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Alternative Asset Management Redefined-Why We Exist

Alternative Asset Managers have many challenges today. Alternative Asset Management market is not the same anymore as what it used to be say 2 decades back. Everything around us have changed drastically, but unfortunately and for a strange reason the tools and software are the same which were created then.

The reason to this is that the software created then had huge costs and are still in the process of recovering the cost of creation, also these solutions have pretty high cost of installation, management, and maintenance. This makes it almost impossible for the startup and mid-market asset managers to even think of these as they have just started and have only limited funds to manage their show. So technology is the last thing on the minds of these mid-market private equity managers to invest in.

Even for the big asset managers the problems with technology are many. The solutions which they are using or are currently available in the market are mostly point solutions and there is virtually no integration which is possible to have a holistic view of the business for the asset managers.

Big or small the problems remain with the kind of technology available today, and these can be categorized broadly into to 2 problem areas or the sore points for asset managers when it comes to technology (1) No holistic software which can manage the business and is not limited to few areas or aspects of Alt Asset Management (2) The cost barrier of the Technology

Pepper solves these both! With the help of the cutting edge technologies like Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence (BI) and other latest technologies, Pepper is the most comprehensive flexible scalable Platform for Alternative Asset Managers like Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds, Co-investment and other complex funds, Hedge funds etc.

Most importantly Pepper has broken the price barrier of the Technology! The innovative pricing structure allows even a startup fund manager to have technology at his finger tips.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to find out more on Pepper https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXOBVV89UEJVO4Nl1fp0wA or logon to http://onpepper.com and request a Live Demo

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Alternative Asset Managers have many challenges today. Alternative Asset Management market is not the same anymore as what it used to be say 2 decades back. Everything around us have changed drastically, but unfortunately and for a strange reason the tools and software are the same which were created then.

The reason to this is that the software created then had huge costs and are still in the process of recovering the cost of creation, also these solutions have pretty high cost of installation, management, and maintenance. This makes it almost impossible for the startup and mid-market asset managers to even think of these as they have just started and have only limited funds to manage their show. So technology is the last thing on the minds of these mid-market private equity managers to invest in.

Even for the big asset managers the problems with technology are many. The solutions which they are using or are currently available in the market are mostly point solutions and there is virtually no integration which is possible to have a holistic view of the business for the asset managers.

Big or small the problems remain with the kind of technology available today, and these can be categorized broadly into to 2 problem areas or the sore points for asset managers when it comes to technology (1) No holistic software which can manage the business and is not limited to few areas or aspects of Alt Asset Management (2) The cost barrier of the Technology

Pepper solves these both! With the help of the cutting edge technologies like Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence (BI) and other latest technologies, Pepper is the most comprehensive flexible scalable Platform for Alternative Asset Managers like Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds, Co-investment and other complex funds, Hedge funds etc.

Most importantly Pepper has broken the price barrier of the Technology! The innovative pricing structure allows even a startup fund manager to have technology at his finger tips.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to find out more on Pepper https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXOBVV89UEJVO4Nl1fp0wA or logon to http://onpepper.com and request a Live Demo

Source: http://altassetmanagmentdisrupted.blogspot.com/2017/07/alternative-asset-management-redefined.html

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20VC: Sequoia’s Roelof Botha on His Biggest Lessons Working Alongside Don Valentine, Mike Moritz and Doug Leone, Leading Sequoia’s US Business and What Sequoia Do To Retain Their Edge at the Top & The Crucible Moments That Define Startup Success

Roleof Botha is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe, UiPath, Zoom, the list goes on. As for Roelof, at Sequoia he has led rounds into the likes of YouTube, Instagram, Eventbrite, Square, MongoDB, 23andMe and Unity Technologies to name a few. Before joining the

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Roleof Botha is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe, UiPath, Zoom, the list goes on. As for Roelof, at Sequoia he has led rounds into the likes of YouTube, Instagram, Eventbrite, Square, MongoDB, 23andMe and Unity Technologies to name a few. Before joining the world of venture, Roelof was the CFO @ Paypal playing a key role in their hyper-growth from 2000-2003.

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In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How did Roelof go from actuary in South Africa to CFO @ Paypal? What were his biggest lessons from seeing Paypal burn $10M per month? How did Paypal lead to his joining Sequoia as a Partner?

2.) Market Evaluation: Does Roelof agree that the market is crazy today? How does today compare to prior vintages? How does Roelof assess the compression of fundraising timelines? With compressed timelines, how does he build relationships of trust with founders?

3.) Founder Evaluation: What were Roelof’s lessons on founder assessment from Don Valentine? What matrix did Don teach Roelof to assess founders on? How does Roelof feel about the rise of competitive rounds? When should founders take them vs remain heads down on execution?

4.) Investment Mentality: How did Roelof prevent becoming too confident when early investments went well? How does Roelof prevent relying on past failures as a reason for turning down opportunities today? What can investors do to retain a very flexible mind? Why does Roelof believe you are only as good as your next investment?

5.) Sequoia’s Edge: How does Roloef think about what it takes for Sequoia to retain it’s edge at the top? How does Roloef measure the success of the Sequoia scout program? How did they structure it? How has the structure changed? What do they plan to do moving forward?

6.) Board Membership: How would Roloef evaluate his current style of board membership? How has that style changed over time? What elements did he find challenging? What advice would Roelof give to new board members adopting their first board seats?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Roelof’s Favourite Book: Man’s Search For Meaning

Roelof’s Most Recent Investment: mmhmm

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Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.

Source: https://thetwentyminutevc.com/roelofbotha/

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Private equity investor Centerbridge Partners backs Syncapay’s acquisition of Wirecard North America

From: FinTech Global Syncapay has announced that it has bought Wirecard North America, marking another page in the story of the collapse of the scandal-ridden former FinTech giant. Wirecard imploded this summer after a suspected multi-billion dollar fraud was unearthed. Since then the company, which was once hailed as one of Germany’s biggest FinTech success […]

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Syncapay has announced that it has bought Wirecard North America, marking another page in the story

Source: https://www.altassets.net/private-equity-news/by-news-type/deal-news/private-equity-investor-centerbridge-partners-backs-syncapays-acquisition-of-wirecard-north-america.html

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Gulf Capital backs CWB as part of $60mln IP platform build

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