DXB Partners

DXB Partners

LinkedIn for Funds & Founders

LinkedIn for Funds & Founders This blog is designed to help you make LinkedIn the Ferrari V12 engine of your top of funnel investor lead generation. Your secret weapon is you (not your product, innovation or fund) and your story.…

More Referees than Players

More Referees than Players Musk said it best: ‘Civilisations decline when they quit taking risks, their arteries harden’. Back in the land of mere mortals, the same could be said of financial services & so many other sectors awash with…

$140 trillion looking for a home…

$140 trillion looking for a home… For the first time, wealthy individual investors around the world hold more capital than the entire institutional investor community. Here’s the headline stats; private capital accounts for around 51-52% of global capital now but…

How’s Your Capital Raise Going?

How’s Your Capital Raise Going? The majority of G7 located funds, large and small are struggling to raise and deal gestation periods have moved out to over a year. If it’s tough going for Carlyle, Bobby Jain and TPG it’s…

Work Life Imbalance

Work Life Imbalance This one might touch a nerve. I spend my life around emerging, start-up & early-stage people. In our own firm, with my co-founder James Goodman, we’re pivoting, taking risk, making mistakes, enjoying wins and making decisions 7…

Ditch the Pitch

Ditch the Pitch This week’s paper considers strategies for converting investor calls and meetings into committed capital. We were inspired to write after analysing the thousands of communications we have each year with fund managers and company founders seeking to…