Is anyone familiar with Acalyx advisors? Seems like an interesting firm and considering discussing an opportunity with them, but I am concerned about switching to a firm of that size (~10 employees on LinkedIn) that I hadn’t heard of before

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What size firm are you with now? I agree, a firm that small definitely has pros and cons, but it can't hurt to see what they're all about and they've got to offer.

Currently at big 4 in consulting, so would be a drastic change

Pretty sure they’re not an investing firm but more a placement advisor helping connect LPs with funds

Unfortunately I don’t know much about the placement advisor/agent space so cannot advise. But my interactions with folks there have been pleasant and they seem good at what they do so take that for what it’s worth

Acalyx is a placemat agent. They spun out of MVision a few years back (not a bad thing because MVision is a revolving door). They win some solid fundraising mandates. Going from a large firm to a small placement agent is a huge change so make sure the culture is right for you.

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