As an office, we have a multi-disciplinary background. With a wealth of hands on international experience, our team comes from a range of roles including finance, product management, sales and engineering. We cover a variety of market sectors from agriculture and commodities to global digital companies.
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Vasile is a Co-Founder of Talis Capital and has been very active in building and investing in companies for over 19 years, and providing hands-on board support. Vasile’s entrepreneurial career began by co-founding INTRESCO Ltd and Ukraine Capital Partners.
Vasile is very active with the management of all our portfolio companies, and sits on the board of Darktrace, CensorNet, Navmii and Cygnet Agroholding.
Vasile holds an MBA degree from London Business School and speaks Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish. He enjoys digital photography, psychology, wine tasting and travelling.
Partner & Co-Founder
Matus is a Co-Founder & Partner at Talis Capital. Matus is both an experienced entrepreneur and private equity / venture capital investor, and Co-Founder of two successful VC backed technology companies; Pirate Studios and Threads.
As an investor he led or closed over 40 private equity or venture capital deals. Matus sits on the Advisory Board for INTER-IoT, a European Union IoT initiative.
Matus has a degree from the University of Manchester, alumni of Singularity University and CISI. Matus is passionate about world changing technologies and futurism. Matus loves travelling and experiencing different cultures, he lived in 6 countries and speaks 5 languages.
Principal & Co-Founder
Bob is a Co-Founder of Talis Capital and an oil industry veteran, having worked for Rotterdam-based trader, The Vitol Group, for over 30 years. Bob served on the Vitol Board for 15 years, and has been instrumental in Vitol’s growth to one of the largest independent energy trading houses in the world, as well as successfully establishing Vitol’s entry into the coal markets in 2007.
Bob is also the co-founder of Finch Investments and a supporter of several charities including The Generations Foundation, The Vitol Foundation and Oil Aid.
Principal & Co-Founder
Rohini is a Co-Founder of Talis Capital and has over 30 years' experience in investment and trading, having worked for Texaco UK, Neste OY and Vitol SA. Rohini has been a successful private investor since 2003, investing mainly in the natural resource and technology sectors. Her great passion is Conservation and she supports several charities in their work, most notably, The World Land Trust of which she is a Trustee.
She holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BSC (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from UMIST. She speaks French and Hindi.
Tom has several years of investment and trading experience, having previously managed multi-asset portfolios and worked as an execution-only broker. Prior to Talis Capital, Tom was an Asset Manager at Dart Capital, a London based discretionary fund manager.
Tom read Business & Financial Economics at the University of Leeds, holds a Masters in Wealth Management (MCSI) and is a CFA® charterholder.
Matthew joined Talis Capital in 2013 and has progressed to his current role as Associate. Before Talis Capital, Matthew sat on the London School of Economics’ Investments and Finance Committees as an elected representative and Trustee of the Students’ Union.
Matthew holds a BSc Hons in Economics from the London School of Economics and is currently studying towards the Investment Management Certificate.
Rachel has several years of experience in corporate finance and M&A, having previously worked on over $200m of technology transactions. Prior to Talis Capital, Rachel was a Senior Analyst at Hampleton Partners, a London-based boutique advisory for small and medium technology companies.
Rachel studied History and French at Queen Mary University and holds a Masters in Economic and International history from the London School of Economics. Rachel is currently working towards her ACA.
Alex joined in 2015 and operates as Portfolio Manager. Prior to Talis Capital Alex worked at Advance Emerging Capital, a fund of funds, where he analysed publicly listed companies and hedge funds.
Alex read BSc Economics at the London School of Economics and is studying towards the CFA.
Office Manager & PA
Chantelle is the Office Manager and PA. Prior to Talis Capital, Chantelle has worked for several UHNW families and Blue Chip Companies in London including BHP Billiton and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Chantelle has a degree in Purchasing Management, loves travelling and photography, and speaks English and Afrikaans.