LP Office Hours (now Emerging Manager Office Hours)

LP Office Hours 7 – Chicago

1871
Chicago, IL
May 19, 2022

Venture Forward held its seventh LP Office Hours program in Chicago (LPOH 7) in partnership with 1871 and Chicago:Blend, sponsored by Cooley.

LPOH 7 provided 21 emerging fund managers from backgrounds underrepresented in VC with an opportunity to have candid conversations with limited partners (LPs), experienced general partners (GPs), and industry advisors about fundraising, managing the GP-LP relationship, and managing a VC fund. Applicants who were raising their first or second fund were prioritized for selection.

LP Office Hours 7 – Chicago

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Impact

21
participating EMs
7
LP hosts
5
experienced GP hosts
50
meetings curated for EMs

Demographics

people of color

86%

86%
people of color
based outside CA, MA & NY

76%

76%
based outside CA, MA & NY
48

48%

48%
women or nonbinary
48

Participating LP Hosts

Participating Experienced GP Hosts

Agenda

Panel with LPs
  • Best practices
  • Do’s and dont’s
  • War stories
1:1 Meetings with LPs
Valuable 1:1 guidance from LPs
1:1 Meetings with GPs
Valuable 1:1 guidance from LPs
Roundtable Discussions with GPs and/or LPs
Peers and industry leaders discuss important fundraising and fund management topics
Roundtables with industry advisors
Opportunity to ask fundraising and fund management questions related to tax, legal, and fund administration
Networking reception
Informally network with LPs, experienced GPs, and other EMs

Partners and Sponsors

Tools & Templates Submission Form
Job Listing Submission
Ecosystem Event Submission