Stream session: Start-ups, seeding and capital raising

Thu May 24, 2012


Securing seed capital and making it work


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Matteo Dante Perruccio, Rob Kirkwood, Mikael Spångberg, Sanjay Tikku, Niki Natarajan
A packed session saw three experienced early-stage hedge fund investors and one recipient of day-one seed capital shed light on their experiences, for the benefit of the many managers and investors that had gathered to listen.

The panel comprised Matteo Dante Perruccio of Hermes BPK Partners, Sanjay Tikku of KAUST, Mikael Spångberg of SEB and Rob Kirkwood, head of business development at former SAC man Ali Akjay's new Carrhae Capital firm.

"A lot of the time these emerging managers don't know how to build a business," said Perruccio, explaining that a good manager is not necessarily a good marketer. Hermes BPK's joint venture with Seattle-based Northern Lights Capital Group last year represented the best way for his firm...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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