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[...]

Investor Insights

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[...]

Investor Insights

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.[...]

Analyst Spotlight

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. [...]


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[...]


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[...]