Best practices for portfolio monitoring & reporting with Gale Wilkinson
Date & Time
Recorded on February 15th, 2022
As more capital flows into venture as an asset class, investors are increasingly competing for LP dollars and space on the cap table from the best founders they work with. Gone are the days where capital is enough of a differentiator for a VC fund to get on a hot startup’s cap table. Considering the average VC + Founder relationship is 8-10 years (longer than the average marriage in the US) — founders are beginning to look for a true partner out of a VC fund. In order for a VC fund or emerging fund manager to stand out among other funds, they need to have the optimal data and systems in place.
Managing Partner @ Vitalize Ventures
CEO @ Visible
Gale Wilkinson, Managing Partner and Founder of Vitalize Ventures, has led investments in over 70 companies and deployed $50M+ of capital. During her time at Vitalize and Irish Angels, Gale has turned into a leader in the space as emerging managers and founders turn to her for advice on all aspects of fund and startup building.
Gale joined us on February 15, 2022, to discuss how and why VC funds should build out a system to track and monitor their portfolio companies.
The topics discussed included:
- Which metrics most investors are collecting and how often
- How to get the most value out of your portfolio data
- How to communicate portfolio data internally and externally