How Influencers Can Legally Raise Capital for Funds and Companies

How can influencers raise capital for companies or funds, without running afoul of restrictions on “general solicitation”? The 2012 bipartisan JOBS Act was supposed to empower funds and individuals to raise capital more openly: to publicly advertise their track record and what they’re selling, just like almost every other industry. However, as far as I...

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Interview with Family Office Association

Here’s the video from my interview this week with Jennifer Katrulya and Rush Olney of the Family Office Association . I discuss Coolwater Capital, how family offices are investing in venture capital, and current market dynamics....

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How are VCs Leveraging Tech & Analytics? Video interview with Grace Gong

I just had a video interview with Grace Gong of Smart Venture Podcast. We talked about the tech stack of emerging managers, CRM, data & analytics in VC, career planning for aspiring VCs, and much more.  ...

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Announcing our partnership with Coolwater Capital: the “Y Combinator for VC”

I’m pleased to announce a strategic partnership between Coolwater Capital and Versatile VC. Coolwater is an investor in VC funds and runs an accelerator for emerging VC fund managers. Coolwater has built an investment community of 300+ founder VCs and over 5,000 technology companies. Versatile VC is the first VC focused on backing “investment tech” companies which help investors generate alpha and grow. As part of the partnership, I am joining Coolwater as a part-time Venture Partner. ...

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Alternative VC Tech Stack: Chisos structured finance

We’re proud to share the next in PEVCtech’s periodic series on the tech and analytics stack of investment management firms. We’re fortunate to interview William Stringer, Founder of Chisos Capital, a structured finance company.  Q: Please give us an overview of Chisos. Chisos is a structured finance company that provides startup and brand capital to...

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14 Tips on How to Sell to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

It’s hard enough to raise capital from VC, private equity fund, and family offices. How do you sell to them? I’m an investor in many companies which sell to these types of clients. I put together a cheat sheet with some of the sales best practices I’ve seen. I thought this would be helpful to...

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