As traditional funds get bigger and bigger, a new breed of venture investor has emerged — one that is increasingly attractive to founders and LPs alike. Catalyzed by tooling that empowers individual operators (or small teams) to efficiently and cost-effectively run their own investments, entrepreneurs and other operators are now seizing the chance to lead their own investment syndicates while running their companies. There are many synergies on both sides, and these operators are nimble in bringing clear, differentiated value with their capital.
They bring with their capital the coveted experience, relationships, and domain expertise that can move the needle in some area of importance for a founder.
For these operators, they are now enabling increased exposure as startup investors without retiring as an operator. Instead of sacrificing their value as an operator, they are finding that their investment syndicates become an invaluable asset to their role as a company builder.
A New Breed of Investor - Operator Syndicates
"This is what, in so many senses, is causing the disruption of venture capital. You have folks that can add a ton of value, that are strategic, that have the skillset of evaluating whether these companies are interesting to get involved in, and the ability to participate has been democratized. "
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