What is a Zombie Fund?



• Commitment period also known as the investment period is typically a five-year period which is the time that the VC has in identifying and investing in companies.


• After the commitment period the VC can no longer make investments in new companies, but it may make additional investment in existing portfolio companies.


• Therefore, VCs typically raise new funds every three to five years i.e. once they have invested all the money from the previous fund raised.


An entrepreneur should be careful when raising money as there are several walking dead VC funds that continue to meet entrepreneurs to show their relevance in the industry but have no money to invest given their failure to raise new funds.



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