VCs have an outsized impact on startups, entrepreneurs, and the tech they invest in. But beyond the tweetstorms & headlines, the specifics of their business isn’t widely understood. Where does their money come from? How are their firms & funds structured? How does the pressure of returns impact their investment decisions?
In this video, Kate Mitchell, a partner at Scale and past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, discusses what you should know about VCs, how you should think about fundraising, and how VCs can be surprisingly close to the companies they invest in.