What Do VCs Look For In Their Own Investors aka LPs?

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If an entrepreneur is looking just for money they should probably raise from sources other than VC. What good VCs do is truly help a company — in the early stages especially with product and go to market, in the later stages especially with business model and exit. Similarly, VCs have their own investors and will often look for other values beyond capital. This post will first illuminate the general structure / terminology around VC and then talk about those other values. 1) Structure / Terminology Of A Fund Those running a fund are called General Partners (GPs) while those…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.