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Sep 17, 2021 - Twitter

How To Re-Pitch an LP that Passed Previously

Sometimes GPs need a couple at-bats with LPs before funding is in the offing. Here’s a fantastic thread from Beezer Clarkson on what GPs should keep in mind when re-pitching LPs that have previously passed.

Aug 27, 2021 - Twitter

How to Get Started as an LP

Interested in being an LP? Maybe you dabbled in angel investing, and it’s not for you. But you still want exposure. Investing in a VC fund is a great idea! Where do you start? Yohei Nakajima provides his thoughts.

Aug 27, 2021 - Twitter

Let’s Talk LP Diversity

LP diversity has been a popular topic of conversation lately, but substantive analysis has been hamstrung by the lack of data. Sapphire’s Beezer Clarkson finally sheds some light on the true outlines of the LP demographic landscape in this Tweet thread.

Aug 13, 2021 - Twitter

Investment Committees 101

How do investment committees function in the LP ecosystem? Investment offices may *make* the investments, but they are beholden to ICs on risk levels, asset allocation, etc… Excellent peek behind the LP curtain on Twitter from @EndowmentLP.

Aug 10, 2021 - Twitter

A Peek at the US Pre-Seed Venture Market

There is lots of hype around skyrocketing valuations lately. But what does the data say? Here’s a snapshot of analysis from Will Bricker of Hustle Fund across 3000 pre-seed deals.

"A lot of traditional Series A fund names not even in the top 20."


The Weekend Read:

"Index funds have come to dominate public markets. But the shift towards indexing is spreading ... across tech, careers, and culture too – in what I call the index mindset."

@absoluttig of @foundersfund

John-Austin Saviano, former CIO of the Berkeley endowment also chimes in on the track record question:

"If it were as ... simple finding firms with 'great' track records, we’d all just pay for a good database and allocate accordingly."

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