Interviewing people about Due Diligence for articles or radio show #psbyjd


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“Keep it simple is key to your success! Otherwise, you better have a lot of money to hire lots of lawyers, accountants, and other sage advisors.” – J20.01.25.0700E

101 RULES ABOUT DEALS

  1. Always make deals simple and transparent
  2. Know who are your investor(s)
  3. Try to know about the source of the money
  4. More to come from interviewing people

Most importantly hire experts such as lawyers, accountants, etc. to make sure you know what you are doing as double-checking is good, but triple-checking is better.

RESEARCH MATERIAL (WHY DID THEY FAIL)

1) Michael Robert Milken is an American financier and philanthropist. He is noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds (“junk bonds”), and his conviction and sentence following a guilty plea on felony charges for violating U.S. securities laws.  Since his release from prison, he has also become known for his charitable giving.(finding best case study) Source Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Milken

2) Bernard Lawrence Madoff is an American former market maker, investment advisor, and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a massive Ponzi scheme. Source Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Madoff

3) Martha Helen Stewart is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, former model, and convicted felon. As the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two syndicated television programs, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2004. Source Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Stewart

In 2004, Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone stock trading case. There was speculation that the incident would effectively end her media empire,[2][3][4] but in 2005 Stewart began a comeback campaign[5] and her company returned to profitability in 2006.[6] Stewart rejoined the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2011[7] and became chairwoman of her namesake company again in 2012.[8] The company was acquired by Sequential Brands in 2015.[9]

4) Bernard John “Bernie” Ebbers (born August 27, 1941) is a Canadian businessman who was convicted of fraud and conspiracy as a result of WorldCom’s false financial reporting.[2] He co-founded WorldCom and served as chief executive officer.

The WorldCom scandal was, until the Madoff schemes came to light in 2008, the largest accounting scandal in United States history.

5) PEOPLE BACKED BY BASS FAMILY

5.1 Venture Capital Firm Liable For “Aiding And Abetting” Breach Of Fiduciary Duty.

https://www.keker.com/news/news-items/Venture-Capital-Firm-Liable-For-Aiding-And-Abetting-Breach-Of-Fiduciary-Duty_Stuart-Gasner

5.1.1 You will be painted as a monster always = a venture capital firm bankrolled by the Bass family, described by the Court with considerable understatement as a “wealthy Texas family engaged in the oil business”

5.1.2 Simple and transparent or it could cost you a lot of money =  after five years of litigation, the jury returned a verdict finding the defendants liable for over $7 million in restitution.

6.2 Other Cases Study (Times List Top 10 Bad CEOs)

7) More soon!

INPUT WELCOME………..

 

 

 

BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.01.24.0733P


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The Capitalization Report by JDM

JDM will be speaking, attending, or hanging at the bar (or spa) at the following cities:

  1. ACG Sky trip (Sunday to Tuesday)
  2. Capital Conference LA (Wed 30)
  3. Mastermind in Mexico (Thur until ?)
  4. NYC (Feb 3-4)

I will be in Atlanta, Austin, LA (Beverly Hills),  Dallas (Highland Park), Key West (most of Feb),  and other fun places most of February 2020!

20/20 Clear Vision in 2020,

JDM you Host for The Capitalization Report

DEALS JDM (RHC) LOVES

  1. Global payments technology company Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is to acquire RiskRecon, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure (RHC loves FinTech),
  2. Docket, an Indianapolis-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for managing intelligent meetings, raised $1.5M in seed funding (RHC invest in the AI/SaaS).
  3. Denali Water Solutions, a Russellville, Ark.-based organic residuals management company, has agreed to be acquired by TPG Growth from The Firmament Group. Financial terms weren’t disclosed (RHC knows TPG).
  4. AvidXchange, a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions for the middle market, raised $260 million in funding. TPG Sixth Street Partners led the round. (RHC knows TPG and love FinTech).
  5. Snyk, a London-based security company, raised $150 million in funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion. Stripes led the round and they were joined by investors including Accel, Coatue, Tiger Global, BoldStart, GV, Canaan, Trend Forward, Amity and Salesforce Ventures. (RHC knows Tiger Global and Salesforce Ventures).
  6. Life House, a New York-based tech-enabled lifestyle hotel company, raised $30 million in Series B funding. Thayer Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Tiger Global, JLL Spark, and Sound Ventures. (RHC know Tiger Global and invest in hotel companies).
  7. Intezer, a New York-based cybersecurity company, raised $15 million in Series B funding. OpenView led the round and was joined by investors including Intel Capital, Magma, Samsung NEXT, a USAA affiliate, and Alon Cohen. (TM know cybersecurity),

DEALS TCR LOVES

  1. Practis, a Charlotte, NC-based digital marketing and SaaS software solutions company catering to independent healthcare providers, received a private equity investment of undisclosed amount Genea, an Irvine, CA-based SaaS (software as a service) company, acquired Sequr, Inc., a cloud-based physical access control company (RHC loves SaaS),
  2. Punch List, a San Francisco-based mobile app that helps independent contractors and homeowners complete home remodel, raised $4 million in funding. Investors include Bling Capital, Bedrock Capital, Ludlow Ventures, Mayfield Capital, and Jack Dorsey, Steve Chen, and Eric Wu.  (JDM love the name and idea),
  3. Front, a San Francisco-based developer of a collaborative work email platform, raised $59 million in Series C funding. Atlassian co-CEO and co-founder Mike Cannon-BrookesAtlassian President Jay Simons; Okta COO and co-founder Frederic Kerrest; Qualtrics co-founders Ryan and Jared Smith; and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan co-led the round and were joined by investors including Sequoia Capital, Initialized Capital, and Anthos Capital. (JDM loves co-CEO / co-founder),
  4. Kneron, a San Diego-based on-device edge artificial intelligence, raised $40 million in funding. Horizons Ventures led the round. (JDM loves San Diego),
  5.  Memphis Meats, a San Francisco-based company that grows meat from animal cells, raised $161 million in Series B funding. SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek co-led the round and were joined by investors including Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Threshold Ventures, Cargill, Tyson Foods, Finistere, Future Ventures, Kimbal Musk, Fifty Years, CPT Capital, KBW Ventures and Vulcan Capital (JDM knows (1 to 3 degrees) Vulcan Capital, Softbank Group, Richard Branson, Bill Gates (all 1 to 3 degrees),
  6. Tink, a Sweden-based open banking platform, raised €90 million ($99.8 million) in funding. Dawn Capital, HMI Capital, and Insight Partners co-led the round and were joined by investors including Heartcore Capital, ABN AMRO Ventures and BNP Paribas’ venture arm, Opera Tech Ventures.
  7. Sayari Labsa Washington D.C.-based data intelligence company, raised $9 million in Series B funding. Arsenal Growth led the round and was joined by investors including Lavrock Ventures and SAPs National Security Services (NS2) Ventures.
  8. Docket, an Indianapolis-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for managing intelligent meetings, raised $1.5M in seed funding
  9. Palo Alto, California-based VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), an enterprise software company, completed the acquisition of Pivotal Software, Inc., a cloud-native platform provider
  10. HyperPay, a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based payment processing company, closed an 8-digit funding round
  11. AInnovation, a Beijing, China-based AI solutions provider, closed a Series B financing round of nearly 400m yuan (approx. US$60m)
  12. Ruangguru, a Jakarta, Indonesia-based online education platform, raised $150m in Series C funding
  13. Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), a Palo Alto, CA-based provider of cloud-based software that automates back-office financial operations, debuted on the public market today ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange
  14. Morphio, a Toronto, Canada-based AI platform for digital marketers, closed a $1M seed funding round

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JUST FOR FUN: Allen & Co. + Benchmark = invisible hand or cloaked?


“Sometimes it is better to be known by the powerful and you do not have to market.  Others say these companies control the invisible hand.  I can not see invisible so I can not say!” – J20.01.23.1930P

No Website = wiki page = Allen & Company LLC is an American privately held boutique investment bank based at 711 Fifth AvenueNew York.[1] The firm, known for its deliberate avoidance of publicity, specializes in real estate, technology, media and entertainment

A website with just its addresses = wiki Page = Benchmark is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco that provides seed money to startups. The firm’s most successful investment was a 1997 investment of $6.7 million in eBay for 22.1% of the company.[1] In 2011, it invested $12 million for an 11% stake in Uber, worth $7 billion in 2019.

I WANT TO KNOW (SONG NEXT TIME)

  1. What is your insight or idea (other companies have changed from one page to full website).
  2. What do you have to say about KKR, TPG, or others that website has changed to full marketing!

MORE DEVELOPING (OR NOT)

I most likely will just stay away from an article in Forbes as my Teflon not as strong as these companies!

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What is JDM’s focus today and what is INbyJD


 

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“Investor Network” is JDM’ personal blog”

Welcome to “Investor Network” (IN) and our goal is networking for results!  Mr. Morris’ motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!”

NOW / TODAY 

January 26, 2020

  1. Drive to Ski Trip
  2. Strategy for Oil & Gas Hedge Fund
  3. Setup meeting Friday or Sat with amazing new friends (Baller CEO Biotech, cool lady, and ?)
  4. TBA

WORKING / WHAT I LEARNED

Blog Post on San Franciso Trip TBA

Blog post on Family Office Conference Miami TBA

Blog trip on Toronto (Canda) trip TBA

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CONCEPT: I am Spartacus, well oh dear Don Quixote (we are all Spartacus, Superman, Batman, and yes Don Quixote)


“Sometimes I like to think I am a person from a comic book or famous book, but my flaws are far greater than any hero.  I am Spartacus!  I am Superman, Batman, and yes Don Quixote” – J20.01.22.0700C

NOTE FROM HOST: I need to write a bigger check to Wiki and all the information sourced from Wiki or Google (says it is free and I trust Wiki, Google, and Facebook).  OMG/WTF – I need pages of disclosures to think!

SONG OF THE DAY: Kryptonite

RAW DATA DUMP (CONCEPT)

  • ALL HEROS = good, bad, and ugly
  • SUPERMAN
    • Good: 1938 comic hero to Smallville
    • Bad: Kryptonite
    • Ugly: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice = Superman as a hero is dead as long as there is Kryptonite
  • BATMAN
    • Good: Do we not have cool tools and can we be a real batman?
    • Bad: Nobody has access to toys like in the movie Batman or Ironman
    • Ugly: Kick-Ass says it all for the batman (gun = dead)

I am batman

  • OTHERS (TBA Don Quixote, Spartacus)

More to come soon in another posting!

I am Don Quixote,

JDM

Don_Quijote_Illustration_by_Gustave_Dore_VII

Note: all photos sources are from Wiki (I need to write a bigger check to them)

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#psbyjd What I learned today (or was reminded)


“Sometimes I like to think that I learned something new, but in reality, it was just friends giving me a nice push and reminder” – J20.01.22.1109P

“Thank you = John, Micheal, Richard, Daniel, Jeet, Omar, and all those amazing people that help me on my journey as I can see light at the end of the tunnel and it is a little brighter today.” – J20.01.22.1121

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  May those who love you love you; and those who don’t love you, may God turn their hearts.  And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so you’ll know them by their limping. – Irish Proverb (or wishing it was a universal truth = talked to a lot of good people and bad people today).

SONG OF THE DAY (Thanks Jeet)

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
Yes closer to the heart
Philosophers and plowmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart
Yes closer to the heart, yeah, oh
Whoa whoa
You can be the captain
And I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the…
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PHOTO OF THE DAY (Berlin Key Number 21)
Say what? Berlin Key?  Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_key
Berliner Key Number 21
20/20 Vision for 20202,
JDM
“WHO ARE YOU? DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW!” – THE WHO

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POLL: Your Ideal Investment Exit Strategy? More than 1,000 votes


What would be your ideal investment exists? Vote or add your ideas!

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Happy Networking & Investing,

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UPDATED: 2020-01-21