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Karl Antle

Karl is a Managing Partner at ValueStream Labs. He has significant experience advising and launching innovative financial services companies and projects across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, most recently as a senior member of Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services and Private Equity groups.

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Business - At ValueStream Labs, we’ve seen an explosion of early stage financial technology. An unprecedented amount of individuals are leaving their roles at established financial institutions and stepping into more entrepreneurial shoes. The...
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AlleyTalk - Here at ValueStream Labs, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about crowdfunding and online lending businesses, which have been making headlines for the past two years. Though revenue crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have garnered...
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Finance - In the past few years, we have seen an explosion of venture capital investment into Financial Services (if you want to see data around dollar inflow into the sector, check out this report from CB Insights). Although there has always...
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AlleyTalk - I’ve been reading many blog articles of late about the increasing use of analytics in early stage venture investing. I’ve heard the phrase “moneyball for VC” thrown around quite a bit by people who favor real data and analysis...
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Advice - In my last post, I described how services businesses are being eroded by “Service-as-a-Software” Internet platforms. It’s fairly obvious that Internet platforms will continue to infiltrate the high cost, knowledge-based...
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Apps - Rapid prototyping, low development costs, and sticky network effects are all characteristics that attract investors to internet startups in any industry. At Value Stream Labs, we focus on web-enabled startups in Financial Services for...
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Finance - At ValueStream, we have a unique view of Venture Capital. While others focus on the opportunity for rapid wealth generation or the disruption of multi-billion dollar industries, we are fascinated by how the market itself...
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Accelerators - The most common question we get asked at ValueStream Labs is: “What is FinTech?”    The answer seems obvious at first: technology that relates to conducting financial services activities, with the end client/user being a...
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Angel/Seed - There has been a lot of talk recently about the impact AngelList’s new Syndicates feature will have on the Venture Capital industry. I’ve heard a wide variety of opinions, ranging from absolutely no effect to a complete disruption...

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