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Using Decile Hub

How do I set the fund information fields that shows up in Decile Pro?

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Apr 22, 2024

How can I set the fields that show up in Decile Pro, such as: • Thesis • Description • News

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Note: We are aware that these settings are a little bit hidden right now, and plan to have a more unified place to change them and see how they appear in the future. Currently, these fields can be set by going to decilehub.com/firm_admi...

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Thesis & Presentation

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Apr 21, 2024

Can you help refine this thesis: "Hacer Partners is launching a $2.5m venture studio/accelerator fund in Chicago, USA to back working mom's start-up founders in North America leveraging on the partner's 15 year experience as a working mum operatin...

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Please follow the steps below to find and use the Thesis Generator Tool in Decile Hub -1. Navigate to Settings in the left nav -2. Click on Entity Management -3. Now click on the edit button next to the fund you would like to develop a...

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Decile Base is an AI-powered knowledge base designed specifically for the venture capital industry. This new product by VC Lab provides immediate responses to complex questions related to all facets of venture capital operations based on...

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Yes, the interest earned from a convertible note is typically added to the cost base in the schedule of investments when the note converts to preferred. The interest is usually converted into additional shares of preferred stock at the t...

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Fundraising

Venture Partner Carry percentage

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Apr 07, 2024

A potential Venture Partner, tells me they can help me raise 30% of my target.  I know I cannot give them cash or an earning proportional to the amount they raised. Is a percentage of carry the only compensation option? How much would be a reasona...

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Venture Partner claims and reality often do not match up to reality. As a result, most Venture Partners are terminated by Managing Partners. So, use the Venture Share agreement and place a six month cliff on the Carried Interest venting....

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General VC Questions

How to solve for the CEO problem in venture studio?

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Apr 02, 2024

Had a meeting with a qualified LP - he was optimistic about the product side but he was unsure how to solve for the CEO problem in the venture studio. He said founders vastly underestimate founders and you wont be able to find a CEO who really dig...

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Recruiting CEOs is one of the biggest challenges for venture studios. An effective way to solve this is for the Venture Studio to be narrowly specialized in one vertical. This way, the studio can build the expertise, systems, and strateg...

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General VC Questions

What are the most common alterations to the traditional 2/20 compensation model seen in healthcare funds?

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Mar 29, 2024

I asked Decile Base the following question and it responded, "I can't confidently answer this question, please start a new Decile Base post to have this question answered." Below is my question.  What are the most common alterations to the tradit...

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LPs are most familiar with the 2/20 model. If you deviate from this, you will struggle to raise money, especially as an emerging manager. There are many areas to innovate as an emerging manager. Innovating on the standard fee model is no...

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What assurance does an LP have that the GP will not call capital faster than over the promised investment period of 3-4 years?

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Mar 26, 2024

An propective LP wants some assurance that their commitment will not be called substantially faster than the proposed 3-4 year investment period. What's the best way to address this contractually in the LPA, and in practice?

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There is nothing contractually in the LPA that prohibits a GP to call capital as needed and a GP shouldn't make promises or capital call schedules since they have no definite way of knowing how their deal flow and investment needs will b...

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What's the ideal way to identify quality connectors within my network?

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Mar 24, 2024

My experience with connectors is limited, and it's unpredictable to determine which contacts might be good connectors in advance. Those I initially thought could be good connectors sometimes didn't fit the bill. How can I identify who to approach?...

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The best connectors are already 'supporters' of you or your fund or both. As a result, they naturally want to help you on your missions without anticipating something in return. To better help you triangulate on the right archetype, try ...

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General VC Questions

Should a VC firm avoid investing in public benefit corporations?

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Mar 23, 2024

What terms should we look out for that are particular to PBCs?  Does having PBCs in a portfolio cause concern for LPs?

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Not necessarily. Typically public benefit corporations (PBC) are taxed as a corporation like a C-Corp.  That being said, a PBC status may make it more difficult for the company to secure capital. This is because the founder has to expla...

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What is the Monte Carlo Simulation and how does it help to model the probability of success during due diligence?

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Mar 21, 2024

I often see various Excel-generated models being included in data rooms.  These models are referred to as a "sensitivity analysis" of various sorts and typically display probability outputs.  I do not understand the significance and how the models...

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Fund managers often show various scenarios for how the fund may perform relative to the investment strategy. As an LP, it’s critical to understand the assumptions behind those projections, because models are rarely 100% accurate. For exa...