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May 29th, 2024

QED Chronicles: Lessons Learned from a Top VC for Selecting New Managers with Alex Edelson

  1. QED Chronicles: Lessons Learned from a Top VC for Selecting New Managers with Alex Edelson 38:44

Highlights from this week’s conversation include:

  • Alex’s experience as a VC turned LP (0:51)
  • Insights into evaluating smaller funds (2:20)
  • Characteristics of a good LP (6:44)
  • Role of an LP as a sounding board (8:06)
  • Constructing an LPAC (10:39)
  • Continuing relationships with funds (12:15)
  • Pitch to LPs for Slipstream Investors (14:17)
  • Evaluating Emerging Managers (18:53)
  • Sector-Focused Funds (24:05)
  • Insider Segment: Navigating Venture Capital’s Evolution (25:45)
  • Diversification of Investment Opportunities (28:35)
  • Future of Venture Capital (30:38)
  • Fund Management and Responsibilities (34:45)
  • Active Investing and Fund Sourcing (35:33)
  • Optimal Time for Venture Investment (37:08)
  • Final thoughts and takeaways (38:26)

Alex Edelson is the Founder and General Partner of Slipstream Investors. Before starting Slipstream, he worked at QED Investors, a top fintech-focused venture capital firm with $4.3 billion in assets under management. Alex joined as Nigel Morris’s Chief of Staff and became the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. He previously worked at a fintech startup and spent seven years practicing law. Alex holds a J.D. and B.A. from the University of Michigan. Learn more at www.slipstream investors.com.

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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.

The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this podcast are for general informational purposes only.

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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