Efficient Alpha Capital (EAC) was founded in 2016 by Doug Scherrer, with a desire to leverage his experience as a Private Equity investor and technology entrepreneur to develop solutions that could deliver above-market returns without the inefficiencies (high fees and otherwise) that are so prevalent in the investment management industry today. In addition, Doug wanted to be able to offer strategies that targeted both the public and private equity markets.
Doug started Efficient Alpha Capital with a decade of Private Equity investment experience, plus five years of management consulting and operational experience. Most recently, Doug was a Principal at ClearLight Partners, a lower-middle market buyout fund based in Southern California. Prior to ClearLight, Doug served as CFO at Nubank, a high-growth credit card issuer based in Brazil. In this role, he helped lead Nubank through a period of accelerated and successful growth, contributing to key strategic decisions and the company’s equity and debt financings. Nubank was recently valued at $10 billion (based on news reports), making it one of the most highly-valued private FinTech companies in the world. Before Nubank, Doug was the Acting CFO of Oasis Collections, a full-service short-term rental marketplace with properties in the U.S., Europe, and South America.
From 2005 to 2013, Doug held a succession of roles at General Atlantic, a leading global private equity firm, where he was based out of their New York and São Paulo offices. Doug opened the firm’s Brazilian office in 2008. He was involved with General Atlantic’s investments in RiskMetrics, KCG Holdings, BM&F Bovespa, Qualicorp, Linx, Aceco TI, and Quality Technology Services.
Doug began his career with the Boston Consulting Group as an Associate in its New York office. Doug is a Princeton University graduate with a degree in economics, Magna Cum Laude.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Doug now lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and young daughter.
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