Photos From Our Boca Raton Deal Making Social !!

Photos From Our Boca Raton Deal Making Social !!

We had a great turnout for our November 16th Deal Making Social  in Boca Raton!  Generously sponsored by Integrated Solutions, our members mingled, networked, forged and reignited friendships, made deals, and connected with the South Florida hedge fund and alternative asset community.

Despite the very inclement weather, a wide variety of investment professionals and accredited investors attended.  Everyone from a San Francisco based crypto currency fund manager and a unique hedge fund finding alpha in Broadway plays  to global macro traders and market timers connected with defaulted Sovereign debt purchasers to institutional bond traders.    It was a wonderfully diverse group […] Read more

Palm Beach Hedge Fundee Donates $125 Million to University of Chicago

Palm Beach Hedge Fundee Donates $125 Million to University of Chicago

Way to go, Ken !!

 

BY Sharon Donnelly– Palm Beach Daily News

 

In academia, there are the guys who teach economics, theorize economics, write economics and win Nobel Prizes in economics, and then there’s the guy who strides in, slaps a horse gagger on the table and shows what real money is.

That guy is Ken Griffin.

The University of Chicago has announced that the seasonal Palm Beach resident is the donor of $125 million, earmarked for the Department of Economics. It brings Griffin’s total support of the department to $150 million and is the second-largest gift in the school’s history.

That’s right, second-largest. The first is $300 million […] Read more

What It Is Really Like To Raise Capital

What It Is Really Like To Raise Capital

Although this article is focused on start-ups and VC capital, the insights are very applicable to the hedge fund and alternative asset capital raising.    Many of us have experienced exactly what the”Biotech Rebel” has faced.     Enjoy!!    Dave

 

From CNBC 

 

Biotech rebel’: Here’s what it’s really like to raise money in Silicon Valley

So-called biotech rebel Ethan Perlstein describes fundraising as a whole lot of rejections and “crippling self-doubt,” but he got through it.
Here are the three biggest lessons he learned.

Ethan Perlstein

Published 4 Hours Ago  Updated 3 Hours AgoCNBC.com

 

the birth of a start-up is greeted with fanfare and expectation. As a culture, […] Read more

Miami’s Venture City Launches $100 Million Start-Up Fund

Miami’s Venture City Launches $100 Million Start-Up Fund

We are thrilled to see Miami’s theventure.city launch a $100 million start up fund for technology companies.  Thanks to  South Florida becoming a critical global financial hub.  Bravo to Clara Bullrich &  Laura González-Estéfani founders of  theventure.city !!!

By<NANCY DAHLBERG

ndahlberg@miamiherald.com

NOVEMBER 01, 2017 6:00 AM

From The Miami Herald

This summer, when former executives of Facebook, Google, eBay and other hyper-growth companies formed a global “city” based in Miami with everything a tech startup needs to scale internationally, they were missing one key element: the money.

But not anymore.

The founder and CEO of TheVentureCity, Laura González-Estéfani, former director of international business development and mobile partnerships for Facebook, […] Read more