We’re delighted to announce a new partner has joined Propel to help lead our international fund and an essential team member has earned a promotion!
Rohit Bodas will take Propel’s mission to a global scale, building companies that transform financial services worldwide. In his role as international partner he’ll be considering and leading investments in Europe, Latin America, Israel, Canada, and Asia, among other possible regions. Prior to Propel, Rohit helped launched American Express Ventures, where he invested in a wide range of areas such as data analytics, AI, and enterprise security at startups across the globe. He has admirable technical expertise—holding seven US patents for mobile video and security technologies—and a vision for how technology can positively impact our financial experiences.
While new to Propel, Rohit goes way back with us. We know each other from former workplaces and investment opportunities, and we’re happy to have his presence in our San Francisco office—he just relocated after spending the past year in India. Read more about his background at http://propel.vc/#our-team and welcome him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President David Mort has been with Propel since its earliest days as a division inside BBVA when he was involved in the acquisition of Simple, many of BBVA Ventures’ investments, and eventually the launch of Propel. David started with us as an analyst, quickly moved up to associate, and then senior associate. In those roles we look for exemplary research and analytical skills—and the right attitude to help our founders and our firm become successful. On this front, David has led research and sourcing efforts in lending, blockchain, computer vision, insurance, and more. He’s also rolled up his sleeves to help with the thankless job of building our own internal processes and systems. These days more and more of our founders are requesting his help, we are proud he has earned that privilege. We promoted David for all these reasons. And lastly, he pushes to make us better.