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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since November 7, 2016
Rob is an entrepreneur and investor with expertise in technology and financial services. He helped grow a private equity fund from $0 to $900 million in assets in under two years, and now spends most of his waking hours raising capital for early stage companies. As a freelancer, Rob focuses on corporate development, private equity, and investment advisory engagements.
Robert is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Venture Capital
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Angel/Seed Funding
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Three Statement Operating Model
  • Valuation
  • Venture Funding
  • Investment Director & Partner
    Enable Impact LLC
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Have raised seed capital for approximately a dozen ventures with socially positive business models. Average round sizes are $500,000 to $7 million.
    • Sourced early stage equity and debt investment opportunities.
    • Developed and managed private syndications for capital raising activities.
    • Underwrote new deals for the marketplace. Member of the investment committee.
    • Headed the investor network development function.
    Focus areas: Venture Funding, Growth Capital Raising, Angel/Seed Funding, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Investor Communications, Corporate Development
  • Director of Business Development
    2015 - 2016
    • Developed a partnership strategy for global media outlets.
    • Managed the portfolio of existing partnerships, accounting for ~15% of the company revenue.
    • Pitched and closed new partnerships.
    • Developed a go-to-market strategy for AI-driven travel booking.
    • Made stunning pitch books to solicit new partnerships.
    Focus areas: Partnerships, Strategy, Business Plan Development, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Corporate Development, Forecasting, Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Investment Professional
    Goldman, Sachs & Co
    2013 - 2015
    • Performed outsourced CIO services for foundations, family offices, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Acted as the chairman of the practice's investment committee.
    • Invested on behalf of some of Silicon Valley's most prominent founders.
    • Developed a strategic and tactical asset allocation for family offices, foundations, and endowments (~$16 billion of assets).
    • Managed a bespoke $50 million global long/short equity strategy which outperformed its benchmark by ~1200 bps.
    • Managed a $60 million global SRI equities portfolio.
    Focus areas: Risk Management, Trading, Equity Research, Securities Analysis, Portfolio Management, Investment Strategy
  • Senior Investment Analyst, Special Situations
    Origami Capital Partners
    2009 - 2013
    • Sourced, evaluated, and executed complex secondary market transactions in private markets.
    • Developed a due diligence and research framework for the strategy.
    • Conducted an annual valuation of level III assets (private company equity, debt as well as real estate and "other" alternative assets).
    • Acted as the lead analyst on the restructuring of a $1.5 billion UBP SelectInvest side pockets.
    • Worked on a fund that earned 44% IRR from inception through 2016.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Credit Analysis, Equity Research, Distressed Debt, Three Statement Operating Model, Complex Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Dilligence
  • Associate Director of Research
    University of Chicago
    2006 - 2009
    • Developed a partnership plan for Becker-Friedman Institute.
    • Conducted original research on hedge fund and private equity industries.
    • Designed a solicitation strategy and relationship management plan for principal level/naming gifts for new university initiatives.
    • Supported the physical sciences visiting committee and counseled fundraisers on solicitation strategy.
    • Established novel methodologies for strategic planning in the context of higher education fundraising.
    Focus areas: Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Quantitative Analysis
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    CFA Institute - Charlottesville, VA, USA
    2016 - 2017
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst in Alternative Investments
    CAIA Association - Amherst, MA, USA
    2009 - 2010
  • Master of Science in Finance
    Kellstadt Graduate School of Business | DePaul University - Chicago, IL, USA
    2008 - 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA, USA
    1998 - 2003
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