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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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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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?...

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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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What Are the “Jobs To Be Done” of an Investment Manager?

Most money managers think their main job is generating alpha, but they are wrong. We discuss the real “job to be done” of an investment manager. If you ever studied disruptive innovation formally, you know the pattern. In many industries, low-end disruptors take hold at the bottom of the market and then work up to...

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