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These are the biggest first-time funds being raised by US-based managers.
Getting a new fund over the line has never been easy. But covid-19 has made everything that little bit more difficult.
What investors are looking for and what emerging managers are prepared to offer are not always the same thing.
Virtual fundraising not fit-for-purpose when it comes to new firms, say investors.
Industrial automation
The arrival of the pandemic has spurred digital transformation, accelerating trends already in motion, says Tariq Osman, partner and co-founder at Argand Partners.
In the magazine: How the M&A, fundraising and LP worlds are coping with the covid crisis; An 11-page special on investing in technology; Plus much more.
Nik Shah
A successful launch is tough even outside a pandemic, but a clean slate has its perks, says Cohere Capital co-founder and managing partner Nik Shah.
To do list stopwatch
New managers with senior GPs and strategies spun out of brand-name firms may have an edge even in a pandemic-battered market.
Lauren Mullholland
MiddleGround Capital co-founding partner Lauren Mulholland discusses factors that are drawing investors to new managers.
Argand Partners co-founder and partner Heather Faust discusses how diversity creates value, how to communicate a new firm's track record and more.

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