Backing New VC Firms With Screendoor: Welcoming OGs from First Round Capital, Pear VC, Reach Capital, and Refactor to the Cause

Hunter Walk
2 min readMay 22, 2024

Darwin moves at half-speed in venture capital, allowing mediocrity and outdated ‘best practices’ to persist, much to the detriment of founders and LPs. The long time horizons, risk aversion incentives, and opaque flow of information all contribute to this stasis. What’s one possible solution? Release new hungry and competitive species into the pool. That’s Screendoor.

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I’ve not written much about Screendoor here — it was important to do the work first — but we’re moving quickly these days.



2023 2024

Booya. It truly feels like we’ve finished Phase One and now are at the start of Phase Two. Screendoor is an economic vehicle which intends to generate best of class outcomes. Our strategy is to support the best new venture firms led by managing partners where their identity, their background, and their networks inform their strategies. Get out there and win.

If you’re an investor contemplating building your firm and would like to share more information with us, no need for a warm intro! We would love to hear from you through our open application. And if you’re an LP who would like to learn more as we expand our efforts, we welcome you to share your info so we can chat!

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Originally published at on May 22, 2024.



Hunter Walk

You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .