How can I find the LPs for my first 10M VC fund/incubator?

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JASON LEMKIN

Rich People.

Traditional LPs that fund Traditional VC firms are just too big to invest in a $10m fund. Beyond “first fund” risk, the fund is simply too small. Most LPs want to invest at least $5m and own no more than 10% of a fund. That means a $50m minimum fund size (maybe $30m in some cases), in the smallest fund, even for an LP that focuses on smaller funds.

But don’t worry.

This is what Liquid (ex-)Founders and HNWI (High New Worth Individuals) are for.

Hustle. Find 10–20 folks to write $500k-$1m checks, that believe in you.

That’s how these funds are done.

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Published on November 23, 2016
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