Emerging Manager’s: “Must Do’s” For Your First Fund

The great news: there is an increasing number of talented, mission-driven emerging managers entering the venture space. These emerging managers possess the following: -The authentic desire to enrich the startup ecosystem by building lasting relationships, and effectively deploying capital to support founders and their teams. -Empathy, which enables them to resonate with founders and their […]

Status of Venture Capital Industry 2019

The year of 2018 saw a total of $254 billion invested globally into 18,000 Venture Capital startups via venture capital financing a 46% leap from 2017’s figures—with 52% ($131 billion) landing in the US alone is showing a strong Venture Capital Status in 2019. 2019 Venture Capital status figures are still coming to light, but […]

Direct Investments – The Pro’s and Con’s for LP Investors

Direct Investing for LPs: The Pros and Cons Institutional investors making a portfolio allocation to private equity or other alternative assets typically fill the allocation by evaluating fund managers and subscribing capital to selected funds, typically locked in for 10 years. Most LPs also seek preferential co-investment rights, which allow them to invest alongside the […]

How to Build Trust with Your Investor Presentation

To be an effective and persuasive presenter, you must build trust and credibility in the audience’s mind. The goal of presenting is likely to inform the audience of something or persuade it to act or not. To do this successfully, the speaker must be trust worthy, believable and likeable. Credibility is not a naturally occurring […]

How To Establish Trust Immediately and Get Investors

This article is to help you Establish “Trust” Immediately in your Pitch and get Investors to want to Invest! A riveting story structure and a visually arresting deck are both requisites of a great presentation or pitch. However, apart from the other presentation mistakes you might make, all your work developing your presentation might be […]

How to Persuade Investors to Invest in Your Funds

Have you ever met someone who could Persuade you to do anything? I have, and I’ve always craved this seemingly out-of-reach ability. There are countless books and college courses that all claim to hold the keys to persuasion. They’re valuable resources for learning how to persuade, but they tend to overcomplicate the matter and ignore […]

How To Create A Great Investor Pitch Deck

Raising capital from investors is difficult and time consuming. Therefore, it’s crucial that a VC or PE Firm absolutely nails its investor pitch deck and articulates a compelling and interesting story! VC or PE Startups frequently prepare a “pitch deck” to present their company to prospective angel or venture capital investors. The pitch deck typically […]

How to be Successful in Business- Keys to Success

Trying to figure out how to be successful in Business? Although success looks different for everyone, there is one simple equation you can use to achieve the results you’re ultimately after. The ultimate formula for success consists of five steps: know your desired outcome, know your motivation, take massive action, notice your results and change […]

Perfect Your Pitch and Investor Presentation

Whether you’re pitching to investors after a business plan competition, angel group meeting or one-on-one, your goal is to interest them enough so they want to know more about you and about your company. You must “Perfect Your Pitch”. “You need to present a compelling business case that makes them believe not only that your […]

How to Make your Fundraising Pitch Standout with Investors

A powerful fundraising pitch can sway investors to choose you—even if someone else has more traction. Most investors are more likely to fund someone who gave a powerful fundraising pitch over someone who has more traction but whose pitch wasn’t as compelling. The pitching skill—and it is a skill—gives you a real advantage over other […]