Thursday, March 4, 2010

The New Face of Venture Capital : a roadmap for LPs and entrepreneurs

This is a presentation I've created to help Limited Partners and entrepreneurs alike, wrought from a life in startups and studying the business of innovation. It's an overview of forces at work, driving sub-par returns in the Venture Capital asset class, and identifies the attributes of VC which will yield viable startups and stronger returns to LPs.

Currently, the IRR across the VC industry is dismal, and will continue to be so, except for those innovative firms who adapt and pioneer the necessary new model. If you ask entrepreneurs, they will tell you VC is broken, because it doesn't serve their needs. And LPs know it by way of poor returns. The global financial system collapse has masked many of the secular trends in VC and technology innovation, which were destined to collide with an archaic VC industry in any case. The biggest such trend, rate of change, is unrelenting and driving radical change in the industry. Sadly, a number of VCs I've talked with don't even see this.

If you find this useful, feel free to pass the word, especially to the LP community. And contact me with further thoughts.

Disclosure: no positions

2 comments:

Greg said...

Great Prezo! You nailed the 'state of union' in the Venture capaital today.

Greg

Valto said...

This was a really good presentation everything was aligned with our thinking at www.growvc.com. Thanks!