THE FUND STRATEGY SIMULATOR
In fund manager! Your job is to develop a fund strategy, raise LP funding, scout deal flow, invest in a portfolio of startups, generate successful exits and deliver stunning returns to your investors. Are you up for the task? Can you build a globally leading investment company? Are you a next-generation Fund Manager!?
Built on Real-life Funds
Build a world-class team
Your first challenge is building your investment thesis and aligning your team. Should you do pre-seed in Japan, Impact in Africa or Web3 in the US?
Are you a pre-seed, $150.000 per ticket or do you prefer to lead monster rounds to catch unicorns?
And how do you get your team up and running in record-short time?
Compete across funds
Just like in real life, there are plenty of hungry fund managers out there. IRRs, multiples, roadmaps to exit, and strategies for value creation all get thrown around in meetings and on TikTok.
But who can actually deliver the numbers? By year three you will start seeing the industry leaders – and the laggards. Which one are you?
Deliver stunning results
As you gain experience, you will start seeing new paths to value creation. Should you work with Jennifer Cho from Hong Kong’s Venture association or perhaps Israeli ex-Colonel Gohlan Neyr or maybe focus on the exit landscape instead?
Regardless, your overarching goal is all about delivering stunning results in your fund.
Experience Fund Manager
Fund Manager! Digital is available 100% remotely and digitally.
The simulation can be delivered over two days or spread over three-day, five-day, or even multiple weeks-long programs.
…Or In Person
Use Fund Manager! for interactive, hands-on, and experiential teaching methods in your classroom. Have your students go hands-on with how to build a venture fund.
Well suited for Masters, MBA, Executive, or any range of corporate education programs.
Fund Manager! in 30 Sec
Along the way, you will meet ups (Boom), downs (Bust), LPs, GPs, Strategic Dilemmas, Advisors, Venture Partners, Market News, Exits, Value Creation Strategies, Super LPs, and much more. You will be competing with (up to) five other funds, all set on finishing ahead of you.
How to win?
Develop a clear investment thesis and investment strategy. Raise LP financing, grow your deal flow pipeline, protect your fund economics, beware of bad deals, scale your portfolio, get the best exits, deliver a stunning IRR and fund multiples.
How to Win
You and your fund need to navigate the Fund Manager Triangle. You need a clear thesis, strategy and start building your fund. Having a great team will help! For the final win you are judged on your overall fund performance. Will the best fund win?
How will you find and secure the right LPs for your strategy?
How can you grow your dealflow pipeline to match your fund size and fund strategy?
How will you work to get the best possible exits in your investment portfolio?
Choose Your Type of Fund
Based on Real-life Funds
Key Roles on Your Team
Each team will have between two and five participants on the fund’s team.
The Managing Partner is overall responsible for the team and the fund’s performance. Make sure to develop your fund’s economic model, value creation style and exit plays.
The Fundraising Director leads all work towards Limited Partners and investors into the fund. Expect a lot of meetings and a lot of nos.
You are charged with all investment decisions. Maybe you want to have an Investment Committee; maybe not.
You are tasked with scouting, analyzing and tracking all relevant startups. You need to feed the Investment Director with brilliant cases and investment opportunities.
The Fund Manager is running the day-to-day fund operations. Keep your eyes glued to the economic model, the cash liquidity, portfolio modelling, return modeling and overall fund reporting and performance. Busy lifestyle ahead.
What You Will Experience
What Is Your Investment Thesis?
Can You Raise LP Financing?
Can You Deliver Portfolio Growth and Exits?
Can You Deliver On Your Value Creation?
Understand the full lifetime journey of a fund
Learn how to deal with investment thesis, LPs, deal flow and investments
Learn how to think in terms of ‘value creation’, ‘exits’ and ‘LP returns’
Practice your deal making skills, closely aligned to real-life venture funds
Master new tools for real life fund success
Grow your skills in venture capital and venture financing
Work with visual strategy canvases – developed exclusively for emerging fund managers
Fund Manager! Brings 20+ visual strategy frameworks to the table. From strategy, fund raising, value creation or Outcome canvases, we have developed a rich collection of visual tools – exclusively designed to help fund managers become successful.
My LP Map
Who are the Limited Partners you have your eyes on? How do you find just the right LPs for your fund? My LP Map is designed to help you accelerate your entire fund raising process.
First Time Fund Manager Map
The First Time Fund Manager Map helps you map out your strengths and weaknesses, then guide you in shaping the right fund strategy to match your strengths.
First Time Fund Strategy Map
The Fund Strategy Map helps the team map out the high-level strategy for the fund and uncover any traps or assumptions that could bring the initiative crashing down.
over 2/3rds fail….
Advisor to global venture funds, Industry Fellow, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
The Fund Manager Bootcamp
The Fund Manager! Bootcamp is a deeply immersive digital workshop on how to build and scale early-stage venture funds. The Bootcamp is built around the Fund Manager! simulation, but also goes beyond that with mini-lectures and advanced exercises content. Consider this an interactive, hands-on, crash course in how to build and succeed with a venture fund. We cover the entire lifecycle of a fund from team formation, structuring and raising your fund from LPs, strategy of investing, value-creating, pushing towards successful exits all driven by fund metrics.
Want to See It in Action?
Join one of our free 2.5 hours digital discovery sessions and get a taste of the digital Fund Manager!