The Sharing Economy in Asset Management

The Sharing Economy in Asset Management

Technology and human ingenuity have made wonderful things possible in our personal lives. Whether it is connecting with friends and associates, or finding products and services, there is much more at our fingertips than ever before. The connections and transactions that we engage in are easy and seamless – provided that we have the basic digital tools. The lack of friction and low cost is

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What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

What's the "Vertical SaaS" Premium?

A recent discussion with a tech-savvy prospect has inspired this blog on the economic value of building a vertically integrated SaaS platform. The question asked and answered is "How does DiligenceVault deliver greater value than leveraging series of single functionality horizontal SaaS products?" A vertical SaaS combines the advantages of a SaaS model and resolves multiple pain points for the end user, by integrating

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Back to School Blog Edition: The Common App - For Funds!

Back to School Blog Edition: The Common App - For Funds!

If you are a young professional or the parent of college or college-bound students, you probably know what the Common App is. If you are somewhere outside those cohorts, you may not know, because you are only familiar with your experience with college applications, involving the redundancy of typing out multiple applications with a lot of the same information. The Common App The Common

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From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

From Barbarians at the Gate to Data-driven Intelligence

Private investing has come a long way from the famed LBO story associated with mega deals and the relationships that make these deals happen. As the world goes increasingly digital, ever wonder what would happen when data takes the front seat along with relationships in private markets investing? How does data influence the way investors in private markets identify and manage portfolio risks: Most

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Understanding Classification: From Mind to Machines

Understanding Classification: From Mind to Machines

Classification is one of the most instinctive behaviors that humans exhibit. It is also a foundation for all cultural and scientific advancements, be it the taxonomy trees of evolution, Freudian classifications of anxieties and disorders or the elements in periodic tables. The moment we interact with an entity or an experience through any of our senses our mind immediately starts classifying it as good

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When AI Becomes the New Investment Option

When AI Becomes the New Investment Option

Artificial Intelligence as a locus of investment is very tempting for asset owners. Expectations for AI are lofty, ranging from cost savings, creating productive capacity, and enabling human cognitive capabilities, resulting meaningful impact on portfolio returns. We did an analysis of popular Google Search terms including AI as a key word along with standard fund investment options, and as seen below, AI was dramatically

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