Investment Banking

Steve Gaynor

Founder & Managing Partner

Steve has been at the upper echelons of business, law, consulting and government.

Thierry Podolak

Managing Director, Europe

Thierry is an investor, advisor and banker to French startups

Isaac Babbs

Managing Director

Isaac is not just a banker, but investor and business advisor as well

Ted Bernstein

Managing Director

Ted was a leading Wall Street analyst, and knows many of the top industry players.

Dirk Schwarz

Managing Director 

Dirk is a startup guy. He’s had more good exits than anyone else we know.

Masaru Sakamoto

Advisor For Asia

Mas is the trusted emissary between senior business people in Japan and the US.

Dimitris Protogirou

Managing Director, Europe

Dimitris graduated from LBS, and has been a prolific fund raiser for his and others’ startups.

Petri Saarinen

Managing Director, Europe

Petri has been on the Nordics startup scene from its start.