Propel Venture Partners – The Future of Financial Services

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Team

Our entire team is committed to helping our portfolio companies achieve their goals to transform financial services. We have devoted our careers to this area—with experience from large institutions to small startups. We are collaborative in our approach. We value creative and quantitative thinking. We take bold actions and learn from them.

Rohit Bodas

Partner

Ryan Gilbert

Partner

Hilary Kivitz

COO & General Counsel

David Mort

Vice President

Krista Peters

Executive Assistant

Jay Reinemann

Partner

Kathleen Siswanto

Analyst

Greg Thome

Analyst

Jurgen van de Vyver

Finance Associate

Thomas Whiteaker

Partner

  • "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

    William Shakespeare

  • "Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."

    Charles Swindoll

  • "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."

    Steve Jobs

  • "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."

    Stephen Covey

Propel Venture Partners

Insights

How broadly do we define financial services? What changes will matter most? We are constantly curious about how money and technology interact with the world at large.

Posted 14, February 2018

Machine Learning, Human Values: What Will FinTech Magnify?

Sankaet Pathak is one of my favorite people to talk to about innovation in financial services. The company he founded,...
Posted 13, December 2017

Feet on the Ground: Connecting Israel’s FinTech

I’ve long appreciated Israel’s contributions to fintech from afar, but during my first trip to the “Startup Nation” I was...
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

    Albert Einstein

  • "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse."

    Florence Nightingale

  • "Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right."

    Henry Ford

Portfolio

We eagerly partner with entrepreneurs who appreciate the joy of a great user experience, embrace technology, and believe financial services should be faster, cheaper, more secure, and more transparent.

Fixing the browsing experience

Proactive identity protection

Digital currency platform to buy, sell, and use bitcoin

Digital transaction management software. IPO April 2018.

Full-stack e-commerce platform for buying new cars

Building the modern bank for the next generation. Exit to Navient October 2017.

One solution for benefits and HR

Rebuilding the retirement industry

Reimagining home insurance

Rebuilding health benefits for employees

AI platform that powers virtual assistants and smart bots for mobile, messaging, and wearables

Alternative affordable lending and investment syndication platform

Personal financial management and digital wealth management platform

Online marketplace for consumer loans

One low rate for all your cards

Cloud-based invoice, payment, and dynamic discounting software

Making business travel booking and expense management easier for SMBs

Mission

Any successful mission needs a plan, a team, inspiration, and a little bit of luck. Propel Venture Partners backs the brave as they rethink and rebuild financial services. Let’s launch together!

Posted 14, February 2018

Machine Learning, Human Values: What Will FinTech Magnify?

Sankaet Pathak is one of my favorite people to talk to about innovation in financial services. The company he founded,...

Going beyond, rethinking and rebuilding financial services