New Study: How Family Offices are Investing into VC
Family offices tend to be the most opaque genre of LPs in the venture investing landscape. So what does family office involvement in venture actually look like? Here’s a snapshot, thanks to a new study by Oper8r and First Republic Bank.
Seed Funds Are Under Existential Threat From Venture Giants
When a tiny two-person San Francisco startup named Stytch began pitching venture capital firms for its first-ever round of funding early last year, known as a “seed” round, the partners at venerable seed firm First Round Capital thought they were a shoo-in...
Twitter Wisdom: Institutional LPs Share Thoughts on the Recent Rise in Exit Valuations and Impacts on Allocation
In a fantastic Twitter thread, Frank Rotman compiles feedback from a number of institutional LPs on some of the most pressing issues facing the venture ecosystem, including sky high valuations and more.
More LPs are Investing in VC Funds
In the last 5 years, the average number of LPs participating in a VC flagship fundraise more than doubled. But the average check size has grown too. Key takeaway? More accredited investors and institutions are tapping into venture markets in a big...
How ‘Solo VCs’ are Changing the Venture Game
“No one is as fast to decide as a solo GP.” Elite LPs are betting on solo VCs because they recognize these investors are not only exceptionally well-connected in the tech ecosystem, but are also desirable partners to many founders.
How Fast is Too Fast?
“In my eleven years in venture capital, I’ve never experienced a market that’s moving as quickly as it is at present. And in conversations with fellow investors, it seems we all feel the same way.” Is the pace of today’s fundraising environment...