NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerate Product Partners LLC announced today the launch of its Video Due Diligence platform accelerateproduct.com ("Accelerate") for accredited investors and alternative funds.
Accelerate gives investors "x-ray vision;" the ability to anonymously access, view, search and share detailed video interviews of top-tier fund managers ("issuers"). Once an investor member is ready to reveal their identity and establish direct contact with an issuer they can do so via the simple click of a button.
Alexis Graham, co-founder of Accelerate and 20-year hedge fund industry veteran says "accelerateproduct.com emerged after many years of conversation with institutional investors who conduct due diligence for a living and are always in search of new opportunities yet are tired of the cold calls, look-alike decks and superfluous 'first meetings' that often lack depth."
Accelerate interviews and releases issuers monthly (currently all issuers on the platform are firms that manage over $300m in assets and have at least 3 year track records) and is working with additional distributors to bring the advantages of Video Due Diligence to the industry.
Greg Parsons, CEO of Semper Capital a $1.1 billion credit firm and Accelerate issuer member, sees clear value in the technology, saying, "we use Accelerate as part of our investor relations infrastructure. The platform gives us an efficient way to communicate with existing LP's while also serving as a unique channel for investor discovery."
Benefiting the issuer members and extending the platform beyond its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Accelerate is also entering into agreements with companies that represent access to different investor networks globally. One such partner is the Trusted Insight, the leading online LP network with over 100,000 institutional investor members. Jeremy Baksht, Head of Business Development at Trusted Insight, says "Accelerate offers a value add tool in the form of Video Due Diligence not just an online listing. This will save our LPs time and money when evaluating investment opportunities."
Issuers on Accelerate are given a full video profile, equipped with AIFMD compliant sharing features and are presented to investors in conjunction with their performance and background information. An issuers full video profile is comprised of over 30-90 second video clips that reflect the Portfolio Manager/Founder/CEO's direct responses to a series of questions that were crowd sourced from Accelerate's investor networks and asked directly of the issuer in a "first meeting" like scenario. Topics of coverage include but are not limited to investment philosophy, investment process, exposures and current positioning, risk management, investment ideas and attribution analysis.
To register as an investor on Accelerate, please visit www.accelerateproduct.com
To learn more about Accelerate as an issuer, or to inquire about Accelerate's video production services, or to license Accelerate's Video Due Diligence technology contact Alexis Graham at (212) 607-3233 or [email protected].
Media inquiries, please contact Alexandra Preate at CapitalHQ at (212) 588-9148 o / (917) 748-6537 c or [email protected].
SOURCE Accelerate Product Partners LLC