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Dinner for Members & Execs at Pabu last week. Great people, great food!

Expanding the G20

Meet the new Members

Mike Troiano
Apr 17, 2019 · 7 min read

What does it mean to be a “Member,” exactly?

At the most basic level becoming a G20 Member means signing up to help entrepreneurs. We only invite people we’ve seen do that brilliantly in the wild, and the first and most important job of the G20 is to support our portfolio companies with operating experience, contacts, functional expertise, and whatever else they need. Our G20 Members are a primary source of deals for our fund, help us evaluate opportunities, perform diligence, and explore new sectors of interest. All participate in the carry of our fund, and have the option to invest in it (about a third of our first and second fund capital actually comes from our G20 Members.) There’s a social component to the group — which operates more on relationships than it does on process — and as a result we look for people who work and play well with others, who listen, combine talent with humility, and respect how incredibly hard it is take a startup from zero to sixty.

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The New Kids

Bill, Bob, and I are thrilled to welcome new G20 Members Tom Caputo, Bob Geiman, Brent Grinna, Sue Graham Johnston, Jim Matheson and Jules Pieri. These exceptional people all know what it means to build a business, and to invest in one. All are close friends of the fund, accomplished leaders, and people we learn from and enjoy.

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Tom Caputo
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Bob Geiman
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Brent Grinna. And friend.
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Sue Graham Johnston
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Jim Matheson
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Jules Pieri

G20 Ventures

Human scale venture capital.

Mike Troiano

Written by

Venture storyteller, wartime consiglieri, lyrical gangsta. Partner, G20 Ventures, thoughts here are my own. http://about.me/miketrap

G20 Ventures

Human scale venture capital.

Mike Troiano

Written by

Venture storyteller, wartime consiglieri, lyrical gangsta. Partner, G20 Ventures, thoughts here are my own. http://about.me/miketrap

G20 Ventures

Human scale venture capital.

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