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April 2, 2024

E55: Eric Sippel - Lessons from Investing in 45 Venture Capital Funds

E55: Eric Sippel - Lessons from Investing in 45 Venture Capital Funds

Eric Sippel sits down with David Weisburd to discuss criteria used to identify top quartile managers, GP follow-on strategies and how LP value-add can increase alpha.

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(0:00) Introduction and Welcome Eric Sippel

(1:16) Eric Sippel's Investment Strategy and Check Sizes

(4:04) Providing Value and Building Relationships Before Investing

(5:20) Sponsor (Deel)

(7:23) Time Spent with a GP Before Committing

(10:36) Investing in Different Tiers of Companies

(12:00) Importance of Sticking to Strategy

(15:04) Patterns Among Highest Performing Funds

(17:26) Sourcing Mechanisms and Networking Strategies for LPs

(21:23) Building Relationships in the Venture Capital Space

(24:36) Final Words from Eric Sippel