The traditional process of investing in private funds is tedious, difficult, and expensive. We’re here to make private funds simple and transparent.
We save investors time by listing funds at scale, automating diligence, and simplifying the investment process. Velvet helps you easily discover funds, connect with managers, evaluate track records, and make investments on behalf of clients or yourself.
Don’t limit yourself or your firm to your broker’s shortlist. See the whole picture of the private fund marketplace. Velvet curates hedge funds, venture capital, private credit, and private equity at scale. Our listings platform makes it easy to find funds based on mandates, categories, fund types, asset exposure, size, returns, and more.
Velvet listings were designed with the LP in mind. Start the investment decision long before meeting a manager.
1. Buy databases of funds for $30,000 each
Sit through multiple sales calls per year and spend thousands of dollars for access to a database that lists each type of fund.
2. Spend hours on planes and days at conferences
Get spammed via email, approached at conferences, hard pitched, soft pitched, and spend thousands on travel.
3. Filter 80% of the listings that are out of date or unusable
The vast majority of listings on databases like preqin and pitchbook are unusable, out of date, or incorrect. In a database of 30,000 funds, less than 1000 of the funds are active. In real life, 95% of the approaches are unusable or uninvestable.
4. Cold outreach the manager
Write a cold email or call to the manager and send an email.
5. Ask for a fund deck via email
To learn the basics about a fund, you’ll need to request a deck or PPM.
6. Set up a meeting to talk specifics
Weeks after you got started, you’ll talk with the manager face to face.
1. Sign up for velvet
Onboard in less than 3 minutes for yourself or your institution.
2. Browse the whole market of vetted private funds
Look at a diverse set of curated funds in HF, VC, and PE categories.
3. Chat with the manager at the click of a button
You can schedule a meeting directly with the manager on every single fund.
Even though it’s simple, Velvet supports investments from authorized third parties investing on behalf of entities and individuals. We built it for investment advisors, family offices, endowments, pension funds, trusts, fund-of-funds, and other institutional clients.
Velvet listings are designed to present every piece of information available on a fund. Start the investment decision long before meeting a manager.
All depictions on this site are fictional and do not represent real investment funds. Any investment funds displayed to the public on this site are for illustrative purposes only.
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A private placement is an offering of unregistered securities to a limited pool of investors. In a private placement, a company sells shares of stock in the company or other interest in the company, such as warrants or bonds, in exchange for cash.
The following represent some general disclosures in regards to private placements. This list is not exhaustive, and potential investors should carefully review each prospective investment and the risks specific to such investment.