With record figures in Silicon Valley ($ 9.3 billion went to Silicon Valley based start-ups just in the last quarter), private investors are lining up to hand out checks, while the companies – contrary to the dotcom era – opt to stay private, enjoying less regulation and more freedom. Arthur Bell CPAs recently invited several asset managers and investors to speak about the various alternative investment sectors within California for the Opalesque Roundtable Series 2015: West Coast Region. Participants discussed investment opportunities, strategies, and outlooks for these markets. The group also touched on specific issues such as investor criteria, risk, seeding, co-investing, start-ups, and benefits of being in the San Francisco Bay area. Please click here to read the full transcript of the West Coast Roundtable.