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Ep. 14 - Dan Rasmussen, Founder at Verdad Capital: Where's the Evidence?
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Ep. 14 - Dan Rasmussen, Founder at Verdad Capital: Where's the Evidence?

Dan Rasmussen is the founding partner of Verdad Capital, and he's had quite an illustrious career, even though he is pretty young. So Dan got his undergrad at Harvard, and then he actually wrote a book called American Uprising about the largest slave revolution in America afterward he worked for Bain Capital as consultant, where he had an idea that private equity wasn't the best asset class. After that he got his graduate degree at Stanford, and then he opened Verdad Capital, the thesis for Verdad Capital is that private equity, when invested at high valuations isn't a good asset class, but rather, you can replicate that strategy on a micro cap scale with the public markets. Thank you so much for listening, we really appreciate you. You can find more information and content by going to these places: If you have found this valuable, please consider leaving us a review as it will help more people find it! Thanks you're awesome! Website: https://www.investingcity.org YouTube: Investing City Twitter: investing_city Instagram: investing_city Or feel free to email us at service@investingcity.org If you would like $10 off/month on a Dynasty Membership, just email us with the keyword "Podcaster Elastimer" and we'll hook you up! (it had to be a strange yet memorable keyword right?!) Again, we really appreciate that you would take the time to listen. Hope it was valuable. Let us know if you have any questions! Ryan Reeves 0:38 On today's episode of the investing city podcast we had the pleasure of talking with Dan Rasmussen. Dan is the founding partner of her dad capital, and he's had quite an illustrious career, even though he is pretty young. So Dan got his undergrad at Harvard, and then he actually wrote a book called American Uprising about the largest slave revolution in America afterward he worked for Bain Capital as consultant, where he had an idea that private equity wasn't the best asset class. After that he got his graduate degree at Stanford, and then he opened Verdad capital, the thesis for Verdad capital is that private equity. When invested at high valuations isn't a good asset class, but rather, you can replicate that strategy on a micro cap scale with the public markets. I was up able to tell in this podcast band is an avid reader and thinker. I won't say too much. So let's just dive in, enjoy this episode with Dan Rasmussen. I wanted to start off with something that is not directly related to investing because just doing a little background research on you. And I find it really interesting that you're actually a New York Times bestselling author on slave revolution so can you just tell us a little bit about that. Dan Rasmussen 2:23 I wrote a book it was actually my senior thesis was my junior paper then my senior thesis and then after college when I was working at Bain Capital actually spent nights and weekends, turning my thesis into the into a book called American uprising Untold Story of America's largest slave revolt which you can buy on Amazon and I highly recommend doing so. Get a good plug in for the book. But the story was fascinating. It's the largest slave world American history. They marched towards the city, they were flying flags beating drums, they had uniforms and their goal was to create a Haitian Revolution style event in the United States. They failed. The Revolution was brutally suppressed. And the story was largely written out of history and what I did to uncover it was actually a lot of data and analytical work so actually built a database of every slave that have participated in the result revolt you know where they came from what we knew about them from each individual source, and then I mapped those that database on to old land maps that I found from around that time and then I actually use Google Maps to say okay well if we knew that these five people came from this...

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