Dudley K. Beyler is the Founder of Laveer Capital Management, LLC (Laveer). Launched in 2014 focusing on investments in misunderstood and/or overlooked markets.
Dudley’s current focus is providing financial solutions to early stage companies and marketplace lending.
In January of 2008, Dudley bought his first peer-to-peer loan on Prosper Marketplace. While the credit crunch was not a timely starting point for lending, the opportunity to act as his own bank was too attractive. For the first time technology was beginning to impact banking as it has other industries. Since the Fall of 2014 the marketplace lending portfolio exclusively focuses on real estate lending. It is our belief marketplace lenders, and more broadly FinTech, are providing opportunity to earn non-correlated returns superior to what is available in public markets. Early adopters, appropriately vetting platforms, will be rewarded.
Beginning in the Spring of 2014, Laveer began funding early stage companies. You have to go to where the ideas are! Young companies face funding challenges like many mature businesses, but the solutions available are limited. Venture capital, angel investors and banking institutions do not address these concerns. Laveer fills funding gaps via bridge, receivable, subscription financing and lines of credit. Often young companies have a balance sheet that can be unlocked. Founders need to know how to identify it. Dudley works with portfolio companies on growth strategies, market position and de-risking. It is Laveer’s goal to aid companies along its lifecycle pipeline. (Please check out the testimonials.)
Dudley began his career trading energy, currency, equity and global interest rate derivatives. He was a proprietary trader managing his and partner’s capital. Dudley traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange. Dudley often worked with exchanges to provide liquidity for new and thin traded products.
Additional investment experience includes a portfolio of multi-family and commercial real estate in downtown Chicago. In 2009 the prices of real estate fell, yet in specific areas property cash flows maintained. Attempting to capitalize on this mismatch, Dudley began acquiring property through foreclosure auction in the spring of 2009. Dudley targets value add opportunities in need of renovation or repositioning due to poor utilization. (Pictures of some projects can be found on IG @laveercapital.)