Lessons on Entrepreneurship (from Anthony Scaramucci)

Lessons on Entrepreneurship (from Anthony Scaramucci)

The skill and experience you amass in an area of professional competency is one thing. Taking that expertise and turning into a strong and successful business is another. In this blog, we review advice from media and finance mogul Anthony Scaramucci in his book “Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success” and compare notes on our learnings over three plus

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Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

Risk Management in 2027: How Does It Look?

We find ourselves in a complicated valuation environment at present, with unparalleled volatility shorts in the market, VIX at an all-time low, extended outperformance by passive indices, massive unrealized valuations in portfolios, and limited exits in private markets. This month we also marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the largest single-day equity drawdown in the history of the US equity markets. With this

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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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