Our Team

LEADERSHIP

MANAGEMENT

Extensive Experience and Sector Knowledge

Chairman and CEO

DAN CIPORIN

Dan Ciporin is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, executive, investor, and board Member with over 30 years experience across myriad roles as well as deep knowledge of the FinTech and Embedded Finance sectors.

  • Valuable Senior Management Experience

Former Chairman and CEO of Shopping.com:

 – Grew the business from roughly zero to approximately $100 million in revenue in six years

– Oversaw execution of the company’s IPO in October 2004 and later an acquisition by eBay in 2005, with an IRR for public investors of roughly 20% (1)

Senior V.P. of MasterCard International, where he managed Global Debit Services

  • Demonstrated Investment Success as a Venture Capitalist

General Partner at Canaan Partners from 2007 until his retirement at the end of 2020:

– Specialized in financial technology, marketplaces, and e-commerce investments

– Led investments in 19 companies

– Achieved a 4.3x multiple on invested capital during his career at Canaan

  • Strong Leader with Meaningful Board Positions

Public Company Boards: Borderfree (Chairman), Corel, Lending Club (NYSE: LC), Primedia, Shopping.com (Chairman) and VistaPrint

Private Company Boards: Bellhop, Bond, Bumped, CircleUp, Ephemeral Solutions, Homeis, JOOR, Ollie, ShopKeep

  • Dan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yale University’s School of Management where he sits on the Board of Advisors

( (1) Estimated by Home Plate based on publicly available share prices.)

Director & CFO

JONATHAN ROSENZWEIG

Jonathan Rosenzweig is a former Equity Research executive and trusted sell-side Analyst who spent 27 years analyzing companies, leading teams and partnering with institutional investors

  • Recognized Leader in the Equities Business

Managing Director and Head of Americas Equity Research at Citigroup for over 13 years:

– Was responsible for all Equity Research personnel and product in both the U.S. & Latin America

– Worked with leaders in investment banking, capital markets and equities to deliver best in class services

– Partnered with Heads of Research and PMs at top hedge funds & asset managers to drive value

Previously, acted as a Deputy & Associate Director of U.S. Research at Citi for 5 years

  • Extensive Experience in Fundamental Analysis

Served as a Senior Analyst covering the Imaging sector within Citi Research from 1993-2002:

– Provided lead coverage on an array of Technology, Commercial and Consumer stocks

– Conducted detailed analysis of the companies and stocks in the sector, including valuation & risk assessments

– Earned a top 2 ranking from Institutional Investor Magazine for the sector each year from 1997–2002

Prior to Citigroup, worked as a Financial Analyst at Duke University Management Company

  • Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diverse Expertise to Ensure Effective Execution

Director

MICHAEL DESIMONE

• Deep Operating Experience: 30 years working within the financial services and tech industries

General Manager of Lightspeed USA Commerce Inc.

Former President and CEO of ShopKeep

Former President and CEO of Borderfree (formerly NASDAQ: BRDR)

Previously served on board of Rewards Web Inc.

Director

MICHELE DOCHARTY

Substantial Equity Market Experience: 30 years in financial services; rich knowledge of investor needs

Board of Directors Neuberger Berman

Former Partner at Goldman Sachs, serving as Americas Head of Execution Services

Previously managed Goldman Sachs Latin America Equities

Leader in Data as a Product: Helped Goldman launch externalization of data for investing clients, and Chaired the Data Services Operating Group.

Director

ROSS FUBINI

Vast Early Stage Tech Experience: Over 13 years as an entrepreneur and early-stage tech investor following 10 years as a computer engineer

Investor: Managing Partner of XYZ Ventures and former partner at Canaan Partners

Board Member: BeyondHQ, Piazza Technologies, etc.

Operator: Co-founded CubeTree

Engineering Leader: Symantec, Netscape

Director

RHONDA RAMPARAS

Broad Private Equity, Executive, & Banking Experience: Over 20 years in various roles spanning private equity, capital markets, finance and management

Former Managing Director and 17 year veteran at Fortress, where she invested in, built and managed companies largely focused in financial services

Former CFO of Boxed & interim CEO of Alea Insurance Group

Previous investment banking roles at DLJ/Credit Suisse

STRATEGIC ADVISORS

13 Advisors who Deepen our Networks and Deal Flow, including:

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KEN DENMAN

• General Partner at Sway Ventures 
• Board Member of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST), Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) 
• Former CEO of Emotient, acquired by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) in 2016 
• Former CEO of 2 public software companies, Openwave and iPass (both formerly NASDAQ: OPWV and IPAS)

CFarlie

CRAIG FARLIE

• Founder of Harbor Beach Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies
• Partner & Managing Director at Farlie Turner & Co., a boutique investment bank
• Serial entrepreneur, having previously started a number of successful businesses

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DAMIAN GILBERT

• Founder of Lochearn Capital, a boutique advisory firm
• Former Managing Director at Fortress Investments
• 25 years of investment banking and asset management experience

5

ED NEUMANN

• Senior VP of Financial Services Operations at Lightspeed
• Over 30 years of financial and operations experience and 15 years of experience in fintech, e-commerce and cloud-based industries
• Previously CFO of Shopkeep, an e-commerce platform for SMEs

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DIEDE VAN LAMOEN

• Serial founder, start-up executive and angel investor
• Founder of Groupon China, MyLuxBox, Commure
• Early executive at Stripe, serving as the Head of its International Operations