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Gregory Carson to Keynote on Venture and Leadership at Connect2Capital Event

Gregory will be talking about international venture and the leadership it takes to raise capital and grow companies in Northern Europe and the US.. 


Finance books and sites : What you need to know for Corporate Finance.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

If you are Interested in Corporate finance here is a short list of online and book reviews.

Aswath Damodaran’s valuation website: every template you will ever need, as well as his top ranked valuation course all online.    http://people.stern.nyu.edu/adamodar/

investment dictionary.. its pretty good. http://www.investopedia.com

Wikipedia entry: links to everything finance:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valuation_(finance)

The books you will need:

Braeley and Meyers  : http://www.amazon.com/Brealey-Myers-Corporate-Finance-Investment/dp/0071383778?tag=613240924-20

David Wessels, my former professor at wharton and the best book around from McKinsey: http://www.amazon.com/Valuation-Measuring-Managing-Companies-Finance/dp/0471702196/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353179711&sr=1-2&keywords=valuation+mckinsey&tag=613240924-20

Aswath Damodaran, one of the world’s favorite Finance professors: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Valuation-Distressed-Businesses/dp/0137126891/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353179813&sr=1-1&keywords=dark+side+of+valuation&tag=613240924-20

Higgen’s book.. Dupont/eva and VC Valuation…great book for mid and large company strategic management  http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Financial-Management-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurance/dp/007803468X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353180084&sr=1-1&keywords=higgins+financial&tag=613240924-20

Feld, Great guy and one of the worlds best Venture Capitalists and one of the world’s best VC books:  http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/0470929820/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353180227&sr=1-1&keywords=accounting&tag=613240924-20

I have like 100 more books that would be great.. but these are the best for practical know how on finance.



OceanBridge Capital’s Gregory Carson to Speak at EPIC 2012: Copenhagen

Mr. Carson is happy to return to EPIC’s 2012 event September 12 in Copenhagen to discuss the continued improvements in the innovation systems of Europe’s most advanced countries. At EPIC 2012:Copenhagen, several of Europe’s top investors and many of Northern Europe’s entrepreneurs will converge at an event geared on identifying international Capital and Innovation Growth company opportunities.  Companies such as Klarna, LifeScience Partners, DFJ Esprit and others will have leaders on site to discuss and seek the latest venture opportunities from Europe’s most innovated regions. 

OceanBridge Expands Investment Activities

European Venture Capital continues to evolve and OceanBridge continues to focus on top-performing venture assets. Ocean Bridge Capital currently represents ownership stakes across Europe, and secondarily in the US. Oceanbridge has begun to seek out Funds nearing end of life as well as growth based direct investments.

Founded in 2009, the firm represents  world leading Limited partners managing more than $1 billion of institutional capital. With world leading Partners in California as well as in UK, OceanBridge Capital invests with four strategies: i) direct investments and ownership stakes of top growth Venture supported investment, ii) secondary funds that offer liquidity alternatives for direct investments and limited partnership interests and iii) funds of funds, known as Partnership Holdings, that invest in smaller funds with outsized return potential. iv) direct advisory relationships where OBC’s international network and strategic advise can help a company reach its next financing goals.

If you run a fund more than 50% invested, run a growth company in Technology, Media, Telecom, Cleantech, Business Services, or BioTech feel free to reach out to OceanBridge to discuss your situation. An imminent transaction is not necessarily to have a valuable conversation with our principles.

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