Broadhaven Ventures' Michael Sidgmore on democratization of venture capital, why Alts are the future of private portfolios, and the role of wealth management firms.
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Today we’re thrilled to bring you a very unique conversation with Michael Sidgmore, Co-Founder of Broadhaven Ventures and host of the Alt Goes mainstream podcast. Broadhaven Ventures is fintech focused and has invested in several platforms that make alternatives more accessible including, Republic, Party Round, iCapital, Alt, and of course our startup Allocate.
Additionally, Michael was an early employee at iCapital (currently valued at $4B), which enabled private wealth managers to offer top alternatives to their clients.
Michael is also a Venture Partner at Goodwater Capital, one of the top global consumer focused venture capital platforms in the world with over $2 Billion of assets under management.
We covered the broad topics of retail influence within alternatives, the future democratization of venture capital, and why a larger supply of LPs is coming.
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In this episode we discuss:
01:06 Why Michael got into investing
08:02 The world of alternatives
12:55 How the demand for alternatives assets has changed over the years
18:31 Navigating the challenges for people to access alternatives
24:19 The long term progression of alternative investments
29:29 Important thematic trends in the next generation of investors
34:09 What adding value to investments means to Broadhaven
37:52 Balancing the relationship between founders and VCs
41:43 Successfully scaling for value
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