Point72 Ventures

Sami Braun

Operating Partner

New York

Sami Braun is an Operating Partner on the Fintech team at Point72 Ventures.

Prior to Point72 Ventures, Sami was the VP of Business Development at fintech startup Kalshi, a regulated financial exchange for trading on events. Previously, Sami spent five years in Business Development at Uber, working on building rewards programs around payment products and signing partnerships with identity verification and dash cam companies to increase trip safety. She has a master’s in business administration from Columbia Business School and a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

I am excited about building new systems and features around the movement of money.

I have worked inside consumer and marketplace companies to design and build financial operations to custody funds, accept payments and combat fraud.

I like starting from the ground floor.

I spent the formative years of my career starting from scratch inside consumer companies and making decisions on which fintech companies to partner with, contract with, and fit into product flows.

Relationships are the key to getting anything done well or fast.

I love helping companies achieve step function growth by connecting them to target customers.

Come to me to learn about:

Financial exchange infrastructure, supply/demand marketplace dynamics, creating consumer financial products.

Small talk cheat sheet:

The best soft serve, the rats of NYC, and Grateful Dead derivative bands.