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Un-learnings from a VC-Turned-LP: Risk and Reward Paradigm Shift, Part 1

6 Common Pitfalls VCs Make With LPs: Part 3 of VC/LP Relations

Check out part 1 for insight into how LPs think about investing and part 2 of this series for tactical advice on how VCs can execute on making it clearer for them.

In this last part of Intimacy and transparency: VC/LP relations with Chris Douvos,...

March 15, 2019 Fundraising Limited Partners

Communication Strategies with Existing LPs: Part 2 of VC/LP Relations

Check out part 1 of this series for advice on how to help an LP gain a clearer understanding of your decision-making process.

In this second part of Intimacy and transparency: VC/LP relations with Chris Douvos, we dive deep into the actual output LPs want to see from their GPs. Meaning quarterly...

Intimacy and Transparency: 3 part series on VC/LP relations

In the opening chapter of Adam Grant’s “Give and Take”, Grant reminds us about the opaque nature of the venture business just 2 decades ago at the turn of millennia. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion of literature developed with the strict purpose...

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How to boost your businesses’ revenue during COVID-19

Running a business is hard. Growing it during a recession is harder. While the speed and scale of COVID-19’s impact on commerce is unprecedented and is forcing companies to make critical decisions with incomplete or inaccurate information, we...

October 03, 2019 Diversity Fundraising Startups

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October 01, 2020 Fundraising Startups

The Case for Camels: Part 2

Why backing innovators that seek balanced growth, not just growth-at-all cost, is good business and good investing:

The Silicon Valley model for venture capital is built around finding and funding the next unicorn – Silicon Valley’s term for...

September 24, 2020 Fundraising Limited Partners

Pitfalls LPs Need to Avoid When Co-Investing Directly in Startups

At Village Global, an early stage venture firm where I am a partner, we have the privilege of working with several of the largest family offices in the world, along with university endowments and other institutions. As LPs, they expect to generate a...

August 31, 2020 Fundraising

Family Office Venture Capital Outlook 2020

At the start of 2020, Kauffman Fellows and First Republic Bank surveyed family offices (“FO”) to better understand their current investment theses and outlooks. We ran the survey again to explore how COVID-19 has changed family office outlook.

August 24, 2020 Fundraising

How LPs Can Generate Alpha in 2020

Unique events are transforming venture capital today. As an LP, you can either go on the defense or offense.

Raising a venture capital fund in any climate can be difficult — particularly for new partners. And 2020 seems to be an even bigger...


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