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General VC Questions

Where can I find benchmarks for TVPI, MOIC, and IRR?

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Feb 27, 2024

Helping a friend prepare their LP focused investment deck. Their team has a significant historical track record for investment

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The Total Value to Paid-In (TVPI) ratio serves as a critical benchmark in assessing the performance of venture capital (VC) funds, offering insights into the return on investment for Limited Partners (LPs). This ratio is categorized into...

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Venture Capital Events

[VC Lab] Cohort 14 VIP Launch Mixer - Mar 05, 2024

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Feb 26, 2024

Have you applied, been accepted or enrolled in the current VC Lab Cohort? We are hosting an interactive forum where general partners from around the world can meet one another and celebrate joining the leading venture capital accelerator. We will ...

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Register for event here

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[VC Lab] Cohort 14 Information Session - Feb 27, 2024

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Feb 26, 2024

VC Lab is hosting an exclusive event for managers applying for Cohort 14. Do you want to learn what our admission process looks like and get tips for a successful application to the world's leading venture capital accelerator program? We are const...

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Using Decile Hub

Unable to import bulk LP contacts using CSV file

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Feb 22, 2024

Error with Please submit a valid csv file. - Invalid byte sequence in UTF-8 in line 57.

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This error may be due to an issue with the formatting or content of your CSV file. Try opening the file in Google Sheets and then downloading it as a CSV file again. This process can often resolve any hidden formatting issues. If the pro...

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LP Institute Overview

What is the LP institute curriculum?

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Feb 20, 2024

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Sprint 1 – OrientationFebruary 21st, 2024 – Introduce LPs to each other, familiarize them with the investment process, and grant access to necessary systems. Mentor: @Adeo Ressi February 23rd, 2024 – Working Group & Social Session Sprin...

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LP Institute Overview

What is the LP institute?

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Feb 20, 2024

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The LP Institute is an 8-week online program built to teach Limited Partners (LPs) the process of investing in top venture capital managers. The program focuses on sourcing, conducting due diligence, and successfully closing on at least ...

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General VC Questions

What is the importance of a PPM for a new VC firm during fundraising?

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Feb 19, 2024

Hi VC Lab, I'm in the process of establishing a new VC firm, New Light Ventures, focusing on innovative startups. I am considering the need for a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) to facilitate our fundraising efforts and ensure compliance. Cou...

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PPMs are not common for small emerging manager funds. They are typically more common in very large funds >$50M. The legal cost is not often justified for small fund sizes. Small emerging firms typically do not manage enough money to wher...

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Fund Economics

historically have pre-seed funds performed better by keeping resrvers for follow-on or by increasing the number of companies they invest in

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Feb 13, 2024

Would love to find some aggregated data on historical performance for funds following the two different approaches.

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Most small funds can't have reserves. Reserves are viable around the $20m range. This is because, in many cases, just maintaining pro-rata in some of the winners can cost millions of dollars. So it's just not really viable for funds <$10...

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Using Decile Hub

Added Deals by Investment Inquiries Form

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Feb 12, 2024

When an investment is added via the web form, it should have a stage "Added by Investment Inquiries Form" (this is also what I set in the "Forms" settings. Instead, it is just being added with the stage "Added", with no notification email. Also, n...

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We've noticed a glitch in our system that's causing submissions from the Investment Inquiries Form to be routed to the wrong stage ("Added" instead of "Added by Investment Inquiries Form") for newly created Hub accounts. Our team is act...

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General VC Questions

Is reporting to CB Insights or PitchBook worthwhile for a VC fund?

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Feb 08, 2024

We get a stream of inquiries from these companies that want us to report on our investment activities. Presumably Signal will want this too. I would like to know what the pros and cons of participating in this busywork are. 

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It's not that valuable from a sourcing or fundraising perspective. There is little benefit from being featured in CB Insights & PitchBook. They need your data for reporting reasons. 

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Fundraising

Is SBIC funding a viable option for venture?

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Feb 07, 2024

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If by funding you're referring to SBIC investing in your fund, then the answer is no. However, it can be an option for your portfolio companies. 

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In this Loom instruction video Travis demonstrates, step-by-step, how to grant a pipeline prospect direct access to a specific data room folder, bypassing the default authentication process that typically requires logging in. He begins b...