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Bdemuth1

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Quit my job out of school 3 years ago doing equity research for hedge funds. Got a little bit lucky on market timing shorting the Industrials & S&P 500 Index when they open 4% down on Chinese currency devaluation news in August 2015.

Those funds afforded me enough money to move to Texas with whatever I could fit into my Jeep for about 6 months until I could find a job in commercial real estate. Took me about 2 weeks to land a position. In the last 3 years, I went from a temp intern at a large international corporation to the Director of Acquisitions at a small private equity firm with a $500 MM portfolio. The position allows me equity exposure in all new acquisitions.

Now I am itching to be challenged more and working on a side project to disrupt the current leasing model for commercial real estate. Still evaluating if I am missing something or some how my current hypothesis is flawed, but would love to connect with new people especially if they have prior experience building a technology service platform and raising startup capital.
 
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Quit my job out of school 3 years ago doing equity research for hedge funds. Got a little bit lucky on market timing shorting the Industrials & S&P 500 Index when they open 4% down on Chinese currency devaluation news in August 2015.

Those funds afforded me enough money to move to Texas with whatever I could fit into my Jeep for about 6 months until I could find a job in commercial real estate. Took me about 2 weeks to land a position. In the last 3 years, I went from a temp intern at a large international corporation to the Director of Acquisitions at a small private equity firm with a $500 MM portfolio. The position allows me equity exposure in all new acquisitions.

Now I am itching to be challenged more and working on a side project to disrupt the current leasing model for commercial real estate. Still evaluating if I am missing something or some how my current hypothesis is flawed, but would love to connect with new people especially if they have prior experience building a technology service platform and raising startup capital.

Welcome to the forum.

Several of us Dallas folks here.

Sounds like you’re well on your way!
 

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Quit my job out of school 3 years ago doing equity research for hedge funds. Got a little bit lucky on market timing shorting the Industrials & S&P 500 Index when they open 4% down on Chinese currency devaluation news in August 2015.

Those funds afforded me enough money to move to Texas with whatever I could fit into my Jeep for about 6 months until I could find a job in commercial real estate. Took me about 2 weeks to land a position. In the last 3 years, I went from a temp intern at a large international corporation to the Director of Acquisitions at a small private equity firm with a $500 MM portfolio. The position allows me equity exposure in all new acquisitions.

Now I am itching to be challenged more and working on a side project to disrupt the current leasing model for commercial real estate. Still evaluating if I am missing something or some how my current hypothesis is flawed, but would love to connect with new people especially if they have prior experience building a technology service platform and raising startup capital.

Very nice to have you! Welcome from Houston.

I have experience in both, it’s nice to meet you.

I’ll go ahead and get your rep started. +500
 

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I am actually in Dallas. Are there any good breakfast groups or meetups for startups that you attend?

I would recommend meeting with @amp0193 and @Kak its all you need to get started ha. Them two minds Would only strengthen your perspective. (Also if you have read the books as well)
 
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Welcome aboard my friend, great to have ya!
 
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Any interest from the Dallas guys to do some BBQ in Centerville?

@amp0193 It sounds like you know of many FLF'ers up there.

I know some. There's several I haven't met yet too.

Is there anything actually in Centerville? I only know what you can see from I-45 and it ain't much.

I'd be very interested, but always gotta run plans by the wife and family first.


This intro thread is becoming a TX meetup thread... :)
 

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