Our Perspectives

The Lantern is our ongoing blog series that provides an informed view of the evolving venture capital landscape. The CRIT is the first-of-its-kind video series where we apply a critical eye towards analyzing and providing constructive feedback on emerging manager pitch decks. The eXpert Series is our deep-dive conversation series with key industry stakeholders who are the true pioneers of "Innovation Investing".
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The Lantern

August 24, 2021
The Creator Economy: "It's not a buzzword, it's a 2.25 trillion dollar industry."

We are in the earlier innings of the Creator Economy, where the age of influencers and a “million TV shows catering to a billion people” is the norm. Through its Venture Capital Basket™ (VCB™), Revere empowers investors to focus on themes that are top of mind, but might be difficult to access, diligence and/or invest in (like the creator economy).

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July 26, 2021
Why VC is the Most Difficult Asset Class for Family Offices, Part 2: Solutions

In Part 1, we focused on the problems that family offices face when wading into venture capital. In Part 2, we today focus on solutions that have worked for our co-founders, as well as other family offices around the world, and the newest solutions that we are building at Revere to solve various problems in venture capital.

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July 14, 2021
Why VC is the Most Difficult Asset Class for Family Offices, Part 1: Lessons Learned

Unlike other asset classes, venture capital is a different beast. It is because of our backgrounds that we knew what was being sold are not really solutions and, in some instances, are a part of the problem. Hence, we started Revere as a mission-driven asset management firm to provide real solutions.

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June 30, 2021
New Category Alert: AssetTech

Revere believes that the next wave of innovation will be around innovative products and services that address the accessibility and invest-ability of certain asset classes which have historically been exclusionary and/or have significant barriers to access -- in particular, private equity and venture capital.

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June 17, 2021
The Innovator’s Dilemma for Fund-of-Funds

By the mid 2010s, traditional FoFs grew long in the tooth and are generally in decline because the windows of opportunity to innovate are long gone. Revere believes that a new dawn is at hand, and innovative new products will replace the incumbent FoF approach.

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June 7, 2021
Venture Capital is Broken and Revere is Here to Fix It

Venture Capital has long been a bastion of gated access to once-in-a-generation tech entrepreneurs building tomorrow’s market leaders. By design, the insiders running the storied franchises that line Sand Hill Road cornered the market for this cottage investment industry. Revere lights the new way for investing in venture capital.

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August 16, 2021
THE CRIT - A100x

From our first CRIT session, we know that thinking about the different chapters of What We Do, How We Do It, and Who We Are will ensure that there’s a nice flow from one section to the next. Let’s take a look at how we can apply this to A100x’s deck.

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July 30, 2021
The CRIT - Behind Genius Ventures

Our goal is to provide constructive, transparent feedback to emerging fund managers on their pitch deck from the lens of a potential LP. We believe this format of going through particular decks and providing specific, targeted and customized feedback allows a broader audience to internalize the constructive comments and apply those guideposts to their stories.

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The eXpert Series

August 17, 2021
Revere eXpert Series #8: The Creator Economy with Hugo Amsellem

Creators in the Creator Economy are making waves. Who is ready to surf? An acknowledged thought leader and early investor in this space, Hugo Amsellem sees creators “as a horde of rebels deconstructing the castles of the old institutions…creators aren't simply disrupting the media world, they're turning entire industries upside down.”

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August 16, 2021
Revere eXpert Series #7: The Creator Economy with Mark Linao & Jaeson Ma

The creator economy is the independent, permission-less businesses, side hustles, and “gigs” launched by individuals who monetize their knowledge, skills, and fan following. The creator economy market sits at the intersection of the gig economy ($350B) and the creative industries ($2.25T).

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July 12, 2021
Revere eXpert Series #6: The Didi Fallout & Road Ahead

On July 4, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China stopped DiDi in its tracks, and launched a full investigation only days after the company listed its ADRs on the NYSE. DiDi's shares fell as much as 10.9% after the open...resulting in class action lawsuits, typical U.S. media soundbites and increased consternation around China risks. However, there is more to this...

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January 28, 2021
Revere eXpert Series #5: Latin America Venture Capital Trends & Developments

Joining the panel for eXperts #5 are Ana Paula Wey Perez of WP Capital, Fernando Pontaza of Invariantes, and Santiago Zavaia of 500 Startups. Through their discussion they dive into new developments in the Latin American Venture Capital landscape, trends with Foreign Investors, and vital insights for LatAm investment.

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November 4, 2020
Revere eXpert Series #4: US/Asia Future Retail and New Consumer Trends

Chieh Huang, CEO of Boxed, Rob Hao, Founder of Hype, and Andrew Mitchell, Managing Partner of Brand Foundry Ventures, discuss Consumer Trends in China, how Chinese brands go overseas, the evolution of Chinese consumers, and more in the 4th installment of the Revere eXpert Series.

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May 6, 2020
Revere eXpert Series #3: Trends and Developments in US/China EdTech

There's over $6 trillion of spend globally on education and 1.6 billion students and educators that are being introduced to new forms of education and technology at a rapid pace. Sharing their insights on EdTech innovation are Ian Chiu of Owl Ventures and Brian Gray of Remind.

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April 29, 2020
Revere eXpert Series #2: Perspectives on Early Stage Investing in US/China

Matt Cheng, Founder and Managing Partner of Cherubic Ventures, shares his experiences being resilient, how he best works with founders, and his views on the future of early stage investing in China.

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