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Q&A with Daniel Blandon ’19, Co-founder of Simma Capital

March 4, 2021

Daniel Blandon  Q: Tell us about Simma Capital. How did you get your idea for the business? A: Simma Capital is a Venture Capital investment fund based in Colombia. Despite being a fund, it is a venture itself and therefore the conception and strategy were conceived like any new...

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Ross Butler '21 Acquires Cleveland-Based BPI Information Systems

By: A. J. Wasserstein January 25, 2021

When Ross Butler enrolled in the course Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (MGT671), he apparently misunderstood the final project’s requirements. Instead of choosing an industry and company to analyze and evaluate as a potential acquisition candidate, Butler actually acquired a...

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Georgyi Vekhov '20 Launches Moscow-Based Search Fund Milestone Capital

By: A. J. Wasserstein November 24, 2020

Georgyi Vekhov has recently closed a pool of committed capital for his search fund, Milestone Capital. Vekhov, a Silver Scholar MBA while at Yale, is credited with launching the first-ever search fund in Russia. Originally from Moscow, Vekhov has worked and studied in the U.S. for...

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Triple Bottom Brewing Focuses on Beer, People, and Planet

November 20, 2020

Triple Bottom Brewing, founded by Tess Hart SOM '17 and Bill Popwell 'SOM 16, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Located in Philly’s industrial West Poplar neighborhood, the company’s three bottom lines are beer, people, planet. They partner with local organizations to meet...

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Dairo Isomura '06 Launches Search Fund Radien Legacy Partners

By: A. J. Wasserstein November 5, 2020

Isomura is partnering with Rafael Alfonzo (M.I.T. Sloan School of Management 2014, The George Washington Law School 1996) for his search. Alfonzo is a veteran search fund entrepreneur who sourced, acquired, and operated a managed service provider, Datum Technologies, that focused on the...

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Michael Warady '17 Launches Sylmar Group

By: A. J. Wasserstein October 26, 2020

Michael Warady has recently closed on a pool of committed capital for his entrepreneurial and investment vehicle, Sylmar Group. Sylmar is a search fund on steroids and with a few twists. Warady and his partner, Peter Brooks (Harvard Business School 2014), seek to acquire multiple businesses in...

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