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Seeking feedback on book: “Kickstart: Use Your Education to Accelerate Your Career”

I'd love to get your feedback on a book I've been writing since I was a Yale junior: “Kickstart: Use Your Education to Accelerate Your Career”. I have recruited as coauthor Mandee Heller Adler, who runs one of the US's biggest college counseling businesses, International College Counselors.   You [...continue reading]

New video: Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted

I have posted below the video from a presentation I gave recently on “Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted”. My coauthors are Katina Stefanova (CEO/CIO, Marto Capital; former management committee at Bridgewater Associates) and Brent Beardsley (head of Strategy, Vanguard). I've [...continue reading]

7 Easy Steps to Make America Functional Again

Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, wrote in a thoughtful essay: "The defining quality of an ideologue, whether on the left or the right, is to acquire one's opinions in bulk. You don't get to pick and choose. Your opinions about taxation can be predicted from your opinions about same-sex [...continue reading]

Startup New York venture capital firm seeking summer/fall virtual interns

Company overview S.O.P. Finance is a new, early-stage, New York-based VC focused on East Coast companies, still in formation.  The firm particularly has interest in fintech, edtech, and salestech. For more on the firm's core theses, see investment theses .  S.O.P.’s founder is David Teten, [...continue reading]

An Investor’s Personal Social Media Tech Stack: In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers

What tech stack should a microinfluencer use? Most investors including me spend most of our day doing the same things people have always done in the job: in my case, due diligence, deal execution, etc.  However, being a “microinfluencer” is now also part of the job description.  In the future, [...continue reading]

Venture capitalists eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

(To see the video above, please click the image, and then click on the Play button.) Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our sisters in the hedge fund world: we’re trying to automate more of our job.  When I was single, I registered for (a lot of) dating websites. When I met [...continue reading]

Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?

The AIR Summit ("Alpha Innovation Required") just posted the video and slides from my keynote on, "Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?" (To see the video, please click the image below, and then click on the Play button.) I wrote a detailed paper on this here. [...continue reading]

Launch of Informa Family Office Forum

I’m happy to announce the launch of Informa’s Family Office Forum. Informa is a £2.4bn publicly traded international events, intelligence and scholarly research company, which owns SuperReturn, FundForum, RiskMinds, WealthManagement.com, and numerous other brands.  Informa produces over 1,000 [...continue reading]