Investor Connect Podcast

Fund Managing Skills

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

In choosing a manager for a VC fund, look for the following skills:

Ability to raise funding from Limited Partners

This means the manager has a network of potential investors and knows how to pitch.

Access to quality deal flow and the ability to vet potential investments.

This means the manager knows where to find deals and how to analyze them.

Ability to run due diligence on candidate investments.

Can determine valuation and negotiate terms with the company.

Knows how to find follow-on investors for the fund’s investment in the startups.

Ability to help funded companies be successful.

This involves coaching on how to staff the startup and what to focus on at each stage.

Ability to join the startup’s board and provide expertise, networking, and guidance.


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


Let’s go startup something today.

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