The Pearl Fund: An Opportunity Zone/Venture Capital Fund

We are both a Qualified Opportunity Zone & Venture Capital Fund

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The Pearl Fund  is the first Venture Capital fund designed to generate high returns that will be completely tax-free to investors via the Opportunity Zone tax laws. 


There are significant tax benefits for investors who put their capital gains into Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds within their 180 day window.


The Pearl Fund is a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund as designated by the IRS, and is an SEC Regulation D: Rule 506(c) private placement compliant fund. 


 For more information on Opportunity Funds and the tax benefits see: 

Tax Benefits

Laser Focused on High Potential Startups

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We are not a real-estate OZ fund. 

We  focus our investments in high potential early-stage startups that have the potential to yield a 10X+ return.  


This in turn is expected to create a much greater economic impact for the communities while delivering significantly higher returns for investors than real estate-specific OZ funds.  


 Venture fund investing is higher risk than real estate investing, so we recommend putting the majority of your capital gains into one of the other OZ fund(s) that are real estate focused (link) and putting the balance into an alternative OZ+VC Fund like ours.


For more on Venture Capital and  Opportunity Zones see:

 Why a VC+OZ fund

Why Invest in the Pearl Fund?

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The fund will focus on launching and identifying existing startups located in one of the hottest industrial parks in the nation: The Navy Yard - Brooklyn, NY. It's a 300 acre waterfront park with 4.9 million sq ft under one roof and it's all right across the river from Manhattan.  It now has 400 companies that generate $2.3B in annual revenue and is expected to triple by 2020. 


The fund is managed by one of the few individuals in the country with the unique background and skill set to run the nation's first OZ/VC fund.  Brian Phillips has 30+ years of startup, investment & economic development experience. He has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and has been engaged by Goldman, IBM, WalMart, as well as by Columbia, Cornell and Princeton Universities for his expertise in starting and growing high performing companies.


More on the fund's leadership here: 

Partners, Counsel & Advisors



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