Sound DeFi Podcast

The narrative of blockchain – all things crypto, digital assets, and Web3 – is being written from the front edge of decentralized finance. The  Sound DeFi Podcast is the place where this story will unfold, in real-time. Join us each week for the interviews, insights, conversations, research, individuals, and companies that are driving the growth of today’s decentralized ecosystem.

#031: Houlihan Lokey on the Data Behind Private Market Valuations

#031: Houlihan Lokey on the Data Behind Private Market Valuations

“We want to create opportunities for people, bring the best ideas to the table, and ultimately bring more people to markets because that is the best for all of us.” David Wagner, Senior Advisor, Houlihan Lokey

With Apex Group recently launching Valuation as a Service, powered by Inveniam, Chris Berg connects with Houlihan Lokey Senior Advisor David Wagner and Inveniam President Kerry Rudy to discuss how Valuation as a Service is driving greater efficiencies to valuation providers like Houlihan Lokey, specifically, while providing the foundational data architecture for the larger private markets ecosystem.

Topics covered in this episode:

– Detailed discussion on a recent use case of how the Inveniam.io platform is delivering trusted data and greater efficiencies for Houlihan Lokey and the clients they serve

– Step-by-step walk thru on how the inveniam.io data operating system is providing access to trusted data across all private market players:

– global financial providers, GPs & LPs

– Asset managers

– Valuation providers

– Tokenization services

– Secondary trading platforms

#030: Apex Launches Valuation as a Service Powered by Inveniam

#030: Apex Launches Valuation as a Service Powered by Inveniam

“As allocations to private asset classes continue to grow, trusted data is essential to being able to transact in private market assets. Using data that is verified on blockchain, through our innovative partnership with Inveniam will create efficiencies and deliver benefits for the $3 trillion of client assets we service.” Georges Archibald, Chief Innovation Officer & Regional Head of North America, Apex Group

“…trusted data is essential to being able to transact in private market assets.”

Apex Group and Inveniam announced Wednesday, September 7 that the two companies will be partnering to offer Valuation as a Service (VaaS) to Apex clients worldwide.

Sound DeFi host, Chris Berg connected with Apex Group’s Chief Innovation Officer & Regional Head of North America, Georges Archibald, and Inveniam, President, Kerry Rudy to discuss the ways in which Valuation as a Service will provide greater trust, transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to private market asset valuations.

Topics covered, include:

•The democratization of private market assets

•How credentialed asset data creates a new standard of trust and drives price discovery in private markets

•How Valuation as a Service delivers end-to-end efficiencies, transparency, and greater liquidity

•Eliminating asymmetry of data in private market assets

•Expanding investor possibilities with permissoned access, to performance data

#029: How New Ecosystem Integrations and Innovation Are Driving Web3

#029: How New Ecosystem Integrations and Innovation Are Driving Web3

“It’s sort of a bear market…and a lot of people think a recession is coming, but at Inveniam we’re seeing a lot of these large enterprise players continuing to lean into tokenization, blockchain, and DeFi.” 

Inveniam’s Director of Ecosystem Strategy and founder of The DeFi Report discusses current market activity and insights across Web3.  

This 14-minute conversation is packed with insights. Topics covered: 

•Developments and integrations across the ecosystem driving real-world assets to DeFi 

•State of regulation and a summary of the current challenges and the bi-partisan bill in Congress 

•The future of DeFi and compliant, on-chain identity 

#028: Building Better Investments in Latin America With Better Data

#028: Building Better Investments in Latin America With Better Data

Inveniam, Managing Director, Brazil & Peru, Marson Cunha is taking a closer look at the data–and the role it is playing in further opening up investment opportunities in Latin America.

After a career in banking and real estate, Mr. Cunha quickly understood the value prop of Inveniam and the Inveniam.io data operating system. Now, as the Managing Director, Lead in Brazil and Peru, Mr. Cunha shares how Inveniam.io, as the trusted data architecture for private markets, is further bridging the gap between emerging markets and developed markets.

Some of the topics covered, include:

•Trusted data for better risk-return ratio calculations

•Alleviating pain points for Fund Admins. in Brazil

•US & Brazil REIT Markets

•Brazilian Companies (Inveniam use cases)

#027: Putting Trusted Data at The Foundation of Private Market Liquidity

#027: Putting Trusted Data at The Foundation of Private Market Liquidity

Chief Product Officer, Jeff Guillot, and the team at Inveniam have spent years designing a trusted data operating system for private market assets.

In this interview, Mr. Guillot walks through some of the core features/benefits of the Inveniam.io operating system, like data sovereignty, the immutability of blockchain technology, advanced workflows, AI Assist/Automation, transparency, and the creation of trusted and credentialed data for enhanced price discovery and liquidity.

This conversation provides great insights into how credentialed data is facilitating a new standard of trust, removing friction and workflow inefficiencies, and providing the foundation for new paths to greater private market asset liquidity.

#026: Taking Digital ATSs to The Bank with Pat LaVecchia

#026: Taking Digital ATSs to The Bank with Pat LaVecchia

Oasis Pro Markets, CEO, Pat LaVecchia knows TradFi and DeFi, and in this episode, Mr. LaVecchia discusses the ways in which Oasis Pro Markets is integrating its digital ATS directly with DeFi applications as part of a digital asset evolution.

Pat’s own personal journey from TradFi to DeFi provides valuable insights into what he found most intriguing about the crypto, blockchain, and digital assets, along with a compelling perspective on how Oasis Pro Markets is addressing institutional investor problems and concerns.

Some of the topics covered, include:

•Overview of DeFi

• What brought Mr. LaVecchia to DeFi/finance background

•Oasis Pro Markets value prop/market focus

•Blockchain benefits to institutional investors

•The evolution of DeFi infrastructure

•Demystifying the notion of hacking as it relates to digital securities

•Future of DeFi: fractionalizing assets & real estate