Paige Haefer's posts

Portfolio Management: What it is and How Visible Can Help

Portfolio Management in Venture Capital is a process used by VC investors with the ultimate goal of protecting and increasing the value of their investments. Proper portfolio management is a cumulation of intelligent decision making, information analysis, and resource commitment all aimed to achieve the value increase and stability of the range of investments.  More specifically, portfolio management in venture capital consists of the following:  Market Research and Oversight –  venture capitalists need to be extremely savvy and up-to-date with the most relevant and real-time information about the industries their investments sit in. Typically, VC firms specialize in a type of investment (seed, later-stage, > 10 million etc..) and sometimes they are industry specific, but more-often they are industry agnostic. Therefore, the portfolio that a VC is managing may encompass…

Venture Capitalist vs. Angel Investor

Every first-time founder hits the point in their company-building journey where they need to make a decision about fundraising. Once a founder decides that fundraising is the right move, the decision about who to raise money from comes into question. If you’re an early or first-time founder, or a first-time-to-fundraising founder, it can be tricky to understand the difference between venture capitalists and angel investors and even trickier to understand when to pitch to each type of investor. Read on to learn about Venture Capitalists vs. Angel Investors.  What are Venture Capitalists? Venture Capitalists are private equity investors. Typically, VC funds are formed as limited partnerships, or LPs, where the partners invest into the fund. VCs are high-wealth individuals that choose to invest into a private fund and trust the…

Tear Sheet 101 (and How to Build One with Visible)

Tear sheets are an important component of the venture capital world. If you’re new to VC, its crucial to understand what a tear sheet is and how to create a valuable, and effective one for your fund or individual company.   What is a Tear Sheet?  A tear sheet is a single-page summary of a mutual fund or individual company. A tear sheet is a critical term to understand in the venture capital world. Beyond a simple understanding of what a tear sheet is, it’s important to learn how a tear sheet is best used and even how to build one, too. The term “tear sheet” originated from pre-internet business when S&P would produce summary sheets for public companies on one-page. All of these single-page summaries could be torn out…