Q&A

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Hard-to-find questions and answers on every part of being a venture capitalist

Hi all, curious how you all conduct due diligence on a startup? Is it all over email? Do you use a standard template? Do you have founders fill out a form?
Any ideas on the best way to securely share a video recording?
Anyone have shareable data sources on compensation ranges for senior roles (CXO, VP of ___ ) broken out by stage?
Hey everyone, I’m currently assisting with a Techstar’s cohort. I was wondering if anyone had any good resources for financial models and pitch decks?
Can anyone recommend VC portfolio management software/platforms to get portfolio insights/easy monitoring? I’ve seen vestberry so far and wonder what the standard is.
One of our portfolio companies is looking for a good legal firm with deep construction experience that can help them structure their terms and marketplace so they aren’t carrying a huge amount of liability on these jobs – anyone have a recommendation?
Hi all! A startup I know is looking to sell their business (consumer goods sector) and is looking 1. for recommendations for brokers and 2. any advice anyone may have. Business was doing super well pre-covid (took a bit of a hit during covid but who didn’t) but founders are now looking to do different things with their lives. Any and all recommendations are welcome!
Has anyone participated/gone to any great professional development programs/classes/conferences that have been helpful or worthwhile?
Does anyone have a good portfolio construction template or return/monte carlo template?
Does anyone have recommendations for an insurance carrier for a small-mid sized fund ($30MM)?
Helping a portco evaluate debt options with different terms/lengths/fees. What’s the correct way to determine the best option? Model out cash flows and choose the option with the highest IRR?
Does anyone know of any resources for VC salaries in the UK? E.g some indication on pay by seniority, bonuses, carry, etc.?
Does anybody have experience helping their startups with SOC 2 compliance? I’m trying to better understand a) how much of a problem this is for startups and b) whether investors are helping recommend service providers here.
Hey everyone! Does anyone have any VC-related employee performance evaluation-related resources (specifically for analysts, associates, & principals) that they can share? For some context, I’m on the hunt for a performance evaluation framework that can help me think through and set appropriate performance metrics, KPIs, etc. Any thoughts or resources would be much appreciated!
Hi everyone, I’m looking for a lawyer to help us lead a Series A investment. Any recommendations? (Would love someone female/diverse) Thank you!