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5 Perhaps the biggest shift Upfront LP Survey of the Venture Capital & Startup Industry

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Perhaps the biggest shift we’ve seen is the increasing focus on LPs in co-
investments and in fact some LPs now specialize in this.
2016 2017
1%1%
29%
17%
18%
20%
38%
45%
13%16%
Q. How would you describe your fund’s position on direct investments?
Only reason we fund VCs
Some, opportunistic
Starting to do more
Never
Very important
Source: Upfront Ventures survey of LPs (N=82 and N=73, respectively), Jan 2017, Jan 2016

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