Family offices follow similar paths when investing in venture capital

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Key takeaways

As Family Offices (FOs) invest in venture capital (VC), they mature through different stages and get more comfortable with the asset class.


Family Offices progress through a venture investing maturity model

Most start investing in funds of funds, then move on to venture funds and finally make direct investments in startups.


FOs are investing directly in startups

FOs invested in 4.2% of global venture deals. On average, survey participants invested in 10 venture funds and 17 startups.


Personal networks are the primary source of deal flow

Access to venture continues to be a challenge; 67% of FOs rely on their existing networks.