- January 2012: Vol. 5, Number 1

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Shop Talk: A Conversation with Ryan Orr

by Tyson Freeman


Ryan Orris the executive director of the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects, a multidisciplinary research center at Stanford University that focuses on advancing the finance, delivery and governance of infrastructure, and he is the CEO of Zanbato Inc., a Silicon Valley–based start-up that has developed an infrastructure software platform that allows qualified market participants to connect and source new investment opportunities. Institutional Investing in Infrastructurecontributing editor Tyson Freeman spoke with Orr about his work and infrastructure investment markets.

What was the impetus for Zanbato?

The software was designed to address both the challenges of sourcing deals, which in the end will improve liquidity, and to get more data out there, create more transparency. The infrastructure asset class is evolving, but these are still issues that need to be addressed. D

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