We identified 19 solo general partners who are shaking up venture capital. For this list, we defined a solo general partner as a fund manager who takes outside capital and is the only general partner at their investment firm. Click here for more BI Prime stories. A new generation of tech investors are sticking to writing small checks even as $100 million rounds became the norm. The flush of capital in the private markets has given rise to the solo general partner, a individual who invests in startups using not just their own personal savings, but with capital from outside investors.