This NYC Startup Is Looking for Investors at The Summit But It’s Not What You Think



Private investors are always looking to get in on the best deals – and there are those that they’re not always privy to.

Artivest is changing that. It’s a new way to invest in private funds, including private equity, hedge funds and venture capital. The company is upgrading the entire process for investors and fund managers alike. With their technical, financial, and operational expertise, Artivest is powering a seamless experience for individual investors, and a scalable point of access for financial advisors and fund managers. Artivest delivers institutional grade manager selection, featuring only funds that meet the highest standards. With their online investing platform, they’re also eliminating pre-digital era inefficiencies, allowing for higher quality interactions and ultimately better relationships between investors and funds.

About time, eh?

CEO James Waldinger fills in the details.

Tell us about the service.

Artivest is upgrading private investing. Our software provides an efficient solution for top private equity and hedge funds to raise and manage more capital and consequently enables broader access to exceptional investment opportunities.

How is it different?

Two ways:

1) Our software enables fund managers efficient access to an audience they could never before reach, and suitable investors access to funds never before available at low minimums, entirely online, for the first time. Private investment management operates in an entirely analog way, while the rest of the world has been experiencing a continuous wave of digital innovations. We’re working with fund partners to give the industry a long overdue upgrade – we’ve built and are continuing to refine an investment management and marketing product for the digital age, with a smooth, low friction user experience for both funds and investors.

2) We have a curated approach, offering only those who meet the highest standards. We’re not an open platform.

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James Waldinger

What market are you attacking and how big is it?

Fund managers: top tier, established private equity and hedge funds for now, a wider market of managers over time. Big.

Direct and advised investors with $1-10M in investable assets, a $10 trillion market. Quite big.

What is the business model?

There are many steps toward our long term vision. Right now, we’re focused on building the most efficient solution for exceptional funds to raise and manage capital from as wide an audience as they’d like.

Why is your startup attending Summit and what are you hoping to get out of it?

Who doesn’t want to go to Dublin? We’re a technology company and look forward to sharing stories and learning from other tech companies. We always look forward to conversations with venture investors who share our vision, potential customers for our funds, or money managers looking for the solutions we provide.

Outside of Summit activities, what are you looking forward to the most in Dublin?

Our schedule is pretty tight, but we plan to check out the Trinity College campus.

What are the milestones that you plan to achieve within six months?

Grow our fund partnerships and Artivest member base.

If you could be put in touch with one investor in the New York community who would it be and why?

Dangerous question!

Why did your startup choose New York?

It’s the financial capital of the world and the tech startup ecosystem, especially fintech is growing rapidly—NYC is the perfect fit.

What’s your favorite fall destination in NYC?

We love the Flatiron neighborhood. Mostly because that’s where our office is, and thus it’s the only part of the city we can see during daylight hours. And many night time hours as well.

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