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Can I take the full capital commitment from an LP at the first close? What if I expect 10% of the Fund's LPs to come in at the first close? Does that change anything?

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May 03, 2023
If I have an LP commit $100k to the fund can I take the full amount on the first close? Is this related to the percentage of fund's LPs coming into the first close? 
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May 03, 2023
Generally speaking, no - if an LP commits $100K, then on the first close, whatever percentage the capital call is for (typically 20% or 25%) should be wired by the limited partner. For example, an LP that has committed $100K to the fund receives a first close capital call notice for 20% of the LP's committed capital - so the LP wires $20K. The LP should generally not wire more than $20K, as this introduces additional accounting complexities - even if the LP were to so, the additional capital would not be able to be deployed.

Decile Partners and VC Lab strongly recommend waiting until a fund has at least 10% of the target fund size committed to begin a first close - however this percentage is not the same as the capital call percentage.

Please read the following regarding capital calls:

https://govclab.com/2023/05/07/vc-capital-calls/

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