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General Partner & Founder

General Partner & Founder

Logan Allin

Logan is the General Partner and 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.

 

Advisory Board

Senior Advisor

Brandon Gath

Brandon is the former Co-Head of CME Ventures, one of the most innovative corporate venture funds, having invested in technologies across Fintech, AI, Geospatial Data, Deep Learning, Quantum Computing, and Blockchain. He led early investments in Ripple, Nervana Systems, Orbital Insight, Crosslend, Digital Currency Group, Layer, and 1Qbit. In total, he has invested in over 30+ early and late stage technology companies.

He is passionate about the intersection of financial services and frontier technologies. From an early age as a teenager he was avid stock trader and reader of popular mechanics. His professional experience ranges across investment banking, corporate M&A, consulting, and operating roles at late stage growth companies.

He holds a Masters in Entrepreneurial Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago, and Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in Finance.

Senior Advisor

Mike Cagney

Mike is a Senior Advisor at Fin where he supports investment sourcing, connecting into the Figure ecosystem, and providing strategic guidance to our portfolio companies. Mike currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Figure, an emerging FinTech platform where he leads overall product strategy, operations and corporate development.

Previously, Cagney founded and scaled SoFi, one of the largest FinTech platforms globally, most recently valued at $4.3B. Cagney also founded Finaplex, the leader in wealth management software, where he was CEO and then vice chairman and chief architect and sold the company to Broadridge. Before Finaplex, Cagney was senior vice president and head trader for the proprietary trading and financial products group at Wells Fargo Bank.

Cagney holds an M.S. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He also received a combined B.A./M.S. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in applied economics.

Advisor

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the Manager of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal Equipment. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 13 years now, handling the day to day business, delivering solutions, building long-term partnerships and payment ecosystems.

He personally leads the charge on innovation, with a view to the future of payments both locally and globally via his network and clients around the world which include VC’s, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups.

Marshal Equipment has clients in over 18 countries, with all of its IP developed in-house, based out of Dubai for the last 37 years.

The company looks to cater to, foster and work with FinTech solution innovators locally and globally.

Advisor

Peter Early

Peter is formerly the General Manager of Asset Management at SoFi, bringing more than 25 years of experience in financial markets and risk management to the Fin team. Peter was most recently the President and CRO of Trend Capital Management, overseeing all non-investment aspects of the business. He has also held senior roles at Galle Global Macro, where he was President, and Wynn Las Vegas. In addition, Peter founded global macro hedge fund Big Sky Capital, and has worked for financial firms including Tiger Management and Bankers Trust Company. Peter earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Yale University.

Advisor

Ronald Issen

Ronald Issen is Managing Director of Issen & Company, an advisor/investor in private equity and growth stage venture capital. From 2007 to 2013, he was a Senior Advisor in Hong Kong with private equity firm Apollo Global Management, LLC, one of the world’s largest alternative investment firms. He is a former is a former SEVP/Executive Management Committee member for HKSE-listed eSun Holdings (part of Hong Kong’s Lai Sun Group) and spent over 10 years as a senior project finance and government advisory executive with then-Banque Indosuez and its successors (now part of Credit Agricole). He began his career with then-Smith Barney, Harris Upham (later part of Salomon Brothers/Citigroup) and the Boston Consulting Group. He is currently a board director of Capella Hotel Group (part of Singapore’s Pontiac Land) and a past board member of Lippo Group affiliated then-SGX-listed Auric Pacific Group Limited, of then-SGX-listed Food Junction Holdings Ltd. and of privately-held Midan City Development Corporation in Korea. He is a past Deputy Chairman & Board Director of City Developments affiliated HKSE-listed City e-Solutions Limited and past board director of SGX-listed CDL Hospitality Trusts (including M&C REIT Management Ltd. and M&C Business Trust Management Ltd.). He holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), where he was an EJ Gallo Foundation Fellow and recipient of Dettman Foundation and Schepp Foundation Fellowships, and holds a BA from Williams College, cum laude with honors, where he was a US National Merit Scholar and Lehman Scholar. In Hong Kong, he serves as Chapter Head/President and Board Director of the Stanford GSB Chapter Ltd. of Hong Kong.

Advisor

Todd Ruppert

Todd is retired CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president of T. Rowe Price International and operating steering committee member of T. Rowe Price group. He is a venture partner of Greenspring Associates, board member of numerous firms globally, a serial FinTech investor and advisor, and board member of INSEAD business school.

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