For every 1,000 startups there is 1 venture capitalist. We don’t see startup pitch decks often, so unsurprisingly, there are even fewer venture capital pitch decks around public. Yes, VCs have to raise money too from LPs (limited partners)!
It takes up to 2 years to raise a venture capital fund, so if you thought startup raising was hard, think again.
There are very few venture capital pitch decks around, but I know you’re interested in seeing what they look like out of morbid interest, or perhaps you are raising yourself?
This is a collection of all the decks that are publicly available, or a VC hasn’t confided in me to date (As usual, I’ll never share anything confided in confidence). There are a mix of VC, accelerators and fund of funds. It doesn’t make sense to split them into multiple blogs given the paucity of them.
It’s not as comprehensive as the startup pitch deck collection (which has taken 3 years to date to get to 90), but it’s a start.
If you have a VC deck to share, please ping me at [email protected] If you’re reading this you know you could help others if you shared too.
Here is an interesting podcast on raising a fund.
Seedcamp Fund IV
Decent deck. They proactively share their learnings. Some funny things if you know why include ‘founders fight for our pro-rata.’
MX Fund 01 & 05 – Hackers/Founders Co-op Mexico Pitch Deck
Hackers and founders have raised 5 funds to date for their accelerator. Here is fund 1 and 5.
Venture capital fund 1
Venture capital fund 5
Surge focus on energy investments out of Texas. This is the best deck available to date in my opinion, well, it’s the most detailed.
There is a fab blog about their raise here: https://kirkcoburn.com/2016/02/16/my-journey-to-raise-a-venture-capital-fund-in-houston/
Notation are pioneering pre-seed venture capital funding in New York. You can read about their investment thesis here.
Notation closed their $27m fund 2 in February 2018 and they’ve shared their deck again. You can read about their experience here.
This Ukranian accelerator raised a small fund to get their accelerator going.
Slingshot Venture Fund
This fund was setup to invest in graduates of the Slingshot accelerator in Australia. It’s a pretty detailed deck but I think their investment thesis is flawed.
OATV O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Fund 3 pitch deck
This is a heavily redacted Fund 3 pitch deck O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures used to raise their fund from limited partners. It was targeted at $75m.
Artesian Australian Venture Capital Fund
This is the deck Artesian used to raise their $100m venture capital fund of fund focused on Australia.
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