What is JDM’s focus today and what is INbyJD


Update: 2020.01.28

Investor Network by JD

“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!”

TODAY (NOW)

January 28, 2020

  1. Interviewing people for Oil & Gas article
  2. Interviewing people for Hedge Fund article.
  3. Learning about snowboard (here in Mammoth Lake, CA 93546 at 38 degrees)
  4. Heading to visit my kids in La Costa, CA 92009
  5. More to come (or not)

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

FUTURE BLOG / WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY TRIP

Blog Post on Mammoth Trip TBA

Blog Post on San Franciso Trip TBA

Blog post on Family Office Conference Miami TBA

Blog trip on Toronto (Canda) trip TBA

PAST CALENDAR

Monday, January 27, 2020 

  1. Learning to snowboard at Mammoth, CA
  2. Amazing calls with Voiceme.AI and Grain Technology
  3. ACG hosting a Happy Hours with amazing new friends
  4. More to come (or not due to the ACG happy hour starting at 2 pm)

Thank you Ross E. & ACG for an amazing event:

https://www.acg.org/sandiego/events/acg-orange-county-5th-annual-mammoth-deals-ski-

conference

Sunday, 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. more to come (or not)

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UPDATED: 2020-01-21

#PSbyJD = Black Friday is the day that makes me happy and also mad as hell (or off with your horn you mule)


Unicorn to Mule

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!”

Editor Note: This is an example of possible future blog postings (this is an experiment)

Trying an example of Mad as Hell to provoke response or debate!

Wow, Black Friday produced some amazing deals and I was all in getting purple (vs. just Black) YETI cup, Dyson HEPA technology, boss glasses, and Apple iPad Pro!

My provocative statement/quote:  “Dyson is a baller/model for Unicorns in 2020, but Bose, Apple, and few others are more like Mules vs. role models for future Unicorns!” – JD Morris 12-15-19 (19.12.15)

 

I AM MAD AS HELL!

APPLE: Love my watch (better than Dick Tracy’s watch) and love Apple.  However, epic fails on not having a folding phone or trying something out of the box.  You have more than $200 Billion (BILLION) in cash and can not keep pace with others.  I want a Razor or Samsung Fold for Christmas Santa (please).  Dear Apple, You have lost your role as an example for CEOs and dreamers of Unicorns.

BOSE: Love my boss’s glasses and adding my own lenses as I am kinda blind and can not hear well.  However, What is your AR plan?  You are at risk going from “Hero to Zero” in the next few months or year due to AR technology in glasses.

YETI:  I am a loyal YETI fan but please re-design or pull the YETI Hopper as I can not live with lubing the zipper.  FYI: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/review-yeti-hopper-flip-12/

Dyson: You guys are amazing!  So sorry to hear about pulling the electric car, but you guys keep going.   You guys are ballers! Source: https://news.yahoo.com/dyson-scraps-electric-car-155235422.html

America get Mad as your hero companies are failing!

Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get MAD”  – Network / Howard Beale

Keywords: Apple, Bose, Dyson, JD, J.D., JD Morris, Provocative Statement by  JD, YETI

SOCIAL MEDIA: #psbyjd #provacativestatement #jdmorris #jd

 

BETA – The Capitalization Report v19.50


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NOTE FROM EDITOR

We will be speaking next week at the #1 Family Office Event in FL.  JD Morris (kinda sound like few people speaking in 3rd person) had a great meeting in California, Minnesota, and Canada, with advisors and family members of billionaire families. Also, great meeting with a gentleman farmer (horses) form Texas this week already and it is only Tuesday!

https://familyoffices.com/super/

The Capitalisation Report will go from Beta to launch in 2020!  More than 10,000 people look at our information daily and we look forward to commercial launch.

KEYWORDS: Autotech Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Parthenon Capital, The Silicon Slopes Computer Science Fund, Perceptive Advisors, May River Capital, SignalFire, Peregrine Ventures, Centana Growth Partners, Plexo Capital, Crescendo Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Revelstoke Capital Partners, United Ventures, Novacap, Loyal Valley Capital, Dyal Capital Partners, Harlem Capital, Two Sigma, JD Morris, The Capitalization Report,

FUND OF FUNDS WE LIKE

  • Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Autotech Ventures, an American venture capital fund focusing on startups in the ground transportation sector
  • Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, raised nearly 3.4 billion for two funds investing in later-stage U.S. companies, and venture and growth investments in China
  • Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Austin, announced that its affiliate, Parthenon Investors VI, LP, held its first and final closing with more than $2.0 billion in commitments
  • The Silicon Slopes Computer Science Fund launches with initial contributions and pledges of $4m
  • Perceptive Advisors, a New York, NY-based investment management firm focused in life sciences, closed its inaugural venture capital fund, the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund, LP, at $210m
  • May River Capital, a Chicago, IL-based private equity investment firm, closed its sophomore fund, May River Capital Fund II, LP, at $300m in limited partner subscriptions
  • San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm SignalFire raised a new pair of funds totaling $500M aimed at seed stage and early growth stage enterprise and consumer startups
  • Peregrine Ventures, an Israeli med-tech venture capital firm, closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, at $115m
  • Centana Growth Partners, a Palo Alto and New York-based specialized growth equity firm focused on the future of financial services, closed its second fund, Centana Growth Partners II, L.P., at $375m
  • Plexo Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm investing both in emerging VC funds and in early-stage companies around the world, closed on a $42.5m fund
  • Crescendo Venture Partners, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based venture capital firm, is launching its new VC fund planned to raise $80 million-$100 million
  • Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the Oakland, Calif.-based venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, closed its fifth investment fund, at $141m
  • Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver, CO-based private equity firm focused on investing in healthcare services companies, completed fundraising for Revelstoke Capital Partners Fund II, L.P., and Revelstoke Single Asset Fund I, L.P., totaling $1.4 billion
  • United Ventures, a Milan, Italy-based venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at €120M
  • Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, has launched a financial services fund with its first closing at C$260m
  • Loyal Valley Capital closed its second US dollar-denominated fund, Loyal Valley Capital Advantage Fund II LP, at $465m
  • Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, closed Dyal Capital Partners IV with over $9.0 billion of committed capital
  • Harlem Capital, an NYC-based diversity-focused venture capital firm, closed Harlem Capital Partners Venture Fund I, LP, at $40.3m
  • NYC-based investment firm Two Sigma closed Sightway Capital I, LP, a private investment fund which focuses on building companies in financial services and real assets, at $1.2 billion

WHY JOIN INVESTOR NETWORK BY JD?

Access to top deals by funds such as  Sequoia Capital, NEA, Kleiner Perkins, and others for accredited investors with $100,000 USD to invest in deals through a broker-dealer based in the US or other countries.  Come to cool places and meet cool people that co-invest!  Canada this week and putting on the Ritz on FL next week on an amazing Island!

PRESS RELEASE OF WEEK (WE HAVE CRUSH ON THIS FUND)

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) has announced an investment in a fund managed by Autotech Ventures (“Autotech”), a venture capital firm focused on ground transportation technology located in Menlo Park, California. The $10 million total investment, which will be contributed over the expected 10-year life of the fund, is expected to provide the Company with increased visibility to early-stage companies.

 

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stoneridge-accelerates-technology-strategy-with-investment-in-autotech-ventures-fund-300764653.html

 

 

P.S. by JD with “luck begins with hard work” or is the question is moot!


Let us face it that all quotes are based on proverbs so no need to quote somebody as the question is moot! JD Morris’s provocative statement for the day!

Today we launch our new blog posting P.S. by JD that based on my motto! My motto is “Say provocative statements (P.S.) that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!”  P.S. = Provocative Statement

I wrote an article for my MIT class about AI and used an AI tool called Grammarly to check for it being considered plagiarism. Some people are getting smart and know how to take credit for old sayings in the bible, chinses proverbs, etc. and sure enough, Grammarly pointed to possible sources. That leads to my favorite quote has issue and who should get credit?

Should you be able to bastardize a quote and call it yours?  Let me provide an example with my favorite quote that says “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more luck I have” and nobody knows the source of this quote.  As of today, I am claiming the saying “Luck begins with hard work” and you will need to sight me or my lawyers will be sending you letter and demanding payment (Joking Kinda).

Who said the original statement?  Grammarly did point me to quoteinvetingator.com that points to Thomas Jefferson and a ton of other people that most likely just bastardized a quote from the bible or Chinese proverb. The funny thing is one of Thomas Jefferson’s foundations said that he did not say that statement and should not be quoted. That leads the statement that everything said can be found in a proverb, so you do not need to quote me or anyone.  You be the judge based on this research that did not look at the old proverb for the source.  

Research on the quote:

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/21/luck-hard-work/

However, I say the question is moot!

Disclosure:  These are ideas of JD Morris alone.

Next P.S. on blog posting and the use of reblogging or reposting.

The following link for this blog post is as follows: http://bit.ly/2qDczbG

REBLOG: JD Morris featured in Forbes Article on October 17, 2019.


Thanks Forbes for featuring me in one of many articles.

Forbes 5x2 Banking

Choosing The Right Bank Or Credit Card: 10 Tips From Finance Experts

10. Look For Apps That Can Help

Experian and a few others have apps that will provide recommendations based on your credit score. They have apps that will allow you to compare features including annual fees, intro rates, annual percentage rates, etc. Not all people and not all cards are created equal, so take advantage of Experian or others that have apps to help. – JD Morris, Red Hook Capital

For full article visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/10/17/choosing-the-right-bank-or-credit-card-10-tips-from-finance-experts/#165222321733

JD Morris Quoted in Forbes: 15 Financial Experts Share The Industry’s ‘Best-Kept Secrets’


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7. Invest In Real Estate

There are lots of strategies, but a 1031 exchange in real estate allows you to defer paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it is sold. Almost all high-net-worth individuals have investments in real estate and the 1031 exchange is one of the key tools. – JD Morris, Red Hook Capital

 

read the full article:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/08/29/15-financial-experts-share-the-industrys-best-kept-secrets/#59a6322a77bf