Jane founded Liora Partners, a placement agent firm specializing in raising capital for alternative investment funds, in early 1999 (formerly known as Veritage Group). She has been involved in the private equity industry for over 30 years as the editor of major industry publications, the founder of the first industry-wide conference, a co-contributor to the first vintage year benchmarking analysis undertaken in private equity, as a strategic consultant and adviser to new and established alternative asset funds, and for 20 years as a placement agent.
Jane began her career in the private equity industry in 1978 when she joined Venture Economics which was at that time the only firm dedicated to analyzing and reporting on the private equity business. For 12 years she was editor of “Venture Capital Journal,” the industry’s trade publication, and of “Pratt’s Guide to Venture Capital Sources,” Venture Economics’ directory of venture capital funds. Jane was the founder of Venture Economics’ Venture Forum, which was the industry’s largest conference when she managed it from 1987 to 1993.
In addition, during her years at Venture Economics she managed and moderated over 60 seminars for entrepreneurs on “How to Raise Venture Capital,” held throughout the U.S. From 1990 until she left Venture Economics in 1994, Jane initially managed and later provided services to the firm’s Investor Services Division. In this role she collected, analyzed data and wrote the “Investment Benchmarks Report: Venture Capital,” Venture Economics’ annual report on the performance of the venture capital industry, and worked with a broad spectrum of institutional clients in benchmarking their private equity portfolios. She has specific expertise in analyzing and presenting fund performance.
Jane is currently the Chief Compliance Officer for Liora. She also assists in the preparation of fund raising marketing materials for alternative asset funds including Private Placement Memos, Pitchbooks, and DDQs. She brings her strong writing skills and her deep knowledge of alternative asset funds, fund placement, and institutional investors to each assignment. She has written and/or edited over 100 private placement memos in her career. She is adept at capturing the strengths of each firm with whom she works and presenting their story effectively and powerfully. She offers strategic consulting and positioning services to both first-time and established funds.
Jane also offers A Due Diligence/Market Analysis Study to established alternative asset firms. This study of each firm’s strengths and weaknesses results from indepth, confidential interviews with a firm’s major constituents: Limited Partners, Portfolio Company CEOs and Co- Investors. Each Due Diligence/Market Analysis Study is customized to achieve the client’s specific objectives and delivers exceptional results. The valuable information provided by these studies enables a firm to move forward to the next level in their growth and development, build on their strengths and address any issues that are identified.
Jane lives in Yarmouth Port, MA. She enjoys dancing, gardening, bridge, and cooking.