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🎙Yieldstreet's Michael Weisz on unlocking access to alternatives
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🎙Yieldstreet's Michael Weisz on unlocking access to alternatives

Ep. 90 with Michael Weisz, Founder & CEO of Yieldstreet

Welcome back to the Alt Goes Mainstream podcast.

Today’s episode is with a fintech founder who has scaled one of the larger private markets investing platforms for individual investors.

Michael Weisz is the Founder and CEO of Yieldstreet, a leading private markets investing platform, with more than 450K members and $3.9B invested (as of October 2023).


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An award-winning entrepreneur, he co-founded Yieldstreet in 2015 with the ambition to provide individual investors with access to curated private market assets typically reserved for institutions. As CEO, Michael leads Yieldstreet’s strategic vision to make alternatives a fundamental piece of investor portfolios.


Clip #1: Opening up the “billionaire’s playground.”


Before Yieldstreet, Michael held a variety of positions across the specialty finance spectrum, including founding Soli Capital. Previously, Michael was Vice President at a New York-based credit opportunities hedge fund with $1.2B under management.


Clip #2: The Yieldstreet experience


Michael and I had a fascinating conversation about the evolution of private markets and how to deliver investment opportunities directly to consumers. We discussed the business evolution of Yieldstreet, how they work with both individuals and advisors, and what he thinks is important when it comes to providing investors with access to private markets.

Thanks Michael for coming on the Alt Goes Mainstream podcast to share your thoughtful views on private markets.


Clip #3: “We don’t want to be Blackstone with a website.”


Clip #4: “It always starts and ends with the customer.”


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