Trusted Insight

Trusted Insight allows lead investors to syndicate investment opportunities to family offices, qualified institutional buyers and other institutional investors across asset classes such as Venture Capital, Private Equity/Buy-out, Real Estate, Infrastructure and others. Trusted Insight also manages its own Platform Fund(s) to act as Syndicate Lead. With over 140,000 members on the platform controlling over $18 Trillion in assets, Trusted Insight is the fastest growing and most trusted alternative asset syndication platform. 30,000 institutional investors engage with Trusted Insight each week. They are actively investing in alternative assets, primarily private equity, hedge funds, real estate and private companies. Founded by Alex Bangash, Trusted Insight started in 2010 and is venture-funded and revenue producing. Its investors were the first investors or founders of Facebook, LinkedIn, Mint,, and Blackstone, among others. The company has offices in NYC and San Francisco.

about the company


Founded Trusted Insight, a social marketplace for institutional investors in 2010. In 2003, he founded Rumson Consulting Group, an innovative asset management and advisory firm specializing in Venture Capital and Private Equity investments for select institutional investors.

Trusted Insight in the press

June 20, 2015

Taking the Private out of Private Equity

It seems hard to discuss Private Equity and Venture Capital without mentioning how private the industry is. The PE/VC industry does not seem to be as private as commentators perceive. Significantly, this new paradigm for the PE/VC industry points to an opportunity for technology disruption. At the same time, they point out, it is clear that PE/VC firms yield a lot of power. We have identified over 7,500 SEC filings directly relating to PE/VC firms raising funds and managing their firms in the past few years.

May 7, 2014

Trusted Insight, the Social Network for LPs, Looks to Chapter Two

Already, Data Collective, Founders Fund, RRE Ventures, Morado Ventures, Real Ventures, and 500 Startups are among those that have invested an undisclosed amount of money in Trusted Insight. )Trusted Insight also has numerous new features up its sleeve, including “certifications” that help to highlight who is truly expert in what, regardless of their academic credentials. Either way, Bangash sounds confident in the network effects that Trusted Insight now enjoys, noting that “someone could develop a nicer LinkedIn, too, but people probably wouldn’t use it.” The trick going forward is turning Trusted Insight from a “transformational company,” as he calls it, into a transactional one. To wit, Bangash says Trusted Insight is poised to double or even triple its user base in the next year, as well as to increase the data it’s managing by five times. A second option includes partnering with another outfit (Bangash says Trusted Insight is “talking with two or three players”) or raising a big fat round of funding, which seems like the most likely scenario.

Aug. 28, 2013

This chart shows the future of venture capital

As VC evolves from venture capital to venture platform, he'll be there waiting. Serious venture investment is not required in the earliest stages of a company's life, so angel investors have been getting the best seed deals. It echoes statements made by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, who predicts that venture capital as we know it won't be around in ten years. Others, like First Round Capital, are building a community-driven platform that allows its portfolio companies to share knowledge and help each other. The dramatic drop in the cost of creating a company over the last decade ($2 million in the late '90s to maybe $5,000 today) has had an obvious effect on the venture capital world.

Aug. 28, 2013

Got $1B under management? Trusted Insight is a social network for you

Other investors include Data Collective, Founders Fund, RRE Ventures, Morado Ventures, Real Ventures, 500 Startups, Alexis Ohanian, Eric Chen, and Marleen Groen. On Trusted Insight, the signal is strong.”Bangash previously founded the Rumson Group, an advisory firm that specialized in venture capital and private equity investments. Trusted Insight is bringing together the people who manage a significant portion of the world’s wealth. These LPs come from private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, endowments, family offices, real estate funds, banks, insurance companies, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. Trusted Insight has over 58,000 members, who constitute one-third of the world’s institutional investors.

Aug. 28, 2013

Trusted Insight Completes Funding

Trusted Insight, a NYC-based online network of institutional investors, completed a round of funding of undisclosed amount. Trusted Insight has 58,000 LP and GP members, in over 100 countries and territories. Launched in September 2011, Trusted Insight operates a social collaboration and distribution platform for institutional investors, typically with over $1 billion in assets. Backers included Data Collective, Initialized Ventures, (Garry Tan & Alexis Ohanian) Entrepreneurs Fund, Founders Fund, RRE Ventures, Real Ventures, Lauder Partners, 500 Startups, Eric Chen, and Marleen Groen. Investors and managers can connect, and perform due diligence on the site, as well as recommend funds, managers, and other investors.

Aug. 28, 2013

Funding Daily: Cars, cars, cars

Today, Local Motion, a company that helps facilitate corporate car sharing through a mobile app, got $12M from some big names. These LPs come from private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, endowments, family offices, real estate funds, banks, insurance companies, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. Local Motion raises $6M for corporate car-sharing tech, adds Steve Sinofsky to boardCar-sharing startup Local Motion has raised $6 million led by Andreessen Horowitz and has added Steven Sinofsky to its board. Sinofsky said in a blog post that he was drawn to Local Motion because it is solving major problems of congestion, pollution, and resource consumption. Big-name investors feed Belly with $12M to grow digital rewards programQuirky loyalty startup Belly has raised $12 million in the first tranche of its second round of funding.

Aug. 28, 2013

Backed By Founders Fund, 500 Startups And Others; Trusted Insight Is An AngelList For Institutional Investors And LPs

For example, Trusted Insight promoted 500 Startups founder Dave McClure recent event for LP’s in Venture Capital firms, Premoney. Instead of connecting angel investors and VCs with startups, Trusted Insight is a creating a networking platform between fund managers and investment institutions. And 30,000 institutional investors engage with Trusted Insight each week. Similar to the way AngeList is surfacing job opportunities, Trusted Insight is also posting hundreds of job listings for positions within these firms. Fund managers have raised hundreds of millions of dollars through these relationships on the site already, we’re told.