NYA FINTECH GROUP  

 




The FinTech Group comprises New York Angel members focused on early stage financial companies.
  • Experienced investors, entrepreneurs and senior executives in financial services and financial technology companies.
  • Broad and strong network of contacts within the FinTech and financial community.
  • Experienced board members, advisors and mentors to startups and early stage companies.

Investment Focus

  • Early stage ventures in the Seed and Series A rounds.
  • Highly scalable businesses. 
  • Path to break-even within 12-24 months.
  • Teams with strong domain knowledge.
  • Products and services already in the market or in beta.

Benefits to FinTech Entrepreneurs

  • Seed and early stage investment capital.
  • Streamlined and organized process for pitching, evaluating and structuring deals.
  • Constructive feedback to entrepreneurs.
  • Experienced investors with extensive network of contacts.
  • Access to other angel groups and venture capital firms to syndicate deals.

Benefits to the FinTech Community

  • Ability to lead, co-lead, top off or participate in syndicate deals.
  • Introductions to entrepreneurs.
  • Collaborate and share deal flow with accelerators, VC's and other angel groups.
  • Contribute to FinTech conferences and activities.
  • Participate in mentor and advisory roles.

Members

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Michel Amsalem
Midsummer Capital, President. Citibank, MD.
Salvo Arena
Chiomenti, Managing Partner of New York Office and
Co-Head of the Private Equity Business Unit.
Alexandros Biliris

Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science. Junction Capital Management, Founder and Managing Partner. Bell Labs, Senior Member of Technical Staff.

Thomas Blum
Channel Capital, Founder. NYSERDA, Innovation Advisor. G.C. Andersen Partners, Investment Banker. Enertiv, Board Member.
Carol Curley

Charian Ventures, Chief Investment Officer. Golden Seeds, Managing Director. Chestnut Street Ventures, Investment Committee. Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship, Advisory Board.

Richard Davies

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of NY, FinTech Sector Co-Lead. Consultant to the Investment Management Industry. Russell Investments, MD. AllianceBernstein Investments, Sr. MD.

Kathleen De Rose

Board/Advisor to several startups. NYU Stern School of Business, Associate Professor, Finance, FinTech Leader. Credit Suisse, MD.

Bruce Gallager

New York Angels FinTech Group, Chairman. Innovative Data Ventures, Managing Partner. True Global Ventures, Partner. Synechron, MD.  SysCore Solutions, Founder & CEO. Platinum Technologies, VP & GM.

Ehud Gelblum

Messari, Chief Operating Officer. Flatiron Health, VP Finance. Citi, MD. Morgan Stanley, MD. JPMorgan Chase, MD.

Elaine Gilde

NY Angels Board. Grove Street Capital, MD. Palladium Equity Partners, MD. Butler Capital, MD. Merrill Lynch, Director. Lehman Brothers, VP. McKinsey, Consultant.

Bill Goddard

Insurance regulation/insolvency attorney. Day Pitney, Partner. Bingham McCutchen, Partner. Marsh & McLennan Securities, MD. JP Morgan, VP. Law school professor.

Alex Goldberg

Canary Ventures, MD. Returns Rhino, Chairman & Co-Founder. NextBoston, Managing Partner. GreenSight Agronomics, Board of Advisors.

Russell Graham

RDG Management (Investment Management), President. Koro Aviation, President. Kama Corporation, VP.  First Boston, VP M&A.

Sanjeev Gupta

Alphanext Capital, Principal. Graham Capital Management, Portfolio Manager. Vega Asset Management, Fund Manager. Banco Santander, SVP.

Tonny Ho

Independent Investment Management Professional.

Margaret Holen

Goldman Sachs, Partner & MD. Goldman Sachs Foundation Investment Committee member. Princeton Operations Research & Financial Engineering Advisory Council.

Jim Korein

Omnispective Management, CEO.

Benny Lorenzo
B.L. Capital Partners, Managing General Partner. 
Art Lutzke
Lutzke Family LP, Managing Partner. Cowen and Co., MD.
Seth Masters
AllianceBernstein, Chief Investment Officer. Booz Allen & Hamilton. Techstars Mentor. Advisor to several FinTech startups. New York Angels FinTech Group, Co-Chairman.

Barbara Moore

New York Angels Board. Board/Advisor to multiple start-ups, accelerators and VC funds. SEI Investments, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Bain.

Larry Ng

Board/Advisor to several start-ups. Wall Street Systems, Co-owner. Moneyline Telerate, Founder. TradeWeb, Founder. MarketAxess, Founding Partner. SpectraSoft, Founder & CEO. New York Angels FinTech Group, Co-Chairman.

Kenny Nova

Stat Scientific, Founder & President. LifeNome, Advisor. Play2prep, Founder. Nova Digital Strategies, President. RFID Journal, President. National Hockey League, Group Vice President.

Michael Palitz
Financial Federal Corporation, Founder and CFO. City and Suburban Financial, Director. Chemical Bank and Bankers Trust. Broadway producer and winner of 2 Tony Awards.
Nami Park

BlackRock, MD. Wellington Management, Associate Partner. Deutsche Bank, MD. James D. Wolfensohn, MD. Goldman Sachs.

Donna Redel

Strategic 50, CEO. World Economic Forum. COMEX. Prudential Securities.

Richard Reisman

Teleshuttle, President & Founder. MIT Enterprise Forum NYC, Board Member Emeritus. Healthscout, MD & CTO. UNET Corporation, Co-founder. Baseline, Director.

David Rose

NY Angels Founder & Chairman Emeritus. Board Director to several start-ups. Gust, CEO/Founder. Rose Tech Ventures, Managing Partner. Singularity University, Associate Founder.

Mark Schneider

New York Angels, Chairman. Adviser and Board member to young companies. Acumenven, Principal. Opus-ISM & Opus Health, Founder/Chairman/CEO.

Jeff Seltzer

Pierce Yates Ventures, Managing Partner. Kasisto, Board Director. Adirondack Electronic Markets, EVP & COO. CIBC World Markets USA, Deputy Chairman. Lehman Global Derivatives Group, MD. New York Angels FinTech Group, Co-Chairman.

Carl de Stefanis

De Stefanis & Associates, President. IVI International, CEO. Rockies Venture Club, Member.

Nikos Theodosopoulos

Board/Advisor to several startups. NT Advisors, Founder & Managing Member. UBS, MD – Technology Equity Research. Bear Stearns. AT&T. Bell Laboratories.

Gregg Young

884 Associates, Attorney & Business Consultant. Outleads, Advisor. Hilco Corporate Trading, Sr. MD. Argent Trading, MD & General Counsel.