Mike Casey

  • @mcasey
  • Founder & Managing Director, Portico Advisers, LLC
Founder @ Portico Advisers • Passionate about financial inclusion • Learning about crypto • More at c...  
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Jun 18, 2020
Jun 18, 2020
Started a Podcast
Launched the Portico Podcast, a show that explores the landscape of private markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Our debut guests were Aniko Szigetvari and Ik Kanu, the founders of Atlantica Ventures, an early-stage VC firm focused on six of the largest markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.


May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019
Published a study
Conducted interviews
Portico was hired by EMPEA's ESG Working Group to produce a groundbreaking study on governance and business integrity issues for the EM private markets industry.

The report explores governance across three layers — investment funds, fund managers, and portfolio companies — and provides checklists that outline the building blocks of good governance.


May 08, 2018
May 08, 2018
Launched a product
Wrote a pitch deck
Launched the Informal Guide to Raising Your First Private Equity Fund (bundled with a sample pitchbook).

One of the most frequent complaints we hear from investors is that many fund managers’ pitchbooks fail to do their job. They’re poorly structured, too wordy, and unclear.

We created the Informal Guide to Raising Your First Private Equity Fund to empower fund managers with the knowledge they need to develop an institutional-quality pitchbook. 

Mar 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
Created YouTube channel
Spoke at a conference
After speaking at UNC's Alternative Investments Conference, I uploaded my presentation to YouTube to help educate people about the evolution of private equity in emerging markets.


Dec 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
Published a white paper
Released Portico's third research piece, "Does EM PE Scale?"

Inspired by USV's Fred Wilson, I tried to estimate the absorptive capacity of EM PE.
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Started a newsletter
Launched Portico Perspectives, a monthly(-ish) newsletter that provides fresh thinking on private markets.
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