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Fund Formation & Management

VC Deal Warehousing

How new managers maximize returns with a Deal Warehouse

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Fund Formation & Management Accelerator Pre-Curriculum

1. What is Your Venture Capital Investment Thesis

Pre-Curriculum 1: Use the leading Investment Thesis template to craft your investment focus

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LPs & Limited Partner Relations Fund Formation & Management Venture Institute

Targeting the Right LPs for Your VC Fund

A definitive guide to identifying the ideal LP Archetypes for your fund

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Venture Vintage Year

Why the vintage year of a venture capital firm can determine its overall success

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Venture Capital Management Fee Model

How new managers earn management fees with funds.

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VC Financial Check-In

Quarterly reporting serves an important role in venture funds. It offers fund managers to communicate fund performance, updates, and financial information to investors in a structured and timely manner. In other words, it offers fund managers an opportunity to bring their stakeholders up to speed. In this article, we discuss the venture capital quarterly reporting…

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Fund Formation & Management Resources Venture Institute

VC Funding Stages

Understanding the stages of venture capital funding

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Fund Formation & Management

Closing a Venture Capital Fund

In venture capital, a “close” or “closing” happens when a fund has legally secured commitments from Limited Partners (LPs) for a target portion of the intended total fund size. These commitments represent pledges from LPs to contribute specific amounts of capital to the fund. The closing phase marks the initial significant milestone in the fund’s…

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Fund Formation & Management Venture Capital Fundamentals

VC Investable Cash

High-growth, early-stage startups have long-relied on checks from venture capital (VC) firms to grow, expand, and eventually exit. But no checks would be written if not for a venture firm’s most valauble asset—its cash. In this article, we will explore the concept of venture capital investable cash, its significance, and factors that influence the fund’s…

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Venture Capital Fundamentals Fund Formation & Management

VC Capital Calls

How to call capital from Limited Partners.

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VC Fund Closing Times

Optimize your schedule to navigate seasonality and close confidently.

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Hard and Soft Commitments for VC

The guide to understanding soft and hard circled commitments to maximize fundraising success.

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Managing Fund Expenses for Venture Capitalists

Effective strategies and tactics to keep Fund Expenses at a minimum.

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Fund Formation & Management Resources

5 Steps to Close a VC fund

A step-by-step guide with advice on how to launch and close a VC fund

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How to Build a VC Fund Model

Build an initial model for your venture firm using VC Lab’s free tools and insights.

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Minimum Investment into a VC Fund

Raising a venture capital fund can be challenging regardless of how many times you’ve done it. Though the process certainly can get relatively more manageable each time, fund managers may want to set out a well-thought-out plan in each of their fundraising campaigns. When strategizing fundraising, a key factor to consider can be the minimum…

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Venture Capital Deal Memo

VC Lab’s free Deal Memo Template.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions in creating an evolving set of resources for VCs across the globe.

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Fund Formation & Management

Venture Capital Deal Warehousing

Wondering What Deal Warehousing is?
Here’s everything you need to know on how to warehouse deals for your VC fund.

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Legal & Regulatory Fund Formation & Management

How to Use Cornerstone to Form a Fund

The Cornerstone LPA is a lightweight and easy-to-use agreement to form next generation venture capital funds.

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Fund Formation & Management Accelerator Pre-Curriculum

2. How to Determine Your Venture Capital Fund Size

VC Lab Pre-Curriculum 2: Three steps to determine your optimal venture capital fund size.