt?...

@CommerceVC is hosting Sapphire Partners’ @beezer232 & @PackardFdn's @sbluestein for a virtual AMA: 6/30 @ 9a PT. Register now to join the 💭 http://bit.ly/3tyxx96

💫And that’s a wrap! Wonderful meeting w/ VC colleagues @ #SuperVenture & #SuperReturn, & a treat to hear ... from @NinoMarakovic, @JaiDas, and @beezer232 on stage discussing the state of global venture, crypto, and LP perspective on VC strategy in a ⬇️mkt, respectively.


Always a pleasure swapping insights with @thebenbergman. Thanks for including @Beezer232 in your story!

PS - For ... anyone wanting to dive deeper in the minds of LPs during this uncertain market, join the @nvca x #OpenLP webinar happening tomorrow @ 1p ET👉 http://ow.ly/B1nu50Jg2WM

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