The Prospect of Considering Late-stage Venture Capital in a Portfolio

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On today’s show we will be talking to Eric Munson & Michael Block. Eric Munson co-founded Adit Ventures in 2014 at the request of family offices seeking to obtain shares in select late-stage venture-backed growth companies.

His 35 years of experience include work in alternative asset management, corporate finance, mutual funds, and private equity and venture capital. He has developed and managed 18 different funds while raising assets of more than $20 billion.

Michael Block is a Managing Director and Special Advisor at Adit Ventures and chairs the firm’s Advisory Board. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment and Research Committees, and serves on the board of education technology company Esme Learning Solutions. He is a well-known authority and practitioner on macroeconomics, the public and private markets, and alternative investments. He often appears as an expert panelist on Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and CNN, and is cited in publications like CNNMoney, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

  • What led Eric to co-found Adit Ventures back in 2014
  • Why late-stage venture capital projects might be attractive to some investors
  • Why some prominent companies are now waiting seven years or longer to go public
  • Risks and other conditions associated with late-stage venture capital investing
  • What market segments does Eric pursue in companies for his offerings
  • Michael’s 10-step process for selecting companies to include
  • What Airbnb has done to mitigate the loss of the vacation rental space during this pandemic
  • How Space X will be a game-changer for NASA
  • How the world has changed and will continue to change relative to how consumers want to do business according to Eric and Michael

Jonathan Krueger is an Investment Advisor Representative with Lion Street Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Lion Street Advisors, LLC or LionsGate Advisors. The topics discussed, and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any listener. Neither Lion Street Advisors, LLC nor LionsGate Advisors offer legal or tax advice; listeners are encouraged to discuss their financial needs with the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance.

Eric Munson co-founded Adit Ventures in 2014 at the request of family offices seeking to obtain shares in select late-stage venture-backed growth companies. His 35 years of experience include work in alternative asset management, corporate finance, mutual funds, and private equity and venture capital. He has developed and managed 18 different funds while raising assets of more than $20 billion.

Michael Block is a Managing Director and Special Advisor at Adit Ventures and chairs the firm’s Advisory Board. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment and Research Committees, and serves on the board of education technology company Esme Learning Solutions. He is a well-known authority and practitioner on macroeconomics, the public and private markets, and alternative investments. He often appears as an expert panelist on Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and CNN, and is cited in publications like CNNMoney, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Website: https://www.aditventures.com/who-we-are
Michael Block on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-block-a6065b4/
Eric Munson on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-munson-3420416/
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