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Behind the Scenes: What It's Like to Raise a First-Time Fund During a Downturn

Interview by Kai Nicol-Schwarz, Reporter at Sifted

Venture capital, often perceived as a realm of glamour and prestige, hides a challenging truth for emerging managers.

Priya Oberoi succinctly sums it up, "The emerging manager grind is just like the founder grind — you've got to do it." This journey is characterized by relentless hard work, resilience, and unwavering determination.

For founders, raising funding is no cakewalk, but the slow market has made the quest even more demanding for aspiring VCs aiming to establish their first funds. There are no flashing lights or sensational moments on this path, just the daily grind that demands your dedication.

Success in the dynamic startup and tech ecosystem isn't just about the ultimate destination; it's about the grit and the invaluable lessons you accumulate along the way.


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