MSCLVR Interview Series #056 w/ Andrew Kotliar, Investing In Creators @ MEP Capital!
Alrighty! We are back! Another week, another show and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed our last release featuring the illustrious Keith Shocklee of Public Enemy fame. It was our first ever live audience recording along w/ two great co-hosts and Even Headphones were the sponsor so if you haven’t already make sure you check that one out after you’ve thoroughly indulged yourself in the balance of this episode.
This episode of the podcast is featuring Andrew Kotliar – Partner at MEP Capital where he leads investments in Creators and creative projects in music and entertainment!
I was (and to a large degree) still am intrigued by Andrew’s scope of investing. The casual listener might suspect that, since this is primarily a music technology podcast, our guest would be looking for “traditional” technology investment opportunities.
That casual listener would be mostly wrong.
I think Andrew and his team are scratching at the surface of a niche space that could have a butterfly effect that dramatically changes the world of music. The MEP team are simultaneously a) bringing opportunistic institutional capital to creative corners of music and entertainment where it’s previously never dared to go AND b) they are providing a framework through which content and creatives can present themselves as an uncorrelated asset class that is actually investable.
Ironically Andrew’s journey has deep web software technology roots but the tech he know builds is in the much needed form of the practical application of investment knowledge he brings to a space that historically has been perceived to lack structure and maturity.
This one is for entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors alike…without any further ado…Andrew Kotliar!
Andrew is on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/akotliar/
Liz is on LinkedIn, too : https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-zavoyskiy-8645a488/
Learn more about MEP Capital : https://www.mepcap.com
Check out the previous episode w/ Keith Shocklee: http://bit.ly/msclvrEp_055_KeithShocklee
Music Credit: Panthurr – https://soundcloud.com/panthurr
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