How to build a successful venture fund

Insights from fund managers that have done it before, read by thousands of investors managing over $30B in AUM.

A PROJECT by Weekend Fund
Jun 11, 2024

How investors work with an executive assistant to save time and do more.

Apr 26, 2024

Deel grew from $0 to $500M ARR in 5 years. Here's a breakdown of why VCs invested.

Apr 10, 2024

Wiz is the fastest growing software startup ever. Here's a breakdown of VCs invested.

Apr 3, 2024

Perplexity has grown to 10M MAUs in a year. Here's why their VCs invested.

Mar 7, 2024

A complete guide on how to go deeper with founder reference checks.

Feb 26, 2024

Zip grew from $0 to $1B+ market cap in 18 months. Here's a breakdown of why VCs invested.

Feb 7, 2024

Investors, data scientists, and tool builders leading the data-driven future of venture capital.

Jan 12, 2024

An insider's guide on how to land your first VC role

Dec 19, 2023

A guide to delivering on your value-add

Oct 26, 2023

A breakdown of 15+ VC brands (and why branding matters!)

Sep 20, 2023

$100B+ of enterprise value created, 800+ venture studios worldwide. Hear from the operators of the top venture studios.

Aug 31, 2023

The workflows and automation to run an efficient fund.

Aug 17, 2023

AI will unlock the next leap in productivity. Consumer adoption is exploding, but AI startups will need to clear a higher bar to gain adoption in the enterprise.

Aug 3, 2023

The tools and tips investors use to run their funds.

Jun 7, 2023

Perspectives from fund managers on the "valuation question".

May 24, 2023

We collected 5,000 data points surveying emerging managers. Here are the results.

Apr 6, 2023

A deep dive into strategies, tips, and learnings to drive deal flow.

Mar 16, 2023

We're seeing more fund managers do a community raise. Here's why and how to do it.

Feb 23, 2023

$4.3T is spent on healthcare in the US, approximately 18.3% of its GDP. And it’s growing. Here’s why it’s a great time to build the picks and shovels and the infrastructure companies powering new solutions.

Feb 9, 2023

Alternative investments are entering a golden era. Technological innovation, regulatory changes, and investor demand are creating opportunity for a new class of alternative investment platforms to emerge.

Feb 2, 2023

It’s critical to understand the drivers and their influence on returns as a fund manager. Here are tips and a template for your model.

Jan 26, 2023

Small businesses are the backbone of the US economy, yet tech adoption has historically been low. The space is undergoing major shifts driven by Covid-19, generational management shifts, and other tailwinds.

Jan 12, 2023

An inside look into how institutional LPs evaluate funds and how to stand out.

Dec 22, 2022

An investor's job is to deliver liquidity to their LPs, but knowing when to sell is the hard part.

Dec 15, 2022

Work is changing quickly, leading to new opportunities to improve how talent and labor demand meet.

Dec 1, 2022

Everybody is starting a fund. Is it the right decision for you?

Nov 17, 2022

You don’t need this. You totally know all these terms. ;)

Nov 3, 2022

VCs share their big misses, why they passed and lessons learned

Oct 20, 2022

Unfortunately, as investors we have to pass often. How you do so matters. Here’s a guide on how to do this well.

Oct 6, 2022

Why LP updates are important, what they should include, and a template for your own updates.

Sep 21, 2022

Venture is becoming more competitive than ever before. Here's how experienced investors get into competitive deals.

Sep 8, 2022

Knowing what not to do can be critical when starting something new. Here are the biggest mistakes to avoid as a new fund manager.

Aug 25, 2022

The quality of questions asked matters when evaluating a startup. Here’s what experienced investors ask during a pitch.

Aug 12, 2022

A deck template, tips, and best practices that successfully raised $500M+ from LPs

Jul 28, 2022

All about sourcing, building relationships with, and closing LPs