Anthemis Group is the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm focused on re-inventing financial services through technology for the 21st century. They advise, transform and invest in businesses that are building better ways to design, consume and distribute financial services in the Information Economy. For more information, visit http://www.anthemis.com
Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with passionate entrepreneurs to innovate and build successful technology companies. The firm specializes in leading Seed and Series A rounds collaborating with angel investors, other venture capital firms and strategic partners. The Blumberg Capital team are active investors and board members – operating as an extension of the entrepreneurs’ network. Blumberg Capital is headquartered in San Francisco with team members in Tel Aviv and New York. For more information, visit http://www.blumbergcapital.com
LionBird invests in promising startups that utilize technology to meaningfully improve offline processes in healthcare, commerce, and enterprise. The LionBird management team combines the experience of Fortune 100 senior executives with that of veteran entrepreneurs to provide its portfolio companies with the guidance and support required to scale early-stage startups into leading global corporations. For more information, visit http://www.lionbird.com
Pivot Investment Partners LLC is a team of CEO-level operating executives who have grown and transformed financial services businesses around the world. They work closely with a select set of high-potential financial services and FinTech companies, investing both operating expertise and capital in their success and accelerated growth. For more information, visit http://www.pivotinvestment.com
Recognized globally as one of the decade’s most influential leaders in financial services, Deanna is an acclaimed turnaround strategist known for her ability to transform entrenched institutions into customer-centric champions.
She is currently the CEO of CameoWorks LLC, a non-executive director for Tesco PLC, Tesco Bank, NCR Corporation, the AXA Group, and a senior advisor to Bain and Company. Her experience includes a career in banking where she served most recently as Vice Chair, Global Retail Banking and CEO of the UK and Western Europe retail banking divisions at Barclays.
Isaac Applbaum is a Founding General Partner of Opus Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. Previously, Isaac was a Partner and Managing Director for Israel at Lightspeed Venture Partners an early stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California.
Prior to joining Lightspeed, Mr. Applbaum was the founder and CEO of Concorde Solutions Inc. (CSI). In 1998 Mr. Applbaum sold CSI to Bank of America becoming a Senior Vice President at the bank with responsibility for running the bank’s E-ventures group and an advisor to the strategic investments group.