I have been impressed by the hard work and engagement of our board of advisors for Vestigo Ventures. I have seen those leaders step up to provide insight during due diligence activities for start-ups. They have helped our portfolio companies gain insights and new business. They provide valued feedback to the four partners — always with a focus on getting returns for our investors.
You may have worked on building great teams in a number of different settings — whether start-up, business enterprise or nonprofit. Issues surrounding building great teams commonly come up, no matter the setting.
The mentor who has had the greatest impact on my life was a New York City Firefighter. He never worked on Wall Street, he did not go to college, and to be honest, he was not a stellar high school student either. He spoke very few words during our mentorship. He has always been a man of action and very few words.
NICSA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 NICSA NOVA Awards. These awards showcase excellence in innovation and leadership across a number of categories within the asset management industry.
They’re smart and successful, and to say they are ambitious would be a huge understatement. They are the Boston Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 honorees and, despite their youthful ages, each of them is already making a significant positive impact in their workplaces and communities in Greater Boston.
We have not seen the lazy days just yet at Vestigo. We have continued our parade of start-ups coming looking for funding which makes for a busy August. We have been working with many prospective LP’s and have had a number of family offices and individuals joining the fund. August is not so lazy.
We also plan to pick up a book on FinTech, Big Data and various technology topics. While these may not be as gripping as the latest Amor Towles novel (check out A Gentleman in Moscow), they will give us insight into how we should interact with the fast moving world of technology. Any suggestions are welcomed from our readers.
Dave & Mark