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JOE SCHORGE

FOUNDING & MANAGING PARTNER OF ISOMER CAPITAL

ONE OF EUROPE’S TOP PERFORMING FUND OF FUNDS

EPISODE #17: JOE SCHORGE, FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER OF ISOMER CAPITAL, pt 1

Joe Schorge is the founding and managing partner of Isomer Capital, one of Europe’s absolute strongest Fund of Funds. Joe started his career in technology management positions that got him up close with M&A which led Joe to a whole string of accomplishments in PE and VC doing direct as well as fund investments. To top it off, Joe has also made Angel investments. In this first part of a two-part episode we’re truly talking to one of the greats as we dive deep on the origin story of Isomer Capital, Joe’s investment thesis and what it takes to be a great VC.

 

In this episode you’ll learn:

– What made Europe so unique that Joe, as an American, had to start his fund here.

– What profiles make up the VC dream team – the VC hackers, hipsters and hustlers.

– Why innovation requires an open minded attitude while searching for past patterns.

– How Isomer Capital creates value for their portfolio of VC funds.

EPISODE #18: JOE SCHORGE, FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER OF ISOMER CAPITAL,  pt 2.

Joe Schorge is the founding and managing partner of Isomer Capital, one of the most formative Fund of Funds in the European ecosystem. This is the second part of a two-part episode and this episode focuses on Joe’s views on disruption in the VC space, the current state of The European ecosystem and how he assesses emerging managers. To top it off, Joe also left us with some clues of what’s coming next for him and for Isomer Capital.

 

In this episode you’ll learn:

– What it takes to start a VC firm and get interest and money from the best LPs.

– Why GPs attempting to disrupt VC rarely catches Joe’s interest.

– Why being the first and the only is a bad strategy to be fundraising on in VC

– How and why Joe and the Isomer team worked close with the founders of First Entrepreneur.

– Why LPs should consider investing in a Fund of Funds instead of directly into VC funds.