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With Karin Klein (Bloomberg Beta), John Neamonitis (Lakehouse Ventures), Erica Minnihan (Reign Ventures).
Wed, Feb 14, 2024 @ 08:30 AM   FREE   Cooley, 55 Hudson Yards

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New to VC is an educational series for a group of relatively new investors who want to be exposed to the best venture & startup thinking. Each event is attended by accredited investors & non-partner VCs that skew intentionally, but not exclusively, toward underrepresented backgrounds.

This time, we'll be discussing starting your own fund. Starting a fund is more than just raising LP capital. It's developing a thesis, potentially recruiting a team, & creating a brand. It also means figuring out the structure of your fund--be it working with an existing organization & pool of capital or starting everything from scratch. We'll talk to a panel of investors who created very different funds & how they grew their firms into successful brands.


Karin Klein, Founding Partner at Bloomberg Beta

Bloomberg Beta is an early-stage venture capital firm backed by Bloomberg L.P. that invests in startups making work better. Bloomberg Beta has $375M under management & was the first venture firm to focus on the future of work & the first to focus on artificial intelligence. The firm sees Bloomberg L.P. as an inspiration for startups: founded on a powerful idea, led by its founders for decades, reaching global scale, & embracing technology as part of a strong, transparent company culture.

John Neamonitis, Founder & General Partner at Lakehouse Ventures

Lakehouse is a seed stage investment firm founded in 2016 that backs founders building products, services, & software that are essential to everyday life.

Erica Duignan Minnihan, Founder & General Partner at Reign Ventures

Reign is a Seed Stage Venture fund that invests in consumer tech & enterprise software startups with underrepresented founders.


Haymaker is a public relations firm based in New York, which works with the most exciting high-growth companies operating in the U.S., including Oatly, G2, Gympass, & Pipedrive.

Cooley LLP - Our lawyers advise venture capital firms, corporate VCs, growth equity firms, family offices & high-growth companies on 1,700+ private financings each year. We understand all angles & offer support at all stages of investment. Our integrated, cross-disciplinary team can take you from fund formation to investment to exit, partnering with your internal resources to guarantee seamless collaboration & offering the specialty platform you need to support your portfolio companies.

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