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6/28 Ask Me Anything: Investing in Startups: Who, What, Why, When, Which, and How?  

I’m participating in a virtual “Ask Me Anything” on Tuesday, June 28, 5 pm to 6 pm ET. You can register via this link. Our host is Silley Circuits, a NY community for start-ups and businesses in media, data, technology, finance, advertising, fashion, food, retail and more. At their events, they raise funds for Stop...

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What startup will you build? Identifying market white space

I presented last week to the Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Conference on how to identify, research, and assess new business ideas. Here’s the video and slide deck:  ...

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Rebooting PEVCTech: Events in NY and Boston

We’re now rebooting PEVCTech, our community for investors and technologists responsible for investing in private companies, primarily at private equity and venture capital funds. Our focus is on sharing information on technologies and systems that make investing in private companies more efficient and effective. We cover all stages. We are partnering with some allies on...

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Video: Womensphere Capital Forum

Womensphere has now posted the video from the first Womensphere Capital Forum, which I was honored to co-chair. We discuss advancing women’s leadership in finance and investment, and expanding capital access for women in business. Given I have 3 daughters plus a wife working in finance, this topic is close to my heart. Our speakers...

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Interview: VC and Disruption of the Investment Management Industry

Angelo Robles, Founder of the Family Office Association, just posted a video interview with me.  We cover Versatile VC’s strategy and many other topics relevant to family offices. The Family Office Association also just published our full white paper on “Who Is Disrupting Investment Management, And How?” For the slide deck and video presentation version...

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The 7 options for family offices to invest in technology companies

An ever-growing number of family offices want to invest into private tech companies. They’re usually motivated by a combination of financial returns, a search for strategic benefits with their core operating business, and passion about tech. But how should they go about it? Dr. Joel Palathinkal, CEO of Sutton Capital, observes that high-quality founding teams...

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How to Find a Job as a VC Scout: Compensation and Which Firms Are Recruiting

The easiest way to work with and for VC funds is to become a part-time “scout”, getting paid for sourcing investments, as well as for other work of value to the fund. But how do you do that?   This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working...

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How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

I’m presenting on May 3, 2022, to the Harvard Alumni Global Financial Markets Forum on “How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds“. I’ve embedded below the slide deck.  I discuss all the ways you can work with and earn money from the private equity/VC industry: as a...

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