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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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What is the Best CRM and Marketing Tech Platform for a New Private Equity/Venture Capital Fund?

One of the first decisions we had to make in setting up our new VC fund, Versatile Venture Capital, was our CRM and marketing technology infrastructure.   I’m very interested in the tech stack of private equity/VC firms, both to improve the efficiency of Versatile VC and also as a focus area for our investing. I...

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Interview: VC Funds, Limited Partners, and How They Use Technology

Real Vision just posted my interview with Kevin MONSERRAT on the use of technology for limited partners, venture capitalists, and founders:...

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Exclusive webinar with ex-President of one of the largest family holding companies

DC Finance is one of the oldest and largest family office networks. They are hosting Greg Weyerhaeuser Piasecki, former President of one of America’s largest family holding companies, for a virtual interview with me, Tuesday, October 26, 11:00 am ET. (This is immediately before their East Coast Family Office & High Net Worth Conference, October...

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5 Innovative Fundraising Methods for Emerging Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds

How do you raise money for your venture capital or private equity fund from family offices and high net worths?  I see five innovative new methods for raising capital which emerging managers such as Versatile VC are using, which I’ve ranked in roughly descending order of popularity:  Join the online communities and virtual conferences where...

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How to find the right online communities

The user experience in the big, ungated social networks is getting steadily worse: spam, bots, fake news. There are three main solutions: technology (i.e., anti-bot tools, but that’s an endless battle); gating; and/or curation/moderation. One result: I think we’ll see people spending more and more time in gated online communities. Particularly in a time of...

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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, everyone will be famous for...

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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 my...

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