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.

Sep 01, 2022 - Article

LP Spotlight: Laura Thompson on How Emerging VC Managers Can Stand Out

PitchBook features Sapphire Partners’ Laura Thompson in its latest LP Spotlight. Laura discusses the current fundraising environment, how emerging managers can grab LPs’ attention and why there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for marking down VC portfolio companies.

Aug 31, 2022 - Podcast

Seed to Harvest Podcast Featuring Beezer Clarkson

Paige Finn Doherty, Founding Partner at Behind Genius Ventures, invited Sapphire’s Beezer Clarkson on the latest episode of her Seed to Harvest Podcast to share the LP perspective and advice around fundraising and portfolio construction.

Aug 11, 2022 - Article

State of the LP Market: Q&A with Beezer Clarkson

Shomik Ghosh sits with Beezer Clarkson for a Q&A on the state of the LP market: What GPs should know, portfolio allocation, investment strategy and tips for managing the GP/LP relationship.

Don't miss this panel of #LPs at @cartainc's Equity Summit discussing trends in #VC and where the industry is headed in ... 2023.

@Beezer232, @HaywoodKimberli, @madractas & @ChristaWCollett

🗓️ Wed, Dec 7 @ 12:10pm PT / 3:10pm ET

Register today: http://crt.cx/3USwXic

Transparent post by @HunterWalk that sheds light on the realities of what actually happens to a venture portfolio when a... highly-valued startup implodes (even if a small percentage of the total fund).

Fund, time, $, reputation & relationship implications 👇

Great Seed to Harvest interview with @jfreester on how @TheFoundryTeam's strategy has evolved to include direct invest +... investing in seed stage managers.

Includes best practices for emerging mngrs around capital calls, networking, annual mtgs & more.

▶️https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJh5gVZAsuE

Moderated by @PwC’s Anna Cholast, Sapphire’s @ttm00n & Foobar’s @benjaminratz spoke at @SlushHQ about:
... 🔷How the macro env will impact LP allocations in the short & long term
🔷How institutional LPs categorize & evaluate emerging mngrs
🔷Exciting venture investment opportunities

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