BUILD THE FUTURE TOGETHER

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 entrepreneurs who are transforming the economy through advances in financial technology and artificial intelligence.

“The best organizations of the future will empower the most talented people with the most powerful technologies.”

– Steven A. Cohen

Why Us?

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

Deep domain expertise in
financial services and
artificial intelligence

A proving ground with
demanding and engaged
customers

An extensive internal
and external network of
domain experts and technology
buyers

Deep domain expertise in financial services and artificial intelligence

A proving ground with demanding and engaged customers

An extensive internal and external network of domain experts and technology buyers

Partner with someone who shares your passion and understands your vision.

Our Investment Focus

Financial Services /
FinTech

AI and
Machine Learning

Enterprise
Technologies

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

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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

    Matthew Granade oversees all investment activities at Point72 Ventures in addition to serving as the Chief Market Intelligence Officer for Point72. 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

    Pete Casella leads Point72 Ventures investment activities in financial services related technologies.  He is based in New York.

    Prior to joining Point72 to build the Venture Capital business, Pete spent the previous 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 regularly speaks at industry events on Fintech innovation, corporate venture capital and the impact of emerging technologies on the financial services industry.

  • Dan Gwak

    Dan Gwak co-leads Point72 Ventures investment activities in artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies. He is based in Palo Alto.

    Before joining Point72, Dan was a Partner on the Investment Team at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm of the CIA and U.S. Intelligence Community. At In-Q-Tel, Dan focused on enterprise analytics and infrastructure companies whose technologies were impactful to the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

    Previously, Dan was an investment banking analyst in the M&A group at Credit Suisse, a private equity associate at The Carlyle Group and a fireteam leader in the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon and Purple Heart for actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

  • Sri Chandrasekar

    Sri Chandrasekar co-leads Point72 Ventures investment activities and technical due diligence in artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies. He is based in Palo Alto.

    Sri joined Point72 from In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the CIA and the US Intelligence Community. At In-Q-Tel, Sri led Lab41, an AI-focused Lab that built and delivered solutions to some of the Intelligence Community’s toughest problems. Before Lab41, Sri led the Analytics practice at In-Q-Tel, a role in which he was responsible for setting the investment priorities for a team of technical investment professionals. Prior to In-Q-Tel, Sri spent nearly a decade designing and building communication systems for the military at BAE Systems.

    Sri earned his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from NYU.

  • Tripp Shriner

    Tripp Shriner is an Associate Director focused on financial services investments for Point72 Ventures, working from our New York and Connecticut offices.

    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 AB 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.

  • Jason Miller

    Jason Miller is the COO for Point72 Ventures. He is responsible for a wide range of functions across operations, technology, analytics, and business process design. Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Jason was a Director at BlackRock where he was responsible for the global delivery of data and analytics across all asset classes to the front office users via the Aladdin platform.

    Prior to BlackRock, Jason was a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he served as a combat platoon leader in Germany and Iraq, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation for actions in Fallujah. Jason earned a BS in History from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jason serves as a mentor for veterans and speaks at veteran events on career transition and development.

  • Stevi Petrelli

    Stevi Petrelli is a Vice President focused on financial services investments for Point72 Ventures, based in the New York / Connecticut offices.

    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 BA 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

    Alex Tarhini is an Associate at Point72 Ventures. He supports the investment teams and leads platform development; ensuring portfolio companies receive the full support of the Firm. Alex works from our New York and Connecticut offices.

    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.

  • Ishan Sinha

    Ishan is an Associate on the Point72 Ventures team, helping evaluate and execute investments. Ishan joined Point72 Ventures after graduating from the Point72 Academy – the Firm’s year-long training program – where he rotated through various long/short teams within Point72, covering public companies in the technology and financial spaces. Before joining Point72, Ishan was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.

    He graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics. An avid musician, Ishan advises the Duality School of Music, a non-profit music education program for underserved youth in his hometown of New Haven.

  • Florie Fazliu

    Prior to joining Point72, Florie worked as an Executive Assistant at various hedge funds, including FrontPoint Partners LP. Florie works from our New York and Connecticut offices.

    Florie earned her AB 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

    Matthew Granade oversees all investment activities at Point72 Ventures in addition to serving as the Chief Market Intelligence Officer for Point72. 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

    Pete Casella leads Point72 Ventures investment activities in financial services related technologies.  He is based in New York.

    Prior to joining Point72 to build the Venture Capital business, Pete spent the previous 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 regularly speaks at industry events on Fintech innovation, corporate venture capital and the impact of emerging technologies on the financial services industry.

  • Dan Gwak

    Dan Gwak co-leads Point72 Ventures investment activities in artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies. He is based in Palo Alto.

    Before joining Point72, Dan was a Partner on the Investment Team at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm of the CIA and U.S. Intelligence Community. At In-Q-Tel, Dan focused on enterprise analytics and infrastructure companies whose technologies were impactful to the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

    Previously, Dan was an investment banking analyst in the M&A group at Credit Suisse, a private equity associate at The Carlyle Group and a fireteam leader in the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon and Purple Heart for actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

  • Sri Chandrasekar

    Sri Chandrasekar co-leads Point72 Ventures investment activities and technical due diligence in artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies. He is based in Palo Alto.

    Sri joined Point72 from In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the CIA and the US Intelligence Community. At In-Q-Tel, Sri led Lab41, an AI-focused Lab that built and delivered solutions to some of the Intelligence Community’s toughest problems. Before Lab41, Sri led the Analytics practice at In-Q-Tel, a role in which he was responsible for setting the investment priorities for a team of technical investment professionals. Prior to In-Q-Tel, Sri spent nearly a decade designing and building communication systems for the military at BAE Systems.

    Sri earned his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from NYU.

  • Tripp Shriner

    Tripp Shriner is an Associate Director focused on financial services investments for Point72 Ventures, working from our New York and Connecticut offices.

    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 AB 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.

  • Jason Miller

    Jason Miller is the COO for Point72 Ventures. He is responsible for a wide range of functions across operations, technology, analytics, and business process design. Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Jason was a Director at BlackRock where he was responsible for the global delivery of data and analytics across all asset classes to the front office users via the Aladdin platform.

    Prior to BlackRock, Jason was a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he served as a combat platoon leader in Germany and Iraq, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation for actions in Fallujah. Jason earned a BS in History from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jason serves as a mentor for veterans and speaks at veteran events on career transition and development.

  • Stevi Petrelli

    Stevi Petrelli is a Vice President focused on financial services investments for Point72 Ventures, based in the New York / Connecticut offices.

    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 BA 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

    Alex Tarhini is an Associate at Point72 Ventures. He supports the investment teams and leads platform development; ensuring portfolio companies receive the full support of the Firm. Alex works from our New York and Connecticut offices.

    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.

  • Ishan Sinha

    Ishan is an Associate on the Point72 Ventures team, helping evaluate and execute investments. Ishan joined Point72 Ventures after graduating from the Point72 Academy – the Firm’s year-long training program – where he rotated through various long/short teams within Point72, covering public companies in the technology and financial spaces. Before joining Point72, Ishan was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.

    He graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics. An avid musician, Ishan advises the Duality School of Music, a non-profit music education program for underserved youth in his hometown of New Haven.

  • Florie Fazliu

    Prior to joining Point72, Florie worked as an Executive Assistant at various hedge funds, including FrontPoint Partners LP. Florie works from our New York and Connecticut offices.

    Florie earned her AB in Psychology from Iona College.