Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 115: Gunnar Cuevas, CEO and Co-Founder of CARL


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Today we welcome Gunner Cuevas, CEO and Co-Founder of CARL. I met Gunnar a few years ago as he was coming through the QC Fintech Accelerator Program. His desire to bring unique quantitative strategies to a broader population caught my attention. CARL is the first to provide easy access to hedge funds through a simple to use mobile app. By taking advantage of new regulations and advances in analytics and computing technologies they offer investment opportunities not previously available to most investors. . Hedge funds have gotten a bad rap over the years as they are reported to continue underperforming the market. But Gunnar saw how hedge funds can win. He also saw how he could help investors win. This is CARL – the way to bring hedge funds to individual investors. It’s clean and simple and has an opportunity to democratize this part of the investment industry. Gunnar is no stranger to startups. His first startup got off the ground when he was back home in Chile. After spending time traveling the world snowboarding, he met his wife and went back to school. Gunner obtained his BS and MS from George Mason University. After college he moved to NY and began working in a proprietary trading company where he built routing algorithms for market making. Gunner shares what he learned in his previous positions before founding CARL. In 2015, he started Eight Two Capital, a quant hedge fund. It was a result of this that he met his current business partner and together they founded CARL, a new technology platform for investing in quant hedge funds. Today’s podcast weaves these stories through along with the successes and challenges Gunnar and the team have had getting this up off the ground. Gunner explains CARL’s concept, investing in alternative investments and the hedge fund space. CARL is currently in beta mode and we discuss the strategies currently on the platform and upcoming strategies that will join. We discuss the minimum investment and CARLS reporting tools which adds value to the space. We discuss the simplicity of the platform and how to invest or take money out - it is 100% digital. He shares stories about the Beta testing and the growth of the platform thus far – they are having strong growth month over month. It’s a great podcast where we discuss the ins and outs of the platform and what it takes to be a startup founder and grind through successes to the next level. William Bissett is the owner of and an Investment Advisor Representative of Portus Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Adviser. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Portus Wealth Advisors. The topics discussed and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any listener. Portus Wealth Advisors does not offer legal or tax advice, listeners are encouraged to discuss their financial needs with the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance. Investments described herein may be speculative and may involve a substantial risk of loss. Interests may be offered only to persons who qualify as accredited investors under applicable state and federal regulation or an eligible employee of the management company. There generally is no public market for the Interests. Prospective investors should particularly note that many factors affect performance, including changes in market conditions and interest rates, and other economic, political or financial developments. Past performance is not, and should not be construed as, indicative of future results.

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