Lightspeed Venture Partners Closes on $1.8 Billion of Committed Capital

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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We’re Hiring for Our Investment Team at NextView’s NYC Office

View from Seed

You have a deep desire to learn the venture capital business and are ready to hustle to meet the next great founder. . NextView is a thematic, seed-stage VC firm focused on the Everyday Economy with $200M of committed capital under management. Since we first opened our New York office back in 2015, we have steadily increased our presence over the years ( Melody joined us in 2017 and Dorothy in 2018), and now roughly 40% of our investments are in New York.

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2012 Recap and Final Close at $19M

Version One Ventures

Announcing Version One’s final close In addition to wrapping up 2012, I’m happy to announce the final close of the Version One Ventures fund with $19 million in committed capital. News BDC e-commerce marketplaces seed Series A round Software as a service venture capitalWhile crunching the data and reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that 2012 was busy. Version One Ventures made eleven investments, including three angel investments that rolled over into the fund.

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

Both Sides of the Table

The startup industry may be “resetting,” which doesn’t mean a “crash” but rather just a resetting of valuations, timescales, winners/losers, capital sources and the relative emphasis of growth rates vs. burn rates. Deflationary economics are well understood – in a market when prices are dropping one prefers to wait a few months to see if prices stabilizes before committing.

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This is going to be BIG.

Are you a fund with committed capital? Some firms prefer to lead. Others never do. At some firms, principals can lead deals. At others, only partners can. At some firms, everyone is called a partner. Who can lead a deal then? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Sometimes, it depends on the size of the deal. Above a certain amount, more partners need to get involved. Some funds aren't funds at all. They're family offices. Some "venture firms" don't have money and never did. They might be brokers or advisors.

Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

In the typical case, a fund will get an annual management fee of 2% of “committed capital” (the $100 million) for the “investment period” (usually the first five years, or until a new fund is raised) and then an annual management fee of 2% of “invested capital” (whatever the fund has invested in companies that are still active) over the remaining life of the fund, which is usually 10 years. Venture Capital management fee recycle VC

Thinking About Bodega

Hunter Walker

We – and the other investors – committed capital, sweat and reputation behind a team that absolutely is working on a problem that matters to them and we believe can be meaningful to customers. Let me tldr by saying I agree with Paul’s commitment here to listen to and understand the feedback. As investors, we hope to help founders see around corners in order to assess and predict outcomes.

Why VC’s Don’t “Crossover” Invest

Agile VC

A little more inside baseball from the VC biz… why VC’s rarely make “crossover” investments, with capital from multiple funds the VC firm manages invested in a single startup (see note 1). VC firms typically raise a new fund every 2-4 years but each of these funds is a discrete pool of capital. If Acme Ventures has a new supply of capital with fund IV, wouldn’t they want to reserve some of that for companies in Fund III?

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Lightspeed is growing our Consumer Investing team

Lightspeed Venture Partners

We announced $1.2bn of committed capital in our latest fund family last month and four of us have been listed on the CB Insights/NY Times list of top 100 Venture Capitalists. Alex Taussig joined us as a partner from Highland Capital Partners where he spent the last 7 years as a venture capitalist. In Venture Capital as in rugby, a well functioning team is so much more than the sum of its parts. I joined Lightspeed ten years ago. It’s been an amazing ride.


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Bryce Dot VC

We were one of a handful of “institutional” super angel/micro VC/seed funds, which is to say that we raised a sizable ($50M) pool of capital from outside investors. The second strategy was to use a portion of each fund as a pool of capital to make Tim’s angel investments. In Fund IV, we are still actively making Tim’s angel investments and allocating a larger percentage of committed capital to them.

How To Change The World - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

 Get others committed to your enterprise on the team with you.   Reduce donor risk and raise effectiveness of committed capital.  Get others committed to your enterprise on the team with you.   Reduce donor risk and raise effectiveness of committed capital. Angel Capital Association website. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile.

Venture Capital Economics With Public Market Liquidity

Austin Startup

By Tushar Jain Traditional venture capital firms typically invest in the equity of young, fast-growing, technology startups. Each individual investment is risky: 75% of venture-backed companies fail to return invested capital to their investors. This strategy of portfolio composition is known as “venture capital economics”. Limited partners, who commit capital to venture funds, have to commit for 7–13 years. funding venture-capital

How VCs Make Money….Hopefully


First, VCs get capital commitments from limited partners (i.e., That means that it has capital commitments from investors of $100mm. Capital is called when needed for investment, fund expenses or management fee. And, VC1 does not reinvest capital returned (with very few limited exceptions) – VCs are not hedge funds! All capital returned from investment gets paid out. Importantly, GP1 will have also committed investment capital to VC1.

Interview with Mike Brown Jr. of AOL Ventures

The Startup Lawyer

We’re a small fund with $30M of committed capital, so we focus on Seed and Series A opportunities. I get it, but that’s not a logical investment thesis for us to deploy capital against. Venture Capital AOL Ventures corporate VC startupI had the chance to chat with Mike Brown Jr., Founder and Partner at AOL Ventures , a few weeks ago.

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