The Carmel Group has strong relationships with venture capitalists and other funding entities, globally. As an example, The Carmel Group’s Chairman and CSO, Jimmy Schaeffler, has a history as an advisory board member of the well known telecom investment boutique, Near Earth LLC, located in New York City, New York. He has also participated, for another random example, in conferences conducted by Sierra Ventures, in the Silicon Valley. And many others, across the nation, and across the world.
Be it Asian, European, South American, African or domestic American, The Carmel Group has, through its almost thirty years of intense involvement in the global telecom, entertainment, and media scene, garnered the contacts and resources to accomplish just about any fundraising/investment services needed.
Examples of past projects include helping to raise funds for Asian programming entities, and the same for European cable hardware suppliers, as well as for Midwest-based U.S. broadcasters. Recent activity has centered around hybrid and fixed wireless operators in the U.S.
During the summer of 2005, The Carmel Group leveraged its extensive relationships with venture capitalists and investment analysts, to complete a public study reviewing the economic impact of telecommunication communication convergence in California for AT&T.
Another example is presentation at a fairly-recent high-level VC conference in Silicon Valley, involving a panel session and a one-on-one keynote interview by Jimmy Schaeffler with a top Disney executive, hosted by Sierra Ventures in 2009.