Investor Connect Podcast

Designing the Fund

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In setting up your VC Fund, you’ll need to consider the structure and philosophy behind it.

Here are some key points to determine:

  1. The fee structure and how it relates to the current market rates.
  2. The size of the fund and the general partners’ investment amount.
  3. The number of companies the fund will invest in.
  4. The initial investment amount and follow-on investment amount.
  5. Deal sourcing through the partners or outside firms.
  6. Stage of the company to invest in -- Seed, Series A, or later.
  7. Fund investment thesis -- by industry, market, or technology.
  8. Investment criteria and standards.
  9. Expected performance of the fund.


Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

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