How Private Equity and VC Investors are using technology to improve returns

Private equity and venture capital investors are copying their sisters in the hedge fund world: they are trying to automate more of their job. Innovative PE & VC investors are using technology for origination, due diligence, deal execution, value creation, and exits. While this has a positive impact on investment results, it also affects the hiring and career paths of professionals at PE and VC firms.

Our speakers: David Teten, a Venture Partner with HOF Capital, (hofvc.com  | teten.com), who has invested in technology providers to the private capital markets and also helped build out the tech stacks for two different venture capital firms. 

Jonathan Balkin, founder of Lionpoint Group (https://lionpointgroup.com/), will chat with David.    

You can see a preview of the evening in David Teten’s overview for Techcrunch, VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments (https://teten.com/blog/2019/12/03/pevctech/)

Date: March 30. 6 pm to 8 pm.

Host: Sullivan Law, 1633 Broadway at 50th street.

Suggested donation of $5 or more for Stop Soldier Suicide at door. (https://stopsoldiersuicide.org/)

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

David Teten is an Advisor to emerging investment managers, a Venture Partner with HOF Capital, and writes regularly at teten.com. David has particular interest in fintech, sales tech, and HR tech. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital and Partner for 6 years with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. He has served on the boards of Authorea (sold to Wiley), Earnest Research (Observer), Ionic Security, Signup.com, and Whisk (sold to Deem).  David also has advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Birch Hill Equity Partners, Orascom TMT Investments, and other institutional investors. He earlier was a serial fintech entrepreneur with two exits. David holds a Harvard MBA and Yale BA, both with honors.  He writes regularly at teten.com.

Jonathan Balkin is founder and executive director of Lionpoint Group, (https://lionpointgroup.com/) a global firm which enables alternative investment managers design, develop and implement operational and technology improvement strategies to reduce operational costs, optimize business processes, reduce management risk and enhance portfolio value for their clients. Earlier Jonathan was a senior consultant at Accenture and P&L Consulting. He got an MBA from Emory University and a BBA from George Washington.

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