There are many ways to invest in private companies. Early-stage venture capital is one way to do it (and the best way for a very specific type of companies). But even within early-stage venture capital there are different approaches. At Alliance VC we have our point of view on how it is best done. We believe a partner-centric approach is the best way both for founders and investors and have expanded our thoughts on how to approach being a true partner in this Medium post.