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Episode #8: Why Ownership Matters in Venture Investing with FirstMark's Amish Jani

Most venture capital funds target a minimum ownership percentage when making investments. In this Fund81 podcast episode, Amish Jani, a founder and Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, shares his take on why ownership matters.

How do venture capital funds of different sizes and strategies determine ownership targets? How can you choose the right ownership target for your fund? How important is it to stick to targets once they are set? Does ownership really affect funds’ investment outcomes?

Listen to this episode to find out.

Enjoy.

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