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August 22, 2019

5 Qs With New York City Retirement System's José Guzmán | Private Equity Investment Officer | Q&A

Jose Guzman is a private equity investment officer at the New York City Retirement System, which has $190 billion of assets under management. In this interview, he discusses the top investing trends happening in private equity, his career transition from a PE firm to a large public pension, and his involvement with organizations like SEO, which helps minorities pursue careers within alternative investments.
Read by 43% of LPs 8 minutes ago

Billionaires Who Were College Dropouts Before Becoming Rich

You don't need an Ivy League degree to become a billionaire. Some of the wealthiest people in the world dropped out of college to focus on their companies, while others made their fortunes long after leaving school. Oracle founder Larry Ellison dropped out of college twice. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You don't need an Ivy League degree to become a billionaire. Some billionaires don't have degrees at all, though not always for lack of trying.
Read by 58% of LPs 8 minutes ago

Prince Andrew: I Did Not Suspect Epstein's Behaviour - Bbc News

The prince says he wants to "clarify the facts" around his friendship with the late disgraced financier. : Prince Andrew has defended his former friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, saying "at no stage" did he "see or suspect" any criminal behaviour. Epstein, 66, took his own life in a jail cell this month while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. In a statement, the Duke of York said he wanted to "clarify the facts" around his "former association or friendship" with the US financier.
Read by 60% of LPs 2 hours, 8 minutes ago

How To Raise Your First Series A Round

Veteran entrepreneurs show how. : The Series A is the first round of startup funding from institutional investors, such as venture capitalists. This is certainly a huge milestone. But getting this funding is not easy. "Series A investors will be looking at your prototype, traction, and management team," said Sid Sijbrandij, who is the CEO of GitLab. And even if you get funding, there are lots of risks. "When negotiating, remember that you're not just setting terms for the Series A but you're signaling what is acceptable for all future rounds," said Adam Wilson, who is the CEO of Trifacta.
Read by 73% of LPs 4 hours, 38 minutes ago

Wework Rival Industrious Raises $80M And Adds Management Deals

Flex-office startup Industrious has nabbed $80 million in Series D funding, with investments from landlord-partners, Fifth Wall Capital, Equinox, and others. Industrious is up to 80 locations in 45 cities since launching in 2013, and has raised $222 million overall. The company is inking more management partnerships with landlords, where it designs and operates an office and its amenities, but doesn't pay a traditional lease. Its CEO said that's key to turning profitable.
Read by 79% of LPs 6 hours, 33 minutes ago

Serent Capital Invests In Davisware, A Leading Field Services Erp Software Company

AUSTIN, Texas & SAN FRANCISCO, August 23, 2019-- Davisware, a leading provider of ERP software for field services businesses, has partnered with Serent Capital, a private equity firm with offices in Austin and San Francisco focused on investing in high-growth technology and services businesses. Davisware serves field services businesses, contractors and OEMs across a variety of end markets including food equipment service, petroleum contracting, commercial HVAC, and other specialty trades. Davisware's offerings include modular ERP systems, remote scheduling and field technician management, field sales enablement, real-time vehicle tracking, inventory management system, and warranty management software.
Read by 61% of LPs 6 hours, 38 minutes ago

Form Energy Closes Series B To Enable The Transition To 100% Renewable Grid

SOMERVILLE, Mass., August 23, 2019-- Form Energy, Inc., an energy company developing systems incorporating ultra-low-cost, long-duration storage, announced today the close of a $40 million Series B financing round led by Eni Next LLC, the corporate venture capital vehicle of Eni Group. It also announced that Michael Skelly, wind development pioneer and noted power infrastructure development expert, has joined the board. Joined by new investor Capricorn Investment Group, Series A investors Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), Prelude Ventures, MIT's The Engine and Macquarie Capital also participated in the latest round.
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Funding Galore: Indian Startup Funding Of The Week [19-24 Aug]

We bring to you the latest edition of Funding Galore: Indian Startup Funding Of The Week! In one of the... The post Funding Galore: Indian Startup Funding Of The Week [19-24 Aug] appeared first on Inc42 Media.
Read by 47% of LPs 6 hours, 38 minutes ago

Venture Capitalists Are Grappling With Saudi Money In Tech

At Y Combinator's annual pitch competition Demo Day, hundreds of investors come to San Francisco to hear from the accelerator's latest group of founders. Three teams from Northern Africa or the Middle East presented to investors, pitching localized services like food delivery for underserved markets like Iraq and Egypt. Many investors, however, expressed concern investing in companies from another country in the region, Saudi Arabia, as concern mounts over the government's human rights abuses. The country's sovereign wealth fund has been an active backer of Silicon Valley tech companies through investment funds like SoftBank's Vision Fund.
Read by 69% of LPs 6 hours, 38 minutes ago

Gregg Pierce Of Gcp Fund Reviews Top Five Cities For Real Estate Investment

In a recent public Q&A session, Gregg Pierce, Managing Director at GCP Fund, a national provider of bridge loans,reviewed the top five cities for real estate investment, sharing his expertise in the area. New York, NY, August 24, 2019 --( The real estate market goes in cycles. There is the recovery phase, followed by the expansion phase, which is then followed by the hyper-supply phase, before concluding with recession. Investors are constantly on the lookout to crack the timing of these cyclical trends to find out how they might affect the individual markets for the foreseeable future.
Read by 37% of LPs 6 hours, 38 minutes ago

Balyasny's 'ideas Man' Is Moving On After Three Months

If you're looking for a contracting role, you could always try a hedge fund. Balyasny Asset Management, the multi-strategy fund which cut 20% of its staff in 2018 and has subsequently gained 10% in 2019 through to July, is among those availing itself of contract staff. It just parted company with one contractor who had a curious job title. Insiders say Scott Miller, who was working in 'Idea Liason' at Balyasny in San Francisco, according to his LinkedIn profile, has left the fund. Balyasny declined to comment, but Miller's three-month contract was understood to be at an end.
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