• Pradyumna Nag

VCs don't spend most of their time hearing startup pitches.

25%-30%/ 1.5 days a week.

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That’s the amount of time that a VC spends on listening to pitches and evaluating start-ups (sourcing).

So where do they spend the rest of their time?


30-35% of the time goes in advisory capacities with the portfolio companies.

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20% of their time on helping recruit key management positions for you.

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10% of their time on helping make connections for you.

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5-10% of their time on managing the fund responsibilities.


What this means if you are someone looking to raise funds -

When you are working with a VC, he is quite actually working for you - to make things happen.


The best deal for an investee is when capital is smart.

Not just when the valuation is the highest.


Always take money from someone smarter than you - in one field or the other.

It really really matters when things go really well or when things go downhill.


Do you have any questions on a deal in the works?

Have a term sheet that needs to be discussed?

Happy to be of help.