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Core Team

Logan Allin, Fin VC General Partner and Co-Founder
Managing General Partner & Founder

Logan Allin

Peter N. Ackerson
General Partner

Peter N. Ackerson

Christian Ostberg
Principal

Christian Ostberg

May Wang
Associate

May Wang

Mike Hurst
Venture Partner

Mike Hurst

Ren Riley
Venture Partner

Ren Riley

Managing General Partner & Founder

Logan Allin

Logan is the Managing General Partner & Founder of Fin VC where he is responsible for management of the firm, sourcing/consummating investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value with portfolio companies. Logan was most recently Vice President of SoFi Ventures, where he was tasked with investing in and working hands-on with FinTech companies, as well as running SoFi’s accelerator and corporate development efforts.

Logan was formerly a Venture Partner at Light Street Capital where he was responsible for IR as well as sourcing, diligence, and finalizing late stage private TMT investments. Additionally, Logan was a Partner at Formation Group, focused on early-expansion stage cross-border TMT investments in the US and Asia. Prior to moving into venture capital, Logan was an entrepreneur and served as CFO and VP of Business Development for ONEHOPE, an eCommerce platform. Logan has spent the vast majority of his career in FinTech, most recently as Head of Management Strategy, overseeing the enterprise FinTech strategy and execution, while serving as a member of the Operating Committee at Atlantic Trust, the Private Wealth Management arm of Invesco (and now CIBC).

Previously, Logan was a Senior Vice President in City National Bank’s wealth management division (now part of RBC) where he led the technology strategy, open product architecture platform, and other strategic initiatives. He spent much of his career in management consulting, in leadership positions at Capgemini, EMC, and PwC, focused exclusively on the intersection of Financial Services and technology.

Logan earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in public policy and political science from Duke University and a M.S. in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow. Key firm/prior investments: Figure, SoFi, Avinew, Coinsuper, Aiera, Nestio, CRE Simple, Onfido, Tradeshift, Zanbato, Abode, Jointly, BlockFi, Point Finance, Zenreach, Price.com, Go-Jek and Dayli Financial.

 

General Partner

Peter N. Ackerson

Peter is a General Partner at FinVC, where he is responsible for sourcing investments and adding operating value at the portfolio company level. Prior to FinVC he was CFO and Partner at SymphonyAI, a $1 billion early stage investment and incubation platform, where he held investing, operating, and board member roles in several AI technology companies across the Finance, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Media verticals. Peter has also worked with McKinsey & Co’s early and mid-stage SaaS practice; at Wells Fargo’s Technology Equity Research group (including working on the Facebook, Workday, ServiceNow, and Marin Software IPOs) and at Merrill Lynch in their investment banking division.

He is passionate about the commercialization of frontier technologies and the disruption of legacy markets and business models. His professional experience has included co-founding several technology companies as well as roles in investment banking, corporate M&A, consulting, and early and mid-stage growth companies.

Peter holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, where he was elected to the Raven Society, and a BBA in Finance from the College of William & Mary.

Principal

Christian Ostberg

Christian is a Principal at Fin where he is responsible for sourcing investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fin, Christian was most recently an Investor at Thomvest Ventures, a $500 million multi-stage venture capital fund, where he held investing and operating roles in multiple technology companies spanning the FinTech and PropTech verticals. Christian has also worked as an operator at an early-stage venture-backed technology company, Eden; at KKR on their Credit Strategy team and at Houlihan Lokey in their financial restructuring investment banking division.

Additionally, he co-founded the Virginia Venture Fund, a student-run venture capital fund supporting young entrepreneurs and training the future generation of venture capital investors.

Christian holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia – McIntire School of Commerce with major concentrations in Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship.

Associate

May Wang

May is an Associate at Fin where she is responsible for sourcing investments, developing co-investment opportunities, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fin, May was most recently an MBA associate at multiple VCs focused on Fintech and B2B investments. She also went to Poland to help a startup expand to Europe and launch the new office. May has worked in Goldman Sachs in Tokyo where she managed multi-billion-dollar liquidity assets for the company; and Capco, where she worked on global projects with major financial institutions clients as a consultant.​ May holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese and basic Spanish.

Venture Partner

Mike Hurst

Mike Hurst is a Venture Partner at Fin where he is responsible for sourcing/consummating investments and adding operating value at portfolio companies. Mike is a software industry veteran and CEO/Co-founder of Exactuals, a provider of innovative solutions for complex payments and metadata issues in the entertainment industry. He is also a mentor at the Stanford StartX incubator where he has coached 40+ teams on fundraising and enterprise sales planning since 2012.

Exactuals first established itself as a SaaS leader in the film/TV payments space, securing long-term commercial agreements with Screen Actors Guild, Entertainment Partners, and other top unions, studios, and payroll companies. Exactuals raised more than $23 million in funding prior to being acquired by City National Bank in 2018 where it will continue its work as a wholly owned subsidiary of the leading bank in entertainment.

Mike incubated the Exactuals business model over the course of his time at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with guidance from some of Silicon Valley’s most trusted advisors. As a Stanford StartX mentor since 2012, Mike also finds tremendous fulfillment working with early-stage StartX portfolio companies as they plan and implement their fundraising and enterprise sales strategies.

Mike adds value to portfolio companies in the SaaS and FinTech arenas by developing enterprise sales plans for all stages of growth. Having himself been a President’s Club performer at Oracle early in his career, he understands what it takes to close strategic transactions while scaling a business.

Mike holds degrees from Santa Clara University and Stanford Business School. Mike’s investments include Branch Metrics, Mattermost, ClearMetal, Luma Health, Embroker, Clarify Health Solutions, Boom Fantasy, Threadloom, ClearGraph, and ToneDen amongst others.

Venture Partner

Ren Riley

Ren Riley is a Venture Partner at Fin where he is focused on sourcing and consummating primary and co-investment opportunities and adding value to our portfolio companies. Ren brings 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and has been an active participant and investor in the venture capital industry for over 20 years.

He is currently the co-founder and managing director of Enclave Liquidity Partners, a venture firm he co-founded in 2019, delivering liquidity solutions to founders, executives, and key shareholders of late-stage private growth companies.

Prior to Enclave, Ren was a Partner at Robertson Stephens, an RIA providing wealth management services for high-net-worth individuals and family offices. Positions during his tenure at the firm also included CEO and Head of Alternatives.

Prior to Robertson Stephens, Ren spent 16 years with Oak Investment Partners, where he became a General Partner in 2006. His primary focus was on emerging growth, multi-stage investments in the Internet, mobile, FinTech and enterprise software and services sectors, around the globe. He remains a Venture Partner at Oak today, serving on the Boards of several private companies. Ren began his career working in the corporate finance division of the original Robertson Stephens, a technology-focused investment bank based in San Francisco, where he was a Senior Associate. Ren holds an AB in Government from Dartmouth College.

Fin VC Fellows

Doug A. Bowen web

Doug A. Bowen

Gonzalo Gallardo web

Gonzalo Gallardo

Aditi Rajagopal web

Aditi Rajagopal

Harrison Smith web

Harrison Smith

Doug A. Bowen

Doug is a Fellow at Fin VC. Prior to Fin, Doug worked at BDT Capital Partners as an Associate, focused on several middle-market transactions and advisory engagements. Doug is also a Toigo MBA Affiliate, a MLT Professional Development Fellow and an Associate Board member on After School Matters and Urban Initiatives, which are Chicago non-profit organizations that aim to engage underserved youth.

As a Jamaican native, Doug’s passionate to affect a fintech renaissance in the Caribbean, through the development of an investment fund designed to provide Caribbean tech entrepreneurs with strategic capital.

Doug graduated as the Valedictorian of Morehouse College with a B.A. in Economics. He is currently an MBA Candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Gonzalo Gallardo

Gonzalo is a Fellow at Fin VC. Prior to Fin, Gonzalo worked in strategy and analytics at Affirm, Inc, a Bay Area Fintech focused on reinventing lending and consumer finance. Gonzalo also worked as a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, where he conducted buy side due diligences for financial and strategic investors. He is passionate about Fintech in emerging markets.

Gonzalo is currently an MBA Candidate at Stanford GSB

Aditi Rajagopal

Aditi Rajagopal is a Fellow at Fin VC. Prior to Fin, Aditi worked at Transform Capital as a Summer Venture Associate. Aditi also worked as a Software Engineer at IBM where she focused on IBM’s cloud platform from incubation to where it is today. Her roles ranged from Open Source Development to DevOps to Fullstack development. She also had a couple of patents granted along the way. Aditi is passionate about all things college football, data security, and design.

Aditi is currently a student at University of Virginia pursuing her MBA and Masters in Data Science (at the Darden School of Business & School of Data Science respectively), and is an alumni of University of Michigan.

Harrison Smith

Harrison is a Fellow at Fin VC. Prior to Fin, Harrison worked at a London-based FinTech start-up, Railsbank, the leading BaaS provider in Europe, where he focused on QA testing, Customer Support, and more recently as Head of Product Roadmap.

Harrison is passionate about working with innovative people from across the world to build powerful products that solve big problems. In his spare time, he works as Chief Product Officer for a student-run non profit called Project Access, which works to increase access to elite education by pairing underprivileged high-school students with a mentor at their dream university to guide them through the application process. As a sports lover, Harrison competed in triathlon and duathlon internationally for Great Britain, winning the World Duathlon Championships in 2016.

Harrison is currently a Junior at Yale University studying History and Computer Science, in addition to competing for the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He is from a town called Southend-on-Sea, in the United Kingdom.

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