SHAPE THE
FUTURE OF FINANCE

Who We Are

Point72 Ventures is the early-stage venture capital strategy funded exclusively by Steve Cohen and eligible employees of Point72 Asset Management. 
We invest in emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the financial services industry.

“To be the best in this industry, 
the most talented people need to be armed with the most powerful technologies.”

– Steven A. Cohen

Why Us?

When we invest in you, we provide more than capital.

Big picture perspective on
the state and evolution
of the industry

Deep domain expertise in
the financial markets and the
technologies that power it

A proving ground with
demanding and engaged
customers

Big picture perspective on the state and evolution of the industry

Deep domain expertise in the financial markets and the technologies that power it

A proving ground with demanding and engaged customers

Every day we rethink what we do and ask ourselves if there is a better way. We are not satisfied with the status quo and never stop our pursuit of excellence and innovation. We want to invest in the best innovators to build the future, together.

Our Investment Focus

Financial
Technology

Information
Services 
& Analytics

Enterprise
Technologies

Machine
Learning & A.I.

Market
Infrastructure

Financial
Services

Trading
Technologies

Reg Tech

INVESTMENT STAGE

SEED – SERIES C

INITIAL INVESTMENT

$500K – $2M

Meet Our Team

Led by legendary founder Steven A. Cohen, Point72 Ventures has a top-tier team of investment professionals to evaluate and engage the companies selected to be a part of our investment portfolio.

Meet Our Team

Led by legendary founder Steven A. Cohen, Point72 Ventures has a top-tier team of investment professionals to evaluate and engage the companies selected to be a part of our investment portfolio.

Portfolio

These Companies are Defining the Future Fabric of the Financial Industry.
* Venture investments made by Steve Cohen / Cohen Private Ventures prior to formation of Point72 Ventures

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  • Steven A. Cohen

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Point72 Asset Management

    Steven A. Cohen founded S.A.C. Capital Advisors in 1992 and converted his investment operations to the Point72 Asset Management family office in 2014.

    Steve previously headed his own trading division at Gruntal & Co. where he managed proprietary capital for 14 years.

    Steve has a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    He is the Co-Founder, Vice President and Treasurer of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, which is committed to achieving lasting and meaningful change in our community through children’s health, education, veterans, and the arts.

    Steve also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and the Emeritus Board of the Robin Hood Foundation.

  • Matthew Granade

    Managing Partner
    Point72 Ventures

    Chief Market Intelligence Officer
    Point72 Asset Management

    Matthew is the Chief Market Intelligence Officer for Point72 Asset Management where he leads the firm’s innovation efforts, oversees Point72’s research and data science businesses, and drives the adoption of next generation technologies into the organization.

    Prior to joining Point72, Matthew co-founded Domino Data Lab, a platform for data scientists in a wide range of industries to accelerate their work and increase collaboration.

    Before starting Domino, Matthew served as Co-Head of Research for Bridgewater Associates, where he built and led teams that developed insights on the global economy, and created new systems for capturing alpha.
    Earlier in his career, Matthew was at McKinsey & Company.

    Matthew earned his A.B. from Harvard College, where he served as President of The Harvard Crimson, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

    He serves on the Boards of Directors of Domino Data Lab, Inc. and Quantopian, Inc.

  • Pete Casella

    Partner
    Point72 Ventures

    Pete leads the investment activities of Point72 Ventures. Prior to joining Point72 to launch the Venture business, Pete spent the past 13 years making early and growth stage venture capital investments at JPMorgan Chase Strategic Investments, Credit Suisse Principal Investments and FTV Capital.

    He specializes in sourcing and executing investments in innovative, emerging businesses across financial technology, enterprise software, data, analytics, asset management and market structure.
    Pete started his career in Investment Banking at JPMorgan followed by Corporate Strategy for JPMorgan Asset Management.

    Pete earned a BS from Indiana University. He has been recognized by AlleyWatch as a top FinTech professional to watch and regularly speaks at industry events on FinTech innovation, corporate venture capital and the impact of emerging technologies on the financial services industry.

  • Tripp Shriner

    Vice President
    Point72 Ventures

    Tripp joined Point72 from City Light Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, where he was a Principal.

    Before City Light, he was a Vice President with J.P. Morgan’s Private Investments group, responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing early and growth-stage venture capital investments in financial technology businesses.

    Tripp began his career working for J.P. Morgan in the Investment Bank’s Equity Capital Markets group.
    Tripp earned his A.B. in Politics from Princeton University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

    Tripp serves on the Leadership Council for The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization focused on developing socially-responsible young leaders, where he advises early-stage social enterprises founded by college students.

  • Stevi Petrelli

    Vice President
    Point72 Ventures

    Stevi Petrelli is a Vice President at Point72 Ventures. 

    She focuses on sourcing and executing investment opportunities in the financial technology space.

    Prior to joining Point72’s venture business, Stevi was an Associate in the Principal Strategic Investments group at Goldman Sachs, responsible for sourcing, executing and managing strategic investments in financial technology and enterprise technology companies.

    She began her career at Goldman Sachs as an Analyst on the Cross Asset Sales desk covering multi-strategy hedge fund clients.

    Stevi earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Economics from Yale University. She is a member of the Robin Hood Foundation’s PYT group and serves as a mentor for iMentor in New York City.  

  • Alex Tarhini

    Associate
    Point72 Ventures

    Alex Tarhini is responsible for supporting the investment team, and leads platform development ensuring portfolio companies receive the full support of the Firm.

    Before joining Point72, Alex managed the Barclays Accelerator at Techstars in New York City, where he focused on sourcing and supporting over 20 early stage portfolio companies.

    Alex also led mission driven partnerships that provided Veterans, women, and minorities’ better access to the technology industry.

    Alex grew up in Miami, Florida and earned his BBA at Florida International University.

  • Florie Fazliu

    Administrative Assistant
    Point72 Ventures

    Prior to joining Point72, Florie worked as an Executive Assistant at various hedge funds, including FrontPoint Partners LP.

    Florie earned her A.B. in Psychology from Iona College.

  • Steven A. Cohen

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Point72 Asset Management

    Steven A. Cohen founded S.A.C. Capital Advisors in 1992 and converted his investment operations to the Point72 Asset Management family office in 2014.

    Steve previously headed his own trading division at Gruntal & Co. where he managed proprietary capital for 14 years.

    Steve has a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    He is the Co-Founder, Vice President and Treasurer of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, which is committed to achieving lasting and meaningful change in our community through children’s health, education, veterans, and the arts.

    Steve also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and the Emeritus Board of the Robin Hood Foundation.

  • Matthew Granade

    Managing Partner
    Point72 Ventures

    Chief Market Intelligence Officer
    Point72 Asset Management

    Matthew is the Chief Market Intelligence Officer for Point72 Asset Management where he leads the firm’s innovation efforts, oversees Point72’s research and data science businesses, and drives the adoption of next generation technologies into the organization.

    Prior to joining Point72, Matthew co-founded Domino Data Lab, a platform for data scientists in a wide range of industries to accelerate their work and increase collaboration.

    Before starting Domino, Matthew served as Co-Head of Research for Bridgewater Associates, where he built and led teams that developed insights on the global economy, and created new systems for capturing alpha.
    Earlier in his career, Matthew was at McKinsey & Company.

    Matthew earned his A.B. from Harvard College, where he served as President of The Harvard Crimson, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

    He serves on the Boards of Directors of Domino Data Lab, Inc. and Quantopian, Inc.

  • Pete Casella

    Partner
    Point72 Ventures

    Pete leads the investment activities of Point72 Ventures. Prior to joining Point72 to launch the Venture business, Pete spent the past 13 years making early and growth stage venture capital investments at JPMorgan Chase Strategic Investments, Credit Suisse Principal Investments and FTV Capital.

    He specializes in sourcing and executing investments in innovative, emerging businesses across financial technology, enterprise software, data, analytics, asset management and market structure.
    Pete started his career in Investment Banking at JPMorgan followed by Corporate Strategy for JPMorgan Asset Management.

    Pete earned a BS from Indiana University. He has been recognized by AlleyWatch as a top FinTech professional to watch and regularly speaks at industry events on FinTech innovation, corporate venture capital and the impact of emerging technologies on the financial services industry.

  • Tripp Shriner

    Vice President
    Point72 Ventures

    Tripp joined Point72 from City Light Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, where he was a Principal.

    Before City Light, he was a Vice President with J.P. Morgan’s Private Investments group, responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing early and growth-stage venture capital investments in financial technology businesses.

    Tripp began his career working for J.P. Morgan in the Investment Bank’s Equity Capital Markets group.
    Tripp earned his A.B. in Politics from Princeton University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

    Tripp serves on the Leadership Council for The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization focused on developing socially-responsible young leaders, where he advises early-stage social enterprises founded by college students.

  • Alex Tarhini

    Associate
    Point72 Ventures

    Alex Tarhini is responsible for supporting the investment team, and leads platform development ensuring portfolio companies receive the full support of the Firm.

    Before joining Point72, Alex managed the Barclays Accelerator at Techstars in New York City, where he focused on sourcing and supporting over 20 early stage portfolio companies.

    Alex also led mission driven partnerships that provided Veterans, women, and minorities’ better access to the technology industry.

    Alex grew up in Miami, Florida and earned his BBA at Florida International University.

  • Florie Fazliu

    Administrative Assistant
    Point72 Ventures

    Prior to joining Point72, Florie worked as an Executive Assistant at various hedge funds, including FrontPoint Partners LP.

    Florie earned her A.B. in Psychology from Iona College.