50 min

Unlocking Venture Capital through Private Wealth w/ Samir Kaji, Allocate Billion Dollar Moves™ with Sarah Chen-Spellings | Global Venture Capital

    • Business

This week's guest is Samir Kaji, a prolific writer and host of Venture Unlocked, a podcast and blog that dives into the inner workings of venture capital, and the CEO and co-founder of Allocate. With over 20 years of experience in VC and private equity ecosystem, Samir's work has guided many investors, entrepreneurs, and fund managers on how to navigate and succeed in the private markets.
Our conversation covers everything from the scale of private wealth funding, venture capital to the explosion of emerging managers and why the track record trap is one we need to be mindful of. Whether you are a GP, LP, or founder tuning in, this episode is full of gems.

TIMESTAMP / KEY TAKEAWAYS
0:00 - Intro
2:54 - Who is Samir Kaji?
04:41 - How are banks different moving forward in 2024; interest rate and the end of ZIRP era
09:49 - Allocate: to provide opportunities to private markets & to invest with more visibility and transparency
13:34 - Business model of Allocate; bridging venture gap or beyond?
17:00 - Trends in venture from 2022 onwards
21:23 - How should LPs be thinking about misinformation of performance; portfolio construction as LPs
27:45 - Generating alphas and diversifying networks
32:49 - The track record trap; Pejman, Pear VC 
36:54 - Fundraising, building enduring franchise and common mistakes of emerging managers; Kirsten Green, Forerunners
40:55 - Diversity in the realm of venture
42:30 - Predictions for 2024
44:46 - Billion dollar questions
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About Allocate
Alternative investments have become a growing staple in investor portfolios as investors continue to seek better portfolio diversification and higher returns. However investing in and alongside the most promising venture funds is primarily limited to institutional investors and industry insiders. We are here to change that. 
Allocate is a digital investment platform that provides all types of investors with a programmatic and efficient way to discover and invest in high quality emerging and established venture capital funds, while providing fund managers with a streamlined way to access the fragmented private wealth market.  
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PODCAST INFO:
Podcast website: https://billiondollarmoves.com
Watch on Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/sarahchenglobal
Join the community: https://sarah-chen.ck.page/billiondollarmoves

FOLLOW SARAH:
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/sarahchenglobal
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahchenglobal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahchenglobal

This week's guest is Samir Kaji, a prolific writer and host of Venture Unlocked, a podcast and blog that dives into the inner workings of venture capital, and the CEO and co-founder of Allocate. With over 20 years of experience in VC and private equity ecosystem, Samir's work has guided many investors, entrepreneurs, and fund managers on how to navigate and succeed in the private markets.
Our conversation covers everything from the scale of private wealth funding, venture capital to the explosion of emerging managers and why the track record trap is one we need to be mindful of. Whether you are a GP, LP, or founder tuning in, this episode is full of gems.

TIMESTAMP / KEY TAKEAWAYS
0:00 - Intro
2:54 - Who is Samir Kaji?
04:41 - How are banks different moving forward in 2024; interest rate and the end of ZIRP era
09:49 - Allocate: to provide opportunities to private markets & to invest with more visibility and transparency
13:34 - Business model of Allocate; bridging venture gap or beyond?
17:00 - Trends in venture from 2022 onwards
21:23 - How should LPs be thinking about misinformation of performance; portfolio construction as LPs
27:45 - Generating alphas and diversifying networks
32:49 - The track record trap; Pejman, Pear VC 
36:54 - Fundraising, building enduring franchise and common mistakes of emerging managers; Kirsten Green, Forerunners
40:55 - Diversity in the realm of venture
42:30 - Predictions for 2024
44:46 - Billion dollar questions
-
About Allocate
Alternative investments have become a growing staple in investor portfolios as investors continue to seek better portfolio diversification and higher returns. However investing in and alongside the most promising venture funds is primarily limited to institutional investors and industry insiders. We are here to change that. 
Allocate is a digital investment platform that provides all types of investors with a programmatic and efficient way to discover and invest in high quality emerging and established venture capital funds, while providing fund managers with a streamlined way to access the fragmented private wealth market.  
-
PODCAST INFO:
Podcast website: https://billiondollarmoves.com
Watch on Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/sarahchenglobal
Join the community: https://sarah-chen.ck.page/billiondollarmoves

FOLLOW SARAH:
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/sarahchenglobal
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahchenglobal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahchenglobal

50 min

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