What Is With All These Names And Numbers? 5 Major Ways In Which A VC Invests In You

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So a VC is investing in you — great news. But then you see a string of names and numbers in their investment vehicles and you wonder, what is really going on. This post clarifies five major ways that a fund might be investing in you. Quick recap that LP = Limited Partner i.e., the investors in a VC fund. These are often individuals, family offices, fund of funds, corporates, pension funds, endowments; in smaller fund the first two are dominant, in larger funds it’s the latter four often collectively called “institutionals.” 1) Opportunity Fund — What happens if new…...

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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.