Category: Funds

Let the Spigot Open: Volcker Rule Relaxed to Allow More Bank Investments in VC Funds

Prior to the effectiveness of the Volcker Rule in April, 2014, we more regularly saw banks participating as limited partners in venture capital funds.  The rule placed significant limitations on banks’ ability to make investments in private funds, and over the last 6 years the frequency of investment and capital […]

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 […]

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, […]

Litigation Liability Issues in the Venture Space

For good reason, the business of venture capital firms is focused largely on core business issues such as raising capital, product/market fit, and deal flow.  However, as such firms guide and interact with their portfolio companies, litigation issues can result and become a pressing concern for such firms, especially with […]