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Champions for our companies, from investment to exit

We combine deep operating expertise with diverse markets experience. We work collaboratively and diligently with CEOs to turn their ideas into reality.

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Brooks is a co-founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Brooks had a successful career as an entrepreneur and global operating executive in capital markets, payments, and enterprise tech. He was a key executive and officer at New York-based Multex, which successfully IPO’d and exited to Reuters; London-based Serverside, which successfully exited to Gemalto; and Oslo-based FAST, which successfully exited to Microsoft for over $1b. Brooks began his career as an enterprise software developer.

Brooks completed Harvard Business School’s program for Management Development and graduated from Williams College with distinction.

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Gareth is co-founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Gareth was a successful entrepreneur and business leader, who helped build and sell three category-leading fintech companies. These included Multex, which IPO’d and then successfully sold to Reuters; Serverside, which successfully sold to Gemalto, a European digital security company; and CardLab, which was successfully acquired by Blackhawk Networks, a global leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions. Prior to starting his career in fintech, Gareth spent three years ‘double handing’ a 36ft sailing boat 33,000 nautical miles from the UK to the Antarctic circle.

Gareth has completed Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program and graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc. Honours Degree.

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Sean is a Partner on the investment team at FinTech Collective. He is Head of Digital Assets and leads the firm's decentralized finance (DeFi) work.

A former entrepreneur and world-ranked poker player, Sean helped bring the practice of "poker staking" online using data and analytics. Sean spent five years as an investment banker at Credit Suisse covering financial services and technology companies.

Sean graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Brooks is a co-founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Brooks had a successful career as an entrepreneur and global operating executive in capital markets, payments, and enterprise tech. He was a key executive and officer at New York-based Multex, which successfully IPO’d and exited to Reuters; London-based Serverside, which successfully exited to Gemalto; and Oslo-based FAST, which successfully exited to Microsoft for over $1b. Brooks began his career as an enterprise software developer.

Brooks completed Harvard Business School’s program for Management Development and graduated from Williams College with distinction.

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Gareth is co-founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Gareth was a successful entrepreneur and business leader, who helped build and sell three category-leading fintech companies. These included Multex, which IPO’d and then successfully sold to Reuters; Serverside, which successfully sold to Gemalto, a European digital security company; and CardLab, which was successfully acquired by Blackhawk Networks, a global leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions. Prior to starting his career in fintech, Gareth spent three years ‘double handing’ a 36ft sailing boat 33,000 nautical miles from the UK to the Antarctic circle.

Gareth has completed Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program and graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc. Honours Degree.

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Sean is a Partner on the investment team at FinTech Collective. He is Head of Digital Assets and leads the firm's decentralized finance (DeFi) work.

A former entrepreneur and world-ranked poker player, Sean helped bring the practice of "poker staking" online using data and analytics. Sean spent five years as an investment banker at Credit Suisse covering financial services and technology companies.

Sean graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Matt is a Principal on the investment team at FinTech Collective.

Prior to joining FinTech Collective, Matt co-founded NYC-based startup Aerobo, a venture-capital backed provider of drone services. Previously, Matt worked in private equity at AEA Investors, where he invested in middle-market buyout transactions. Matt started his career in management consulting at LEK.

Matt received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University, has studied in Spain, and lived and worked in Brazil.

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Sarah is a Principal at FinTech Collective responsible for Marketing and Growth.

Prior to joining Fintech Collective, Sarah spent ten years at Morgan Stanley, most recently in Global Capital Markets as a member of the Equity Syndicate Team, primarily focusing on TMT and international offerings. Prior to that, she worked in Sales and Trading. A former athlete and sports enthusiast, Sarah was the youngest member of the 2006 Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team that won a bronze medal in Torino, Italy. She also co-authored a book on Serie A, the top Italian professional soccer league.

Sarah received her MBA with highest honors from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Economics cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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Carlos is a Principal on the investments team at FinTech Collective and leads the firm's work in emerging markets.

Prior to joining FinTech Collective, Carlos was COO of Suyo - a Colombian, VC-backed tech startup focused on property document formalization, which he helped scale to four different cities. Previously, he began his career as an FX options trader for JPMorgan Chase's NYC desk.

Carlos received a BA & BS (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania's Huntsman Program. He completed an MBA at Wharton and MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has lived in ten cities across six different countries and is fluent in four languages.

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Matt is a Principal on the investment team at FinTech Collective.

Prior to joining FinTech Collective, Matt co-founded NYC-based startup Aerobo, a venture-capital backed provider of drone services. Previously, Matt worked in private equity at AEA Investors, where he invested in middle-market buyout transactions. Matt started his career in management consulting at LEK.

Matt received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University, has studied in Spain, and lived and worked in Brazil.

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Sarah is a Principal at FinTech Collective responsible for Marketing and Growth.

Prior to joining Fintech Collective, Sarah spent ten years at Morgan Stanley, most recently in Global Capital Markets as a member of the Equity Syndicate Team, primarily focusing on TMT and international offerings. Prior to that, she worked in Sales and Trading. A former athlete and sports enthusiast, Sarah was the youngest member of the 2006 Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team that won a bronze medal in Torino, Italy. She also co-authored a book on Serie A, the top Italian professional soccer league.

Sarah received her MBA with highest honors from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Economics cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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Carlos is a Principal on the investments team at FinTech Collective and leads the firm's work in emerging markets.

Prior to joining FinTech Collective, Carlos was COO of Suyo - a Colombian, VC-backed tech startup focused on property document formalization, which he helped scale to four different cities. Previously, he began his career as an FX options trader for JPMorgan Chase's NYC desk.

Carlos received a BA & BS (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania's Huntsman Program. He completed an MBA at Wharton and MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has lived in ten cities across six different countries and is fluent in four languages.

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Faisal is a member of the investments team at FinTech Collective and is involved across the firm's special projects.

Faisal started his career in Private Equity with Abraaj Group, spending time in the Dubai, London, and New York offices. He worked on investments in financial services and technology companies across emerging markets. While at Abraaj, Faisal worked on the Network International exit to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic and was the lead for the firm-wide digital economy taskforce. Faisal then joined UK-based payments startup IrisGuard, backed by Goldman Sachs and IFC, to head Corporate Strategy, where he led both business development and the fundraising process for the Series A.

Faisal graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School, founding the HBS Fintech Club, and a B.A. in Engineering from Yale University.

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Joe is the VP of Finance at FinTech Collective, responsible for the finance, accounting and back-office functions.

Before joining the firm, Joe spent nearly 5 years in private equity with Leeds Equity Partners, initially as a Fund Accountant before being promoted to Controller in 2018.

Originally from Ireland, Joe graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a Bachelor of Business Studies in 2011. In September 2015 he moved to the U.S. after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.

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Faisal is a member of the investments team at FinTech Collective and is involved across the firm's special projects.

Faisal started his career in Private Equity with Abraaj Group, spending time in the Dubai, London, and New York offices. He worked on investments in financial services and technology companies across emerging markets. While at Abraaj, Faisal worked on the Network International exit to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic and was the lead for the firm-wide digital economy taskforce. Faisal then joined UK-based payments startup IrisGuard, backed by Goldman Sachs and IFC, to head Corporate Strategy, where he led both business development and the fundraising process for the Series A.

Faisal graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School, founding the HBS Fintech Club, and a B.A. in Engineering from Yale University.

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Joe is the VP of Finance at FinTech Collective, responsible for the finance, accounting and back-office functions.

Before joining the firm, Joe spent nearly 5 years in private equity with Leeds Equity Partners, initially as a Fund Accountant before being promoted to Controller in 2018.

Originally from Ireland, Joe graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a Bachelor of Business Studies in 2011. In September 2015 he moved to the U.S. after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.

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