Hypepotamus: Three Duke classmates have joined forces to bring more capital into the Southeast startup scene. Greggory Bordes, Joe Mancini, and Nikin Shah, all graduates of The Fuqua School of Business, started North Carolina-based Front Porch Venture Partners after working across the country at various investing organizations, startups, and larger corporations.
🗒️ Do we HAVE to Sell this Great Company? PE and VC Funds Increasingly Utilizing ‘Continuation Funds’
DataDrivenInvestor: “The strategy is increasingly being viewed by both general partners and limited partners as a viable exit path for portfolio companies — just as if a general partner takes a company public, or exits through a trade sale or a secondary buyout,” said Dennis Scharf, a managing director on the secondary investment team of asset manager Hamilton Lane.”
Overstaying the Welcome — Do we Have to Sell?
What to do when a fund has a great portfolio company, but the ten-year limit on the fund is fast approaching? More and more, private equity and venture capital funds are moving these companies into continuation funds.
EisnerAmper: Managing Director of EisnerAmper’s Capital Markets Alan Wink talks about a record year for venture capital activity, puts a bow on Q4, and gives us his thoughts on what we can expect from VC investment in 2022.
Harvard Business Review: Can an entrepreneur find a way to help other Black founders connect with VC funding?