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Reading list for Associates and Analysts in private equity and venture capital

This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital, including all of the major online communities for VCs and programs/degrees for people studying VC How to get a job in venture capital VC recruiters list and [...continue reading]

15 Steps to Fundraising for Your New Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

Launching is easy; fundraising is harder. I’ve been fortunate to be a Partner at two different VC firms over the past 9 years, and we’ve grown AUM 10X both times. If you take the fifteen steps below, you’ll have the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function.  Build [...continue reading]

Flexible VCs With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing

(co-written with Jamie Finney, Founding Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund. His work on VC and small communities is at greatercolorado.vc/blog. ) This essay is part of a series on alternative VC: I: Revenue-Based Finance: a new option for founders who care about control II: Who are the [...continue reading]

Family Office Association interview: VC and Disruption of the Investment Management Industry

Angelo Robles, CEO of the Family Office Association, just posted a video interview with me on "Venture Capital and Disruption of the Investment Management Industry". I've written more on the topic here. [...continue reading]

Venture capitalists eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

(To see the video above, please click the image, and then click on the Play button.) Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our sisters in the hedge fund world: we’re trying to automate more of our job.  When I was single, I registered for (a lot of) dating websites. When I met [...continue reading]

How to choose an investment banker…or replicate one

Should you hire an investment banker?  And if so, who? The good news: even if you are a small company and can’t afford a banker, you can synthetically and cheaply replicate a banker. That’s part of the value proposition of an institutional VC; I have been the (unpaid) investment banker for many [...continue reading]

Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?

The AIR Summit ("Alpha Innovation Required") just posted the video and slides from my keynote on, "Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?" (To see the video, please click the image below, and then click on the Play button.) I wrote a detailed paper on this here. [...continue reading]

Venture Capital compensation data and recruiters list

This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital, including all of the major online communities for VCs and programs/degrees for people studying VC How to get a job in venture capital VC recruiters list and [...continue reading]