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The Bloodhound Approach

Bloodhound is a leading independent fundraising advisor to the venture, hedge fund and private equity industry, which since inception in 2013 has advised on primary fundraisings and secondaries aggregating over €10 billion for its clients.

Based in California, Bloodhound has a rigorously implemented approach combining focus, a comprehensive service offering across the entire spectrum of investor-facing activities, and a long term business development perspective. The Firm’s business model is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to delivering against its clients objectives, helping them tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s capital raising environment.

Focused and intensive work with a select group of managers with whom we have conviction

Comprehensive offering going beyond traditional introductory services and supporting across all areas of investor facing activity

Well resourced high calibre deal teams removing the burden of fundraising from our clients

Long term approach through strong, aligned partnerships that begin well before fundraising commences and continue long after it is finished

Strategic Advisory

  • Positioning and marketing advice
  • LP perception studies
  • Fundraising viability assignments
  • New product development
  • On-going IR advisory

Primary Fundraising

  • Intensive project management
  • Tactical campaign planning
  • Terms and conditions
  • Global investor development
  • Continual process management to close

Each client has different requirements. We reflect this through a tailored approach, leveraging our capabilities across primary fundraising, secondaries and strategic advisory.

Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different.

Michael Porter

Our Services

Growth Companies

Services range from business development and financial advisory to sell-side and capital formation engagements.

Clients come from a range of industries including technology, media, consumer, and healthcare.

Emerging Fund Managers

We help secure stable, long-term capital from a range of institutional investors including endowments, foundations, family offices, and corporate pensions.

Our clients are niche venture, growth and private equity fund managers with funds ranging in size from $15-500 million.

We have worked with sector-specific funds, such as enterprise technology, life sciences, digital media and digital health, as well as regional and country-specific funds.

Our Clients


Kris Houlihan


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We are based in Los Angeles

LA: 949-467-9960