CONCEPT: We need to end the encroachment of lawyers, accountants, regulators, etc. on our life and return to a simple and affordable life? #psbyjd


CONCEPT: What can be done to simplify our lives?  Can we stop or decrease the complex issues in our lives and all the rules resulting in having to hire lawyers, accountants, and more!

GOOD: The United States of America is a great place to live!

BAD: We are adding red tape every day making it worst!

UGLY: We have to feed lawyers, accountants, etc. money because of the rules.

BOTTOMLINE: Could impact investing be better served by moving society away from lawyers.

“We need to stop wasting money and throwing money at bad things.  We need to stop feed lawyers, accountants, and all the jobs that just waste our money.  Life should be about doing good and not red tape and rules!” – J20.02.10.0632P

Shakespeare Kill all the lawyers

Let’s kill all the lawyers” is a line from William Shakespeare‘s Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2. The full quote is “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”.

“Whether Shakespeare  sympathises  with the line is ambiguous, and it has been interpreted in different ways: criticism of how lawyers maintain the privilege of the wealthy and powerful; implicit praise of how lawyers stand in the way of violent mobs; and criticism of bureaucracy and perversions of the rule of law.”

Source: Wiki

Liberty, or give me death!

Give me liberty, or give me death!” is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia –

“Give me liberty, or give me death!” is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Henry is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the convention to pass a resolution delivering Virginian troops for the Revolutionary War. Among the delegates to the convention were future U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.Source

Source: Wiki

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Photo and information about flag sourced: Wiki

The Culpeper Minutemen were organized on July 17, 1775 in the district created by the Third Virginia Convention consisting of the counties of OrangeFauquier and Culpeper. Recruitment began in September 1775 with four companies of 50 men from Fauquier and Culpeper counties each and two companies of 50 men from Orange county.[1] The District Committee of Safety determined that the militia was to meet under a large oak tree in “Clayton’s old field” on the Catalpa estate near today’s Yowell Meadow Park in CulpeperVirginia

 

 

BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.02.09


Keywords: 8VC, U.S. Venture Partners, USVP, Ecosystem Investment Partners, Fortissimo Capital Fund, Industry Ventures, Turn/River Capital, 

TCR NEW FUNDS PICK

Our friends and families are investing in moonshot venture capital type deals as well as private equity in the form of leveraged buyouts and management buyouts.  A group of MIT alumni are raising a Fund of Funds.  Here are the top picks for recently capitalized funds:

  1. 8VC, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm, is to raise $640m for its third flagship fund
  2. Ecosystem Investment Partners, a Baltimore, MD-based private equity firm, closed Ecosystem Investment Partners IV, L.P., at $454.5m
  3. Fortissimo Capital Fund, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based private equity firm focused on special situations and growth opportunities, closed its fifth fund, at $650m
  4. Industry Ventures, LLC, a San Francisco, CA-based investment firm providing venture capital solutions, closed its debut hybrid fund of funds for technology buyouts, Industry Ventures Tech Buyout, L.P., at $125m
  5. Sortis Holdings Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based alternative investment fund manager, has launched Sortis Growth Venture Fund
  6. Turn/River Capital, a San Francisco, Calif. — based technology growth equity and buyout firm, closed its fourth fund, Turn/River Capital IV, at $420m
  7. U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), a Menlo Park, Calif.-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed USVP XII, at $340M

Contact JD@InvestorNetworkbyJD.com (my assistant will respond) about learning about fund of funds, funds, and other alternative investments.

A disclosure that JDM is raising a hybrid fund of funds.

TCR PICK FOR PRESS RELEASE

Industry Ventures Closes $125M for Debut Tech Buyout Fund – Hybrid Fund Focused on Direct Investments and Primary Commitments to Buyout Funds within the Technology Space –February 03, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Industry Ventures, LLC (“Industry Ventures”), a leading investment firm pioneering venture capital solutions, announced today the final closing of its debut hybrid fund of funds for technology buyouts, Industry Ventures Tech Buyout, L.P. (“the Fund”), with total commitments of $125 million.

Read the full press release:  https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200203005139/en/Industry-Ventures-Closes-125M-Debut-Tech-Buyout

A disclosure that JDM is raising a hybrid fund of funds.

Investor Network by JD

 

CONCEPT > Does extremely provocative work? Borat vs. Paul Logan


 

“All that matters is results, but you have to have the style that works for you” – J20.02.01

CONCEPT: At what point does being provocative work for good promotion and at what point do the haters help more than hurt?  My 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!”

Paul Logan (almost everything = million likes or views), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), and many others show that provocative works even in the extream.

PAUL LOGAN CASE STUDY:

FULL SONG: The Fall Of Jake Paul (Official Video) FEAT. Why Don’t We= 246,879,596 views made Jul 9, 2017, with 590,403 Comments & 3.5 million likes based on  Logan Paul’s 20.2M subscribers!  Logan Paul has views, but how does he make his money? Does he have bots?  Who is his fan base?  Can he move to higher-paying activities?  My kids have one view (14 & 16-year-old), but what is the true story behind Logan Paul?

BOTTOMLINE: Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) is HNWI with more than $100 million due to his media success, while Logan Paul is pegged at little over $10 million at the age of 24 year old.  YouTube is great, but stick to the movies and TV should you want to make the big bucks!

Developing Concepts on extream provocative activities and  “Benevolent Dictators” thanks to Sacha Baron Cohen’s movie!

GIF Sacha Baron Cohen The Dictator

BETA The Capitalization Report v20.01.31


Janngo Unicorn

“Capitalization should always result in a return for investors with the goal of improving humanity” – J20.01.31.16P

FUND NEWS

  1. KKR, a global investment firm, closed a $2.2 billion fund dedicated to growth equity investment opportunities in the technology space in North America, Europe and Israel
  2. Ribbit Capital, a Palo Alto, CA-based fintech-focused venture capital firm, is raising $420m for its sixth fund;
  3. Circulate Capital, a Singapore-based investment management firm dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA), held the first close of the US$106m Circulate Capital Ocean Fund;
  4. Prime Movers Lab, a Jackson, Wyo.-based partnership that invests in breakthrough scientific startups, raised approximately $100m for its first early-stage fund;
  5. Bloc Ventures Limited, a London, UK-based venture capital firm focused on European early-stage deep technology investment, raised over £20m in equity funding
  6. Ardian, a private investment firm, raised €3bn from investors for its fourth-generation private debt platform to provide financing to mid-market companies across Europe
  7.  Janngo,  based in Abidjan, Cote D’lvoire has launched a €60m venture capital fund dedicated to financing tech-enabled startup accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa

FUND PRESS RELEASE

SILICON SLOPES, UtahJan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, attended by more than 25,000 people in just its fourth year, The Silicon Slopes Venture Fund was launched as a way to better support Utah’s technology entrepreneurs. It will also provide a way to ensure additional long-term funding for Silicon Slopes, the non-profit organization that serves Utah’s booming tech community. The Silicon Slopes Venture Fund was created by Qualtrics co-founder and CEO Ryan Smith, Omniture co-founder and Domo founder and CEO Josh James and Pelion Venture Partners General Partner Jeff Kearl.

Read More: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/utah-tech-community-launches-silicon-slopes-ventures-300996454.html

NOTE: For more information, our general email is JD@InvestorNetworkbyJD.com about fund and fund of fund new. This is an educational blog and is not providing investment advice.  Most people consult experts such as your lawyer, accountant, or other professionals for advice. The information provided forms 3rd party or company websites and may contain false information.  Check with the source as this posting is not updated or corrected.  Please consult us at jd@investornetworkbyjd.com for a more full list of our disclaimers and disclosures.

CONCEPT = VR/AR racing F1 or NASCAR


“When you write NASDAQ vs. NASCAR, you know that it has more power with the common man than F1”- J20.01.28.0720P

Ferrari F1 by JDM at Beverly Hills During January 2020

Source of Photos: JDM Beverly Hills

CONCEPT

UPDATE F1 01/28/2020: Before his death, Niki Lauda was the non-executive chairman of Mercedes-AMG Petronas. Following Lauda’s demise, questions were raised regarding Lauda’s stake in the team- which stood at 10%. However, Team Principal Toto Wolff said the issue would be resolved after the summer break.  Source:  https://www.essentiallysports.com/f1-news-niki-laudas-family-to-return-his-10-stake-in-mercedes-f1-back-to-the-team/

Research on NASCAR (FORBES):  The top nine Nascar teams are worth $141 million, down 3% from last year as sponsorships at high prices continue to be a tough sell. There is optimism in the garages though after a multiyear slide that saw fans and sponsors abandon the sport. TV ratings for the season increased 10%, attendance at the tracks.  Source: https://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45hfeg/the-most-valuable-nascar-teams/#4c16cabf43ae

Research on top F1 for branding: (FORBES 2016) That benchmark was set in January 2017, when billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Media finally stepped in to buy the series for $8 billion. F1 has since seemed to find some solid ground. Last year, the series generated $1.83 billion in revenue, a 2.5% year-over-year increase. F1’s tracking stock, FWONK, has a $10 billion market cap and is trading around an all-time high (the share price is up 48% since Liberty’s purchase). American television audiences are growing—up 22% this season—as is global race attendance. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2019/11/26/formula-one-team-values-ferrari-mercedes/#44f036f01ddb

OTHER RESEARCH:

https://www.essentiallysports.com/sebastian-vettel-has-some-interesting-suggestions-to-improve-the-current-show-in-f1/

Continue reading “CONCEPT = VR/AR racing F1 or NASCAR”

CONCEPT Brioni Traveling Rule


This is a concept blog posting based on writing an article for a magazine or online media.

CONCEPT:  It was my tumb rule that a Trader Joes need to be near my travel location in the days when I would travel to any location.  Now I think the Brioni rule should apply when trying to find a hotel within a 1 or 3 or 7 or ??? mile radius.  All you have to say is Brioni is in the Wynn = zero miles.  More developing!  As of 2015, Brioni had 46 directly-operated retail stores.

Visiting soon: Store at 459 North Rodeo DriveCA 90210 and Wynn, Suite 1, 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South (explore the 1 or 3 or 7-mile rule)

brioni Wynn Las Vegas

Photo Source from Wynn, Brioni, and Wiki.

Research from Wiki:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brioni_(brand)

Brioni was established in Rome in 1945 as a men’s tailoring company by founders Nazareno Fonticoli, a tailor, and Gaetano Savini, an entrepreneur.[6] They opened their first shop on Via Barberini 79, naming the brand after the formerly Italian Brionian Islands (now part of Croatia); the shop is still at the same address. Brioni quickly started to raise interest from high-profile movie business personalities, heads of state and business leaders.

In 1952, Brioni staged the first men’s fashion show in history, inside the Sala Bianca at Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The clothes introduced new silhouettes, bold colors and innovative fabrics, marking an important chapter for the company. A couple of years later, Brioni invented the trunk show, during which the collections were presented directly in stores, allowing customers to personalize the garments with the Su Misura service (made-to-measure).[7]

BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.01.24.0733P


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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,

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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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