NVCA and Greenspring Associates launched LP Office Hours (“LPOH”) in 2018 as in-person, half-day educational programs across the country for professionals of diverse backgrounds to receive advice from and connect with LPs and other GPs, with the goal of learning from LPs about the fundraising process, GP-LP relationship management, and other guidance for success as a VC from the LP’s perspective. The target audience is women, minorities, immigrants, or other diverse individuals who want to learn. (Note: this is not a pitching event!)
We’ve held LPOH in Palo Alto (July 2018), Boston (November 2018), Washington, DC (June 2019), Los Angeles (November 2019), and virtually (June 2021 and November 2021). More than 150 women and minority VCs have attended LPOH, where 60+ LPs and 30+ experienced GPs hosted office hours through more than 270 1:1 meetings. The event is off-the-record and closed to the press.
The next LPOH will take place in Chicago on May 19, 2022 from 2:00-6:00pm CT. Learn more and apply by Friday, April 8.
If you’re an experienced GP or LP interested in holding office hours, please email Maryam Haque at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LP Office Hours are operated by Venture Forward, NVCA’s supporting 501(c)(3) non-profit.