Investment management offers unusually high margins and unusually dissatisfied clients. That’s a recipe for VCs to turn analog dollars into digital dimes. We are co-leading a research project on innovation in the investment management industry, which became an Institutional Investor cover story. We plan to publish our full research paper in 2021 (preview here).
Among investors in the liquid public markets, we’ve seen a clear trend towards greater use of data and analytics. Private equity and venture capital investors are far behind. We aspire to build a best-in-class tech backbone, and are actively investing in companies serving the needs of investors in the private capital markets. More details on our thesis: Venture capitalists eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments
Selected investment technology portfolio companies from predecessor VC funds: Addepar, Clarity (sold to Goldman Sachs), Drop Technologies, Earnest Research, Indiegogo, Republic, Stratifi, and Wonder. Selected fintech companies more broadly: CardFlight, Distil Networks (acquired), Ionic (acquired), Estify, Flutterwave, Skip, Sure, Socure, Spherical Defense, and Terra.
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