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Financial Poise Weekly Rundown

Note: Episodes 1-74 were produced under the name “Accredited Investor Markets Radio”. We changed the name to “Financial Poise Radio” starting with Episode 75.

Feb 13, 2015

In Episode 23 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill is joined by Jeffrey Lampe, Principal at Hopewell Ventures, for an in-depth discussion of early stage investing and venture capital rounds. Join them to learn about what backing a VC venture entails, what ‘items’ might be on a venture capitalist’s wish list (e.g. guaranteed Board seats), what to watch out for, when it may be a better investment strategy for a VC to borrow and what risks may still be present after the VC rounds have been completed.


You can find out more about Hopewell Ventures and Jeffrey Lampe here.


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About Jeffrey Lampe



Mr. Jeffrey J. Lampe, CFA is currently a Principal with Hopewell Ventures, a $110 million Chicago based venture capital and growth equity fund.  He previously served as a Senior Associate with Hopewell. He was a Key Team Member involved with the initial formation of Gazelle TechVentures in 1999, providing research and analytical support. He went on to become a Co-Founder and Senior Associate at Gazelle TechVentures  in 2000, a $60 million Indianapolis based VC fund. Prior to this, he served as a Senior Associate at Monument Advisors and Monument Capital Partners. He has been directly involved in over $500 million of corporate finance, mezzanine, private equity and venture capital transactions over his career. He currently serves as a Director of Video Home Tours (VHT), National Pasteurized Eggs (NPE), and several other high growth companies.  He was formerly a Director of SageQuest and Pioneer Surgical Technology. Mr. Lampe is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Member of the CFA Society of Chicago. He received an M.B.A., with high honors, from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in Business from Purdue University.