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Building a Conscious VC Fund
We recently successfully launched a fellowship for aspiring women fund managers from South and Southeast Asia. We got an overwhelming response of around 100 women applying for the first cohort, and we are pleased to announce the first cohort of 32 fellows.
Huge thanks to the @Network Capital Team for coordinating all of this. We have done four sessions as of now with the following:
Amra Naidoo, Accelerating Asia (GP)
Soumya Rajan, Waterfield Advisors (LP/Fund of Funds)
Maya Chandrasekaran, Green Artha (GP)
Namita Dalmia, Enzia Ventures (GP)
In my pursuit to be an emerging manager myself, I wrote quite a several pieces in the last two years about being an emerging manager - what to look for, best practices, and curated resources like:
Fund Model Canvas - There are nine pieces to build a solid case for an impact venture fund, which include a process - fund & portfolio level, investment thesis, fund structure, fund economics, portfolio construction, team, profile- entrepreneurs and LPs, unfair advantage, and purpose & story.
Aligned to my vision of democratizing venture capital, I am sharing a curated learning resource pool that any emerging/aspiring manager can use to self-educate themselves.
What is your Portfolio Construction? [First Followers]
Limited Partners Perspectives
Knowing Limited Partners [First Followers]
Hard Questions by LPs to GPs [First Followers]
20VC: Inside The Mind of A Leading LP: How LPs Evaluate New Fund Managers on Everything from First Meeting to Portfolio Construction To Fees and Carry with Lisa Edgar, Managing Director @ Top Tier Capital Partners
Lo Toney, Plexo Capital: "Lo Toney is the founding managing partner of Plexo Capital, a new $42.5 million fund incubated inside of GV focused on making investments in seed-stage VC firms led by women or people of color." It is an exciting fund
VC Fund Economics [First Followers]
How to fundraise for the first fund?
Raising Fund I? [First Followers]
Portfolio Support / Portfolio Management
Terms and LPs Due Diligence on GPs