HPVP Individual and Firm 360 Feedback
Feedback at Hyde Park Venture Partners is essential to our evolution as a firm, and you are among a small handful of people whose input we have identified as being critical to our development process. Your individual and firm-level feedback will help us evaluate and improve ourselves and allow us to better support the entrepreneurs and investors with whom we partner. Thank you for making an investment of your time in our development. The survey will take about 20 minutes and is ANONYMOUS and CONFIDENTIAL. We are looking for earnest feedback, so please be direct and share your gut feelings. If there is a question you do not feel comfortable or have the direct experience to answer, please mark Not Applicable (NA).
For whom are you filling out this 360 survey? *
What is your relationship to the individual who asked your to fill out this 360 survey? *
To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's problem solving skills?
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Best in Class
Able to reach conclusions, propose solutions, and make tough decisions
Able to think orthogonally, draw insights, and synthesize ideas
Quickly identifies problems and effectively analyzes them 
Able to constructively challenge the analysis of others
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's problem solving capabilities.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's attitude and work ethic?
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Best in Class
Establishes priorities and expectations, focuses on results
Open to feedback, actively seeks it and learns from it
Understands and demonstrates the firm's/group's values and inspires others to success
Seeks opportunities to add value and help other GPs and/or fellow team members
Maintains a positive attitude, even in trying times
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's attitude and work ethic.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's interpersonal skills?
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Best in Class
Reads others' and his/her own emotions and recognizes their impact while using intuition and gut feelings to guide decisions. 
Builds and uses a repertoire of coping skills to manage his/her emotions and impulses while adapting to changing circumstances. 
Empathetically senses, understands, and reacts to others' emotions while comprehending social context. 
Creative and concise communicator in one-on-one and group settings
Builds and maintains relationships with others; inspires, influences, and develops others while managing conflict.
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's interpersonal skills.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's personal brand?
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neutral
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Best in Class
Grasps and leverages his/her individual strengths 
Is steadfast and reliable under adversity 
Has a robust set of mutual referral sources at other firms 
Does a good job of promoting him/herself and HPVP in the market (content, media, speaking etc)
Has a clear deal methodology and compelling interpersonal style 
Understands how to communicate and leverage individual and firm brand 
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's personal brand.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's leadership accumen?
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Best in Class
Respected and valued by peers; peers seek advice
Knows when to take the lead and when to follow
Uses effective practices to attract, retain, develop and manage team members
Engages and deals with difficult personnel issues 
Proactively seeks ways to support portfolio companies, the firm/group, LP's and other stake holders
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's leadership accumen.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's habits in teams?
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Best in Class
Willing and able to push the group in new unexplored directions
Good track record of judgment and decision making 
Creates a significant and specialized value-add role to the group
High accountability/good follow-through on internal projects and tasks  
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's team habits.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's industry expertise?
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Best in Class
Understands technology, markets and ecosystems across multiple sectors
Hunts for new white space and opportunities; develops theses
Exhibits knowledge of how different firms operate in various sectors 
Is a "go-to person" in for speaking, conferences, networks 
Other respected VCs see him/her as an expert
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's industry expertise.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's deal flow and deal habits?
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Best in Class
Sources relevant deals and builds proprietary deal flow
Has earned strong mutual referral relationships with top-tier seed VCs
It is clear what type of deals to share with him/her (sector/stage/etc.)
Has established discipline in moving deals through the firm pipeline
Rigorous, well executed due diligence (high bar w/right criteria 
Rolodex of experts to help validate choices 
Able to walk away without remorse
Structures deals effectively 
Comments:
Please comment on the individual's deal flow and deal habits.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's work in building great companies?
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Best in Class
Understands the technologies, markets, and business models 
Helps mentor and grow the CEO and executive team 
Helps at the appropriate operational level and is proactively engaged 
Makes the tough decisions on when/how to transition leadership
Helps the company acquire new reference customers and executives 
Helps the company source top talent
Stays motivated, engaged, and supportive under adverse conditions 
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's ability to build great companies
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on the individual's Board work?
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Best in Class
Attracts strong investors and assembles powerful syndicates 
Exhibits strong board leadership and facilitation 
Go-to person for board and management in critical, identified areas 
Balances and helps fulfill the expectations of management, partners, investors
Prepares company for and manages follow-on financing 
Establishes and nurtures follow on investor relationships 
Plans for and achieves high value liquidity events 
Gets board buy-in for proposed decisions 
Comments:
Please briefly comment on the individual's Board work.
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HPVP Firm Feedback
Now that you have evaluated the individual, please take a few moments to provide some feedback on HPVP as a whole.
To what extent do you agree with the following statement on HPVP's brand?
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Best in Class
It is clear what types, stage and geography of deals HPVP does
HPVP is known for being an active AND helpful investor in deals
HPVP is identified with specific succesful deals
It is clear how HPVP is different than other VCs
People say good things about HPVP in the community
HPVP is a thought leader in the VC community
HPVP is a collaborative fund that works well with other funds
HPVP communicates at the right pace with the broader community (content, newletters, etc)
Comments:
Please briefly comment on HPVP's brand.
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To what extent do you agree with the following statement on HPVP as an investing partner?
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Best in Class
HPVP is a firm that entrepreneurs seek out
HPVP is a firm other VCs like to work with
You would introduce entrepreneurs/deals to HPVP
How strongly would you recommend HPVP to another CEO or investor?
Never
Very Strongly
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Is there any additional feedback you would like to provide HPVP?
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