Platform marketplace (private assets, alts) and AI SaaS for asset managers
Amazing things Lydia's made
In 2016, I left corporate with a strong passion to uncover value in private markets by identifying managers that are not well known but add value to investment portfolios. That was the underlying thesis of my first business – Victoria Lion Partners. After 5yrs of running that business, I wanted to scale insights & value discovery using technology. Further I wanted to resolve the lack of investor led secondary markets that truly utilised converging technologies of AI and Blockchain to help investors get liquidity. I formed an initial foundational team to test out the idea and that was a success. Of the back of that, I authored a foundational paper on how financial institutions could embrace AI and blockchain to reduce opaqueness in deal / opportunity selection and increase accessibility of private markets to non-institutional investors. The paper has been submitted to the Journal of Alternative Investments for publication following peer review. I am very proud of my contribution.