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How to assess syndicate partners

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As I’ve previously written, entrepreneurship and venture capital can be more challenging during a downturn, but startups that make it through can emerge in a position of strength. While investment capital typically becomes tighter during a recession, startups generally have less competition. As a result, more enduring companies may potentially be founded at times like these according to research from the Kauffman Foundation. It remains to be seen how the current recession will play out in the venture capital ecosystem.

While a recessionary period often brings stress between founders and investors, one of the most challenging aspects of managing through a downturn can be the relationships between venture capitalists and their fellow investors, known as “syndicate partners” in the industry. …

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Scott Lenet

Venture capitalist founder of Touchdown Ventures & DFJ Frontier, USC & UCLA adjunct professor, father of twins, Philly sports Phan, Forbes contributor

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