Mike Casey (@mcaseyjr) is the Founder and Managing Director of Portico Advisers, a private markets advisory firm that serves investors active in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He has advised firms investing and operating in emerging markets for over a decade, and began his career working on strategy at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mike’s articles and interviews have been published in Bloomberg, The Economist, Fast Company, The Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets.

Mike holds an MA in International Economics and International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Blog Posts

  • The DAO of (Risk Capital)

    November 22, 2021 by

    Thousands of strangers recently came together to bid on an original copy of the U.S. Constitution at Sotheby’s. I was one of them.

  • Ubuntu

    May 22, 2021 by

    USV’s Albert Wenger inspired me to scoop up a used ThinkPad, boot install Linux, and see if I could peel myself away from the walled gardens of Apple and Microsoft (for fun, if not for work). It has been decades since I used the terminal / command line in MS DOS to search directories and… Read more

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