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Your Fund Size is Your Strategy
One of our LPs often tells me, “Your fund size is your strategy.” I was at a dinner with a long-time investor the other night and he noted, “the NYC seed stage ecosystem used to be so much more collaborative — what happened?” I still see NYC as extremely collaborative, but it’s important to recognize that our collaboration from a decade ago was often the product of scarce resources, not solely altruistic collaboration.
Announcing $175m more to Bridge the Digital Divide
Today, I am excited to announce that Equal Ventures has raised $175m to further our mission to “Bridge the Digital Divide.” These funds are split across two vehicles, $100m for Equal Ventures Fund 2 and $75m for our first Opportunity Fund. Equal Ventures Fund 2 will continue with our core strategy of leading seed investments in climate, insurance, retail and supply chain (with initial investments of $2-3m), while the Opportunity Fund enables us to double-down on our most promising companies in subsequent rounds.
Welcoming Grace Penders to Equal Ventures
We’re excited to announce that Grace (DeJesus) Penders will be joining Equal Ventures as our new Climate Product Owner. Grace joins us from Energize Capital, one of the leading climate-specific venture firms, where she was most recently a Senior Associate.
The Art of Keiretsu
As a firm, we are obsessive about the industries that we invest in. We do an immense amount of work to study how these industries operate and develop a POV on how they could operate in the future. Where we get most excited, however, is when we see an opportunity for the companies we partner with to create those futures — to make the theoretical possible.
The Equal Ventures Insurance Index - Q4 2024
The Equal Ventures Insurance Index is a quarterly summary of trends in the insurance industry based on public equity performance. This post summarizes performance of our indices and of the broader industry in Q4 2023, and showcases valuation trends over calendar year 2023.