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Newsletter — August 2021 — issue #19

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

It's a Fun βeta Summer ...

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Our βeta Launches

The summer is here, and I am in this βeta all things state of mind again !

So what's cooking ? ...

We are β launching a group program for alternative asset managers around fundraising essentials !... Hop in on the waitlist if you want in, space is limited this time around, so we give everyone a first-hand experience and get a lot of juicy feedback from all of you bright people.

We are βeta launching a FREE scorecard for asset managers to assess where they stand on the fundraising readiness value cycle ... Are you curious about your score? Take the assessment here & get your scorecard report.

What we are writing, reading & listening to

The Pink Sheet

by Matt Church - Thought Leaders

“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.”— OLIVER WENDELL HOLME

Pink sheet example :

Q2 is upper right ...

Matt wrote, "We believe the Pink Sheet Process gives thought leaders a tool to unpack what they know better than any other we have seen. We believe in our mission so much that we are releasing this technology to the world, free, modeling the open-source movement often found in the tech space. Better thinking leads to better conversations, and this creates a better world. So let's start improving your thinking…"

The ILPA Deck for Emerging AM

Emerging Manager TOOLKIT + a 2020 educational video for EM Preparing for Fundraising Marathon.


A CMO conversation you don't want to miss ...

Courtesy of R "Ray" Wang at Constellation Research.


Research Suggests We're All Getting Less Creative and Scientists Think They Know Why

Private Equity Masters (Podcast mini series)

Running one of Europe's giants at Eurazeo. A conversation with Virginie Morgon in the fifth episode of Private Equity Masters.

Nuggets of Wisdom from the Nfx Team

“If you’re trying to reinvent everything, that probably means you’re not really successfully reimagining anything.” Keith Rabois and James Currier discuss how great Founders answer the question, "Which patterns do you violate, and why?"

5 mental models from founders to CEO

Written by Pete Flint, General Partner at NFX, a seed-stage venture firm based in San Francisco.

The 23 rules of Story Telling for Fundraising Written by James Currier

General Partner at NFX.


How to unleash "human magic" and achieve improbable results

Hubert Joly Turned Around Best Buy. Now He’s Trying to Fix Capitalism. Read the New York Times article here Listen to the FinanZe Podcast

Impact Investment

Tideline just published a "Guide to Using the Impact Investment Label’ in which they explore the key pillars of impact investing (Intentionality, Contribution, Measurement) and show how understanding where an investment strategy fits along these pillars can determine what label should be used and why (e.g., impact investing, thematic investing, ESG integration). Download the guide

WHY WE NEED MULTIPLE FLAVOURS OF CAPITAL FOR INCLUSIVE GENDER-SMART BUSINESS - Interview with Suzanne Biegel, Founder of Catalyst at Large, Co-founder of GenderSmart (Clued- In iBAN)

Project Sage 3.0: Tracking Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Private Debt with a Gender Lens - Read the report

The GIIN has just released the first in a series of research briefs regarding how institutional asset owners approach integrating real-world outcomes into their investments. Institutional Asset Owners: Approaches to setting social and environmental goals offers insights and practical examples into how institutional asset owners are integrating real-world outcomes, or impact, into their portfolios and investment strategies alongside risk and return and within a fiduciary context. Learn more here.

Planning for Uncertainty

"Are you feeling stuck and anxious these days, staring at a blank page when trying to put together your business plan for the next 12 months, let alone coming up with your 3-year, 5- year, 10- year vision for your company? How to plan and forecast anything in the midst of raging uncertainty and the accelerated pace of change?"

Read on

Personal Art and Inspiration Corner

Passion to Purpose: A Seven-Step Journey to Shed Self-Doubt, Find Inspiration, and Change Your Life (and the World) for the Better.

I want to share a new book with you from my friend, Amy McLaren.

More than a chronicle of Amy’s journey from school teacher to entrepreneur and CEO of an international charity, Passion to Purpose shares 7-steps that you can take from seeking sources of inspiration and tapping into your network for support, to overcoming obstacles and establishing your legacy. Bridging your passion and purpose takes determination, perseverance, and grit--but you can start small, and before you know it, you will change the world!

Learn more here.

I want to share the unique work of my friend Stéphanie Raphael, a French "Touch Screen" Artist (digital artist). Stéphanie is an avid supporter of women empowerment through her digital art and podcast where she gives voice to her portraits through remarkable women who become ambassadors and share their journeys.

Listen to this insightful and fearless conversation between Stephanie Raphael and Kathrine Switzer, ambassador for her Digital Art Creations, the E-Sixtine Notes (women e-portraits collections).

Kathrine Switzer is an American marathon runner, author, and television commentator. In 196, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an officially registered competitor. During her run, her race manager assaulted her to stop her from competing... but she completed the race....

Find out more about Touch Screen Artist, Stephanie Raphael's work #stephanieraphael

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