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  • Investment Committee Memos from Top VC Firms

    Posted by Aram on March 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Before they commit to a new investment, which is materialized by signing a term sheet, VC partners need to get approval from their Investment Committee (IC).

    The IC is generally comprised of all the VC firm’s partners, with sometimes independent experts and representatives of large LPs.

    The objective of the meeting is to debate the merits of the investment proposed by the deal team.

    A short memo is sent in advance to IC members, called the “IC Deck” or the “IC Memo”.

    Several IC Memos have become public over the last few years.

    • YouTube memo by Sequoia Capital
    • Spotify memo by Creandum
    • “The 9 Components of Our Deal Memo” by Point Nine Capital

    📥 You can download them by clicking on the link below.

    This is a rare glimpse into the arcane of VC firm decision-making.

    Speaking Head What do you think of these memos? How do they differ between firms? What is the most important element in these documents? Do you think there is anything missing? Let us know in the Comment section below.


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    Aram replied 2 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Zeyang

    January 25, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Hi! It seems this link doesn’t work. I’ve tried several email addresses but I still haven’t received any email regarding how to get these IC memos. Could you please fix the problem when you have time? Thank you so much!

  • Giovanni

    February 11, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Also Bessemer Venture Partners has published many of their past memo, you can find them here 😁

    • Aram

      February 12, 2021 at 10:21 am

      Great stuff, we will add them to the course. Thanks Giovanni!

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