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Conversations about venture capital, private equity, long-term investing, and business-building in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. The Portico Podcast is produced by Portico Advisers, LLC, and is hosted by Portico’s founder, Mike Casey (on Twitter @mcaseyjr). Visit www.porticoadvisers.com to learn more and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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Conversations about venture capital, private equity, long-term investing, and business-building in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. The Portico Podcast is produced by Portico Advisers, LLC, and is hosted by Portico’s founder, Mike Casey (on Twitter @mcaseyjr). Visit www.porticoadvisers.com to learn more and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

    Accion Venture Lab's Amee Parbhoo on Early-stage Fintech

    Accion Venture Lab's Amee Parbhoo on Early-stage Fintech

    In this edition, I speak with Amee Parbhoo, Managing Partner of Accion Venture Lab, a leading global seed-stage investor in inclusive fintech startups. Accion Venture Lab is part of Accion, the pioneering nonprofit that has been investing in financial inclusion for the last six decades.I was excited to speak with Amee because she’s on the front lines of identifying technologies that expand access to capital and financial services.In addition to getting an update on the fintech landscape, I wa...

    • 40 min
    Deals! with FT Corporate Finance & Deals Editor Arash Massoudi

    Deals! with FT Corporate Finance & Deals Editor Arash Massoudi

    In this edition, I speak with Arash Massoudi, Corporate Finance and Deals editor with the Financial Times in London, and also the co-creator of the FT’s must-read newsletter on deal-making: Due Diligence.I wanted to bring Arash on to get a sense of how the world’s most voracious deal-makers are viewing the global landscape: who wins and loses in a world of rising rates, deglobalization, and climate concerns.I also wanted to chat with Arash about some of the phenomenal scoops he’s generated ov...

    • 45 min
    Can Crypto Solve the $4 Trillion SME Financing Gap?

    Can Crypto Solve the $4 Trillion SME Financing Gap?

    I was recently invited to give a lightning talk on a topic that’s been capturing much of my mindspace of late: whether crypto can be a better technology for capital formation than legacy options, such as banks, capital markets, and non-bank financial intermediaries. I’ve spent most of my adult life working on the problem of access to capital in the so-called ‘emerging’ and ‘developing’ economies. So, I focused my presentation on the $4 trillion financing gap besetting small and medi...

    • 17 min
    A Brief Update from Mike

    A Brief Update from Mike

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    • 2 min
    Aleem Remtula on Investing in Refugees & Displaced Communities

    Aleem Remtula on Investing in Refugees & Displaced Communities

    In today’s episode, I speak with Aleem Remtula, a Partner on the private equity team at Developing World Markets.DWM is an impact investing firm that has invested debt and equity in over 200 companies across 70 countries over the last two decades.While this experience provides a broad canvas for discussion topics, the focus of my conversation with Aleem is DWM’s investments amongst refugees and displaced communities — a population that now exceeds 100 million people worldwide.I’m passionate a...

    • 55 min
    The Four Dynamics Shaping Global Private Markets

    The Four Dynamics Shaping Global Private Markets

    What are the most important dynamics shaping the global private markets industry today?I would highlight four:Primary fundraising is extremely challenging Consolidation is transforming the strategic landscape The difficult macro environment is necessitating novel liquidity solutions Crypto is emerging as an institutional asset classThese four dynamics present urgent and existential risks to fund managers, and they demand immediate action.This episode shares the Portico house vi...

    • 15 min

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