Resources for the Venture Capital Industry

This is a totally informal, non-comprehensive list that I made to answer common questions on resources for Venture Capitalists. Use it at your own risk.

Getting started

If you don’t want to allocate too much time, I strongly recommend these 10 resources:

8 reasons why you shouldn’t raise a VC fund (and 4 why I love being a VC regardless) by Christoph Janz
Fund Investing Versus Fund Management by Semil Shah
Two Simple Questions When Considering A Career In VC by Semil Shah
16 Definitions on the Economics of VC by A16Z
A Brief History of the World (of Venture Capital) by Nicolas Colin
11 Things I’ve learned from running a micro VC in the last year by Elizabeth Yin
Ask An LP: Readers Ask How To Market A Fund And Pique An Investor’s Interest by Elizabeth Clarkson
The Business of Venture Capital by Mahendra Ramsinghani
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
Another Measure of Seed Fund performance by Samir Kaji

Alternatively, you can use the menu below and read what you need now and come back later for the other sections. 

Table of Content

A/ General resources
Terminology
Books
Reports
Articles

B/ 20+ Investors to know

General
HBS Case
Ranking

C/ For emerging fund managers
General
Fund target
Positioning
Naming
Limited Partner

D/ Capital Formation
General
Limited Partners by typology
Fundraising Deck
Heuristics used by Limited Partners
Anti-portfolio by a Limited Partner
LP/GP events
Fund Placement
SEC
Momentum
Limited Partners – Investment Thesis
Templates / Tools used by Limited Partners

E/ Investor Relations
General
Measuring Performance
Quarterly LP Letter
LP Meetings

F/ Deploying capital
General
Investment Process
Investment Thesis, Strategy, and Principles
Manifesto
Deal Flow
Databases
Scouting prospective founders
Scouting startups (Angel Program) by VC firms
Heuristics
Metrics
Deal Breakers
Decision
Anti-Portfolio
Portfolio Construction
Valuation
Deal Memo
Term Sheet
Due Diligence
Cap Tables
Legal Documents
Board Meeting
Follow-on
Angel Investing

G/ Operations
Operating Manual
Venture Capital Stack
Venture Capital tools
Reporting
Newsletters
Year in Review
Online Communities

H/ Platform Services – Portfolio support
Some examples by type of support
VC Platform Community

I/ Exits
M&A
IPO
S-1
Investment Banks
Secondary transactions
Venture Capital Firms acquiring Venture Capital Firms or Funds
Venture Capital Firms which went Public

J/ Thought Leaders
Blogs
Quora
Newsletters
Podcasts

K/ Education
Offline
Online
Limited Partners

L/ Jobs
Venture Capital
Limited Partners

M/ Venture Capital Associations
Emerging Markets
Regional
China and USA
Europe
APAC
Limited Partners Association

N/ Angels Networks
Global
Singapore / Southeast Asia

O/ Southeast Asia
Women in VC in the Southeast Asian Startup Ecosystem
Resources for Southeast Asia
Events in APAC

P/ Last but not least
VC Starter Kit

A/ General resources

Terminology
16 Definitions on the Economics of VC by A16Z
Dictionary by Investopedia

Map of the funding terms by simmonds stewart
Private Equity Glossary by ilpa

Books
Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups -Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 by Jason Calacanis
Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups by David Rose
Deal Terms by Alex Wilmerding
eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work by Randall Stross (anecdotal – US focused & by now dated; yet highly entertaining)
Fundraising field guide by Carlos Espinal
Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms by Jeffrey Bussgang
Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment by David Swensen, comments by Leanna Orr: How the Yale Model ate endowments – and everything else and article by Drake Bennett, Janet Lorin and Michael McDonald: How David Swensen Made Yale Fabulously Rich
Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It by Scott Kupor
Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors by Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani
Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld
The Business of Venture Capital by Mahendra Ramsinghani
The First Venture Capitalist: Georges Doriot on Leadership, Capital, and Business Organization by Udayan Gupta
The Venture Hacks Bible by Babak Nivi and Naval Ravikant
VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

The Venture Capital Deformation by Darek Klonowski

Reports
A History of Venture Capital by Hervé Lebret
Navigating The New Seed Landscape by Mar Hershenson
Picking Winners: A Data Driven Approach to Evaluating the Quality of Startup Companies by David Scott Hunter, Ajay Saini, Tauhid Zaman
Venture Capital Disrupts Itself: Breaking the Concentration Curse by Cambridge Associates
We Have Met the Enemy…and He is Us: Lessons from Twenty Years of the Kauffman Foundation’s Investments in Venture Capital Funds and the Triumph of Hope Over Experience by the Kauffman Foundation and comments by Brad Svrluga Who is the Real Enemy? Thoughts on the Kauffman VC Bombshell and by Felix Salmon How venture capital is broken
Whom You Know Matters: Venture Capital Networks and Investment Performance by Yael V. Hochberg, Alexander Ljungqvist and Yang Lu

Research
Do Private Equity Managers Raise Funds on (Sur)real Returns? Evidence from Deal-Level Data by Niklas Hüther
Geographic Concentration of Venture Capital Investors, Corporate Monitoring, and Firm Performance by Jun-Koo Kang, Yingxiang Li and Seungjoon Oh
Has Persistence Persisted in Private Equity? Evidence from Buyout and Venture Capital Funds by Robert S. Harris, Tim Jenkinson, Steven N. Kaplan and Rüdiger Stucke
Paying for Performance in Private Equity: Evidence from VC Partnerships by Niklas Hüther, David T. Robinson, Soenke Sievers, and Thomas Hartmann-Wendels
The Effect of High-Tech Clusters on the Productivity of Top Inventors by Enrico Moretti
The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital by Ramana Nanda, Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson

Articles
70 years of VC innovation by Benjamin Joffe
A Brief History of the World (of Venture Capital) by Nicolas Colin
A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital by Mark Suster
Good VCs, bad VCs by Christoph Janz
How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More by Mark Suster
Step-by-Step Fundraising Tactics from the NYC Legend Who Raised $750M by First Round
The Rise and Fall of Venture Capital by Paul Gompers
The Secret History of Silicon Valley by Steve Blank
Venture Capitalists are MUCH LESS ambitious than their private equity siblings by Auren Hoffman
Venture capitalists with daughters are more successful
What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding by Mark Suster

More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost by NYT and answer by Jason Calacanis Why aren’t VC firms focused on slow/modest growth startups? and Jerry Neumann Why do VCs insist on only investing in high-risk, high-return companies?

B/ 20+ Investors to know

A/ General resources

General
– 500 Startups – Investing globally & Franchise
– a16z – Platform VC
– AngelList – Democratization of Investment & Syndicates
– ARDC – First VC
– Clearbanc – Venture Debt
– eFounders – Venture Studio
– Follow the Seed – RavingFans® is a behavioural psychology model
– Founder Institute – Equity Collective
– Entrepreneur First – Investing in talent
– FJ labs – Venture Builder and Investor mostly in Marketplaces
– Google Ventures – algorithmic investments
– Hardware Club – Public Community
– Indie VC – Revenue Distribution
– Intel Capital – Corporate Venture
– Kickstarter – Crowdfunding and Crowdequity
– Kima Ventures – Investing at scale
– Rocket Internet – Venture Builder
– Sequoia Capital – Expension in ChinaScouts
– Signal Fire – AI
– Softbank Vision Fund – alliances between its start-ups
– The Family – Fellowship program
– Pioneer – Identifying and nurturing talent
– Uncork Capital – First Micro Fund
– Y Combinator – First Accelerator
– Zeev Ventures – Long-Term Focus

HBS Case
500 Startups: Scaling Early-Stage Investing
500 Startups (B): Expanding the Footprint in 2016
Andreessen Horowitz
Don Valentine and Sequoia Capital
Georges Doriot and American Venture Capital
New Enterprise Associates
New Enterprise Associates in India: The Agile International Venture Capital Firm

Ranking
The Midas List
The Midas List Europe

C/ For emerging fund managers

General
6 Lessons Learned 6 Years Into Co-Founding a VC Fund by Jonathan Lehr
8 reasons why you shouldn’t raise a VC fund (and 4 why I love being a VC regardless) by Christoph Janz
11 Things I’ve learned from running a micro VC in the last year by Elizabeth Yin
2018 State of Terms Venture Capital Benchmark by Different.
A data driven view for Emerging VC by Samir Kaji
Emerging Managers Can Bring Top-tier Returns - Ask An LP by Elizabeth Clarkson
Emerging Manager ‘Must-Dos’: The Path to Your First Fund by Arjun Dev Arora
Five Mistakes New VCs Make (& How I Tried to Avoid Them) by Hunter Walk
Fund Investing Versus Fund Management by Semil Shah
How do VCs make money? by Elizabeth Yin
Is there ideal portfolio construction for seed funds? by Samir Kaji
Raising A Fund? 9 Questions That Help Get You To GP/LP Fit by Elizabeth Clarkson
So you want to start a VC firm? by Samir Kaji
Things to think about before launching a venture fund by Samir Kaji
Two Simple Questions When Considering A Career In VC by Semil Shah
VC Fund Economics by Fred Wilson
What you need to know before raising a Micro-VC fund today by Samir Kaji

Fund target
Does the Size of a VC Fund Matter? by Mark Suster
Realistic fundraising targets for emerging managers by Samir Kaji
Setting a good fund target as an emerging VC manager by Samir Kaji

Positioning
An Optimistic Venture Prose by Jean de la Rochebrochard
Ask An LP: Readers Ask How To Market A Fund And Pique An Investor’s Interest by Elizabeth Clarkson
Declaring a Major: Sector-Focused Private Investment Funds by Cambridge Associates by Josh Zweig, Andrea Auerbach, Jasmin Tabares
How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC by Mark Suster
Micro VC 2.0: the different flavors of Micro-VC by Samir Kaji
Part of a VCs job is making it onto “the list” by Christian Hernandez
Venture Funds as Products. What We Changed for Homebrew III by Hunter Walk
What founders really want from VCs by Fred Destin
What it means to be differentiated as an Emerging VC by Samir Kaji
What to Make of Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns? by Mark Suster
When Money Isn’t Enough: How to Distinguish Yourself as a VC in a Crowded Market by Elizabeth ClarksonVCs with Personalities? Foundry Group FTW! by Mark Suster
Intel Capital

Naming
Hello Uncork Capital; Farewell SoftTech VC! by Jeff Clavier
Introducing Cento Ventures, the new name for Digital Media Partners (DMP)

Limited Partner
A data driven view on what Emerging Manager LPs are thinking today by Samir Kaji
Creating GP-LP Alignment: Why Terms Matter by Greenspring Associates
LP survey results: What LP’s are saying about emerging venture manager funds by Samir Kaji
The Limited Partner Landscape by Collin West and Nihar Neelakanti
The family Office perspective on venture fund allocations by Samir Kaji
Turning the Tables on Notation Capital by Elizabeth Clarkson
Venture Capital Geographic Allocations in a Changing World by TopTier
Who Invests In Investors: Homebrew LP Shares VC Performance Goals, Importance of Diversity & What They Look For In New Funds by Hunter Walk
Why Your Investor Might Pass On Your Next Fund by Winter Mead

D/ Capital Formation

General
Another Measure of Seed Fund performance by Samir Kaji
Homebrew: 100 Days of Fundraising by Hunter Walk
How to reference check your prospective investor by Manu Kumar
Paying for Performance in Private Equity: Evidence from VC Partnerships by David T. Robinson
There are no Shortcuts: Why Showing up In Person is Everything by Mark Suster
Tips to write a great venture fund pitch deck by Samir Kaji

Limited Partners by typology
– Corporates: Cisco, Hubert Burda Media, Naver, Yahoo Japan, SAP, …
– Endowment Funds: Yale Endowment Fund
– Family Office: EE Capital, Sofina, Vulcan, …
– Foundations / nonprofit: The Dietrich Foundation, Mayo Clinic, …
– Fund of Funds: Greenspring, Horsley Bridge, Top Tier Capital, Adam Street, …
– Pension Funds: CalPERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, …
– Sovereign Wealth Fund: Bpifrance, Temasek, …
– Venture Capital: Accel Partners, 500 Startups, …

Investment return of 12.3% brings Yale endowment value to $29.4 billion – Asset Allocation: Venture Capital: 18.0%
NACUBODetailed Asset Allocations for U.S. College and University Endowments and Affiliated Foundations, FY18 (Excel)
LP Survey Results by Mark Suster and Chang Xu

Fundraising Deck
Notation Capital Fund 1 pitch deck
Seedcamp Fund IV Fundraising Deck
SURGE Ventures Series Seed & “A” Fund Pitch Deck

Heuristics used by Limited Partners
BFP #OpenLP Series – How we assess fund investments: (1) TVPI
BFP #OpenLP Series – How we assess fund investments: (2) MoIC & DPI
BFP #OpenLP Series – How we assess fund investments: (3) IRR
BFP #OpenLP Series – How we assess fund investments: (4) PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTIONBFP #OpenLP Series (5) – How much to charge for an SPV
BFP #OpenLP Series (6) – VC Partnership Models: How to Split the Economics

Anti-portfolio by a Limited Partner
Lindel’s Leap

LP/GP events
Allocate
AVCJ
Emerging Manager Showcase by ilpa
IPEM
Outperform
SuperReturn by Knect365

PreMoney

Fund Placement
Eaton Partners
Liberty Global Partners
Palico

SEC
EDGAR
IAPD

Momentum
Seedcamp
– Step 1 – Jan 2017 – Seedcamp sells part of its stake in European unicorn TransferWise
– Step 2 – Oct 2017 – Seedcamp sells Funds I & II to Draper Esprit delivering 4x return to investors
– Step 3 – Noc 2017 – Seedcamp IV: Welcoming the next generation of European talent with our biggest and boldest seed fund
– Step 4 – May 2018 – 100 Seedcamp founders join us on our mission to invest in the next generation of world-class European talent

Uncork (Previously Softech)
– Step 1 – Jan 2016 – Announced two funds, respectively 100M and 30M
– Step 2 – Mar 2016 – Increased the smaller fund target to 45M
– Step 3 – Jun 2016 – Closed 100M and 50M

Limited Partners – Investment Thesis
Blue Future Partners

Templates / Tools used by Limited Partners
Call & Distribution Best Practices by ilpa
Call & Distribution Template by ilpa
Quarterly Reporting Standards by ilpa
Portfolio Company Update Template by ilpa
Due Diligence Questionnaire 1.2 (PDF) by ilpa
a template to measure the ethnic and gender diversity at GP firms by ilpa
Model Subscription Agreement PDF by ilpa
Portfolio Company Metrics Template (xlsx) by ilpa
Reporting Template by ilpa
ILPA Reporting Template Guidance by ilpa

E/ Investor Relations

General
Intimacy and Transparency: 3 part series on VC/LP relations by Collin West and Nihar Neelakanti
Communication Strategies with Existing LPs: Part 2 of VC/LP Relations by Collin West and Nihar Neelakanti
6 Common Pitfalls VCs Make With LPs: Part 3 of VC/LP Relations by Collin West and Nihar Neelakanti

Measuring Performance
Alt VC Math by Mark McGranaghan
Andreessen Horowitz Returns Slip, According to Internal Data by Zoe Bernard
How VCs Get Measured by Rob Go
IRR of Kima Ventures by Jean de la Rochebrochard
Measuring Private Equity Performance by Preqin
Venture Fund Economics: Gross and Net Returns by Fred Wilson

Quarterly LP Letter
First Round
Precursor Ventures

LP Meetings
Homebrew’s Second Annual LP Meeting: Why We Do Them by Hunter Walk
Investors Updating Their Investors: Inside Homebrew’s First Annual LP Meeting by Hunter Walk
What Makes a Good Annual Meeting? An LP’s Point of View by Laura Thompson

F/ Deploying capital

General
How VCs Negotiate: 8 Skills Top Founders Master for Startup Fundraising by Gigi Levy-Weiss
In praise of failure by Benedict Evans
Performance Data and the ‘Babe Ruth’ Effect in Venture Capital by Chris Dixon
The a16z Pitch Room: Sandbox VR by Siqi Chen, Steve Zhao, and Andrew Chen
Too Many VC Cooks in the Kitchen? by David Coats
Using data to shorten VC learning cycles by William McQuillan
VCs Double down on data-driven investment models by Kate Clark
Venture Capital Disrupts Itself: Breaking the Concentration Curse by Cambridge Associates

Investment Process
Earlybird’s Investment Process
The AirTree Investment Process
Typical VC Process by Mark Suster

Investment Thesis, Strategy, and Principles
Alven
Cento
Daphni
FJ Labs
HomebrewKima Ventures
Monk’s Hill Ventures
Notation
Point Nine
Precursor Ventures
Uncork Capital
– USV 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
Y Combinator

Unbundling
The Spawn of Craiglist by Andrew Parker
The Rebundling of Craiglist by Josh Breinlinger
Unbundling AWS by Taylor Clauson
These SaaS Companies Are Unbundling Excel – Here’s Why It’s A Massive Opportunity by Ross Simmonds

Manifesto
Alven

Deal Flow
Homebrew
Precursor Ventures

Pitch
When You Pitch an Idea, Gestures Matter More Than Words by Nicole Torres

Databases
36kr (China)
CB Insights (USA)
Crunchbase
Dealroom (Europe)
Itjuzi (China)
Preqin
Pitchbook
Qimingpian (China)
Tracxn
VentureSource (Down Jones)

Scouting prospective founders
GGV Fellows
SEA Connect by Monk’s Hill Ventures

Scouting startups (Angel Program) by VC firms
Atomico
Dorm Room Fund (First Round)
Product Co-op (First Round)
Rough Draft Ventures (General Catalyst)
Sequoia Capital
Spearhead (Accomplice & AngelList)

Three Questions Founders Should Ask Scouts Before Taking An Investment by Hunter Walk
The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC by Mark Suster
“VCs are exploiting underrepresented people to solve their diversity problems” by Anisah Osman Britton
Thoughts on the new @indievc program by Rodney Sampson

Heuristics
Bloomberg Beta
FJ Labs
K9
nfx
Upfront Ventures (Mark Suster)

2 founders are not always better than 1 by Meredith Somers
77 Failed Startup Post-Mortems
323 Startup Failure Post-Mortems
How to evaluate startup Ideas by Kevin Yale
Why I Don’t Ask “Is This a Billion Dollar Business” Before I Invest by Hunter Walk
Data Show that Gender-Inclusive Founding Teams Have Greater Success in Fundraising and Innovation by Collin West and Gopinath Sundaramurthy

Systematic Investing
Capital-as-a-Service: A New Operating System for Early Stage Investing by Ashley Carroll
CircleUp Growth Partners
Data-driven VCs by Francesco Corea
How an AI ‘Motherbrain’ helps venture capitalists pick investments by Tiernan Ray
This San Francisco Investor Wants to Revolutionize Private Equity. Is He Crazy? by Christine Idzelis

Metrics
10 magic metrics indicating a consumer tech startup probably has product/market fit by Andrew Chan
Aligning Startup Metrics with Stage of Maturity (Beyond Labels for Fundraising Rounds) by Martin Casado
– SaaS Funding Napkin by Point Nine Capital: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 by Christoph Janz
Understanding the Mendoza line for SaaS growth by Rory O’Driscoll
What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2018? by Christoph Janz

Deal Breakers
A Red Flag List from Top VCs Part 1 by Jason Shuman
A Red Flag List from Top VCs Part 2 by Jason Shuman

Decision
Better lucky than good! By Fabrice Grinda
How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions? by Antoine Buteau
How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions? by Paul Gompers, Will Gornall, Steven N. Kaplan, and Ilya A. Strebulaev
How VCs Think: The Psychology That Drives Investing Decisions by Gigi Levy-Weiss
Introducing the Investor Cluster Score™ – a measure of the signal produced by a startup’s capitalization table. by Sebastian Quintero
Invest in Lines, Not Dots by Mark Suster
Picking winners is a myth, but the PowerLaw is not by Clint Korver
Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions by Mark Suster
Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions by Mark Suster

Anti-Portfolio
Bessemer
ISAI
Point Nine
Seedcamp

Deals We Lost: Homebrew’s Two 2013 Misses by Hunter Walk

Portfolio Construction
A Tale of Two Squirrels: The Not So Simple Math on Venture Portfolio Size by Matt Lerner (500 Startups)
Picking winners is a myth, but the PowerLaw is not by Clint Korver
Power Laws in Venture Portfolio Construction by Jerry Neumann
Two Portfolio Tips for First Time Seed Funds by Hunter Walk

Valuation
An Empirical Perspective on Startup Valuations by Sebastian Quintero
How Do VCs Valuate a Company? by Corey Singleton
How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks by Mark Suster
Predicting a Startup Valuation with Data Science by Sebastian Quintero
The Valuation vs. Traction Matrix by Jason Calacanis
Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders? by Mark Suster

Deal Memo
What do we base our investment decisions on? — Open source Deal memo Template
Sequoia Deal Memo for Youtube
Aquabyte
Voiceflow

Term Sheet
Common Accelerator Terms you need to understand before signing (Accelerator Terms Sheet) by AngelPad
Ideal first round funding terms by Chris Dixon
The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand by Mark Suster

Due Diligence
Breaking Down a Typical VC/Startup Diligence Process by Tomasz Tunguz
Point Nine Capital – Due Diligence
Sample VC due Dilligence Request list by Cooley
YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist

Cap Tables
4 Key Insights from Analyzing 5,000+ Cap Tables by Jeron Paul
Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup by Mark Suster

Legal Documents
– AU – Seed Term Sheet by AirTree
– DE – Seed Term Sheet by Point Nine
– FR –
Series A Term Sheet by The Galion Project
– SG – templates by simmonds stewart
– USA – Bloomberg Beta Investment Documents
– USA – CooleyGo by Cooley
– USA – KISS by 500 Startups
– USA – Legal Documents by NVCA
– USA – SAFE by Y Combinator
– USA – Series A Term Sheet by Y Combinator
– USA – Series Seed by Ted Wang

Board Meeting
Startup Boards by Mark Suster

Follow-on
Let No Pro Rata Go to Waste: How Smaller Funds Make Their Money by Hunter Walk
Should Seed Investors Follow on? by Abraham Othman

Angel Investing
11 angel investing lessons by Babak Nivi
Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups by David Rose
How to angel invest by Sarah Downey
How to be an angel investor by Paul Graham
– How to be an angel investor – Part 2 / Part 3 by Naval Ravikant & Babak Nivi
The hacker guide to angel investing by Benjamin Joffe
“Angels,” Angels, and VCs by Aaron Harris

G/ Operations

Operating Manual
Bloomberg Beta
Notation

Venture Capital Stack
InReach Ventures
Kima Ventures
Point Nine
STRIVE
The European VC Tech Stack 2019
What’s your VC’s Tech Stack?

Venture Capital tools
Carta – Equity Management
eFront – Private Equity & Alternative Investment Software
Intralinks – Secure document sharing and collaboration
Kushim – Software to seamlessly manage your deal flow and track portfolio performance
Sevanta – Dealflow Pipeline Management System

Reporting
Kima Reporting

Newsletters
Fifth Wall
First Round
YC

Year in Review
500 Startups
AngelList
Chinaaccelerator
eFounders
FJ Labs
GGV
– Kima Ventures 2016 2017 2018

How we work at Homebrew by Satya Patel
How VCs Spend Their Time. Err, How This VC Spends His Time. by Hunter Walk

Online Communities
– Southeast Asia VC group (whatsapp) by Warren Leow
– Israel VC Dealflow (whatsapp) by Ilan Regenbaum

H/ Platform Services / Portfolio support

Some examples by typology
– CFO Summits: Sequoia Capital, …
– Community: daphnipolitans by Daphni
– Conference: SaaStr Summit by SaasStr
– Designer: Design Dinner by NEA
– Experts/Mentors: Dinners by Y Combinator, Kima Ventures Investing at scale (slide 23), Surge by Sequoia,
– Founder Summits: Base Camp by Sequoia Capital, Global Summit by Intel Capital, Point Nine SaaS Founder Camp, …
– Fundraising: Fundadores by Investo, Signal by NFX, NYC venture firms guide by tech.co, guide from London Seed Venture Funds by Stride, The ultimate French VC list by Serena Capital, Pitch Assist program by First Round, …
– Leadership: Founders’ Coaching Pause by Found8 & Monk’s Hill Ventures, Founders + Leaders by GGV, DreamTeams by Balderton Capital, …
– Market Entry: Setting up in the US playbook by Frontline Ventures
– Network: USV, Upfront Ventures, …
– Talent: Techfair by Greylock Partners, Career Fair by Coral Capital, …
Thought Leadership: First Search by First Round, Internet trends by Bond, Rewarding Talent by Index Ventures, State of Startups by First Round, LP Survey Results by Upfront Ventures, …

VC Platform Community
European VC Platform community
VC Platform

Do VCs really add value? – Founders say sometimes. by Henry Deshays and Owen Reynolds
The VC Platform Field Guide
Venture Capital is Product Management by Kevin Lee

I/ Exits

M&A
Atlassian Term Sheet by Tom Kennedy and Chris Hecht
Connecting the Dots: Leadership Lessons in a Start-up World by John Chambers
M&A: Expectations in Venture Integration by Steven Sinofsky
M&A term sheets 101 by Eric Chow
Startup Exits: A Primer by Mark Suster
The Buyer View by Todd Neville of IBM by Todd Neville
Understanding an M&A term sheet by Jamie Leigh

What every startup founder should know about exits by Benjamin Joffe and Cyril Ebersweiler

IPO
Slack’s Direct Listing Leaves Wall Street Fighting for Fees by Sonali Basak, Ellen Huet, and Crystal Tse
Spotify Case Study: Structuring and Executing a Direct Listing by Marc D. Jaffe, Greg Rodgers, and Horacio Gutierrez3
Spotify is going public via direct listing as $SPOT by Josh Constine
The IPO Shortcut: A Direct Listing by Maureen Farrell
Why Enterprise Funds May Return More Capital Than Consumer Funds by Winter Mead

S-1
Atlassian’s S-1: How 7 key SaaS metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz
Box’s S-1: How 7 key SaaS metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz
10 Observations from Dropbox’s S1 by Christoph Janz
Dropbox’s S-1: The king of freemium by Tomasz Tunguz
Pagerduty’s S-1: How 7 key metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz
Salesforce’s S-1: How 7 key SaaS metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz
Shopify’s S-1: Smiling all the way to $10B by Tomasz Tunguz
Slack’s S-1: How 7 key metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz
Xero’s S-1: How 7 key SaaS metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz
Zoom’s S-1: How 7 key metrics stack up by Tomasz Tunguz

Investment Banks
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
Jefferies
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley Michael Grimes

Secondary transactions
Balderton Liquidity I
Equityzen
Practical Venture Capital
Vintage Secondary Funds

Venture Capital Firms acquiring Venture Capital Firms or Funds
Mexican.VC joins 500 Startups
Seedcamp sells Funds I & II to Draper Esprit delivering 4x return to investors
Y Combinator Absorbs Edtech Accelerator Imagine K12, Creating Specialized Vertical

Venture Capital Firms which went Public
Fatfish Internet Group (via a reverse merger)
Rocket Internet

SoftBank Is Said to Consider IPO for $100 Billion Vision Fund

J/ Thought Leaders

Blogs
Brad Feld, Mark Suster, Fred Wilson, Elizabeth Yin, Jean de la Rochebrochard, Nikhil Kapur, OpenLP, pevcbanker, Tomasz Tunguz, Paul Graham

Quora
David Rose, Jason Calacanis, Jason Lemkin, Mark Suster, Ron Conway

Twitter
Ben Casnocha, Ben Horowitz, Brad Feld, Charles Hudson, Christoph Janz, Edith Yeung, Elad Gil, Elizabeth Clarkson, Elizabeth Yin, Erik Torenberg, Fred Wilson, Garry Tan, Hemant Mohapatra, Jason Calacanis, Jeff Clavier, Kauffman Fellows, Mark Suster, Michael Seibel, Mike Maples, Paul Graham, Romain Serman, Sam Altman, Samir Kaji, Semil Shah, Tomasz Tunguz, Vinod Khosla

Newsletters
CB Insights, CB Insights Auto Tech, Weekly Funding, M&A Newsletter (Silicon Valley), The Asia Funding / M&A Newsletter

Podcasts
20 Minute VC by Harry Stebbings, Capital Allocators by Ted Seides, Origins by Notation, Venture Stories by Village Global 

more Podcasts on Entrepreneurship, Startup, and Venture Capital

K/ Education

Offline
– 2 years – Kauffman Fellows (USD 80,000)
– 12 months – Included (free)
– 3 months – VC/PE Apprenticeship Program by Venture University (USD 20,000 & Profit Sharing Agreement)
– 2 weeks – VC Unlocked Stanford by 500 Startups and Stanford (USD 24,000)
– 8 days – Round a Investor by SMU (SGD 16,050)
– 1 week – VCx by DFJ (USD 18,000)
– 1 week – Venture Capital by Wharton (USD 10,950)
– 1 week – Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers by 500 Startups (USD 9,600)
– 1 week – Venture Capital Executive Program by Berkeley (USD 8,650)
– 4 days – Deal Camp by 500 Startups and Berkeley (USD 9,200)
– 3 days – Private Equity and Venture Capital by Harvard (USD 10,000)
– 3 days – Venture Capital by ie (EUR 3,900)
– 3 days – VC University Live by Bekerley and nvca (USD 1,500)
– 1/2 day – Angel University by Jason Calacanis (USD 700)
– 1/2 day – Angel Investing Workshop by Shao-Ning Huang and Der Shing Lim (SGD 488)

Online
– Free – Startup Investor School by Y Combinator
– Free – Angel Track by First Round Capital
– Free – Spearhead by AngelList
– Free – Venture Deals by Techstars
Raise a VC Fund by VC Academy (USD 9,786)
Start Investing by VC Academy (USD 5,967)
Find a VC Job by VC Academy (USD 3,978)
VC University by Berkeley (USD 1,500)
MemoHub by Clement Vouillon (EUR 500)

Disclosure: I’m a former employee at 500 Startups, graduated from VC Unlocked Stanford and currently doing MemoHub training.

Board Director
– 3 days – Directors’ College by Stanford (USD 9,450)

Limited Partners
ILPA INSTITUTE LEVEL I by ilpa and University of Chicago Booth School of Business
ILPA INSTITUTE LEVEL II by ilpa

L/ Jobs

Venture Capital
Investment Job by TrustedInsight
VC Jobs by VC Academy

Investment Memos for VC Interviews by Earnest Sweat
Staff at a VC by Mark Suster

From Reporter to a16z Venture Capitalist: Five Questions with Kyle Russell by Hunter Walk
Here’s one way to become a venture capitalist: be a journalist by Biz Carson
How This Young, Female and Latina Investor Broke Into a Middle-Aged, Male and White Industry by Hunter Walk
Playing “fake VC” (or the portfolio approach to getting a job in venture capital) by Matt Turck
Tech’s most unlikely Venture Capitalist by Pejman Nozad
The Venture Capital Aptitude Test (VCAT) by Guy Kawasaki

Limited Partners
ilpa
Investment Job by TrustedInsight

M/ Venture Capital Associations

Emerging Markets
EMPEA – association for private capital in emerging markets

Regional
AVCA – African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Invest Europe – Formerly European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
LACA – The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America

China and USA
CVCA – China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
NVCA – National Venture Capital Association – USA

Europe
BVCA – British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
BVK – The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
France Digital
France Invest – Formerly AFIC

APAC
AMVESINDO – Asosiasi Modal Ventura Untuk Startup Indonesia
AVCAL – Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
HKVCA – Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
JVCA – Japan Venture Capital Association
KVCA – Korean Venture Capital Association
MVCA – Malaysia Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
NZVCA – New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association|
SVCA – Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
tvca – Taiwan Venture Capital Association
TVCA – Thai Venture Capital Association
VCA – India Venture Capital Association
VCPEAB – Venture Capital & Private Equity Association of Bangladesh

Limited Partners Association
ilpa

N/ Angels Networks

Global:
Angel Investment Network
AngelList
Gust
Xoogler

Singapore / Southeast Asia
Angel Central Singapore
Angin Indonesia
Bangkok VC
Bansea
Cambodia Investor Club Association
CRIB Angels Club Singapore
FrenchTech Investor Syndicate Singapore
Keiretsu Forum Singapore
Ladies Investment Club Singapore
Malaysian Business Angel Network
Manila Angel Investors Network
Myanmar Angel Network
she1K
Singapore Angel Network
Xoogler Angels

O/ Southeast Asia

Women in VC in the Southeast Asian Startup Ecosystem
208 Reasons to not have an all men panel in Southeast Asia
128 Reasons to not have an all men panel in Southeast Asia
88 Reasons to not have an all men panel in Southeast Asia

Resources for Southeast Asia
Map of the Money
Selected Incubators and Accelerators Demo Day in Southeast Asia
Reports and Articles on Asian Digital Economies and Startup Ecosystems with a focus on Southeast Asia
Singapore Startup Ecosystem and Entrepreneur Toolbox
Singapore Startup Ecosystem 101
Thailand Startup Ecosystem 101
Southeast Asia Tech Investment in 2018
50+ Startup Ecosystem Presentations

Events in APAC
145+ Conferences in APAC for Entrepreneurs & Investors
50+ Conferences in Singapore for Entrepreneurs & Investors

P/ Last but not least

VC Starter Kit

If you have any comments and/or suggestions, feel free to send me an email at arnaud (at) arnaudbonzom.com – thank you.

Thank you, Arjun Dev Arora, Benjamin Joffe, Brad Feld, Claudia Zeisberger, Dmitry Levit, Jeff Clavier, John-Simon Purcell, Michael Lints, Reshma Sohoni, Willy Braun for reading the draft of this post and providing your feedback.

Added 79 resources on Dec 9th, 2019