Managing General Partner & Founder
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.
Peter N. Ackerson
Peter is an Investment 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.
Christian is a Senior Associate 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.
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.
Arjun Dev Arora
Arjun is currently “In Residence” at Expa and advises funds, startups (e.g. AngelList) and Fortune 100 companies (e.g. Nike). He is also a Part-Time Partner with the House Fund (investing in UC Berkeley student and alum founded companies). Arjun was most recently a Partner at 500Startups – the most active early stage venture firm in the world. He actively invested through the accelerator, did direct investments, assisted with the regional 500 funds and also led the IR efforts for the firm.
Arjun was the Founder of ReTargeter which was acquired by Sellpoints (March 2015). Arjun was the founding CEO of ReTargeter and bootstrapped the company to be in the top 100 of Inc’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013. He is a recognized expert in display advertising and retargeting and has been interviewed on Bloomberg TV, been quoted in the WSJ and been mentioned in Forbes. He has been recognized at the White House, at the UN and at the Global Summit for Entrepreneurship for his success and commitment to a values centered organization.
Arjun was previously the head of business development for Yahoo! Real Estate. He was instrumental in helping bring residential listings online in the early days of real estate on the web.
Arjun has advised on M&A deals and IPOs for various technology companies during his tenure at the international investment bank Jefferies Broadview.
Arjun graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship & Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matty is the Founder & Managing Partner of Deacon Arch Partners – a family office wealth and investment advisory firm he founded in 2019. He brings 20+ years of experience in sourcing, structuring, investing and raising capital across industries, geographies and asset classes. He has completed 60+ transactions, raising and investing over $3 billion in capital. Most recently, he was Managing Director and served on the Management Committee of ShareNett – a family office FinTech investment platform founded by Jim Pallotta (Raptor Group) – where he spearheaded the firm’s origination and investment efforts.
Matty founded Brown Oak Media, an investment & advisory company with a focus on the Entertainment, Media, Consumer, Technology & FinTech space. He serves as an Advisor to several companies, entrepreneurs, athletes/celebrities and other investors.
Matty invested in and produced the film “Newlyweeds” which was selected to and sold at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He serves as an Investor/Advisor to: BEGiN (HOMER), Exer Labs, Enclave Liquidity Partners, Encantos Media, FinVC, Innervation Finance, Roasting Plant Coffee, Roxi, Salido and SportsMe, among others.
Prior to 2016, Matty spent over twelve years in the investment management industry with a focus on Tech/Media/Telecoms (TMT). He was part of the Founding Investment Team and TMT Sector Head at Charter Bridge Capital – a long/short equity fund that he helped grow from $25M to $300M+ in less than two years. Additionally, he was a Portfolio Manager at both Balyasny Asset Management and Visium Asset Management, and a Senior Analyst at Frontpoint Stadia Capital.
While pursuing his MBA, Matty worked for Caxton Associates and Olympius Capital, an alternative asset management firm started by Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana and Harris Barton. Prior to business school, Matty was a Senior Associate with Robertson Stephens, focusing on investing/raising capital for early-to-mezzanine stage VC- and PE-backed companies.
Matty earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business with a Certificate in Public Management & Social Innovation, and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Finance & Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU.
He is an Alumnus of the SEO Career Program, a Toigo Foundation Fellow, a Finalist for the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses Program in Detroit and a Board Member of the BUILD Institute.