Death of The Generalist Seed VC

Leading Funding Rounds Now Requires More Thematic Focus To See, Pick, Win & Service Startups

Hunter Walk
3 min readJan 15, 2023

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I’m going to make the case that early stage venture *firms* who want to lead seed/A Rounds can be generalists (in the sense they have a set of GPs who cover a broad set of areas collectively), but that as a VC you, now more than ever, need some degree of focus. This doesn’t mean every partner is so narrow as to invest in just a single type of startup. But it does mean that if you cannot articulate the handful of spaces you…

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Hunter Walk

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