Carlyle's David Rubenstein on the Art of the Raise

Jul 21, 2021

2 min read

David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group recently spoke to Ted Seides for his "Capital Allocators" podcast. Fundwise has compiled the key takeaways from the interview....

On how he became a fundraiser in the early days of Carlyle:

"I realized early on that the art of raising money was not as easy as I had thought. My partners at the time had investing experience. I didn’t have any. So to make myself useful and maybe to be useful, I said I’d do the fundraising job and worry about the investors. I began to develop a specialty of going out and raising the money."