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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Next Job Search

Several years ago, while contemplating a career change, I found myself doing what most people do – reaching out to my network and asking them for help. You know – I explained how, “open-minded” I was to new opportunities and then asked them to “please keep me in mind if anything interesting hits your desk.” Apparently, nothing interesting seemed to […]

The 3 Times That Investors Really Want To Hear From You

Ever wondered when your monthly updates are most read? From the hundreds of campaigns we’ve launched to thousands of investors, email opens / engagement rates are highest when: 1. Markets are bad 2. Your performance is suffering We’re talking about a 3-5x multiplier in open percentages if you’re sending it out to your investors + hot prospects database. So – […]

Re-engage With Your Database This Fall

During the quieter summer months, how have you considered re-engaging your database when the busier fall months roll back in? More and more managers are now using webinars (i.e. quarterly updates w/ video + pitchbook content), much like how earnings reports for listed companies have done so for many years now. It’s a powerful tool for reaching out to prospective […]

Finally – A Formula For Raising Capital

Our industry is obsessed with formulas. Here is ours… as it relates to raising capital. Lets break it down. Pedigree – This is fairly self-explanatory.  If you have been a successful PM at Two Sigma for twenty years, you are going to have an easier time raising money than someone walking out of business school. Credible Tension – This variable […]

Too Many Managers Make This Same Mistake – and It’s Preventing Investors From Responding to Their Email

As an old colleague used to say, “NO!” is the second-best thing you can hear. Sure, it’s a sign of failure – but it frees you from having to wait by the phone (or email) for a response. “No” is liberating. It rids of you of that anxiety caused by the urge to send “just one last e-mail.” It allows […]

Investor Marketing & Communications [Video]

Investors are not going to call to tell you they are interested. Quite the opposite, really. At the outset they will actually do their best to avoid you. Over time you can build a model around this behavior and assign a lead score to prospective clients that start doing what people do before they invest. The higher the lead score, the […]

How Reduced Market Uncertainty is Boosting Institutional Capital in the Crypto Market

by David Drake Towards the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency market began experiencing a downward trend. This got worse in early 2018 as governments launched crackdowns with the aim of protecting investors. This and other factors caused the value of digital assets to drop by almost 50%. As we enter the second quarter of the year, things seem to be […]

Will More Corporates Adopt Blockchain Technology From Now On?

by David Drake Looking at the 2018 Bitcoin and Blockchain industry report released by Coindesk, one cannot help but notice that the crypto market has had a tremendous growth.  This does not in any way mean the market has not experienced its fair share of challenges, far from it. At the turn of the year, speculations over ‘Bitcoin Bubble’ saw […]

Tax Footprints: The Motivation Behind Governments’ Willingness to Embrace Cryptocurrencies

by David Drake European countries are calling for crypto regulations. In Germany, Joachim Wuermeling, member of the board of Germany’s Bundesbank, told Reuters that regulation of cryptocurrencies must be global because countries cannot contain transactions made by a virtual, borderless community at national levels. France finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, echoed sentiments made by the country’s President President when he asked the […]

Crypto Revolution: How Amazon and Starbucks Could Make it Happen

by David Drake Ever since global giants, Amazon and Starbucks, declared their interest in integrating blockchain in their finance models, rumors have been circulating as to just how they would make that happen. Amazon already hopped onto the crypto bandwagon when it signed a deal with R3 in December 2017 allowing it access to Corda platform. While there are no […]