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Interview with Phil Westcott, Founder and CEO of Filament Syfter

Ihar Valodzin, Founder of ListAlpha

As part of our ListAlpha Insights series, I recently sat down for a conversation with Phil Westcott, the Founder / CEO of Filament.ai.

Filament Syfter is an AI-powered data platform that enables private equity firms to integrate, interrogate, and enrich market intelligence for deal sourcing, monitoring, and strategic decision-making.

In this interview, we discussed latest private equity date trends , the impact of AI on M&A origination, the founding story of the company and the future of this industry.

Video Chapters:

0:00 - Exec summary

1:02 - Introduction

5:33 - Data sources

12:23 - Origination in Private Equity

20:05 - Founding story of Filament

27:56 - Building internal data sets

32:20 - Automating the fund

36:50 - Implementing Filament

39:51 - Scoring assets

About Filament Syfter

Filament Syfter is an AI-powered data integration platform that enables private equity firms to integrate, interrogate, and enrich market intelligence for deal sourcing, monitoring, and strategic decision-making.Phil Westcott is the co-founder and CEO of Filament.

Prioir to founding Filament, Phil worked at IBM, where he led the rollout of the Watson AI platform across Europe.

About ListAlpha

ListAlpha is a next generation deal and relationship management platform for private equity investors. Our software allows investors to originate, track and close more deals, while prioritising the most important adviser relationships. ListAlpha platform was created by investment professionals with the needs of deal teams in mind, prioritising efficiency and ease of use above data entry and manual reports.

Ihar Valodzin is the Founder and CEO of ListAlpha, which he created with the support of Mayfair Equity Partners. He previously worked at BC Partners and Bain & Co as a strategy consultant.

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