There’s a ton of advice out there for startup founders on how to raise money, set up business infrastructure, and track performance in the early stages of a company’s life. But there’s not as much guidance for managers of new venture funds.
It’s best to learn from the greats. That’s exactly how Charles Hudson, Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures, approached entering the world of venture capital. He observed the seminal firms—Sequoia, Greylock, Benchmark—and how they operated. Then he turned to angel investing and eventually found his way to SofttechVC (now called Uncork Capital) where he worked for eight years. Charles has been at Precursor Ventures for four years now, and has an incredible breadth of experience and wisdom to share.
If you’re an emerging fund manager, watch the recording from our conversation. These aren’t just best practices, but practical advice from a venture partner who’s been there and is always looking to up his game.
In the interview we cover:
- Starting a fund as a spin off manager from an established firm
- Understanding your model and pitching it to LPs
- Building an LP network and finding the right ones for your fund
- Timing of raises, check-size, and momentum
- Building your provider stack: Who to partner with for audit, legal counsel, fund administration, and why?
This interview was co-presented with NVCA, a membership network that’s committed to a thriving venture industry across the United States. Learn more about NVCA membership here.
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