Dear Valued Member of the Moonfare Network,
Welcome to the first edition of The Satellite newsletter – a collection of Moonfare updates and resources as well as highlights from the world of private markets.
Moonfare recently blasted through the $1B assets under management milestone. As we embark on the next chapter of our growth story, we would like to offer this regular update to help our valued community stay ahead of the curve.
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Here’s a quick summary of what you'll find in our first edition:
Let's dive in!
Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun-Microsystems and founder of Khosla Ventures, shares his take on future tech behemoths
The legendary Silicon Valley investor laid out his investment philosophy in the latest episode of Deal Talk with Moonfare CEO Dr. Steffen Pauls. "I don't mind a larger probability of failure, with sufficient diversification in each fund. But when we succeed, it has to be worth it,” Khosla told the Moonfare audience.
Khosla also explained the upside of investing in big ideas and why he doesn't follow the traditional investor playbook. Instead, Khosla spends his time reading scientific papers.
From Bitcoin to macro threats: how Moonfare investors see markets in near future
A majority of Moonfare investors believe Tesla’s share price will remain flat for the remainder of 2021. They are bullish about Bitcoin’s performance but worry about the disconnect between the real economy and asset prices. Take a closer look at these and other insights from the 200+ Moonfare investors who responded to our survey earlier this year.
Other survey topics include:
Thank you again to our Moonfare investors for participating!
Long Read: 3 lessons from the history of equity investing
Since the onset of Covid-19 markets have been anything but boring. But despite the strangeness and novelty of some of what we have witnessed, we are reminded that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This white paper explores a few eternal rules of equity investing that seem more important now than ever.
The rise of private equity secondaries: from a niche market to a mainstream strategy
With the recent launch of the Secondary Market platform, Moonfare clients can now access greater liquidity in the inherently illiquid private equity market.
Meanwhile, investors’ demand for secondaries is soaring - especially, in the wake of the pandemic-induced market volatility. This leads to the question: what future trends will drive their growth?
Moonfare and IQ-EQ, one of the largest global providers of personalized investor services, recently joined forces in a virtual roundtable, where we examined the current state of secondaries and how the market may evolve in the future.
Moonfare's Investment Director Sweta Chattopadhyay among the 10 most influential women in private markets
Venture Capital Journal, a leading private markets outlet, distinguished Sweta Chattopadhyay as one of ten women making a huge impact on private markets. Among other achievements, “Sweta played a key role in developing Moonfare’s responsible investing policy, and in its wider inclusion and diversity social responsibility efforts,” wrote the Journal. Congratulations, Sweta!
Interested in the exciting world of private markets and the exclusive investment opportunities it offers? Check our selection of top-tier private equity funds by logging on to the Moonfare platform.
If you have any questions, please reach out to one of our representatives. We will be happy to assist you.
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