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June 11, 2024

E71: Interview with RAISE Global Summit & Akkadian Founder Ben Black

E71: Interview with RAISE Global Summit & Akkadian Founder Ben Black

Ben Black, Co-Founder of Akkadian Ventures, sits down with David Weisburd to discuss the RAISE Global Summit, the largest LP/GP conference

Ben Black, Co-Founder of Akkadian Ventures, sits down with David Weisburd to discuss the RAISE Global Summit, the largest LP/GP conference. This is a masterclass on how venture capital GPs can raise venture capital funds and develop long-term relationships with LPs. David and Ben also delve into what differentiates the top venture funds, the importance of operational excellence in fund entrepreneurship, and prioritizing and managing relationships.


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@AkkadianVC (Akkadian Ventures)

@dweisburd (David Weisburd)

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LinkedIn:

Ben Black: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benblack/

Akkadian Ventures: https://www.linkedin.com/company/akkadian-ventures/

David Weisburd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dweisburd/ 

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LINKS: 

Akkadian Ventures: https://akkadian.vc/

RAISE Global: https://www.raiseglobal.co/

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Questions or topics you want us to discuss on The 10X Capital Podcast? Email us at david@10xcapital.com

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TIMESTAMPS: 

(0:00) Episode preview

(0:46) The origin and growth of the RAISE Conference

(3:40) Fundraising as a continuous relationship-building process

(6:28) Effective strategies for GPs to add value to LPs  

(12:38) What differentiates the top venture funds

(14:14) Importance of ecosystem creation in VC

(16:02) Common mistakes in fund presentations

(28:36) Current state of the secondary market

(29:16) 10X Capital Podcast Newsletter

(39:31) Prioritizing and managing relationships

(41:04) Surviving downturns as a VC

(43:01) Closing thoughts from Ben Black