Point72 Ventures is the early-stage venture capital strategy funded exclusively by Steve Cohen and eligible employees of Point72 Asset Management. We invest in founders catalyzing the changes we see in the global economy.
“The best organizations of the future will empower the most talented people with the most powerful technologies.”
Steven A. Cohen
We invest in companies that are transforming the global financial services industry.
We invest in AI, machine learning, and data-driven companies.
We invest in entrepreneurs building enterprise infrastructure, cybersecurity, and enterprise application companies that shape, power, and protect the next-generation of technology.
We invest in early-stage companies rebuilding the future of healthcare.
We know how the financial services market works: the complexity of the ecosystem, the agendas and motivations of established players, and what it takes for a new entrant to be successful. We know that fintech isn’t just something in the app store – and we aim to be the most knowledgeable venture investor for entrepreneurs in the industry. Financial Technology | Financial Services, and Enterprise Software where FinServ is high value / early adopter
We have relationships with the most relevant thinkers and decision makers across the world’s leading investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, consumer banks, lenders, exchanges, payment networks, insurers, and trading desks. We focus as much on understanding their businesses and strategic direction as we do meeting startups.
We know this industry from bare metal to application layer, retail and institutional, across all product categories, in every market across the globe – and we see the next wave of innovation starting at the infrastructure level. We work for one of the most innovative and connected financial firms in the world, and combined with our breadth and depth of experience at VC funds and bulge bracket strategic investment groups, we’re uniquely positioned to understand your business.
We partner with our companies to get their products right, and use our network to find the right strategic partners, early adopters, enterprise customers, and champions from across the industry – the true keys to success. We are laser-focused on driving value once we make an investment.
At Point72, we are practitioners first. We use AI, ML and data-driven strategies in every area of our business. We invest in entrepreneurs who are partners in the journey of tackling hard data problems. Applied AI | Core ML | Hard Tech
AI + ML are all we do. We can value what you’ve built on its technical merits. AI investing is a new asset class, and we don’t overfit to rigid priors like traditional revenue metrics.
We’ve spent years working on these problems and speak to hundreds of companies. This gets us to conviction quickly, and we match our conviction with an ability to price and lead early stage rounds of all sizes.
Leverage the advice and relationships only a world-class financial institution and fellow practitioners of AI can provide.
We know enterprise tech because it’s all we do. Our extensive research, experience supporting entrepreneurs, and engagement with a vast network of enterprise IT buyers ensures we’re additive from the first meeting. After we invest, we work just as hard as you to build a world-changing company together. Enterprise Infrastructure | Cybersecurity | Enterprise Applications | Infrastructure for the Future
We're technical enterprise specialists who focus on helping world-class entrepreneurs solve big problems. We'll roll up our sleeves and help you build a category-defining company, providing market expertise and access to our specialized customer and advisor network.
We've spent years growing enterprise businesses as operators and investors. We’ve seen what it takes to build a great company and are conscious of how important it is for you to stay focused to succeed. We know what we're looking for and move with speed and conviction when we see it.
When we invest, we commit to building a company together through thick and thin. We'll leverage our network of enterprise IT buyers, including Point72, one of the most connected and innovative firms in finance. Our goal is for founders to look back and say that we were the most helpful partners they've ever worked with.
The current healthcare system is broken. We back founders who are using advanced computation and technology, scientific rigor, and a deep sense of empathy for the patient’s and practitioner’s journey to advance the future of healthcare at scale. Healthcare: Patient Journey | Decision-Making Processes | Systemic Care Provision
We are a diverse team of experts in technology, compute, and science; commercialization; and business strategy to help you realize your vision. An investment from us means our team of experts clearly sees your potential to advance healthcare at scale.
We’re building the future we want to live in—and that takes time and strong partnerships. We have been there as operators, researchers, and investors. We believe in relationships founded on trust, respect, and a commitment to win and impact change.
We dedicate significant resources and expertise to improve the probability of tremendous impact. We are more than capital—we support founders to help create the best company possible. We can help nail the strategy, attract talent, unlock key customers, and jump in to help solve hard problems when times are tough.
Led by legendary founder Steven A. Cohen, Point72 Ventures has a top-tier team of investment professionals leading our investment strategies.
Steven A. Cohen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Point72, a 1,500+ person registered investment advisor. Mr. Cohen founded S.A.C. Capital Advisors in 1992 and converted his investment operations to the Point72 Asset Management family office in 2014.
In 2016, Mr. Cohen founded Point72 Ventures, which focuses on early-stage investments in Fintech, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Enterprise Technologies.
An avid philanthropist and entrepreneur, Mr. Cohen has founded and holds active leadership roles in a number of nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, founded the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation in 2001. The Cohen Foundation is committed to achieving lasting and meaningful change through commitments to children’s health, education, veterans, and the arts. Mr. Cohen created Cohen Veterans Network and Cohen Veterans Bioscience in 2015 to improve the mental healthcare, treatment, and quality of life for veterans and their families.
Mr. Cohen also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, the Emeritus Board of the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Board of Trustees.
Mr. Cohen received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his investing career at Gruntal & Co., where he managed proprietary capital for 14 years before starting his own investment business.
Matthew Granade plays three critical roles at Point72 Ventures and Point72 Asset Management reflecting his expertise in finance, advanced analytics, and technology:
Before joining Point72 in 2015, Matthew co-founded Domino Data Lab, a data science platform that model-driven firms use to accelerate research, increase collaboration, and deliver high-impact models. Matthew currently serves on its Board of Directors.
Earlier in his career, Matthew served as Co-Head of Research for Bridgewater Associates, where he built and led teams that developed insights on the global economy, created new algorithmic systems for capturing alpha, and published Bridgewater’s market commentary, Daily Observations.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of several private companies, including Say, Inc. and Quantopian, Inc.
Matthew earned his A.B. from Harvard College, where he was President of The Harvard Crimson, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.
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 13 years specializing in fintech venture capital for JPMorgan Chase Strategic Investments, Credit Suisse Principal Investments, and FTV Capital.
Pete started his career in Investment Banking at JPMorgan, followed by Corporate Strategy for JPMorgan Asset Management.
Pete earned a BS from Indiana University.
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 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 U.S. 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 is a Partner 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 worked in J.P. Morgan’s Strategic 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.
Scott Barclay leads Point72 Ventures investment activities in healthcare related technologies, with a mission to back ambitious founders leveraging technology and empathy to rebuild healthcare.
Barclay has deep expertise in healthcare and the commercialization and scale of deep tech. Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Scott was a Partner at DCVC, where he led the Computational Care investment thesis that was focused on backing companies pushing deep compute into healthcare. He invested in and served on the boards of numerous DCVC portfolio companies, including Carbon Health and Medical Informatics Corp. Prior to joining DCVC, he invested and advised broadly in new digital healthcare concepts, helped create and served as Chief Strategy and Product Officer of Surescripts, and led operational and innovation teams across CVS Health.
Previously, Scott worked at The Boston Consulting Group, helped establish a capital markets desk in London for Bank of America Securities, and worked on a manufacturing floor in his hometown in Virginia.
Scott earned his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A from INSEAD in Fontainebleu, France.
Marta Andres-Terre, PhD is a member of the Healthcare investment team at Point72 Ventures, responsible for diligence and investing in early-stage companies at the forefront of the field of computational care.
Prior to joining Point72, Marta was a consultant at Bain and Company in San Francisco, where she mainly worked on their technology and healthcare practices.
Marta graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Barcelona and a PhD in Immunology from Stanford University. While at Stanford she worked in the Biomedical Informatics and Microbiology departments investigating the immune response to infection, using experimental tools, as well as computational and data science (AI/ML) methods. She was also the president of Stanford’s Biotechnology club.
Kevin Berardinelli is an Operating Partner for Point72 Ventures, supporting investment activities and portfolio companies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related technologies.
Kevin joined Point72 Ventures from Plaid, a financial technology company based in San Francisco. Prior to Plaid, Kevin led portfolio management at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the CIA and the U.S. Intelligence Community. In his role at In-Q-Tel, he was responsible for managing portfolio company relationships and ensuring the successful delivery of technology solutions to meet U.S. Intelligence Community needs.
Kevin earned his B.A. in Physics from Wake Forest University and his M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgetown University. He is originally from Burlington, Connecticut.
Adam Carson is a member of the Point72 Ventures FinTech team, based out of San Francisco. Adam is responsible for expanding the Fintech team to the west coast.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Adam held positions at Morgan Stanley, Bain & Company, and eBay. Most recently, he was the Head of Digital/FinTech Strategy and Partnerships at JPMorgan Chase.
Adam earned his BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, and his MBA from Tuck School of Business. He is originally from Merion, Pennsylvania.
Anup Chamrajnagar is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures.
He joins Point72 Ventures from the Point72 Academy, the Firm’s year-long training program, where he rotated through various long/short teams covering public companies in the technology and healthcare spaces. Prior to joining Point72, Anup worked in the healthcare space at TAP Advisors and at Ferghana Partners.
Anup earned his B.A. in Mathematics and Theater from Dartmouth College. While in school, he was the President of the Dartmouth Brovertones A Cappella Group, the Lead Researcher at Dartmouth Fu Labs, the Co-Founder and President of the Dartmouth Computational Mathematics Society, and the Treasurer of D-Style, Dartmouth’s freestyle rap performance group.
Anup is originally from Tacoma, Washington and enjoys singing, songwriting, tennis, soccer, and hiking.
Meena Cruz is based out of Point72 Ventures’ Palo Alto office, where she provides administrative support for the AI team.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Meena was an Executive Assistant at KKR for over ten years, supporting various Private Equity Investment Professionals. She also supported the CEO of Wealth Architects.
Meena is originally from Palo Alto and earned her BS in Commerce (Economics) from Santa Clara University.
Senior Data Engineer
Arthur Dysart is a Senior Data Engineer at Point72 Ventures, supporting the cloud technology needs of portfolio companies. At Point72, Arthur develops scalable pipelines and cloud infrastructure to support AI-focused initiatives.
Arthur began his career at Purdue University, where he built tools to automate data analysis for materials science research teams. As a visiting researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, Arthur built a data pipeline that creates visual 3D models from multi-gigabyte X-ray scans – providing insight into micro-scale electrochemistry mechanisms. Most recently, Arthur helped architect the data warehouse platform and establish the data engineering team for fashion startup Moda Operandi.
Arthur received his B.S. from New York University and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.
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.
Jen Golnick is a Talent Specialist at Point72 Ventures, advising the executive teams of the Artificial Intelligence portfolio on critical talent and organizational effectiveness initiatives. Jen’s responsibilities include hiring and coaching executive team members, driving executive team alignment, and providing subject matter expertise on human capital issues and challenges.
Prior to joining Point72, Jen worked at YSC, specializing in leadership strategy, assessment, and development for Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies. She was previously at Deloitte in their Human Capital consulting practice.
Jen received her B.A. in Psychology from Washington University St. Louis and her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University. She is certified in Hogan Assessments (HPI, HDS, and MVPI) and has completed intensive executive coaching training from the College of Executive Coaching.
Data Engineering Lead
David Grossman is the Data Engineer Lead for the Point72 Ventures AI Investing Team, helping evaluate portfolio companies’ potential for ML assisted growth.
David was previously a Security Engineer for Facebook, where he wrote big data and machine learning analytics, provided hardware and software reverse engineering services, and modernized logging to reliably capture security analytics data.
He began his career as an Engineer for the National Security Agency, where he performed rapid prototyping of machine learning and deep learning architectures. In 2011, David received the NSA Adjust Faculty Instructor of the Year award.
David earned his BS in Computer Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
IT Operations Engineer
Cesar Lugo is based out of Point72 Ventures’ Palo Alto office, where he provides IT support to both the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. In this role he considers abstract technological applications to meet each unique need of the team, forcing him to be quick, innovative, and to think outside the box.
Prior to joining the Firm, Cesar has had various IT roles at AIG Trading Group, RBS, Basso Capital Management, Sempra Energy Trading, and Société Générale.
Cesar is originally from Inwood Heights, New York and earned his AAS in Computer Programming from LaGuardia Community College.
Jason Miller is an Operating Partner 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.
Dave Matter is an Operating Partner on Point72 Ventures’ FinTech team, supporting investment activities and portfolio companies in financial services technology. He is based in San Francisco.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Dave was the Chief Product Officer at Marqeta, a global payment card issuing platform, where he helped lead the product and business as it grew into a multi-billion dollar company serving some of the best brands in the world. Previously, Dave held product and technology leadership roles in investments and mortgages with Citadel Investment Group and Quicken Loans as well as digital banking pioneer ING Direct.
Dave is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and cooking. He studied Business Computer Information Systems at St. Cloud State University.
Pritam Mishra is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, focused on buyouts. In this role, he is responsible for sourcing, executing, and providing portfolio support for investments in AI model-driven businesses.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Pritam was in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs within the Technology, Media, and Telecom group, where he helped advise corporate clients on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises primarily in the technology sector. Pritam started his career as a Media and Telecom Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup.
Pritam graduated from the University of Michigan, where he was a triple major, earning his B.S. in Mathematics, Economics, and Philosophy. While at the University of Michigan, Pritam worked as a research assistant helping professors within the Economics Department and the Ross School of Business with research on industrial organization and corporate strategy, and was co-president of the Global Investment Committee, a student-run investment fund.
Chris Morales is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures. In this role, he invests in AI model-driven businesses tackling a variety of challenges across the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Chris was a Technology, Media, Telecommunications Associate at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division, where he advised leading technology clients on M&A, debt, and equity financings.
Earlier, Chris served as an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons Systems Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he flew combat missions in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. During his last two years on active duty, he was assigned as a flight instructor responsible for teaching aircrew the techniques, tactics, and procedures of the F/A-18.
Chris earned his B.S. in Political Science with Merit at the United States Naval Academy, his J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his M.B.A at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jocelyn Morales is an Administrative Assistant supporting the Artificial Intelligence team in Palo Alto.
Prior to joining Point72, Jocelyn was an Executive Administrative Assistant at Holland & Associates and a Marketing Administrator at Simon Property Group.
Jocelyn earned her BA in Communications from California State University, Los Angeles.
Ivy Nguyen is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures. In this role, she invests in AI model-driven businesses applying artificial intelligence to solve a broad range of problems that traditional software could not tackle.
Prior to joining Point72, Ivy was an Accelerator Program Manager at Imagine H2O, a Senior Associate at NewGen Capital, and an Associate at Zetta Venture Partners. During her career, Ivy has been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Venture Capital, joined the Steering Committee for First Republic Bank Rising Stars in VC, and has been published in TechCrunch and VentureBeat.
Originally from Ba Ria, Vietnam, Ivy graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. While attending Stanford, she was the Managing News Editor of the Stanford Daily and runs AI-ROI.com, a collection of playbooks for startup founders to build AI model-driven businesses.
Arjo Mozumder is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, based in Palo Alto. He is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and execution on artificial intelligence investments. Arjo’s focus areas include industrial AI/robotics, autonomous vehicles, and other field-specific themes such as oil & gas and agriculture.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Arjo was a Founding Fellow at the Blackstone LaunchPad in Austin and founded Convergent, a cross-disciplinary innovation program and non-profit incubator.
Arjo earned his B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Barbara Jordan Legacy Award for his lasting impact on the school. Arjo spends his free time seeking inspiration in music, nature, and people.
Platform and Operations Lead
Eva-Maria Olbers leads Platform and Operations at Point72 Ventures’ Artificial Intelligence group, supporting investment activities and working alongside the AI portfolio companies to assist them in their growth strategy and access to resources.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Eva worked at the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London, managing a portfolio of global startups across industries including AI, cybersecurity, and Finance. She previously worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, directly advising Fortune 500 companies, and at the Machine Learning startup Knewton. She is the former co-founder of STEMgem, a IoT company aiming to engage teenage girls in the STEM fields, and a winner of the Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge.
Eva holds a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a MSc from the London Business School. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a selected invitee to the Annual Meeting in Davos. Originally from Germany and Luxembourg, Eva is conversational in seven languages, including Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.
Joe Pak is a Product Manager at Point72 Ventures. In this role, he is responsible for advising portfolio companies on product development, design, and go-to-market strategies and working with the investment team to explore new investment themes in artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining Point72, Joe was a product manager at Samsara, an IoT technology company backed by Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst, where he led initiatives to build enterprise API products and establish an technology ecosystem of over 50 different product integrations. Prior to Samsara, Joe worked at FiscalNote, where he served in various roles including product management, corporate development, and business operations.
Joe earned his B.A. in Government from Harvard University with a language citation in Mandarin Chinese. During his free time Joe enjoys fishing, golf, and hiking.
Mark Pollak is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, focused on Buyouts. Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Mark worked at Riverwood Capital on minority and majority tech growth investments such as Forecast5 Analytics, Nextdoor, and Sensor Tower. He had particularly focused on companies that were serving the education and government sectors. Mark started his career William Blair and Ridgemont Equity Partners.
Mark earned his BA in Economics from Harvard University.
Staff Data Scientist
Sumayah Rahman is a Staff Data Scientist at Point72 Ventures, supporting portfolio companies in their machine learning efforts. Prior to joining Point72, Sumayah was a Data Scientist at Apple, where she helped direct user studies and analyze study data to build health metrics for the Apple Watch and iPhone. She previously worked at Intuit, where she applied machine learning to personal finance data to better understand user behavior.
Sumayah earned her BS from Northeastern University and her PhD from UC Berkeley, during which she conducted quantitative analyses of genomic data to make research advancements at the intersection of microbiology and human health.
Jay Schneider a member of the Investment Team for Point72 Ventures, leading the Venture Buyout group.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Jay held investing and operations roles within the technology sector. Most recently, he was a growth equity investor at Riverwood Capital, where he focused on sourcing, executing, and monitoring investments. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Scratch and a private equity investor with Francisco Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Jay earned his MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, and his BA in Economics from Pomona College.
He has served as a board member or board observer of Cloudvirga, PayLease, Aesynt, Vendavo, Shoregroup, Attachment, Source Photonics, API Healthcare, and Aricent.
Katherine Schykerynyc is an Executive Assistant for the FinTech team, focusing on early stage investments.
Katherine has been in the venture capital industry for 15 years, holding numerous Investment Assistant and Investor Relations roles. She began her career at U.S. Venture Partners, and most recently held roles at Sapphire Ventures and C.M. Capital Advisors.
Originally from the Bay Area, Katherine attended college in the area and majored in Mathematics.
Ishan is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, helping evaluate and execute investments with a focus on emerging and international markets.
Ishan joined Point72 Ventures after rotating through long/short teams within Point72, covering public companies in the technology and financial services sectors. Before joining Point72, Ishan was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.
He graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics. He serves as a mentor as a part of Endeavor’s Mentor Capital initiative, giving one-on-one support to international entrepreneurs.
Tara Stokes is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, focused on investing in early-stage AI companies and partnering with founders of model-driven businesses.
Prior to joining Point72, Tara was an Associate in the Transportation Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley. She began her career at Morgan Stanley as an Equity Trading Analyst focused on Technology, Media, and Telecom.
Originally from Philadelphia, Tara earned her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University. While attending Duke University, she was a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team and a Teaching Assistant.
Alex Tarhini is an Operating Partner at Point72 Ventures. He focuses on investments and portfolio company growth in financial services technology companies globally. In this capacity, he regularly engages with financial services leaders aiming to drive industry innovation.
Before Point72 Ventures, Alex launched and managed the Barclays Accelerator with Techstars in New York City. Alex was responsible for working with bank executives on solving industry wide technology issues through the sourcing and support of over 20 early stage companies.
Alex is passionate about impact oriented initiatives, experiencing new cultures and surfing. Growing up in Miami, Florida Alex earned his BBA at Florida International University.
Data Science Lead
Yonas Tesfaye is the Data Science Lead for the Point72 Ventures AI Investing Team, building ML proof of concepts and supporting portfolio companies in their machine learning and software engineering efforts.
Yonas began his career at Northrop Grumman, where he worked on a variety of projects including signal processing systems, satellites, and UAVs. He then worked at In-Q-Tel in a machine learning focused applied research laboratory. Most recently, Yonas led a team at Apple focused on natural language processing for knowledge seeking Siri inquiries.
Yonas earned his BS in Aeronautics/Astronautics from MIT and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford.
Erin Yaylali is the Product Lead at Point72 Ventures, closely advising portfolio companies on product, go-to-market, strategy, and working with the investment team to explore new industries and evaluate investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Erin was the Product Lead of the self-driving program at Uber Advanced Technology Group, leading the Go-to-Market and Autonomy Capability product groups. Prior to working on the self-driving project, Erin worked on launching early-stage businesses and products at Uber, from food delivery to trucking.
Erin earned her B.A. in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
She is an avid traveler, paddleboarder, and patron of ice cream.
Doreen Xu is a member of the Investment Team for Point72 Ventures, in the Buyouts group, investing in model-driven businesses that use artificial intelligence to solve previously unsolvable problems.
Prior to joining Point72, she had roles at various financial firms. Most recently, she was a private equity investor at Investindustrial, where she focused on executing and monitoring investments as a generalist. She was also a technology investment banker at Qatalyst Partners upon graduation, focusing on all tech verticals.
Doreen earned her BA in Economics, with High Honors, from Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude, with a secondary concentration of East Asian studies.
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Flare is an all-in-one cloud HR and payroll platform that helps SMEs streamline their processes to create an employee-centric journey. The company aims to leverage its position as the system of record and engagement for employees to develop a next-generation digital financial services provider focused on the workplace.
Flybits offers a “personalization-as-a-service” platform that enables financial institutions to wield both internal and third-party data to design real-time, personalized user experiences. Flybits’ end-to-end solution helps financial institutions better serve their customers by introducing the right products or solutions at the right time and place, to the right customer.
HANetf is Europe’s first independent full service, third-party provider of UCITS ETFs. Their platform provides an efficient and cost-effective method to bring ETFs to market. HANetf offers a turn-key solution to the growing number of U.S. and Asian ETF issuers along with traditional asset managers seeking to enter the European ETF market.
Imperative Execution Inc. design markets that reduce friction in connecting buyers and sellers, enabling them to improve the quality of their execution and minimize their market footprint. We believe in the engineering approach to market design: building venues with matching logic that optimizes towards execution quality and liquidity.
inVia Robotics is a Los Angeles-based technology company that provides the next generation of warehouse automation solutions. As a pioneer of the world’s first “Robots-as-a-Service” goods-to-person solution, inVia is powering the future of warehouse productivity without disrupting the ecosystem of a business’s operations.
Kindur is a new kind of financial company that helps baby boomers embrace modern retirement. Our signature retirement paycheck puts you in the driver’s seat to retire fearlessly.
MANTL’s platform helps banks and credit unions in launching digital capabilities on their existing infrastructure instantaneously, starting with digital account opening.
MX’s digital platform gives financial institutions the ability to provide a data-rich digital experience and better understand their customer base. They offer a suite of APIs, data aggregation, mobile banking solutions and business intelligence capabilities that allow FIs to quickly go-to-market with a modern customer experience.
Nav helps small business owners take control of their financial health so they can get more funding, lower their costs and save time. Nav’s marketplace uses a proprietary algorithm and machine learning to analyze the business owner’s data to make product and next best action recommendations.
Netradyne was founded to bring intelligent, situationally-aware cameras to connected devices around the world. Their Driveri product provides fleet managers with a comprehensive view of drivers’ activity through a blend of real-time positive driving notifications and best practice identification, all while improving driver safety and satisfaction.
Pico is a leading infrastructure service provider, focused on today’s global capital markets community. Utilizing ultra-low latency networking and state-of-the-art cloud technologies, their mission is to provide innovative solutions which empower clients to lead the next set of generational advancements in the markets.
Privacera’s mission is to help our customers maximize the value of their data by providing a comprehensive data governance and security platform that works across all cloud and on-premises data services so enterprises can analyze all their data consistently and transparently
PolyAI has built the world's best platform for creating conversational agents. Its agents use natural language processing and deep learning to understand users, learn from mistakes, and quickly surpass human-level performance to make businesses such as contact centers much more efficient.
Quantopian is a crowd-sourced quantitative investment firm that inspires talented people from around the world to write investment algorithms. Quantopian sources algorithmic trading talent from its global community, selects algorithms that fit its portfolio criteria, and manages externals capital utilizing the algorithms.
From enterprise banks to independent brokerages, dozens of mortgage lenders across the United States trust Roostify to speed up closings, reduce unnecessary work and give their customers a smooth, anxiety-free mortgage experience. Since 2014, Roostify has transacted over billions of dollars in mortgages and helped close hundreds of thousands of home loans nationwide.
SAY is revolutionizing investing and corporate governance by making the shareholder voting right, which has long been unexercised by many shareholders – more dynamic, engaging, and useful. SAY’s mission is to leverage its authenticated investor database to harness the untapped potential of the billions of shares whose ownership rights are unutilized each year.
Spherical Defence is building the next generation of application firewalls to protect financial institutions from cyberattacks. Their critical insight is that the latest deep learning based natural language processing techniques can be applied to model, predict, and detect anomalies in application traffic.
Sprout is a Philippines-based all-in-one HR and payroll platform that has built an evolving financial services marketplace starting with health insurance and salary advances.
Stellar Health is a point-of-care platform that helps primary care providers earn additional revenue and improve performance against value-based care goals. Stellar Health is empowering providers and practice staff to deliver high-quality care through real-time notifications and meaningful incentives.
Street Contxt is a knowledge exchange platform for institutional finance that helps build the right relationships between sell-side, independents, and buy-side participants using machine learning. They help sell-side content producers distribute content and personalize coverage, and provide buy-side participants with a personalized content consumption experience.
Tempo created an automated factory that enables designers of electronics goods to iterate designs, test ideas, and develop more products by providing turnkey PCB assembly in as fast as three days. Using a data-driven approach to automate the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) production process, their process vastly reduces manual intervention during production.
tonik is a fully licensed digital bank in Southeast Asia with a focus on the Philippines. The company provides an easy-to-use digital banking interface to the county’s largely unbanked population.
Toggle is building new technology to increase safety, efficiency, and productivity for the world’s most ubiquitous building material: reinforced concrete. The New York based construction robotics company offers products that enable the automation of construction firm processes.
Toro is a data quality monitoring platform that uses automation to help data teams proactively detect and resolve issues in complex data models.”
TradeIt powers online wealth. TradeIt is the infrastructure that builds, manages, distributes and innovates with the API services for the top financial institutions, globally. They bring the top financial institutions’ customer journey – account opening, account management and stock trading – to the apps where the action happens in a safe, secure, and compliant way.
Ualá is a mobile financial services provider in Latin America, with an initial focus on Argentina. Ualá aims to provide an easy-to-use app that enables branchless banking. The company’s payments platform includes the first prepaid and credit cards Argentina to have no fees.
Unbabel enables modern enterprises to serve customers in their native languages, with always-on, scalable translation across digital channels. Powered by AI and refined by a global community of translators, Unbabel combines the speed and scale of machine translation with the authenticity that can come only from a native speaker.
Unravel Data is the leader in application performance management (APM) for big data applications, making sure that mission-critical data-driven applications and machine learning models are reliable, optimized, and secure.
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