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How to use design thinking to raise your fund

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

Ben Choi has a unique perspective on investment intuition. He started out as a venture capitalist investing in early-stage startups and then became a Limited Partner, which gives him a comprehensive view of both sides of the VC/LP equation, and he...

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April 05, 2019 Limited Partners

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, we dive deep into common pitfalls that VCs and...

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...

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

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April 05, 2019 Limited Partners

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

October 17, 2012

A Venture Entrepreneur in China: Building U.S.-China Venture Partnerships

Tharon Smith, Class 15
In 1997 the New York Times was covering two significant moments in history: President Clinton's non-traditional and somewhat controversial efforts to re-establish U.S. relations with China,1 and the extraordinary rise in...

June 05, 2014

Universities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Elements of the Stanford-Silicon Valley Success

Ernestine Fu, Class 17
Tim Hsia
When people discuss Silicon Valley, the next thing they typically mention is Stanford University. This is unsurprising given that a recent Stanford study estimated that the university’s entrepreneurs have generated...

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June 21, 2021 Announcement Diversity Kauffman Fellows

Announcing Kauffman Fellows Newest Cohort, Class 26

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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...

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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...

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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.
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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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