Primer: Why Trademark Protection is Important for Venture Capital Firms

We’re a VC firm – we don’t sell consumer products – why do we need to care about trademarks?  For any business, one’s good name is one of its most essential assets.   That is especially true in venture capital, where, according to a 2004 study[1], firms with high reputations are […]

Primer: Selecting the Domicile for your Venture Capital Fund

We are often asked, by both new and established managers, “where should I form my next venture capital fund”?  We will hold the short list for purposes of this article at the discussion of Delaware versus Cayman, those being far and away the most prominent places for venture capital funds […]

Q1 + April 2020 Quarterly VC Update: Tip of the iceberg?

With the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in March, we decidedto include April data in our first 2020 report to betterillustrate any early indicators of effects of the pandemic onthe financing environment. Additionally, we have broken outspecific statistics by month and industry (technology/lifesciences/other) to offer more targeted insights. During thefirst […]

Employment Issues for U.S. Venture Capital Firms to Consider as They Prepare to Return to the Office

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, most U.S. venture capital firms have been subject to federal, state or local directives to “shelter in place” since March. Thanks to the nature of the venture capital business, most firms were likely able to convert the bulk of their employees to a remote working […]

Initial Observations Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on Venture Capital Fund Raising

As much of the world shelters in place, nearly every client conversation we have with our venture capital fund clients comes around to some version of the questions “what are you seeing” and “will all of this impact our fund raising plans”.  We acknowledge the lack of clarity, at present, […]