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Swimming with Allocators is a podcast that dives into the intriguing world of Venture Capital from an LP (Limited Partner) perspective. Hosts Alexa Binns and Earnest Sweat are seasoned professionals who have donned various hats in the VC ecosystem. Each episode, we explore where the future opportunities lie in the VC landscape with insights from top LPs on their investment strategies and industry experts shedding light on emerging trends and technologies. Follow along and subscribe at swimmingwithallocators.com.

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Start, Bench, Or Cut: Which Emerging Manager Archetype Do You Want On Your Team? &Raquo; Audio Cover 2
Start, Bench, or Cut: Which Emerging Manager Archetype Do You Want on Your Team?

Highlights from this week’s conversation include:Themes from Allocators (1:29)Opportunities and Market Trends (5:49)Debate on Venture Returns and Fund Strategies (8:22)Opportunity and Market Bifurca…

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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:Themes from Allocators (1:29)Opportunities and Market Trends (5:49)Debate on Venture Returns and Fund Strategies (8:22)Opportunity and Market Bifurcation (13:13)Game: FMK - Fund Manager Scenarios (15:24)Discussion of the value of a founder's experience and relationships (19:35)Investor Archetypes (20:48)Flight Risk of GPs (22:55)VC Contraction (25:50)LPs and Founders' Perspective (29:06)Sourcing, Selection, and Support (32:23)Support for Founders (33:11)The AI tool for due diligence (34:05)First-time fund manager's dilemma (35:19)What LPs shou…

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Eric Sippel The Emerging Manager Mentor: Guidance From The Family Office Investor On Twelve Lpacs &Raquo; Audio Cover
Eric Sippel the Emerging Manager Mentor: Guidance from the Family Office Investor on Twelve LPACs

Highlights from this week’s conversation include:Eric’s background in venture and investing (0:02)Lessons from a Bottom Decile Experience (2:20)Motivation to Enter the Venture Capital Space (3:45)…

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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:Eric’s background in venture and investing (0:02)Lessons from a Bottom Decile Experience (2:20)Motivation to Enter the Venture Capital Space (3:45)Challenges for New LP Allocators (6:08)Supporting Emerging Managers (7:35)Specialists vs. Generalists (10:53)Judging New Fund Managers (16:24)Attributes for Winning in Fund Management (18:57)Insider Segment: Building Teams in Venture Capital (21:00)Starting in Venture Capital (27:02)Future of Venture Capital (28:14)Finding Family Offices (31:16)Investing through fund of funds (34:32)Engagement wit…

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The Deck Deluge: Boris Wertz’s Journey Through 200 Decks From Emerging Managers Raising Today &Raquo; Audio Cover 1
The Deck Deluge: Boris Wertz’s Journey Through 200 Decks from Emerging Managers Raising Today

Highlights from this week’s conversation include:Boris’ Reasoning for Investing in Emerging Managers (0:57)Wrong Reasons for VC Investment in Emerging Managers (3:15)Funding Strategy at Version On…

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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:Boris’ Reasoning for Investing in Emerging Managers (0:57)Wrong Reasons for VC Investment in Emerging Managers (3:15)Funding Strategy at Version One (4:28)Motivation for GP Level Investments (5:27)Areas of Interest for Investments (6:59)Relationship with Fund Managers (8:24)How One Tweet Generated an Overwhelming Response (11:56)Insider segment: Building Successful Teams with Ownership and Accountability (14:13)Trends in VC (24:32)Climate and Tech Funds (26:48)Investing in Climate (28:55)Fundraising Strategies (29:53)Advice for Emerging Mana…

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Venture Capital: Build A Profitable Vc Position Through A Correction Featuring David York &Raquo; Hqdefault 641
Venture Capital: Build a Profitable VC Position through a Correction Featuring David York

This week on Swimming with Allocators, Earnest and Alexa welcome David York, Founder and Managing Director at Top Tier Capital Partners. Top Tier is not just an investment manager; it's a powerhouse w…

This week on Swimmin…

This week on Swimming with Allocators, Earnest and Alexa welcome David York, Founder and Managing Director at Top Tier Capital Partners. Top Tier is not just an investment manager; it's a powerhouse with a laser focus on venture capital. With families of funds dedicated to primary commitments, venture fund investments, LP and direct secondaries, and direct investments, Top Tier has been a key player in the global investment landscape for over two decades. In this conversation, David shares his transition from investment banking to venture capital, discusses Top Tier’s strategies in fund of f…

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