Point72 Ventures

Azhar Hussain

Investment Team

New York

Azhar Hussain is a member of the Investment team at Point72 Ventures. In this role, he invests in financial technology businesses attempting to solve a broad range of problems faced by enterprise and consumer clients. 

Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Azhar was a Business Operations Associate at Arcus, a payment-as-a-service fintech startup, where he worked with the CEO and COO on strategic initiatives across the finance, sales, and customer success teams. Azhar started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group covering fintech companies. 

I’ve spent a lot of time exploring Web3 and the crypto space.

I believe that user-facing applications are nascent and the infrastructure that enables developers to build easier and faster is the most crucial component of creating a holistic crypto ecosystem.  

Small talk cheat sheet:

Christopher Nolan movies, world history, and crazy crypto projects.

Being on the cutting edge of innovation excites me.

Early and seed stage investments give me the opportunity to build long-term relationships with founders who are pushing the frontier of what is possible. 

It takes more than hard work.

Passion plus hard work will take you further than just hard work alone.