DEI series (Part 1 of 4)- Resources for emerging managers

Intro to the series:

The purpose of this series is to highlight programs/investors to improve diversity within the PE/VC space at all stages of a VC’s career ranging from support when starting out to support at the start of their careers. This part is focused on resources for emerging managers. Part 2 will be focused on resources for female-led funds, Part 3 will be focused on resources for managers based on race, disability, age, veteran status. Part 4 will be my commentary and observations on the state of diversity in the VC/PE space and where the community as a whole can improve.

Background:

There are a number of resources out there for emerging managers, but majority of the resources are paid placement advertisements for various programs and fail to give a holistic list of programs available (or even their credibility/success). This is a list of resources available to all emerging managers. If there are any groups I have missed please feel free to message me. According to Bivium, in 2015 there were 67 emerging manager programs with combined AUM of US$35B supporting 160 emerging managers. This list only highlights 32 investors.

US-focused resources for emerging managers:

Are you a GP planning to raise a fund in the next 12 months, and looking for LPs. If so, we are preparing a product for you. Sign up for our beta can be found here: https://tally.so/r/waQGAb

Investors:

Fairview Capital: Fund of Funds with an emerging manager program focused on emerging managers based in the US. They have an open email policy so feel free to connect with them, but it is recommended that you connect with them later on in your process (once you have gotten a handle of meeting with a variety of LPs minimum 30 conversations in once you understand the flow of the conversation and what different LPs are looking for).

Source: Emerging Manager Monthly, Vol XII, Issue 8 printed August 2017

List of pension funds with emerging manager programs for Private equity which is the super-class to Venture Capital(please click on the name of the pension funds for more details on their emerging manager program):

New York + criteria

Pension Funds that did not have a webpage dedicated to their emerging manager program:

MassPRIM- will be launching their emerging manager program.

Geographic-agnostic resources for emerging managers:

Are you a GP planning to raise a fund in the next 12 months, and looking for LPs. If so, we are preparing a product for you. Sign up for our beta can be found here: https://tally.so/r/waQGAb

Canada- specific resources for emerging managers:

Are you a GP planning to raise a fund in the next 12 months, and looking for LPs. If so, we are preparing a product for you. Sign up for our beta can be found here: https://tally.so/r/waQGAb

Singapore/APAC- specific resources for emerging managers:

Are you a GP planning to raise a fund in the next 12 months, and looking for LPs. If so, we are preparing a product for you. Sign up for our beta can be found here: https://tally.so/r/waQGAb

South Africa- specific resources for emerging managers:

Are you a GP planning to raise a fund in the next 12 months, and looking for LPs. If so, we are preparing a product for you. Sign up for our beta can be found here: https://tally.so/r/waQGAb

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Muieen Cader

Muieen Cader

I write about Venture Capital. Previous VC experience with Betatron. Advisor to startups (across the globe) and sailor.