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Jeff McDermott



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Jeff understands the dynamics involved with being an entrepreneur. Jeff started his own entrepreneurial journey when, from 2004 – 2011, he was the Founder and CEO of The Branches Club, a private residence club of single-family vacation rentals with 12 resort locations throughout the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean with a total portfolio value of $6.5 million.

Jeff has prior experience in Venture Capital and Angel Investing, serving as the Managing General Partner of VENCÖSBA Capital for over five years.

Jeff served as the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Fund School, an emerging managers selection program providing an online training program for those thinking about a career in Venture Capital or Fund Management.

Jeff is the Founder & Venture Builder of TFS Capital Management which is a firm that focuses on allocating to the next generation of aspiring fund managers. They have a $200 million dollar fund of funds that they deploy out of and they focus on GP stakes and direct LP allocations.

Additionally, Jeff is the Managing Partner of The Lights on Lab, a Startup Studio focused on launching and funding new startup/entrepreneurship ecosystems, startup programs, and investment firms, including Real Estate and Venture Capital.

Jeff always tries to innovate new startup programs, fund models, and ecosystems as he sees the void in these spaces and knows that the current models are outdated, inefficient, and ineffective. Helping others attempt their goals and dreams of entrepreneurship is his mission!

Fundraising is one of his specialties as he has raised millions of dollars for his Venture Building projects and funds.

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DAILY OFFICE HOURS from 8:00-11:00am PST Monday through Friday.

I truly enjoy helping Entrepreneurs solve problems so I make sure that I set aside time every day to show up for those who want my help and guidance.

We can talk about anything business related.

Pick my brain, talk about real estate, investing, venture capital, raising capital, idea validation, ideas, pitch decks, syndicates, funds etc...

$100 gets you 30 minutes


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