Venture Education Center
The accredited investor and qualified purchaser standards determine which investment opportunities an investor can participate in.
Venture differs from other major asset classes in several key ways, including access, return profile, and risk profile.
Management company structure has an important impact on a venture capital fund’s activities.
The venture capital closing documents dictate the economics and control offered to investors and founders of a startup.
Investors use TVPI to analyze the return on their investment in a venture fund.
Venture is a service industry. And just like any service, it costs money. Here are the fees you can expect when investing in venture.
LPs provide the capital for funds to invest. In return, they hope for profits and, in some cases, access to information and future deals.
Capital calls give fund managers the legal right to demand capital from the fund’s investors.
Protective provisions give preferred shareholders the right to veto specific corporate actions that could impact their investment.
Anti-dilution provisions help protect investors’ shares from losing value in a ‘down round.’
Internal rate of return is a common metric used in venture to compare a fund’s performance across vintage years.
SPVs allow investors to pool their money together to invest in a single company.
SAFEs give an investor the right to covert their SAFE into equity at the company’s next equity financing round or liquidation event.
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