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
Are NFTs the wedge that will unlock and accelerate capital flows to African startups at scale?
A quick reaction after reading Rory Stewart’s “Can Intervention Work?”
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
A lesson from my Dad that sat fallow for years until today.
Last spring, an editor at one of the big newspapers asked me to send in an opinion piece if an idea hit me.