Over the past decade, venture capital has undergone a remarkable transformation. What started as a boutique industry dominated by former founders has blossomed into an institutional asset class brimming with aspiring professionals. Consequently, venture investing is no longer just a craft, but a career. For those just starting out, generating good returns can feel like an art, but building a platform that extends beyond a single fund is more of a science. In search of the formula for building a long-lasting, industry-leading venture capital fund, I sat down with Winter Mead, a former institutional LP and co-founder of venture fund accelerator Oper8r.