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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Is There Success In Your Name?

If you recall, we blogged about how we named ourselves. Your firm’s name is a representation of who you are, reflecting your unconscious biases, influenced...

What Brings Success? Skill, Luck, or Process

What accounts for the great variety of personal and professional life outcomes among people from similar backgrounds? Why do some people succeed when others fail? There...

Check!

Atul Gawande’s 2009 book “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” details the author’s search across disciplines for ways to improve process outcomes,...

What Is Your Investment Engagement ROI?

Differentiation has become the touchstone of the future, and those funds that strategically embrace change in a way that responds to investor demands will be the...

Private Funds: Spotlight on Service Providers

With the ever increasing focus on independent administrations to support controls around valuations (i.e. AML/KYC and so forth), it’s interesting to visualize the...

Memorable Moments in the Life of an Entrepreneur

The word ‘moment’ is defined as a fixed reference point in time, or the effect of a force for change when the turn becomes clear. Our...

Due Diligence on Emerging Markets Credit

What is a market? mar•ket /′mar,ket/ noun A regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other commodities. An...

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