LP Office Hours

LP Office Hours 9 – New York

New York, NY
June 13, 2023


2:00 -
6:30 pm

Venture Forward will hold its ninth LP Office Hours program in New York (LPOH 9), sponsored by GV, Cooley, and Mercury.

LPOH 9 will provide 25 emerging fund managers from backgrounds underrepresented in venture capital with an opportunity to hold 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 are raising their 1st or 2nd fund will be prioritized for selection.

LP Office Hours 9 – New York

Program date: Jun. 13

Ways to Participate

Underrepresented EMs
Apply to participate as an EM (participation criteria below)
Host office hours or small roundtable discussions with EMs
Experienced GPs
Host office hours or small roundtable discussions with EMs
Industry Advisors
Sponsor a program
Host small roundtable discussions with EMs

Participation Criteria

LPOH are intended to support people who:

  • Consider themselves an emerging VC fund manager
  • Are part of a demographic group that is historically underrepresented in venture capital
  • Are physically based in the U.S. and intend to focus on investing in the U.S.
  • Want to learn more about fundraising and managing the GP-LP relationship


Applicants with a connection to the New York region will be given preference.

Selected applicants must confirm their availability and intent to attend the full event in-person. Invitations are non-transferable; if a selected applicant is unable to attend, or only available to attend part of the event, that seat will be offered to an applicant from the waitlist.

Because the meeting schedules are so curated, we are unable to make any exceptions for EMs who are only able to attend part of the event, regardless of the circumstances.

Important Dates

April 5, 2023
EM application opens
April 19, 2023
EM application deadline
May 15, 2023
EMs notified of application decisions
May 17, 2023
Deadline for selected EMs to confirm full in-person participation
June 12, 2023
EMs to be provided list of office hour hosts and meeting schedule
June 13, 2023
Program held in New York

Participating LP Hosts

Participating Experienced GP Hosts


Panel with LPs
Best practices Do’s & 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 emerging managers

Partners and Sponsors

Tools & Templates Submission Form
Job Listing Submission
Ecosystem Event Submission