The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it?
Just as traditional alternatives are becoming a consistent part of the modern portfolio, a new era of alternative assets is emerging, fueling a broader and more fragmented landscape for investing.
7 first-time funds see an advantage in entering a downturn without a large portfolio
Last year saw a record 270 first-time funds close, which means there are almost 300 new managers who raised their fund in a bull market and are now deploying it in very different market conditions.
Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital
Investing in private markets has long been reserved for the ultra-rich. Thanks to tech startups, though, the process is becoming much more accessible for those who aren’t members of the “o
Headline VC closes $950M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia
Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since — get this — 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps unfairly, to apply the word “dinosaur,” if the fu
OP Crypto raising $100M for ‘Fund of Funds’ to back fund managers
The typical fund consists of deploying capital into certain sectors or industries, but venture capital firm OP Crypto is taking their own twist on the term. OP Crypto is raising $100 million for its n
It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality
On an institutional level, the onus for change lies on those with the power to make it happen.
Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future
While much of the recent capital has targeted the consumer-facing, or downstream side, the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the farm or lab.
Egyptian investment app Thndr nabs $20M from Tiger Global, Prosus Ventures and others
The MENA region has about 400 million people with $500 billion in annual savings. But as a relatively young population, most of them have minimal equity market and investment exposure. Replicating the
Tiger Global and Greycroft back Nigerian investment app Bamboo in $15M round
To buy a share in Amazon, you’d have to fork out almost $3,000. It’s a luxury very few can afford and despite the prospects of the trillion-dollar company or returns from its share price, it’ll
Columbus-based Tribevest bags $3M for its collaborative investing platform
Tribevest founder Travis Smith went on a fishing trip with his brothers in 2008 that he says they couldn’t afford. It was then that he realized their “good jobs with 401(k)s” would never be enou
The investment manager of the future
What does an investment management firm look like when it's redesigned based on first principles and based on the true "jobs to be done" of an investment manager?
The macro trends forcing change on the investment management industry
Power in the investment management industry is shifting to the money holders from money managers, driven by several major economic, social and political trends.
The peculiar investment management industry
Asset management is a highly unusual and somewhat baffling industry. Here are six main examples of just how peculiar this industry is.
The Fund raises fund with focus on women-led, woman-founded startups
The Fund XX is focused on building a community that will remove these hurdles for both women investors and women-led startups while attracting new women to the ecosystem.
Titan, a platform aimed at the ‘everyday investor,’ valued at $450M as a16z leads $58M Series B
Titan, a startup that is building a retail investment management platform aimed at the new generation of “everyday investors,” has closed on $58 million in a Series B round led by Andreess
Kaszek Ventures leads a $15 million round in Chilean asset management startup, Fintual
Like other financial sectors in Latin America, the retail investing space is getting a facelift by local tech startups that are cashing in on the untapped potential for democratizing asset management
Logistics and truck rental giant Ryder joins the businesses making the jump into venture capital in 2020
While the launch of a $50 million venture capital fund by the shipping, logistics, and truck rental company Ryder System may have seemed like an odd strategic move, it’s actually the culmination
SoftBank’s $100 million diversity and inclusion fund makes its first bet … in health
SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund has made the health insurance startup Vitable Health the first public commitment from its $100 million fund dedicated to investing in startups founded by entrepreneur
PrimaryBid closes $8.6M round for its platform aimed to help retail investors
PrimaryBid, a UK-regulated platform connecting publicly listed companies with everyday investors for discounted share issuances has previously raised $3M. It’s now upped those stakes with an $8.
SoFi launches gig-focused ETF
SoFi is one of the leading fintech startups to emerge from San Francisco and breach the financial markets. Originally started as a way to better finance student debt, it has since expanded to include