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Headquartered in Singapore, Hatcher+ is the next-generation, data-driven, global venture firm. Hatcher+ uses deep learning, process automation, and a massive global network of deal origination partners to enable predictable returns from venture investing

The 210 Steps Needed to Set Up a VC Fund

When we set up our H2 fund, we thought that we'd be up and running inside of six months - nine months max.  The process ended up taking us eighteen months to get to the desired level of operations - and at that point, we were still only 80% ready. 

One of the reasons for our early optimism?  On our first outing, we had no idea how many steps we needed to walk through in order to create a venture fund.  We know now - because we've codified it - and the answer is at least 210.  And while there's probably a number of other steps that we still need to add to that list, we're pretty sure that is close to the minimum count.

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Don't believe the number?  We've made our list available for anyone to check it out here.  Better still, we're taken all of our learnings, developed a ton of code, and created a better approach to creating investment vehicles - with the help of MAS-licensed fund managers First Degree Global Asset Management

Using the resources of our combined teams, we've built a systematic approach that can reduce the time needed to create an investment vehicle and build up operational support from months to days - or even hours.  What do we mean by operational support?  In short, we're talking about the ability to:

  • create a website and operating platform
  • choose from a range of fund structures
  • add an experienced, fully-licensed, external fund manager
  • add a fund administrator (or select from a range of admins)
  • add your choice of audit firm
  • appoint directors and advisors 
  • tap into a global deal origination network
  • set up an automated deal analysis process
  • set up an investment committee
  • do KYC and AML checks 
  • interface with users using multiple languages and currencies
  • use AI to do analysis and basic DD
  • enable stakeholder access to your portfolio
  • automate fund accounting, reporting, and other manual functions 

Yes, we know.  It seems kind of unbelievable that we can provide that level of functionality in a few hours or days.  But the first step in any systematic automating of a process is to go through the pain of doing it manually multiple times - and take notes.  

We've now done that, and those notes are no longer notes - they now constitute the documentation entries above the codified methods we've developed to enable the fast, easy, automated creation of investment vehicles, and the commercialization of the Hatcher+ Venture-As-A-Service Technology ("VAAST") platform - the multi-award-winning technology and data analytics platform that enables a year to be compressed to a number of days.     

This platform is built to enable serious scale - and on October 1st, 2021, we'll be moving to add new clients to our pilot partners.  If you're a multi-family office, a wealth manager, a private bank, or a financial advisor looking to enable a private investment vehicle for your clients using a process that is fast, efficient, and complete, let's talk. 

Please schedule a session with our team here.  

Sharp
John Sharp
Hatcher+

John is a serial entrepreneur and investor, and the Founding Partner of Hatcher+, a next-generation, data-driven venture firm that utilises a massive global database in combination with AI and machine learning-based technologies to identify early-stage opportunities in partnership with leading accelerators and investors worldwide.