FI  Karlin Asset Management

     Office Locations:

11755 Wilshire Blvd., #1400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-806-9700



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    Karlin is the Family Office for surgeon, Gary Michelson. The firm employs a multi-asset class framework to invest opportunistically across a variety of strategies including: value securities, private equity, real estate, natural resources, venture capital, and direct lending. Michelson became a billionaire in 2005 after reaching a $1.35 billion settlement with medical manufacturing giant Medtronic, which involved an extended court fight over the surgeon's patents. Michelson invested the payout into several philanthropic ventures and Karlin Asset Management Inc., his investment company, which manages more than $1.5 billion in capital.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David A. Cohen Co-Founder, CEO
    Jimmy Price Co-Founder & Sr. Portfolio Mgr.
    Matthew Schwab Co-Founder & Sr. Portfolio Mgr.
    Robert Terrell Director of Investments
    Ryan McCarthy Co-Founder & Sr. Portfolio Mgr.


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