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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.