Preferred Return Podcast

Join us to learn about the role of technology within private equity and venture capital firms. Our hope is to bring together the best and brightest across the industry to discuss best practices, the trends they’re seeing, and how firms are using technology to gain an edge in the market – raising funds faster, generating outsized returns, and delivering a world-class experience for LPs.

You can expect some original music too….

Sneaking Up On You

Mike Abdella is a one-man force. The Founder and Managing Director of Mauve Capital Partners — a search fund — is laser-focused on finding a business to buy and operate.

Waiting on the World to Change

In this episode, I’m joined by Holden Lee: a strategic leader and investor focusing capital to drive meaningful change in the world.

Applications of AI in Private Equity

Private Capital deal management and business development teams allocate a large portion of their time originating new opportunities and expanding the firm’s network.

The Art of Virtual Fundraising

Private Equity and Venture Capital fundraising looks a lot different these days. With both LPs and GPs social distancing at home, the usual process of fundraising requires Investor Relations teams to take a new approach.

Own Your Edge

Listen to Episode 1: “Own Your Edge”, as I sit down with Kjael Skaalerud, SVP of Revenue at Altvia to discuss what’s top of mind among PE firms that are currently shopping for technology...

Featured Episode

It’s Time for Angel Investing to Evolve

I have an interesting deal for you all, who’s interested?

Angel communities have been held back by manual tools and workflows that prevent collaboration on deal flow, slow down investing decisions and, ultimately, prevent broader participation from those that would like to invest in the start-up asset class without the typical constraints of investing in a VC fund.  

Jason Burke, Founding Partner at TBD Angels in the Boston area, decided it was time to take matters into his own hands by building software to solve the challenges he was experiencing firsthand. Thus, All Stage was established to provide investment ecosystems with a modern technology platform. Tune in to learn more, the future for All Stage and angel investors everywhere appears to be brighter than ever.

Season 1, Episode 14 | 31 min


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