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Logan Allin

Managing Partner & Founder

Logan is the Managing Partner & Founder of Fin Capital where he is responsible for management of the firm, sourcing/making investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value across the portfolio. Logan was most recently Vice President of SoFi Ventures, where he was tasked with investing in and working hands-on with FinTech companies, as well as running SoFi’s accelerator and corporate development efforts.

Prior to SoFi, Logan was focused on entrepreneurial advisory and operating roles at Light Street Capital, Formation 8/Group, Zanbato, Addepar, Point Finance, Price, BridgeAthletic and ONEHOPE. Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Logan was a corporate executive, as Head of Strategy, overseeing the enterprise FinTech strategy and execution, while serving as a member of the Operating Committee at Atlantic Trust, the Private Wealth Management arm of Invesco (and now CIBC). Previously, Logan was a Senior Vice President in City National Bank’s wealth management division (now part of RBC) where he led the technology strategy, open product architecture platform, and other strategic initiatives. Logan spent his earlier career in management consulting, in leadership positions at PwC, EMC, and Capgemini, focused exclusively on the intersection of Financial Services and technology.

Logan earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in public policy and political science from Duke University and a M.S. in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Peter N. Ackerson

General Partner

Peter is a General Partner at Fin Capital, where he is responsible for sourcing investments and adding operating value at the portfolio company level. Prior to Fin Capital he was CFO and Partner at SymphonyAI, a $1 billion early stage investment and incubation platform, where he held investing, operating, and board member roles in several AI technology companies across the Finance, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Media verticals. Peter has also worked with McKinsey & Co’s early and mid-stage SaaS practice; at Wells Fargo’s Technology Equity Research group (including working on the Facebook, Workday, ServiceNow, and Marin Software IPOs) and at Merrill Lynch in their investment banking division.

He is passionate about the commercialization of frontier technologies and the disruption of legacy markets and business models. His professional experience has included co-founding several technology companies as well as roles in investment banking, corporate M&A, consulting, and early and mid-stage growth companies.

Peter holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, where he was elected to the Raven Society, and a BBA in Finance from the College of William & Mary.

Ren Riley

Investment Partner

Ren Riley is an Investment Partner at Fin Capital where he is focused on sourcing and consummating primary and co-investment opportunities and adding value to our portfolio companies. Ren brings 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and has been an active participant and investor in the venture capital industry for over 20 years.

Before joining Fin, Ren was co-founder and managing director of Enclave Liquidity Partners, a venture firm he co-founded in 2019, delivering liquidity solutions to founders, executives, and key shareholders of late-stage private growth companies.

Prior to Enclave, Ren was a Partner at Robertson Stephens, an RIA providing wealth management services for high-net-worth individuals and family offices. Positions during his tenure at the firm also included CEO and Head of Alternatives.

Prior to Robertson Stephens, Ren spent 16 years with Oak Investment Partners, where he became a General Partner in 2006. His primary focus was on emerging growth, multi-stage investments in the Internet, mobile, FinTech and enterprise software and services sectors, around the globe. He remains a Venture Partner at Oak today, serving on the Boards of several private companies. Ren began his career working in the corporate finance division of the original Robertson Stephens, a technology-focused investment bank based in San Francisco, where he was a Senior Associate.

Ren holds an AB in Government from Dartmouth College. He holds FINRA licenses Series 63 and 82.

Christian Ostberg

Investment Partner

Christian is an Investment Partner at Fin Capital where he is responsible for sourcing investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fin Capital, Christian was most recently an Investor at Thomvest Ventures, a $500 million multi-stage venture capital fund, where he held investing and operating roles in multiple technology companies spanning the FinTech and PropTech verticals. Christian has also worked as an operator at an early-stage venture-backed technology company, Eden; at KKR on their Credit Strategy team and at Houlihan Lokey in their financial restructuring investment banking division.

Additionally, he co-founded the Virginia Venture Fund, a student-run venture capital fund supporting young entrepreneurs and training the future generation of venture capital investors.

Christian holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia – McIntire School of Commerce with major concentrations in Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship.

Kevin Nee

Partner and Chief Capital Officer

Kevin Nee is a Partner and Chief Capital Officer at Fin Capital, where he is focused on client relationships and strategic advice, as well as supporting the firm’s portfolio companies. Kevin was most recently Head of Capital Formation for Fifth Wall, where he was responsible for designing and spearheading the organization’s fundraising strategy, sourcing and developing limited partner relationships, and aiding in the design of Fifth Wall’s overall strategic vision.

Kevin has held several leadership positions in the private markets and the broader financial services industry since the early-1990s, with responsibility across investing client assets, raising capital from institutional investors, and managing organizations across all functional areas. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Covariance Capital Management, at the time, the $2.5 billion Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (“OCIO”) solutions provider of TIAA. He also served as President of Wilshire Private Markets, at the time, the $5 billion private markets division of Wilshire Associates, where investment mandates across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia ranged from core, diversified private markets vehicles, covering multiple global geographic regions and private markets sectors, to niche-oriented separate accounts providing more specialized exposure.

Prior to Wilshire, Kevin was a Managing Director of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (“BAA), after serving as a Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Quellos Private Capital Markets, upon the sale of Quellos Group to BlackRock. BAA’s Private Equity Partners, at the time, managed nearly $6 billion across private markets partnerships and co-investments in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Israel. Earlier in his career, he was a Principal of Capital Z Partners, sponsoring new private markets teams, through substantial investment commitments to new firms formed by experience teams. His private markets experience began as Vice President of Invesco Private Capital, both managing private equity fund of funds portfolios and investing in later-stage venture capital investments across information technology, specialty retail and healthcare companies.

Kevin received a BS in Finance, summa cum laude, from Villanova University and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Marcella McColl

Partner, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer

Marcella is a Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer with responsibility for all financial, operational, compliance, risk, and human resources functions. Most recently Marcella was Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Cota Capital, a multi- stage investment firm focused on public and private modern enterprise technology companies. Prior to Cota, Marcella was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Manifold Partners, a systematic asset manager using prediction science, AI, and ML to predict equity prices for mid and large cap equity.

Marcella has extensive experience in the alternative investment space and held various senior finance roles including Controller at Hellman and Friedman, American Infrastructure Funds and Carmel Partners. Marcella began her career at KPMG, LLP where she was a manager in the Assurance Practice specializing in investment management and banking.

Marcella graduated magna cum laude from Pace University, New York with a BBA in Public Accounting. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California.

Henry Cashin

Principal

Henry is a Principal at Fin Capital, responsible for sourcing investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fin Capital, Henry was the US Corporate Strategy Lead at Klarna, Europe’s most valuable privately held FinTech. During his time at Klarna, US annual transaction volume grew ~20x, as Klarna signed 19 of the largest 100 US e-commerce merchants and grew the New York office from 9 to +100 employees.

Henry was previously at Mastercard both on the M&A team, and as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Innovation Officer. During his time at Mastercard, Henry sourced and ran the APT acquisition for $600M, Mastercard’s largest acquisition at the time. Henry started his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors Group.

Outside of work, Henry founded and serves on the Associates Board for Row New York, New York’s largest rowing charity. Henry holds a BA in Government, US Foreign Policy from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sasha Pilch

Principal

Sasha is a Principal at Fin Capital, where she is responsible for sourcing investments, maintaining board responsibilities and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to Fin Capital she was Sales Lead at Pinwheel, a venture backed payroll connectivity API fintech company and she also co-founded NYC Fintech Women, an organization with over 8,000 members and the mission to connect, promote and empower women in order to advance their careers.

Sasha was previously the first sales hire at Ramp, a corporate card fintech. She also worked at Plaid (and Quovo before it was acquired by Plaid for $200M in 2019). Before making the jump into fintech, Sasha spent a decade working for large banks including Citi & RBS in London and Westpac & CBA in Sydney.

Alka Gupta

Venture Partner

Alka Gupta is a tech entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive with deep experience in digital transformation, fintech, marketplaces, and identity. She has been at the beginning of some of the most significant disruptions and platforms including search, ecommerce, mobile, digital payments, and blockchain at both early stage and public companies. She has operated and built revenue in B2B and B2B2C market across more than ten countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America building an understanding of internationalization and localization strategies and tactics.

Alka is Co-Founder and Board Director at GlobaliD, a venture backed, portable, and interoperable identity platform leveraging the blockchain. As President, she built the team, product, and signed the first digital wallet customers. Prior, she was at eBay/PayPal as head of strategy for eBay Marketplaces where she led strategy development for fulfillment, expanded payment systems, cross border transactions, omni-channel retail, and key Asian (Japan, India) and select Latin American (Brazil) markets. Previously, Alka was with Retrevo (Acq. BN), a vertical specific e-commerce business, as VP of Business Development, bringing in the first revenue. At Lycos (Nasdaq: LCOS; Acq.: TEF), Alka first led as GM of a global suite of products and then as VP Corp Development and Strategy.

She earned an MBA from The Wharton School and B.S. (cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University. Alka serves as a Board Director at MoneyGram (Nasdaq: MGI), GlobaliD, Digital Frontiers, and Flaist, Finance and Audit Committee for Menlo Park City School, and is a Limited Partner at Chestnut Ventures. She is an Advisor to Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator and Venture Lab at the Wharton School and a frequent speaker on topics such as digital transformation, fintech, and blockchain including at University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania. Alka was also an early Charter Member and the Chair of Mentoring Program at TiE and early Advisory Board Member Women 2.0.

Emy Donavan

Venture Partner

Emy Donavan is a Venture Partner at Fin Capital where she works on investment thesis development, sourcing and portfolio company operating value add. Based in San Francisco, her experience has deep roots in Silicon Valley – underwriting startups, VC portfolios, and large technology risks on a local and global basis.

Emy most recently served as the Global Chief Underwriting Officer for Resilience (formerly Arceo), where she advised the Executive Team and Board on impact of specific strategies associated with product choice, positioning, and competitive considerations, owned portfolio management and regulatory reporting strategy for all products. Prior to Resilience, Donavan served in a dual role as Global Head and CUO of Cyber, Tech & Media PI for Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) and Head of Allianz SE’s Cyber Center of Competence, which provides support and expertise on Cyber initiatives for all Operating Entities of Allianz. Emy’s prior experience spans more than 15 years of Cyber, Technology, and Specialty E&O-dedicated experience at several of the largest PI and Cyber carriers in the U.S. and international markets.

Emy graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Rhetoric, focusing on legal writing and argument construction. Emy is also a frequent speaker for PLUS, Advisen, the APCIA, and other affiliation groups on Cyber & Professional Liability insurance topics, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other major publications covering the cyber market.

Mike Hurst

Venture Partner

Mike Hurst is a Venture Partner at Fin Capital where he is responsible for sourcing/consummating investments and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Mike is a software industry veteran and CEO/Co-founder of Exactuals, a provider of innovative solutions for complex payments and metadata issues in the entertainment industry. He is also a mentor at the Stanford StartX incubator where he has coached 40+ teams on fundraising and enterprise sales planning since 2012.

Exactuals first established itself as a SaaS leader in the film/TV payments space, securing long-term commercial agreements with Screen Actors Guild, Entertainment Partners, and other top unions, studios, and payroll companies. Exactuals raised more than $23 million in funding prior to being acquired by City National Bank in 2018 where it will continue its work as a wholly owned subsidiary of the leading bank in entertainment.

Mike incubated the Exactuals business model over the course of his time at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with guidance from some of Silicon Valley’s most trusted advisors. As a Stanford StartX mentor since 2012, Mike also finds tremendous fulfillment working with early-stage StartX portfolio companies as they plan and implement their fundraising and enterprise sales strategies.

Mike adds value to portfolio companies in the SaaS and FinTech arenas by developing enterprise sales plans for all stages of growth. Having himself been a President’s Club performer at Oracle early in his career, he understands what it takes to close strategic transactions while scaling a business.

Mike holds degrees from Santa Clara University and Stanford Business School. Mike’s investments include Branch Metrics, Mattermost, ClearMetal, Luma Health, Embroker, Clarify Health Solutions, Boom Fantasy, Threadloom, ClearGraph, and ToneDen amongst others.

Ashley Flucas

Venture Partner

Ashley Flucas has invested in 250+ startups. She is the head of Flucas Ventures, a syndicate of ~3,000 venture capital investors (and growing). She serves as a partner at a South Florida-based real estate finance fund. She is also in the ownership group of the Nassau Coliseum sports and entertainment venue in New York.

She was previously an attorney in Davis Polk & Wardwell's London office, focusing on capital markets. Her experience spans real estate, venture capital and the gamut of capital markets - debt and equity, IPOs, SPACS, bond offerings, right offerings and public company reporting. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a passionate Duke basketball fan and avid traveler having visited 80+ countries.

Key prior personal and/or syndicated investments: Databricks, Bolt, Brex, Pacaso, Pipe, Mercury and Qonto.

Stephanie Perez

Head of Value

Stephanie is the Head of Value at Fin Capital, where she is responsible for assisting portfolio companies with GTM strategy and business development, in addition to helping source new investment opportunities. Prior to Fin Capital, Stephanie was part of JPMorgan Chase’s Corporate Development team, which is responsible for all strategic partnerships at Chase. In this role, Stephanie executed several partnerships as well as developed partnership frameworks for sourcing, negotiating and managing these relationships across the different lines of business.

Stephanie previously was Head of Industry Strategy at R3, one of the earliest enterprise blockchain software companies, where she helped lead R3’s industry vertical expansion and build the global partner program from inception.

Stephanie also worked in Global Strategy and Business Development at Verifone, a public payment terminal provider. She started her career on the Strategy Consulting team at MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard worldwide.

Stephanie holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and has held leadership roles in Harvard inTech, the official Harvard Alumni Group for technology.

Matthew Mann

Head of Corporate Development

Matthew is the Head of Corporate Development at Fin Capital, where he assists portfolio companies with capital raises, M&A, and exits, in addition to helping source new investment opportunities. Prior to Fin Capital, Matthew was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. In this role, Matthew executed M&A and capital raises on behalf of the firm’s financial services clients. At Goldman Sachs, Matthew also served as Secretary of the Firmwide Commitments Committee, which approves all IPOs, deSPACs, and equity-linked transactions globally, and as the ESG Captain for the Financial Institutions Group.

Previously, Matthew was a Portfolio Manager at ClearArc Capital (a former division of Fifth Third Bank) where he helped develop the firm’s international investing strategy and manage its currency, derivatives, and mortgage-backed security investments. Matthew also worked in Fifth Third’s Private Bank developing and managing custom portfolios for institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Prior to a career in investing, Matthew was in the payments industry at Fifth Third Processing Solutions (now FIS) where he developed a healthcare vertical market for the firm’s merchant acquiring business. He began his career as an entrepreneur, founding and operating a wireless retail business before attending university.

Matthew holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was selected as the McGowan Fellow, a Private Equity Fellow, and where he graduated with Dean’s Honor and Distinction. At Columbia, he authored cases for Emerging Financial Markets, founded the Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities club and completed internships at Goldman Sachs and KKR. Matthew also holds a B.B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Grand Valley State University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Chelsea Dodge

Director of Investor Relations

Chelsea is a Director of Investor Relations at Fin Capital, where she is responsible for supporting the firm’s client relationships and fundraising activities. Prior to joining Fin Capital, Chelsea was most recently a Vice President on the Investor Relations and Product Management team at Ares Management supporting their Alternative Credit platform. While at Ares, she focused on capital raising, including the launch of new products, as well as provided ongoing client support to a global investor base. She began her career at Citi, where she was a Corporate Banker in the Industrials group.

Chelsea holds a BS from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, cum laude, with a double major in Finance and Management.

Luke Kornack

Associate

Luke is an Associate at Fin Capital, where he is responsible for sourcing investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fin Capital, he was an investor with B Capital Group, an international multi-stage investment fund partnered with Boston Consulting Group. While at B Capital Group he primarily invested across FinTech and Healthcare-IT, focusing on growth-stage companies. He was previously at Financial Technology Partners (“FT Partners”), a global FinTech focused investment bank, where he advised on sell-side, buy-side and capital formation engagements.

Outside of work, Luke is an active volunteer with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund, a not-for-profit that works with children and families in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania providing them with tools, systems and opportunities to break generational poverty. Luke holds a BA in Globalization Studies from Gettysburg College.

Fan Wen

Associate & Head of Data Science

Fan is an Associate at Fin Capital where he is responsible for sourcing investments, building relationships across the FinTech ecosystem, and adding operating value for portfolio companies. Fan is also the Head of Data Science at Fin where he leads Lighthouse, Fin’s proprietary technology platform, and helps portfolio companies and LPs harness the power of data science. Prior to joining Fin Capital, Fan worked at Plug and Play Ventures where he led investments in payments, lending, InsurTech, and BaaS infrastructure. In his spare time, he also developed Avocado, a deal sourcing and portfolio management platform for small-to-medium-sized VCs.

Beyond FinTech, Fan is also interested in emerging markets such as Latin America, where he has built a VC/corporate network from zero, led 5+ deals, and made a lot of great founder friends. Outside of work, Fan enjoys writing on Medium, and his popular posts have received 1K+ claps and been featured as Google Snippets. Fan holds an MBA from Yale, and he originally came from Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of China, where he has been deeply inspired by different entrepreneurs since his childhood.

Michael Peirce

Associate

Michael is an Associate at Fin Capital where he is responsible for sourcing investments, building relationships, maintaining board responsibilities and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fin Capital, Michael was an Investment Banking Associate at Financial Technology Partners, a global FinTech focused investment bank, where he advised on sell-side, buy-side and capital formation engagements such as Mastercard's acquisition of Finicity, Rocket's acquisition of Truebill, Ladder's $100M Series D, and more. Previously, he was VP of Equity Research at Buckingham Research Group where he covered large-cap public FinTech and additionally held a role in fund operations at Point72 Asset Management.

Michael holds a BS from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business with a major in Finance, minor in Economics and secondary concentration in Alternative Investments.

Nick Daley

Associate

Nick is an Associate at Fin Capital, responsible for sourcing investments, building relationships within the Fintech & Insurtech ecosystems, and adding operating value to portfolio companies.

Prior to Fin Capital, Nick held roles across startups, large corporations, and venture funds. He began his career at Tilt, a P2P payments company acquired by Airbnb. Subsequently, Nick was selected to join the New Entrepreneur Foundation’s Class of 2018 which included a placement on the Commercial team at the world’s largest online gaming company, Flutter.

Most recently, Nick was a Senior Associate at Plug and Play Ventures. Whilst there, he was closely involved in 22 investments, spanning from pre-seed to Series B, leading 8 including one board role. Key investments include Gr4vy, Taktile, Futureproof, and Automation Hero.

Nick was also responsible for the execution of innovation strategies for 21 global (re)insurers, carriers, brokers, and banks. This included the likes of Munich Re, Aon, Zurich, and Principal Financial.

Beyond tech, Nick enjoys playing football (the English kind) and is an avid Arsenal fan. He holds a BA Degree in History from the University of Exeter.

Nick also writes “The Grapevine”, a popular tech newsletter trusted by 10k+ readers that include investors, Fortune 100 CEOs, and startup operators.

Harrison Smith

Analyst

Harrison is an Analyst at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Harrison worked at a London-based FinTech start-up, Railsbank, the leading BaaS provider in Europe, where he focused on QA testing, Customer Support, and more recently as Head of Product Roadmap.

Harrison is passionate about working with innovative people from across the world to build powerful products that solve big problems. In his spare time, he works as Chief Executive Officer for a student-run non profit called Project Access, which works to increase access to elite education by pairing underprivileged high-school students with a mentor at their dream university to guide them through the application process. As a sports lover, Harrison competed in triathlon and duathlon internationally for Great Britain, winning the World Duathlon Championships in 2016.

Harrison graduated from Yale University with a degree in History, in addition to competing for the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He is from a town called Southend-on-Sea, in the United Kingdom.

Kristin Putnam

Chief of Staff

Kristin is the Chief of Staff at Fin Capital, where she is responsible for supporting the firm’s Partners, managing projects, coordinating events, supervising a team of EA’s, and helping coordinate across the firm. Prior to joining Fin Capital, Kristin was most recently a Manager Assistant at Bain & Company, where she supported six high level executives, organized and planned events and managed many additional ad hoc projects. Her prior positions include, Finance Operations Associate at Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm where she managed day-to-day operations including monitoring liquidity provisions for multiple high-level clients. Previously, Kristin was at ATEL Capital Group, an international financial services company where she managed client and investor relations.

While attending college, Kristin earned a highly sought-after internship at Morgan Stanley, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, where she was a Wealth Management Intern. Kristin holds a BS in Corporate Financial Management from San Jose State University.

Samantha Shore

Executive Assistant

Samantha is an Executive Assistant at Fin Capital, where she is responsible for supporting two of the firm’s Partners and one Principal in London, managing projects, events, helping coordinate across the team and serving as a back-up to Chief of Staff. Prior to Fin Capital, she supported 2 Managing Directors and 3 Vice Presidents in the Private Wealth Management Division of Goldman Sachs.

Samantha has a BA in English Literature with a Minor in Communications from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Aziz Kanoo

Fin Fellow Alumni

Aziz is a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Aziz worked at Palm Drive Capital, a $300 million early-stage venture capital fund, as an Investment Analyst, focusing on high-growth technology companies all over the world, where he mainly focused on E-commerce, Fintech, Sass, and more recently Healthcare IT. He has also previously worked at Brown Brothers Harriman as an Equity Analyst on their 1818 Partners Strategy – long-only public equity strategy, and Bank ABC as part of the Trade Finance Team.

As a Bahraini/Saudi national growing up in the Middle East, Aziz is passionate about contributing to a growing fintech ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, bridging the gap between emerging and developed markets.

Aziz enjoys collaborating with entrepreneurs from across the world to develop solutions to unique problems and leveraging technology to create positive impacts on people’s lives. Aziz has made early bets in companies like Yassir (YCW20), and Eyewa. Apart from his time in Venture Capital, Aziz enjoy sports, travel, and the culinary arts.

Aziz completed his undergraduate degree at Bentley University majoring in Economics, and Finance, and pursued a M.S from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation in Real estate Development.

Divya Elango

Fin Fellow Alumni

Divya was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Divya comes to Fin Capital with extensive engineering and product management experience. She worked at an e-commerce company named Shopstyle that got acquired by Rakuten, led mobile strategy at a Social VR company, and product management at Waymo (Google’s Self Driving Car Company). She most recently worked at Valo Ventures as an MBA investment associate.

Gonzalo Gallardo

Fin Fellow Alumni

Gonzalo was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Gonzalo worked in strategy and analytics at Affirm, Inc, a Bay Area Fintech focused on reinventing lending and consumer finance. Gonzalo also worked as a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, where he conducted buy side due diligences for financial and strategic investors. He is passionate about Fintech in emerging markets.

Gonzalo is currently an MBA Candidate at Stanford GSB.

Ryan Kim

Fin Fellow Alumni

Ryan Kim was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Ryan worked at Google as security and privacy program manager, focusing on Google Pay and Alphabet’s “Other Bets”. Ryan also worked as a cybersecurity consultant at Deloitte and Accenture, where he conducted security assessments and implementations for financial services clients. He is passionate about furthering fintech through cybersecurity and enabling tech.

Ryan is currently an MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is an alumni of Duke University. He remains an ardent fan of the Duke basketball team.

Aditi Rajagopal

Fin Fellow Alumni

Aditi Rajagopal was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Aditi worked at Transform Capital as a Summer Venture Associate. Aditi also worked as a Software Engineer at IBM where she focused on IBM’s cloud platform from incubation to where it is today. Her roles ranged from Open Source Development to DevOps to Fullstack development. She also had a couple of patents granted along the way. Aditi is passionate about all things college football, data security, and design.

Aditi obtained her MBA and Masters in Data Science (at the Darden School of Business & School of Data Science respectively) from the University of Virginia, and is an alumni of University of Michigan.

Sarah Silke

Fin Fellow Alumni

Sarah Silke was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Sarah worked at Cambridge Associates as a Senior Investment Performance Analyst.

Sarah obtained her MBA from the University of Virginia.

Doug A. Bowen

Fin Fellow Alumni

Doug was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Doug worked at BDT Capital Partners as an Associate, focused on several middle-market transactions and advisory engagements. Doug is also a Toigo MBA Affiliate, a MLT Professional Development Fellow and an Associate Board member on After School Matters and Urban Initiatives, which are Chicago non-profit organizations that aim to engage underserved youth.

As a Jamaican native, Doug’s passionate to affect a fintech renaissance in the Caribbean, through the development of an investment fund designed to provide Caribbean tech entrepreneurs with strategic capital.

Doug graduated as the Valedictorian of Morehouse College with a B.A. in Economics. He is currently an MBA Candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jimmy Zhou

Fin Fellow Alumni

Jimmy Zhou was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Jimmy comes to Fin Capital with a background in growth, product, and investing. Prior to Fin Capital, Jimmy led growth at Public Comps, the SaaS investment platform for technology investors and operators, where he covered software equities and helped drive product development. He has also worked on buyouts at an asset manager named Barings in their private equity group. Jimmy most recently worked at Khazanah Americas, the growth equity arm for the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia, focused on direct >Series B enterprise SaaS investments.

When Jimmy joined Fin, he was completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles in Economics and coursework in Computer Science. Jimmy will be joining Qatalyst Partners as a summer analyst.

Timothy Lam

Fin Fellow

Tim was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, Tim advised banks, fintechs, and digital asset firms on a variety of financial services matters, including strategy, risk management, and compliance at Promontory, a Business Unit of IBM Consulting. In his last role, he was a Principal in the firm's FinTech and Digital Assets Practice Group, where he supported Anchorage, the first OCC-chartered digital asset bank during its conversion from a state trust charter to a national trust bank charter.

He is passionate about furthering financial inclusion and economic growth through fintech. He is a Managing Partner at Goizueta’s Peachtree Minority Venture Fund, the first student-run VC fund solely focused on investing in underrepresented minority founders. Outside of tech, Tim is fervent Liverpool supporter and is attempting to take his varsity college tennis experience onto the golf course.

Tim is currently an MBA Candidate at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, and is an alumni of Emory University.

Samir Gupta

Fin Fellow

Samir was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Previously, Samir worked at Revolut, a global neobank, where he helped launch the US business and led Growth for the US market. Samir began his career in consulting at Strategy& and Novantas, where he advised financial institutions on strategic issues spanning organizational design, operations transformation, marketing, distribution, and pricing.

Samir is currently pursuing an MBA at Wharton and holds a BA from Harvard.

Naomi Chetrit Band

Fin Fellow

Naomi was a Fellow at Fin Capital. Prior to Fin Capital, she worked as a Senior Consultant at EY-Parthenon in Israel, working closely with startups, entrepreneurs, and investing firms within the high-tech ecosystem. Before joining EY-Parthenon, she practiced law and then accounting, following which she became a Certified Lawyer and Certified Public Accountant. Most recently Naomi engaged in pre-seed/seed investing as an MBA fellow at Pear VC.

Naomi is a VP of Venture Capital Career Development at the Wharton PE/VC Club. She is a Partner in Wharton Venture Partners, a student-led organization focused on VC investment thesis development. As a blockchain enthusiast, she wrote her investment thesis on tokenizing real estate and is regularly exploring the crypto space.

Naomi is currently pursuing an MBA at Wharton and holds a dual degree in Law (LL.B.) and Accounting (B.A.) from the Reichman University (IDC Herzliya).

Fabian Flatz

Fin Fellow

Fabian was a Summer Fellow at Fin Capital, where he is responsible for sourcing and due diligence on European opportunities. Prior to joining Fin, he was a Product Manager at two London-based Fintech unicorns, Onfido and Zopa. Most recently he was Head of Operations at Attio where he was responsible for Legal, HR and Finance. Previous investment experience include an internship at the Berlin-based Venture Capital firm Earlybird (previously: Heilemann Ventures) and several personal investments in fintech startups, such as Monzo and Freetrade. Additionally, he co-founded the fintech startup, Telleroo, which has processed over $1 Billion in payments to date and is now cash-flow positive.

Outside of work, Fabian enjoys hiking, mixing cocktails, traveling, and learning about history and languages. Fabian holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a law degree from the University of Vienna, both in Austria. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California where he is the recipient of a scholarship and an Investment Manager at the Student Investment Fund (SIF).

Thomas Andrews

Fin Fellow

Thomas was a Summer Fellow in Fin Capital’s London office. Previously, Thomas interned at Leela Capital, an investment and advisory firm in London, focusing on sourcing FinTech, CleanTech, and HealthTech companies in the UK. Prior to that, Thomas worked at Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm, in their London and Arlington, Virginia offices, where he most recently was a Senior Investment Associate in their Middle East and Africa Practice in London, serving family offices, sovereign wealth funds, government-affiliated entities, and other institutional investors. In that role, he specialized in private markets and contributed to due diligence efforts in that space.

Thomas is currently an MBA candidate at London Business School and holds a BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.