LA Venture Podcast


Taylor Adams — Rise Together Ventures

January 25, 2023

Series A

When Taylor Adams advises family offices on setting up venture programs he recommends investing into fund of funds for coverage, emerging managers for access and direct investments for alpha.  

In addition to his family office work, Taylor is the co-founder of Rise Together Ventures, a fund enabling for-profit entrepreneurs to realize their full for-profit and philanthropic vision.

Full transcript

Taylor Adams is with me here today in Venice. Taylor and I have crossed paths in a few different capacities because Taylor has a lot going on and wears a lot of different hats. In one capacity, Taylor is helping family offices build venture funds. Simultaneously, he has built Rise Together Ventures, combining venture funding with philanthropy.

As I said, like you've got a lot going on. I'm not even sure I summarized it correctly.
Yeah, I mean, one of the challenges I have is that from the outside looking in, it looks like I have my hands in a lot of things. And for me, I understand how the different puzzle pieces fit together

I thought for you maybe starting kind of at the beginning of maybe your family.

Yeah. I grew up in LA so unlike most Angelinos, I'm, uh, actually a sixth generation Angelino, so my family came out here in the 1890s. And, I'm fifth generation with respect to a family office, and so I've always been around kind of business and investing and, uh, joined the office formally in 2007 after graduating from USC.