Experienced venture capitalists share what they’ve learned about the importance of diversity, coaching founders and running their funds.
Accessing diversity for performance
Diverse founders offer compelling investment cases for the managers who spend time getting to know them.
"If you don’t prioritize underrepresented founders, you will not invest in them."
— Richard Kerby, Founding Partner, Equal Ventures
The VC's main job: Coaching founders
Venture capitalists are more than a source of capital for founders; they’re coaches, who offer startups advice, guidance and inspiration.
“The only reason you should want to go into venture capital is because you’re obsessed with working with entrepreneurs.”
— Rick Zullo, Founding Partner, Equal Ventures
Advice for new fund managers
Some lessons are hard-won. Find out what experienced managers wish they had known when they were raising their first fund.
“The big check is a one-time event. But the big name creates a network effect.”
— Shruti Gandhi, Founding Partner, Array Ventures
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