Brooke's Note: The list of platinum-plated investors in iCapital is almost a spoof of itself because it includes Blackstone, UBS, BNY Mellon, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, BlackRock, The Carlyle Group, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase and KKR. It's hard not to wonder how the head of such a venture could manage all those high self-esteem backers. My best answer really comes from my interview with CEO and Chairman Lawrence Calcano. He was game to answer all questions and to answer them forthrightly -- neither fact-starved nor freighted in rhetoric. He also seems to genuinely enjoy going into some of the duller details. He evinced much the same enthusiasm about education, credentials and research advancements as discussing promising swanky-branded deals and the kind of shoulders that get rubbed in constructing a co-op manned and monied by overachievers. When the promised 15 minutes runs to 30 minutes and beyond, there is no evocation for a hard stop; more of a comradely prod to ask any unasked questions. It's a peer-to-peer approach BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink likely appreciates as much as an RIA journalist.