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Insight cutting its fundraising target isn’t reason to panic

Some of venture's largest firms are struggling to fundraise, but that is because of lofty targets, not LP disinterest.

Despite 2022’s volatility, VC funds performed better than you think

While it's unclear what the future will hold, funds near maturation were actually doing pretty well so far.

3 mistakes to avoid as an emerging manager

While there’s no one right way to go about fundraising, there are a few wrong ways — and failure is a wonderful teacher.

Nearly 80% of venture funds raised in just two states as US LPs retreat to the coasts

Most U.S. venture funds outside of the two largest startup hubs — San Francisco and New York — are feeling the frost from potential LPs.

2023 VC predictions: Finding an exit from the ‘messy middle’

The companies with the best talent, products and positioning will command capital at normalized market prices, and everyone else will experience a depressed market.

Q1 performance data shows maturing VC fund vintages aren’t doomed

New data shows that venture performance was down in the first quarter but not nearly as much as the stock market.

How VCs can get the most out of co-investing alongside LPs

Nontraditional investors, which include anyone outside of traditional VC firms investing in venture capital deals, are increasingly making their presence felt in the investing community.

How to negotiate term sheets with strategic investors

Three years ago, I met with a founder who had raised a massive seed round at a valuation that was at least five times the market rate. I asked what firm made the investment...

GV partner Lo Toney wants to raise $50 million to fund diverse investors

GV partner Lo Toney is looking to raise up to $50 million for his new fund, Plexo Capital, Axios first reported. Since 2017, Toney has been incubating Plexo Capital inside GV, formerly known as Google

For startups, VC funding is always in season

We’ve entered the dog days of summer. For many, that means time on the beach, backyard barbecues and, if you’re like us, seeking out the blissful respite afforded by a solid air conditioning sys

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t act

Why founders should care where their VCs get their money

Fundraising for a startup is a notoriously stressful process. Much ink has been spilled dissecting every aspect of what works when pitching a venture capitalist, and there are countless “tips” out

What investors want from venture capital firms

The limited partner world of finding and selecting venture funds to invest in is similar to what venture capitalists go through with startups.

How Institutional Limited Partners Can Avoid Limited Returns

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>John Frankel is founder and partner of <a target="_blank" href="">ff Venture Capital</a> and has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. Follow him