Blogs by Monel Amin New York, NY

Hello I'm Monel Amin.

Founder of DIligenceVault, Arthance. Former head of liquid investments risk @ Citi, CMU/Tepper and BVM Engineering alumna



The Automation Within - from & for Millennials

The Automation Within - from & for Millennials

Speed and agility are competitive advantages that drive innovation. A counterweight is a competing goal of quality, which cannot suffer in the quest for speed. How can you achieve both with the same amount of resources? By: Automating repetitive, rote, manual tasks in internal operations Maximizing technological integration, enabling better flow of insights and reducing error Continuing to provide greater automation to our users

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Why 1000 Days?

Why 1000 Days?

As I was contemplating embarking on an entrepreneurial journey, my parents, both entrepreneurs, shared a few pearls of wisdom: If you don’t have the staying power for 1000 days, don’t bother quitting your current position. The importance of the 1000 days wasn’t evident pre-venture, but post-venture it became evident quickly and helped me turn early setbacks into learning lessons. When you

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Disrupting How We Manage Documents

Disrupting How We Manage Documents

A document is a representation of thought that is written, drawn, presented, or memorialized. Over the years documents have evolved as a means to structure a finite set of information to be shared or stored. In asset / investment management, documents constitute the code to life, and they are central to all transactions. From Containerization to Source of Information Loss The proliferation of documents started

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Women Leading Investment Management & Tech

Women Leading Investment Management & Tech

As an entrepreneur at the intersection of Investment Management and Technology, I experienced unconscious gender biases when we started pitching the DiligenceVault platform to users and investors. Our ability to succeed despite these biases inspired this blog and research around women-led investment offices, asset managers, and InvestTech / AssetTech firms. It’s been both educational and inspiring to recognize and celebrate diverse risk takers who

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Why Did We Adopt Microsoft Azure?

Why Did We Adopt Microsoft Azure?

When we started building our SaaS platform in mid-2014, it was clear that we were going to the cloud. As many of you contemplate hosted offerings, the path we traveled may be of interest for you. Following extensive research and discussions around architecture customization and control, security considerations, and ROI, we concluded that our time was better spent building a platform that addresses key

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The Rise of Integrated InvestTech

The Rise of Integrated InvestTech

Almost one year ago we published our first blog on InvestTech. Over the past year we have seen significant development in this dynamic space. The universe has consolidated as some firms have been acquired, others have merged, and a few have ceased operations. Salient strategic transactions include: Blackstone, CPPIB and GIC form a consortium to acquire 55% of Thomson Reuters finance & risk business

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