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How technology is revolutionizing access to alternatives

Episode Summary

The popularity of alternative assets is on the rise with AUM expected to hit $11.8 trillion this year and increase to $17.2 trillion by 2025. But accessing alternatives, like private equity or venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, or even art and antiques, has been a struggle for retail investors and advisers -- that is, until technology stepped in….

Episode Notes

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Guest Bios: 

Milind Mehere: Serial entrepreneur, builder, thinker, angel investor, husband, and father. Milind is the Founder and CEO of YieldStreet and is on the mission to change the way wealth is created. A serial tech entrepreneur, he founded YieldStreet on the simple belief that everyone, regardless of their net worth, should have access to make the most of their money. Prior to YieldStreet, Milind spent nearly a decade scaling Yodle from $0 to $200M in revenue and employing more than 1,400, while helping hundreds of thousands of SMBs market their businesses online. Yodle was acquired by (Nasdaq: WEB) for $342M in 2016. Milind has a track record in building large scalable businesses and delivering life-changing products to underserved markets. Milind shares knowledge of investment and tech trends, company growth, building great teams, fundraising, and fan-favorite, fine whiskey. When Milind is not working, you can find him watching the Patriots with his son, traveling with his wife, reading non-fiction, and running in Central Park while listening to his favorite podcast, Hidden Brain.

Lawrence Calcano is Chairman and CEO of iCapital Network. He began advising and working with iCapital shortly after its 2013 founding to lead key strategic and business development initiatives. Lawrence was a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he spent 17 years, most recently serving as the co-head of the Global Technology Banking Group of the Investment Banking Division. He serves on the Boards of the Mental Health Association of New York City and Capitol Acquisition V, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. Lawrence was named to the Forbes Midas List of the most influential people in venture capital in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Lawrence received a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and graduated from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as a Tuck Scholar.