Ability, Sensibility, Repeatability, And Authenticity
I originally wrote this meditation on fund evaluation for my quarterly letter to investors, but thought I’d share it more broadly because people frequently ask me about my selection criteria. Hope ...
ESG and Diversity | LP Perspectives
Making the System Work For Everyone
When I was young, my dad used to tell me that there was a proverb in Greek that went something along the lines of: “there is a special shame in taking the last morsel of food.” The lesson was an a...
The best laugh I’ve ever had in a meeting came courtesy of my buddy Gordon Ritter. For those who don’t know Gordon, he’s got this awesome and disarming zany earnestness that would probably make ...
For The Moment Mellow …
Since I too often bellyache on these pages, I thought I’d share something I wrote for a quarterly letter at the end of last year. Ironically, the poem I reference is called Temporary Well Being. Co...
The Money Behind The Money: A Conversation With LPs and GPs
Two LPs, a GP and a managing director from Cambridge Associates walk into a bar. Sounds like the opening to a killer gag that would be appreciated by dozens....
An Open Letter To Founders
The Circle Of Life And The Exit Sphincter
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Hot off the press: @weekendfund's Q1 2023 Emerging Manager Report on @signatureblock_
2023 on pace to have lowest ...fundraising total since 2017 - with 91% of emerging mngrs saying it was (very) difficult to close their fund, w a majority raising for 6+ months.…
Key takeaways to strong deal flow via @signatureblock_
- Lean into existing networks
- Multiple sources of deal flow ...will expand market coverage
- Play into your strengths, do what comes naturally to you & build your brand
+ much more in full read: https://www.signatureblock.co/articles/how-to-get-deal-flow
State of #VC 2023 via @juniper_square 👇
🔹63% of VCs plan to fundraise this year
🔹45% say LPs putting pressure... to find exit strategies
🔹53% plan to improve portfolio monitoring
🔹40% want to invest in better LP reporting
🔹Newer firms & GPs are more optimistic ab raising
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