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VDR Ch. 10: How Venture Capital Funds Work

September 28, 2017   |   By Vela Wood

Office Hours is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood venture attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey covering general issues related to small businesses and startups. Venture Deals Review is a series of Office Hours episodes discussing the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson.

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In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review Chapter 10: “How Venture Capital Funds Work” and discuss typical management fees and carried interest structures, clawback provisions, the difference between capital calls and blind pools, and the difference between corporate VC arms and strategic investors.

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