Alex Bangash is a Managing Director @ Rumson Group where he helps his clients invest in some of the best performing funds around the world. Alex has done just that having made over 50 investments into funds across the globe. If that was not enough he is also the founder of Trusted Insight, the worlds largest platform for institutional investors and backing from the first investors or founder @ Facebook, LinkedIn, Mint and Match.com.
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Alex made his way into the world of investing in VC funds?
2.) Why does Alex believe the whole finance industry is backward looking? Is this why he thinks there is so much VC churn?
3.) Why does Alex believe VC is always about access? Is this why Alex has such a strong preference for funds that are also platforms?
4.) Why does Alex believe true early stage is getting smaller and smaller? How does his return expectations differ according to the size of the fund?
5.) What happens when funds do not go to plan or do not have notable exits to raise fund II? What happens then?
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