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Investors in venture capital funds — most of whom manage foundations, endowments, pension funds and firms that invest money for wealthy families — say they want venture funds to shrink to a smaller size.
Investors in venture capital funds — most of whom manage foundations, endowments, pension funds and firms that invest money for wealthy families — say they want venture funds to shrink to a smaller size. One of them is Judith Elsea, a co-founder and managing director of Weathergage Capital, which invests in venture funds, and the former chief investment officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “I’m looking for people who want to raise smaller funds and approach the entrepreneur in a very handcrafted, old-school kind of way,” she said Friday at the International Business Forum venture capital investing conference.
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