Starting a GP Keynote Interview Series

Welcome to PFM's ‘Starting a GP’ keynote interview series with Tom Angell, practice leader of private equity and venture capital at WithumSmith+Brown.

In the four video briefs, we discuss a range of topics that are important in establishing a GP, including capital raising, human resources, outsourcing and insurance.

Initial steps and hiring

In our first interview Tom talks about which managers to hire first when starting the firm.

Raising capital

In the second video Tom discusses the challenges in raising money for the firm and how a lower fee structure could attract investors.

Outsourcing your work

In our third video Tom lays out the advantages/disadvantages of handing out some of the work functions such as IT and human resources.

Avoiding pitfalls

In the final video Tom advises having enough capital to cover expenses and taking out insurance to cover liabilities.

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