In our 2nd emerging manager spotlight, I sat down with Jai Malik of Countdown Capital to talk near monkhood, the Midwest & the Wild West of private market investing. Learn about his journey in VC, the importance of machine ethics & building a 506(c) fund.
February 15, 2021
Talking secret clearance, Twitter, and diamonds in the rough. His ability to recognize that amazing company at its earliest moment is a skill set Mac has been honing for years. Not only can he unearth these uncut gems, but Mac is also able to polish and shape early-stage startups with his background as a founder and VC.
January 15, 2021
Your VC fund is a startup, just like the ones you’re investing in. It’s a competitive, volatile environment with huge pressure to perform and high failure rates. How do you make it past Fund I to Fund II, III and beyond?
December 1, 2020
How to Raise your first fund With SpringTime Ventures. A fiifi blog series part 3 of 4
1. Tap into your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree network to cast a wide net when looking for potential investors
2. Set deadlines and create a sense of urgency to quickly build momentum and get LP commitments.
3. Communication is key when fundraising and managing your fund. Even if a lead goes cold
October 26, 2020
Funding is becoming much more competitive and concentrated within fewer early stage companies.
If you do set a high valuation, consider how that affects your sales, hiring, and ability to raise the next round.
The sheer number of seed funds has increased 2400% to around 800 in total since 2003.
There have already been over 5000 deals in the first half of 2020 in the US in dozens of sectors.
How do you know where to focus your fund?
How can your vision convince investors and startups to join your first fund, second, and beyond?
Read on to learn how. Then follow @theron on Medium
Add LP allocations from your fund dashboard.
From the GP Workspace to to the Fund menu item on the left.
Select “add” to the right of LP details.
Simply add their name, capital commitment, and amount contributed to date and fiifi automatically does the calculations for you, redistributing capital across the fund.
This is ideal for fund modeling in addition to building your fund.