We are excited that we have closed Fund I. It is comprised of corporate partners (51 percent), family offices (28 percent) that recognize the power of fintech and want a stake in companies that are transforming financial services, as well as individual investors (21 percent) who represent a “who’s who” of the industry. It has been a great lesson in helping investors understand the opportunity in FinTech while being clear how unique we are with our operators experience and the data assets of Cogo Labs.
Culture and teams are the most important ingredients for success in companies. This is our conviction at Vestigo which makes us work hard to think about how we define our culture and the behaviors we require to ensure that we are what we want to be as a firm.
We have both benefited from many fine mentors over the years as I am sure all of you have done. This issue we decided to ask our amazing advisory board members for their advice and counsel for startup CEO’s and for executives in established financial services companies. Fascinating answers from them for you to study.
We have had over 400 start-ups seek funding from us. It is clear that our belief in the need for an early stage focused FinTech VC in the Boston area was well founded.
What technology development seems to have gone beyond the hype cycle for FinTech start-ups? We feel it is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dave has been using it for Cogo Labs partner’s companies to create efficient ways to serve clients’ needs in a variety of markets.
We have had a busy couple of months at Vestigo, finding some very interesting companies to consider investing in for the fund. In this update, we have two to tell you about with 4 to 5 others in the hopper for consideration. February 21, 2018 Volume 12 View this email in your browser GP […]
Few milestones are more refreshing than the beginning of a new year. We had a wonderful 2017, and now we’re looking forward to the fun of focusing on investing for fund 1. January 16, 2018 Volume 11 View this email in your browser Welcome to 2018! Few milestones are more refreshing than the beginning […]
With so many Blockchain, Bitcoin and ICO questions coming to us from LPs and others, we thought that focusing this issue on these areas would help all of us stay on track. December 20, 2017 Volume 10 View this email in your browser With so many Blockchain, Bitcoin and ICO questions coming to us from […]
The topic of robos often dominates conversations on what is happening in wealth management. They have done a good job of repricing the market but it is clear that the winning model includes human help and understanding. November 22, 2017 Volume 9 View this email in your browser GP Perspectives After a long career at […]
We continue to feel great about the opportunities for value creation for investors in early stage investing for FinTech October 18, 2017 Volume 8 View this email in your browser G stands for Gig or for General Partner We continue to feel great about the opportunities for value creation for investors in early stage […]