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January 9, 2015

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Notable entrepreneur and investment manager looking to expand TIGER 21 in region with informational meetings planned for mid-January

San Francisco (January 6, 2015) – TIGER 21, the premier learning group for high-net-worth investors in North America, announced today that entrepreneur and professional investor Laird Cagan has joined the organization as Chair of its San Francisco group.

TIGER 21’s San Francisco group was formed in the fall of 2006 attracting successful entrepreneurs and investors from throughout the Bay Area. The professionally facilitated group meets monthly allowing Members to exchange investment ideas and share personal experiences on a broad range of wealth-related issues.

Mr. Cagan is Managing Director and co-founder of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, LLC (CMCP) – successor to Cagan Capital, LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 1990. During the 1990s Mr. Cagan invested in and helped build 15 high tech companies with over $500 million of equity capital invested in those companies. Since 2002, CMCP has founded, funded and taken public 10 companies in a variety of industries with a focus on energy, alternative renewable energy and cleantech. CMCP portfolio companies have raised over $600 million of equity capital and over $2 billion of project development capital.

Mr. Cagan previously worked in M&A for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he was involved in more than 30 transactions valued at over $15 billion, bankruptcy work-out transactions of more than $2 billion, and a variety of equity, high-yield bond and senior debt financings.

TIGER 21 is holding informational sessions in the San Francisco area in mid-January for prospective Members. The meetings will explain the TIGER 21 process and various benefits of membership. Current Members will be on hand to relay their own experiences.

Mr. Cagan explained some of the attraction of TIGER 21 for high-net-wealth investors, “Members focus not only on improving their investment acumen, but also on leveraging the power of their wealth and networks for business opportunities, estate planning, philanthropy, and raising socially responsible children. The range of expertise and investment styles shared in a confidential and intimate environment of trust and transparency, offers Members unique insights and immeasurable value not found anywhere else.”

“TIGER 21’s success is built upon the willingness of Members to share their best thinking, experience, curiosity, and vast networks with their fellow group Members, as well as the entire TIGER 21 community,” Mr. Cagan continued.

“Laird Cagan has experienced investing success first-hand and can translate his knowledge about wealth and the issues that go along with it,” said Jonathan Kempner, president of TIGER 21. “San Francisco has been an important part of the TIGER 21 community and we expect Laird’s plans to expand our footprint there to be well received.”

TIGER 21 creates a highly confidential and safe environment for members to explore critical issues affecting their lives. Through regular monthly meetings as well as through exchanges on a private Members-only website, TIGER 21 Members share their knowledge and experiences, and help each other wrestle with issues relating to finance, investments, managers and advisors. An important part of the curriculum focuses on estate planning, family (particularly issues of wealth and children), health, and issues of communal involvement. TIGER 21’s Presenter Program complements each meeting by providing access to top finance experts that often introduce members to a variety of investment opportunities, as well as experts that focus on other issues.

Mr. Cagan attended M.I.T., then transferred to Stanford University where he received a BS and MS in Engineering as well as an MBA. He is also a graduate of the UCLA Director’s program. He is the founding Chairman of the SF Bay chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and a founder of the San Francisco Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization.

About TIGER 21:

TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century) is North America’s premier peer-to-peer network of learning groups for high-net-worth investors. TIGER 21’s over 300 Members collectively manage approximately $30 billion in personal assets. Members are entrepreneurs, inventors, fund managers, and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common issues of wealth preservation, estate planning and family dynamics beyond finance. Groups of 10-15 Members meet in a facilitated half- day meeting plus dinner each month, which is rigorous, informative and totally confidential. The membership gathers once a year at an Annual Conference for 3 days to hear some of the world’s leading speakers share current insights. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian groups in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. More information can be found at

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