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On changing the world through corporate venture capital

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Eric Munson
B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

Venture capitalist Eric Munson is a true believer in the good of technology and innovation. He also feels optimistic about the role of corporate venture capital and secondary markets in the financial world.

Born and bred in what became Silicon Valley during his lifetime, he has had a long career in corporate finance, venture capital and asset management - including the running of a long/short equity hedge fund in the mid-80s.

"We were levered long in technology stocks in the fall of '87, and at an early age I learned the benefits and the risks associated with leverage," he says during a recent interview on Opalesque TV. "So in our business today, we use no leverage whatsoever. It's important for us to focus on the fundamentals and to de-risk our investments in the venture space by aiming for the late-stage and fundamentally sound companies."

After having built five asset management businesses over a 35-year period, he now helps entrepreneurs grow their own as a growth equity investor and the co-founder of New York-based ADIT Ventures, launched five years ago. He has invested in companies such as Spotify, Lyft, Airbnb, SpaceX, and Palantir, which he believes will go public within a year. ......................

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