Does ownership matter in Venture?

The debate around portfolio construction rages on

Happy Friday Founders + Friends,

With so many new faces getting into early-stage investing, the conversation around the best frameworks to deploy capital and construct a portfolio has been a fun topic to debate. While both strategies have produced great returns, it can be hard for an emerging manager to pick which path is best suited for him.

At Bloom Capital, our early-stage venture fund, we decided to build our portfolio around the index strategy instead of chasing concentration. Given how early we get involved in the 0 to 1 journey with founders across B2B SaaS, Future of Work, FinTech + Digital Health, we wanted to maximize our “shots on goal” with our initial checks while taking advantage of the power-law dynamics that have historically driven returns.

If you had to pick a strategy, how would you go about it?


What We’re Reading and Listening To…

David Tisch, Founder of BoxGroup, on Why Ownership in Venture Does Not Matter

James Currier, Founder of NFX, on Consumer Social, Marketplaces and Becoming a Better Investor

Seed Fund Portfolio Construction for Dummies

How to Announce New Features for Your B2B SaaS Product (and How Not to)

The Best Kept Secret of QSBS

Tiger Global is averaging more than one startup investment per business day


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We’re hiring across several marketing roles as we build out our platform team to help our portfolio founders up for success.

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