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Larry Albukerk
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Larry Albukerk


Website: www.ebexchangefunds.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since May 18, 2010
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Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser

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Investor

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Highs are high, lows are low!

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Listening to conventional wisdom

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Believe in yourself, be 100% committed, remember that this will not be the last thing you do

Full bio

Mr. Albukerk is the Managing Partner of EB Financial Group, LLC.  For the past 20 years Mr. Albukerk founded, managed and invested in multiple venture-backed companies. In 1999, Mr. Albukerk pioneered the concept of private company exchange funds as a means to achieve diversification and liquidity of highly concentrated, illiquid private stock.  He has also advised dozens of entrepreneurs on secondary and other financing transactions totaling over $100 million.  Most recently, Larry created two Special Purpose Entities (“SPEs”) which had four closings on nearly 1 million Facebook shares. 

Outside of EB Financial Group, Mr. Albukerk serves as an advisor to the X Prize Foundation on matters of private equity donations.  He is also the inventor and/or owner of several U.S. patents.  Mr. Albukerk is a frequent lecturer and recognized expert on topics including Founder Liquidity and Start-up Capital Structure.

Before founding EB Financial Group, Larry’s experience included:

  • Founder: 3 VC-backed companies since 1993;
  • Investor: In over a dozen companies, angel, and secondary;
  • Executive: CEO, Board member, and executive of several VC-backed companies;
  • Inventor: Invented, bought, sold, licensed and litigated patent portfolios.

Mr. Albukerk earned an MBA in 1992 from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BSBA from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Larry lives in San Francisco with his wife, two daughters and son.