Cognitive g Capital Group, LLC was founded in 2018 by Eston Woodard to provide outsourced fundraising and corporate advisory services for select investment managers and operating companies seeking institutional capital. Cognitive g assists established, emerging and niche private issuers, as well as non-US entities seeking access to a fully compliant distribution framework.
The firm helps early, growth, and lower-middle market operating companies with obtaining debt financing, raising equity, recapitalizing assets, seeking secondary liquidity, LBO’s, M&A, MBO’s or corporate business development and strategy. We particularly focus on enterprise software, TMT, professional sports, tech-enabled services, transportation, infrastructure, real estate and energy.
Cognitive g’s capital formation service executes targeted yet comprehensive sales and marketing programs that represent our clients in a differentiated and compelling manner. We work dynamically with internal business development teams, or as an outsourced syndicated distribution network to help managers gain access to leading VC’s, pension funds, RIA’s, family offices, endowments, HNWI’s, BDC’s and sovereign wealth funds.
The firm takes its name from the Charles Spearman’s theories of General Intelligence.
- • Psychometrically, g as a construct refers to overall mental capacity behind a person’s performance on any number of cognitive tasks.
- • Statistically, g is a way to account for variance. 1
English Mathematician, Henry T. Piaggio summarized Spearman’s theory is a (1) A mathematical theorem, that when all the tetrad differences such as (rabrcd-racrbd) formed from N variables a, b, c, d, . . . vanish, each variable may be considered as the sum of two parts (or ‘factors’) which are numerical multiples of a general factor g (the same for every variable) and of a specific factor s (different in each case). These N + 1 factors are all uncorrelated with each other. (2) The attribution principally to mere error of sampling of the non-vanishing of the small tetrad differences formed from dissimilar mental measurements. (3) The interpretation of g as general mental energy, and of each s as a specific ability.
In the hedge fund space, managers endeavor to deploy creative strategies that consistently generate alpha yet remain less correlated with broader market returns. Multi-variate factor models help each manager express their respective thesis. However, investors are tasked with translating these somewhat esoteric models into repeatable processes that adhere with their investment committee guidelines. Our firm distills complexity enabling allocators to more readily comprehend your methodology, a reflection of g.
2 PIAGGIO, H. The General Factor in Spearman's Theory of Intelligence. Nature 127, 56–57 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127056b0