Community, not Portfolio: What, why and how of VC Communities

A little background

Developer Community vs VC Community

Few community-focused VC firms across the globe

Indian VCs and Communities

From one of Blume’s community gatherings on their beautiful rooftop (Source)

This VC firm vs That VC firm

But, why should VCs invest in a portfolio community?

  • To accelerate portfolio companies’ progress: what opportunities and support can a VC firm provide post-investment?
  • To help portfolio companies build products for global markets: how to build products for next-billion users?
  • To increase the chances of a favorable exit: how sooner can the investment in a portfolio company yield returns for the firm through acquisition or IPO?
  • To improve qualified deal-flow: what are the firm’s most important and highest yield sources of quality deal-flow?
  • To boost brand perception in the entrepreneurial ecosystem: how strong is the firm’s brand to win investment allocations in competitive situations?

3 pillars of a VC Community

1. Building relationships

From the archives: 125th Startup Saturday by Headstart Delhi (May 2019)

VC Community Initiatives

Founders’ guide to staying afloat in a pandemic

Design Sprints

Hire with portfolio company

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ACM’s Distinguished Speaker | DevRel Lead @ Open Financial Technologies | Ex-Google, Beahead, IBM | Tech + Communities + Edu + Design + Startups

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