Kingdom Venture Partners, L.P.
The General Partner
The general partner of the Partnership is Kingdom Venture Capital,
( the "General Partner"), a Texas limited liability corporation.
Partner has responsibility for all investment decisions
made by the Partnership.
The Principals are Dr. Bruce Cook
Rob Moss, who serve as officers
the investments of the Partnership. The Principals
values and investment philosophies, and complementary
abilities, experiences, educational
The Investment Manager
Kingdom Venture Management, LLC, a Texas limited liability corporation
(the "Investment Manager"), will provide management services,
including investigating, structuring and negotiating potential
investments, monitoring the performance of Portfolio Companies
and Investment Vehicles and advising the Partnership as to disposition opportunities.
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Dr. Bruce Cook
Bruce Cook, Ph.D., has significant experience and expertise in business consulting, fundraising,
private equity investments, alternative asset portfolio allocation, business development, marketing,
corporate communications, research and higher education, and is considered a leading authority on
fundraising, private equity and philanthropy. He is Managing General Partner of Kingdom Venture
Partners, which he co-founded in January 2006, and also serves as the President of VentureAdvisers, Inc
, which he founded in January 2000. During the last six years he has provided assistance to a number of private equity partnerships and private companies in Texas, California, New York, Oregon, Utah and the Southwest.
During 1999 Dr. Cook was Vice President of Venture Services for eCom Holdings Network, Inc., a
business incubator/accelerator consulting firm serving the emerging technology industry in Texas.
Prior to that he served as Director of Corporate Relations for Intelitrak Technologies, Inc., an
Austin-based high-tech company providing network and Internet security solutions using biometric
voice verification technology. Previously he was Research Coordinator for the University of Texas
Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), with $16B in assets under management, where he was a member
of the Private Markets team responsible for alternative asset investments averaging $500M per year.
Earlier in his career he was a university administrator for 10 years and a bank manager for five years.
Dr. Cook earned a Ph.D. in 1994 from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating summa cum laude.
His doctoral dissertation, entitled Courting Philanthropy: The Role of University Presidents
and Chancellors in Fund Raising,
provided pioneering data and theoretical models on the role of
university presidents and chancellors in fundraising. Dr. Cook has published a number of articles in
national trade magazines and scholarly journals and is the co-recipient of the 1998 Grenzebach Award
for Outstanding Published Scholarship on Fundraising from the Council on Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE) in Washington, D.C. During 1980 he researched and wrote the history of a rural
farming community in Arkansas through a grant from the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities; a
subsequent book was published in 1981,The History of McRae, Arkansas
. His responsibilities
and experiences have included the following:
- Conducting due diligence for multi-million-dollar investments ($10-100M) for a large
- Securing and negotiating equity capital investments from venture capital firms, angels, and institutional investors
- Writing and revising business plans, executive summaries, and investor presentations
- Recruiting management team members and Board members for private companies and limited partnerships
- Strategic consulting on branding, fundraising, sales and distribution channels, and business models
- Business development activities with potential strategic partners/customers/affiliates
- Conducting fundability assessments of companies
- Managing department responsible for $10M in daily transactions for largest bank in Arkansas
- Coordinating corporate media and investor relations efforts
- Overseeing marketing, advertising and trade show initiatives
- Co-chairing a university-sponsored regional Invention and Design Contest for several years
- Serving in support roles for four different capital campaigns in higher education
- Serving on and chairing numerous committees, task forces, and nonprofit boards of directors
- Chairing the public relations efforts for a successful multi-million-dollar city bond election
- Co-founding and serving as chairman of a regional community festival
- Serving as liaison for endowed American Studies university lecture series
Strategic relationships include: The K4C Group
, Oaktree Ventures
, Zero2 Companies
His Church at Work
, International Christian Chamber of Commerce, International Coalition of
Workplace Ministries, International Coalition of Apostles, Christian International Business
Network, Marketplace Apostles Roundtable, Business Development Partnership Alliance, Gathering
of Angels, hundreds of venture capital and private equity firms, and numerous institutional
investors, including family offices, multi-family offices, fund of funds, corporate pension
funds, gatekeepers and advisors, city, county and state pension funds, endowments, foundations,
union pension funds, police and firemenís pension funds, banks and insurance companies. Cook
serves as an elder at Glory House Christian Center in Austin, is ordained in Christian ministry,
serves on the Board of His Church at Work (HCAW), and is the convener for Marketplace Apostles
Roundtable (MAR) and the City Leader for Austin Gathering of Angels (GOA). He is a 1977 graduate
of The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed a masters degree in 1980 at Harding
University. He and his wife have two grown children and enjoy travel, music, reading, writing,
and the outdoors.
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Phoenix resident Robert J. ("Rob") Moss, CCA (Certified Capital Advisor / Certified Charity Advisor),
is a General Partner of Kingdom Venture Partners, LP and was a founding principal of the Capital Consortium
), where he completed ten company
financings in 2004 totaling $25 million in private funding.
over sixteen (16) years of sales, marketing and corporate finance experience and has
generated several hundred million dollars of commercial financing and funding commitments
to clients in a myriad of industries. C2 is a strategic investment banking and financial
advisory firm and works directly with the Business Development Partnership Alliance
) resource network that brings business
together and has developed a 'Toolbox of Deployable Assets.'
Founded by Mr. Moss in 1995 as a collective marketing approach, BDP was utilized in-house
as the deal flow engine of Stirling Capital Corp. between 1997-2001 and supported the
infrastructure of the Arizona Accelerator (2001). It was changed to going into partnership
for business development assistance in 2001, after the model was verified and proven
successful in supporting the marketing efforts of various groups such as: Angel
Legacy (Matching the Right Business with the Right Money), Investors Matrix
(Virtual Private Investment Network), NVST (Private Equity Network), vFinance
(Find Capital. Invest Capital.), and several regional angel networks, private
equity and venture capital firms, investment banks, and institutional groups.
Angel Legacy matches the right business with the right money by offering a
cost-effective and simple way for entrepreneurs to broadly market their
company to investors. Angel Legacy also offers numerous practical resources
to help entrepreneurs get their companies off the ground. www.AngelLegacy.com
offers numerous additional
tools of value to the entrepreneur, the trusted advisor and accredited angel investor.
Venture Capital Funds
- Member of Arizona Angels, Desert Angels, Gathering of Angels and Mainstreet
Angel networks. Have worked closely with FundingPost, Keiretsu Forum & Tech Coast Angels.
Investors Matrix is a Virtual Private Investment Network developed and designed exclusively
for the Domestic and Global Early-Stage Capital Marketplace. The Company specializes in
providing strategic guidance and practical assistance to clients whose organizations are
in the start-up, emerging and growth stages of development and provides accredited investors
with a post-funding investor reporting software.
Private Equity Networks
- Partner with AltiCapital, ClearBlueVentures, OaktreeVentures, SonoranBank &
The NVST Private Equity Network® was the largest, earliest and broadest online
private capital marketplace, providing research information, deal flow and
technology since 1996. Funded by Timberline Ventures, it served the private
equity community, including: entrepreneurial ventures, angel and institutional
investors, advisors, banking professionals, M &A, business owners, attorneys and CPAs.
Access capital. Access deal flow. Access success. vFinance is a global financial
services firm offering online and premium services to private companies, investors,
public companies and institutions. Home of the famous Venture Capital Directory.
AngelSearch - get unlimited access to valuable contact info on potential investors,
customers and clients.
Angels Forums / Events
Wired Angel Capital was an investor relations company. It developed a unique,
national presence in the fragmented investment community. They provide elegant
business events and forums throughout the country, an interactive website, and
professional services that connect and serve a network of over 25,000 individual
and institutional investors, scores of private and small public companies, and
professional service providers to help these groups more efficiently and effectively
conduct business with each other.
- Member of ACG, AMA, ASBA, BizAz, Charity Advisors, ELA, ExecForum,
Grow America Foundation, IBF, IMA, M&A Roundtable, Enterprise Network, SRI,
TiE, TMA & VC Roundtable.
Mr. Moss is currently working with Asia Finance Corp. (www.AFC8.com
) in the
capacity of EVP - Corporate Development and is responsible for Bus / Corp.
Development, Strategic Alliances, Investor Relations and developing additional
Funding resources for the international development of Global Trade Centers
) re: trade and logistics centers.
Mr. Moss previously held the position of V.P. - Bus. Dev. for Stirling Capital Corp. from 1997-2001, where he established
proprietary financial programs for the promotion of a nationwide network that fostered capital and corporate investment banking
advisory services. Mr. Moss received Associate degrees in Medical Studies and Business Administration from Iowa State
University in 1987, transferring to Eastern Illinois University after serving in the U.S. Army (NCO-E6) Medical
Specialist and receiving a B.Sc. in Community Health in 1989. Mr. Moss was the youngest professional ever awarded
a membership in International Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc. In 1996, he was inducted into the International Who's
Who of Investment Banking and he is also a recent inductee into the Who's Who of Information Technology. Mr. Moss has
completed many graduate seminars and workshops for CE and holds certificates in the financial services industry and
will complete The Masters Program in December 2005.
Mr. Moss is a founder or board member of the following business resource groups: The CARE Group
(Central AZ Resource Exchange), ACG (Assoc. for Corporate Growth), C2A2 - Certified Capital Advisory
Assoc., AAIC (AZ Angel Investment Conf.) & the AVCC (AZ Venture Capital Conf.). He has taught MBA
students at Thunderbird University, Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University as an adjunct
faculty member, sits on many angel network, private equity, venture capital, investment banking panels,
and is a frequent advisor to various profit and non-profit boards, such as:
, AFTV - American
Family TV, AdvocateMD.com
BizAz - Magazine, ConnectArizona,
GSMM - Graduate School of Ministry Management, GTC8.com
New Life Dynamics,
, TrueNorthMinistries, and
Mr. Moss, his wife and three children attend East Valley Bible Church in Gilbert, AZ, where
they are active members and he is also a Promise Keeper Ambassador.
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