Analyst Spotlight: Daniel Poleshchuk  

Investment Analyst, Summer 2018 Daniel Poleshchuk's LinkedIn What is your PDC journey? My time working at PDC was a formative and eye-opening experience (I came from a background of non-profit work, and PDC was my first for-profit job). To [...]

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The War in Ukraine and its Impact on Venture Firms and Startups

According to the UN, more than 3 million people have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion. Neighboring countries such as Poland, who have taken in over 1.8 million refugees, Moldova, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia, are already feeling the str[...]

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Analyst Spotlight: Ally Batter

Investment Analyst, Winter 2020 Ally Batter's Linkedin What is your Palm Drive Capital journey and where are you now? I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship after working for a health-tech company in London in the summer of 2018 [...]

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Dear CEO, This Note is a Follow Up on Examples of Positive Leadership

January 21, 2022 Dear CEO, This note is a follow up to provide examples of positive leadership. I first met Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines, in 2010 when she came to speak for a leadership club at my high school. Y[...]

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Analyst Spotlight: Lucas Isaza

Investment Analyst, Summer 2018 Lucas Isaza's LinkedIn What is your Palm Drive Capital journey? My story starts in Colombia where I was born. At five years old my family and I moved to Toledo, Ohio where I grew up and graduated high school.[...]

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Instant Commerce Revolution: Ohi, Instant Delivery, and the Booming D2C Economy

Ben Jones was a twenty-something Cambridge graduate, beginning a career in finance. Then he suffered a serious back injury and was paralyzed from the neck down. [...]


Analyst Spotlight: Natalie Garcia

I interned at Palm Drive Capital during the winter of my junior year. I had already planned to intern at JP Morgan to experience the world of investment banking for the summer of my junior year but I also wanted to try something different so that I c[...]

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Understanding the 2020 Fintech M&A Landscape

A look at the largest sector in the growth company space Visa’s acquisition of Plaid was shut down, but we still want to talk about some of the other major players and trends in the space during 2020… 2019 was a banner year for fintech inv[...]


The Origin Story of Palm Drive Capital

The story of Palm Drive Capital started over a decade ago on the green college campus of Stanford where the three managing partners, Seamon Chan, Hendrick Lee and Nicholas Hsu met. [...]


Unicorn Spotting with Palm Drive Capital

With the recent closure of Boom Supersonic’s latest funding round, our portfolio now holds eleven unicorns. With this accomplishment we would like to present a selection of our unicorns, our reasons for investing in them, and insight into our inve[...]