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G for granularity

KEY ESG’s latest report suggests ESG reporting requires collection of more granular data

Valutico closes first financing round

The valuations platform has secured investment from outside investors, including PUSH Ventures, aws Gründerfonds and Erste Group

Crestbridge appoints senior risk and compliance officer

Marie Morris joins from Butterfield Bank to assume the roles of director and money laundering compliance officer

5 minutes with… Oliver Freigang and Gregor Kreuzer, founders of qashqade

We spoke to the CEO and CPO of qashqade to discuss waterfall and carry calculations, and find out more about how the company is automating them

Venn enhances portfolio analytics platform

The platform’s interpolation functionality uses a public market proxy to deliver an approximated daily return stream for the private market

Capital-raising punishment: Painful process

A sleek and streamlined onboarding process is vital to make sure hard-won commitments aren’t scared off

Novata partners with Watershed

Partnership aims to assist with ESG disclosure and investor reporting

Vector launches fund accounting tool

The cloud-based platform will include an investor portal, along with portfolio monitoring and reporting capabilities

Euroclear acquires Goji

The acquisition allows Euroclear to enter the private markets through digitisation

Goji partners with Apex

The partnership aims to streamline onboarding, KYC & AML and digital subscriptions

Diligend partners with Intelligo

The partnership aims to improve due diligence with platform, Clarity

Investing in new tech is major challenge for GPs

According to a new report from Aztec, 83% of alternative investors are struggling with bringing new technologies into their firms

5 minutes with… Clémént Aglietta, CEO of Edda

We spoke to the CEO and co-founder of Edda to find out how the all-in-one venture capital software platform came about

Go with the flow

Key takeaways from The Drawdown's most recent breakfast briefing event, which discussed the complexities and challenges of information flows from portfolio companies through to investors

ESG Enterprise launches digital sustainability solution

The ESG-as-a-service API library aims to help firms move towards their sustainability goals

Profile: Phillipe Laval, Jolt Capital

The deep tech investor’s CTO dives into software, data and the intricacies of his role

Diversity becomes key metric in fundraising

LPs are increasingly factoring DEI into their capital allocations, says McKinsey

Workato partners with Lionpoint

The partnership aims to improve operational processes with latest technological advancements

Comment: Co-sourcing

Kimberly Kale, head of operations for the PE Back Office at Allvue Systems explains how GPs can have their data and their fund administrators too, without complicating their data flows

LISTEN: Changing approaches to liquidity management

How are private fund CFOs evolving their approach to liquidity management?

Chronograph secures series X funding

New funding round for private markets technology company led by Summit Partners

Profile: Sarah Shackleton, Seraphim Space

The COO explains her move from a frontier investor to the final frontier

Aztec launches streamlined onboarding solution

Aztec Verify automates the due diligence process while ensuring regulatory compliance

Profile: Kerrie Chung, Welkin Capital Management

The finance director discusses the firm’s setup when she joined, differences between fund administration for Cayman funds and local RMB funds, as well as Welkin’s tech stack

Broadridge’s PE platform open for US funds

Private Market Hub is powered by distributed ledger technology

Ark launches fund ops platform

The cloud-based tool aims to automate fund operations and investor reporting while plugging into off-the-shelf general ledger solutions

TDA 2022: COO of the Year: Steven Whitaker, Equistone

We explore the operational improvements Whitaker made that enhanced the overall capabilities of the firm

TDA 2022 Technology: CRM & Deal Origination winner: DealCloud by Intapp

Ben Harrison, president of financial services at DealCloud talks about the enhancements the team made to the platform in 2021, which impressed the judges

TDA 2022 Technology: Accounting & Reporting winner: Atominvest

The team detail the breadth of their offering which won the judges over

TDA 2022 Technology: Data winner: Canoe Intelligence

Toby Bailey, VP of sales, EMEA at Canoe explains how its AI and ML technical framework enable the platform to stand out from the competition

Data analytics should be top priority for service providers

EY believes off the shelf solutions will no longer work to achieve GPs’ data requirements

eFront partners with Clarity AI

The partnership will integrate Clarity AI’s platform into eFront, enabling GPs and LPs to generate sustainability data on alternative investment portfolios

73 Strings partners with LemonEdge

The partnership aims to facilitate the flow of data between portfolio monitoring and accounting modules

Keytrack’s former MD launches FundCFO

The new platform aims to support VC CFOs by providing them with tools and knowledge to set up and run a fund

5 minutes with… Jeremy Katzeff, GoldenSource

“A lot of firms are still on the trajectory of being able to manage their data… Once they get past this point, it’s all about being able to use analytics to create various summaries using customisable drilldowns to produce readable, visually pleasing reports.”

LemonEdge partners with Anduin

The partnership aims to digitise the entire investor journey end-to-end

5 minutes with… Karim Ali, daappa

“We can foresee that with retail investors increasingly wanting to access this asset type, there will be more and more regulations. So compliance is a major area for us.”

ESG Book raises $35m series B

The new funding, led by Energy Impact Partners, will advance ESG Book’s next-generation technology

Apex launches portal for credit managers

Credit Data Lens provides real-time loan performance data and P&L calculations

Allvue partners with Preqin

The partnership provides Allvue clients access with Preqin data to support benchmarking exercises

Acuity launches portfolio monitoring tool

The tool aims to streamline the process for PE and VC firms

Rising costs threatens tech adoption

GP survey respondents say increased overhead costs is the top challenge when it comes to adopting new technology

BlackRock to streamline ESG reporting

Consortium of LPs will use ESG Outreach, an extension of eFront’s Insight platform, for ESG data collection, analysis and reporting

Profile: Susan Wilkins, Actis

The COO discusses her pathway from Actis portfolio company to the GP, taking over management of Abraaj funds and her role as a member of the inclusion & diversity committee

And the nominees are…

SyndicateRoom’s Graham Schwikkard recounts his journey from COO to CEO by bringing the firm’s tech function from Portugal to the UK, leading to the creation of a bespoke nominee platform to run its EIS fund

Intapp and KPMG AG announce strategic alliance

Partnership aims to accelerate digital transformation for professional services and capital markets firms

JTC launches virtual chief sustainability officer service

The outsourced offering aims to help clients to understand, definite and implement their own ESG strategy, policies and reporting

Leading managers embrace a new standard in contract negotiation

Troy Pospisil, CEO and founder of Ontra, charts the adoption of legal tech by blue chip private equity firms

Techwork 2022: Juri Pervjakov, BaltCap

“With increasing workloads, we’ve had to consider the new role of the back office, how to streamline processes and automate workflows"

Techwork 2022: Peter Tucker, IK Partners

“Running an IT department for almost 200 users (and growing), requires all areas of the IT service to evolve with the business”

Techwork 2022: Lyndon Arnold, Triton Partners

“The ultimate objective is to use technology to improve manual processes and facilitate growth in every area, from capital raising through to investment activity”

Unlimited partnership

Over the past year, there has been a surge of partnership agreements between various private equity-focused tech providers. Additionally, these same tech providers have joined forces with a number of service providers. But who is doing what, with who?

LGL selects Allvue

LGL’s clients will have access to Allvue’s fund account solution and investor portal

Due diligence goes digital

A new report found the majority of survey respondents intend to use more technology and tools to get diligence done in the future

Techwork 2022: Mark Gully, InvestIndustrial

"In addition to our digital transformation programme there are a number of innovative ideas being explored that, once they come to fruition, will make an impact across the PE industry. Watch this space!”

CTOs: Dealing with (unfair?) pressure

Alex Tyler and Ingolv Urnes of psKINETIC look at the challenges and successful coping strategies

Techwork 2022: Victor Davies, Bregal Investments

“We want to build in more automation and use data in a more intelligent way to make decisions, across our IT and investment teams.”

mnAI acquires Regulation Technologies

The acquisition aims to enhance mnAI’s data insights offering

Techwork 2022: Adrian King, Pollen Street Capital

“We want to streamline our processes and the way we communicate with our key stakeholders, to enable us to scale deals and AUM efficiently”

InvestorFlow merges with Cloud Theory

The combined business has also secured a $30m series A investment from Ambina Partners