For those of you VCs following along at home, Paul Kedrosky has just published his Top 10 Limited Partner Lies. It nicely complements Paul’s Top 10 VC Lies. I see a future for Paul on The Letterman Show.
Q: What’s going on with the changing tax situation on the “carry” relating to VC funds? Is it finalized? And how will this affect the VC market, if at all? A: (Jason). Sandy Levin (from the great state of Michigan) introduced a bill recently to tax carried interests (“carry” or profit) as ordinary income, versus […]
Fred Wilson (USV) has today’s VC Post of the day titled Herky Jerky Investing. In it he refers to a WSJ article where several very prominent VCs have recently said they are backing off investing at frothy valuations and now going and looking off the beaten path. Fred – as usual – has very a […]
Question: How do VCs mitigate risk in their investment portfolios? Are VCs simply looking to diversify the type and stage of companies in which they invest, or do they employ other financial hedging strategies? I’m not aware of VCs using classic financial hedging strategies. In many cases, they are prohibited from doing this by their LP agreements […]
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