Meet the 19 'solo general partners' in venture capital investing that every founder should know

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  • We identified 19 solo general partners who are shaking up venture capital.
  • For this list, we defined a solo general partner as a fund manager who takes outside capital and is the only general partner at their investment firm.
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A new generation of tech investors are sticking to writing small checks even as $100 million rounds became the norm.

The flush of capital in the private markets has given rise to the solo general partner, a individual who invests in startups using not just their own personal savings, but with capital from outside investors. These one-person funds aren’t especially common, according to PitchBook data, but their numbers are expected to grow as more companies go public and free up their employees to pursue new opportunities, like investing.

For this list, we researched the most active solo general partners using data from PitchBook. We also reached out to institutional investors, angels investors, and founders for their nominations.

We defined a solo general partner as a fund manager who takes outside capital and is the only general partner at their firm, though we did include those who have venture partners or support staff.

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