Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.

Over the last few years, I’ve spoken to hundreds (maybe thousands) of Limited Partners about early-stage fund investing.

I’ve been surprised by the number of people who don’t fully…


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.

Historically, investing in venture funds consisted of picking a manager and then investing into their core funds every 2–4 years.

Over time, the number of offerings by fund managers…


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.

I’m thrilled to announce the close of our $5MM seed round from a fantastic mix of institutional investors and strategic angels. We are fortunate to have backers such as…


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued evolution of the VC landscape.

It has now been four months since I left a 20+ year career in venture banking to start Allocate. …


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued growth with the emerging manager landscape

This week, I’ll be joining a panel on Diversifying Capital Allocators at the 40th annual SEC small business forum, which The Office of the Advocate for Small Business…


It’s now been a full three months since I left the corporate world to launch Allocate.co with a fantastic group of partners.

A lot has happened in the early days, and we are excited to unveil what we are up to shortly, but first, we are thrilled to announce the…


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued growth with the emerging manager landscape.

A few weeks ago, I announced that after 20+ years as a venture banker, I was leaving to launch a new company. …


After 21 years as a venture banker, I’m leaving banking and it leaves me equal parts energized, sentimental, and perhaps a bit anxious.

Dating back to my youth, I loved the idea of building and continually found myself inspired by those that took the plunge to build things from scratch…


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued growth with the emerging manager landscape.

A common question I get when speaking with newer venture emerging managers is about how to go about fund sizing.

Most of the managers I speak with compute…


Follow me @samirkaji for my thoughts on the venture market, with a focus on the continued growth with the emerging manager landscape.

Limited Partners (LPs) use various filters and metrics to assess how investable a venture fund is. One of the more heuristic measures is assessing the GP’s alignment with…

samir kaji

VC/tech advisor, venture blogger, active angel investor, banker

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