🚀High-Impact Opportunity for Emerging VCs! 🚀

We are reviewing applicants now for the next Coolwater Capital cohort of emerging VCs. Apply ASAP to build the next great VC fund. We accelerate VC funds to help them build the next great VC powerhouse. We have backed 226 VC funds, which have raised $2B+. Via our portfolio GPs, we are  invested in and...

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How investors can fight terror

Historically, many investors have tried hard to be apolitical. But US political dysfunction has forced many investors to become active in domestic politics, and Hamas’s war on Israel forces many of us to fight Hamas. You might think I condemn Hamas because I am both Jewish and Israeli. But that is not the reason. First,...

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Video: Best Practices for Using AI in Family Offices

I was honored to present to Digital Evolution Institute at the Global Family Office Governance and Technology Summit at Fordham University, on how the most tech-savvy family offices are using AI, Tech and Analytics.  ...

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The Future of VC Models and the Portfolio Diversification Game

I recently did a podcast interview with Michael Oliver Weinberg, CFA. For three decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes. Most recently he was a Managing Director, Head of Alternative Alpha, on the Investment Committee and a board member at APG, a...

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Announcing launch of MiniVC: my AI avatar (free)

After some experimentation, I built and launched MiniVC, an AI avatar of myself. Check it out! It requires a subscription to ChatGPT Plus. You might ask: how is this different from off-the-shelf ChatGPT? It’s designed to draw primarily from my research, 2 published books, and over 100 public presentations at leading universities and finance/tech conferences.  This...

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Raiz Capital: How we quantitatively assess founders’ odds of success

I’m excited to share the latest in PEVCtech’s periodic series on the tech and analytics stack of investment management firms. We’re fortunate to interview Greg Raiz, Founder of Raiz Capital, and Jess Lynch, Partner.  Raiz Capital is a member of the most recent Coolwater Capital cohort of emerging venture capital managers. David Teten: Please give...

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Diversifying the Cap Table, at the Worth Groundbreaking Women Summit

I was honored to be the only male speaker (other than Worth personnel) presenting at last week’s Worth Groundbreaking Women Summit. It was great to meet Jim McCann, principal of the family office which owns Worth. I was on a panel on Diversifying the Cap Table with La Keisha Landrum-Pierre, General Partner at Emmeline Ventures,...

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What should VCs do with zombie companies?

Inevitably, some of a VC’s portfolio companies will become “zombies”: not dead, but not growing. They have some technology and revenues, but morale is low. The CEO is hinting he’d like to get into VC or otherwise find a soft landing. Finding a buyer is difficult, because the company is not exciting to anyone, including...

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