How to access high-level deal flow

Capitalizing on high-quality deal flow for private equity investors

Theron McCollough
4 min readJan 18, 2022

Key Points:

  1. Your investment portfolio is specific to you, your experiences, and your expertise, and your deal flow funnel should reflect that. It is important to find a steady source of high-quality, quantified deal flow that is customized to your preferred sector and stage.
  2. Optimize your deal flow through your due diligence to quickly figure out which are sound investments and which should be left by the wayside.
  3. Networking has always been the foundation of quality deal flow. Nurture solid social connections in order to maximize quality deal flow and stay in the loop about news and changes in your investment area and target verticals.

Deal flow is paramount in venture capital. Access to high-quality deal flow gives you the most significant competitive advantage over other investors.

The private capital markets are a vast space of different investments, investment themes, security structures, and asset classes. As investors, we need to be able to spot and focus on the most relevant deals, making more intelligent and faster investment decisions.



Theron McCollough

Managing Director at Citizens Private Bank | VC/Tech; past Managing Director with First Republic,@SVB_Financial. founder, investor, limited partner, and banker