VC Confidential | How To Raise Money

54 episodes

Get the inside scoop on what VCs are thinking and where they are investing today and tomorrow. Anne Kennedy and Gillian Muessig guide you through the opaque world of venture capital and reveal all the ways you can source capital for your company's growth. It all starts right here with Anne Kennedy and Gillian Muessig on VC Confidential.

Copyright WMR.FM
Page 1 of 3
it’s January. Resolutions time. Get-organized time. Gillian and Anne talk about organizing the Fund Raising Process for raising capital. They’ve been at it for a while now at the Sybilla Masters
7th Feb 2022
31 minutes
Following the Janaury 3rd guilty verdict for Theranos Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes in federal court, Gillian and Anne dive into the further responsibilities of investors and board directors to
10th Jan 2022
29 minutes
Gillian and Anne explore how venture capital funds form, market, and express their investment theses. Founders need to know which VC to pitch for capital, just as investors want to find funds that
22nd Nov 2021
30 minutes
Gillian and Anne talk about Boards of Directors. They covered this topic at a high level in a 2020 episode here at VC Confidential, ‘Why Investors Need Strong Boards’. This time, they dig a bit
21st Oct 2021
31 minutes
Gillian and Anne delve into warrants. Just one of the forms of venture debt, a warrant is such a useful investment instrument and so few people seem to understand what it does, how it’s used, who
5th Oct 2021
33 minutes
Gillian and Anne delve into what LPs should expect from investor updates, and how GPs and Managing Directors can prepare valuable LP updates for both written and video-conference communications with
27th Sep 2021
33 minutes
In their continuing crusade to rip the lid off the opaque corner of private fin ace known as venture capital, Gillian and Anne drill into more of the often confusing language and clauses found in
9th Aug 2021
32 minutes
While large VC Funds seem like a lot of money to invest in entrprenuers, the expenses of running a fund over a 10-year life (on average) chip away at the sum persistently. Management fees, legal and
26th Jul 2021
34 minutes
Amid a rising clamor to become angel or venture investors, even among people who do not meet the Securities and Exchange Commission’s strict rules to qualify, new platforms and mobile apps have
24th May 2021
33 minutes
Anne & Gillian welcome Diane Fraiman, Managing Director at Voyager Capital, founded in 1997. With more than $520 million under management, Voyager invests in B2B software, cloud, and big data
17th May 2021
36 minutes
Returns from conventional venture capital funds have lagged below those from public market investing consistently and stubbornly since 1997. That is more than two decades.  In their continuing
10th May 2021
35 minutes
Deservedly called the riskiest asset class, Venture Capital has underperformed public markets for decades, and since 1997 less cash has been returned to VC investors than they have invested, reports
27th Apr 2021
35 minutes
Gillian and Anne explore how venture capital funds form, market, and express their investment theses. Founders need to know which VC to pitch for capital, just as investors want to find funds that
19th Apr 2021
34 minutes
Term sheets are one of the critical pieces to success in venture investing. They come after due diligence and before investment documents. Gillian & Anne dig into what term sheets usually contain,
10th Apr 2021
32 minutes
Gillian and Anne take a look at where venture capital investors will be looking in the coming months as the world eases out of lockdown and distancing. Digital infrastructure improvements and
15th Mar 2021
34 minutes
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Gillian and Anne talk about women funders today. Knowing the sad stats about female founders receiving a pittance of conventional venture funding, they get
12th Mar 2021
34 minutes
The Securities and Exchange Commission of the US Federal government in 1982 set minimum qualifications for people to make private investments, to “protect investors from themselves”, according to one
2nd Mar 2021
32 minutes
It’s back to basics with a review of investment vehicles commonly used in Venture Capital, starting the Convertible Notes and Safes (Simple Agreement for Future Equity). Functionally, convertible
2nd Mar 2021
32 minutes
What does leading a deal mean? What does a Deal Lead do? Why is it important to have one? Why don’t entrepreneurs lead their own deals as capital raises get larger? Gillian and Anne break it down and
23rd Feb 2021
36 minutes
Gillian and Anne talk about how conventional VCs think. Debunking some conventional wisdom commonly said by VCs versus what actually goes on in VC funding, and what gets funded. To be fair, funders
15th Feb 2021
32 minutes
Gillian & Anne take a look at DEAL or DATA rooms and share some information about when to create them, what to put inside, how to share them.  Broadly, deal rooms are created to share sensitive
26th Jan 2021
34 minutes
Briefly put, a portfolio construction model is a method of determining whether and how a Venture Capital fund is going to make enough money to return a reasonable ROI (return on investment) to its
25th Jan 2021
31 minutes
Gillian & Anne are back with more on basic Venture Capital investing methods, this time explaining sidecars and what they are generally used for (beside motorcycle passengers in old movies). Here’
19th Jan 2021
31 minutes
Gillian and Anne review trends emerging from the tumult of 2020 that are not going back in the genie’s lamp, especially increased investing in diverse founders and women with better ways to fund
5th Jan 2021
37 minutes
Page 1 of 3