July 2019, UK (London)
Talis Capital are thrilled to announce the addition of two new strategic hires! We welcome, to the growing team, Mike Tucker as Financial Controller, and Emily Wood as Project Manager and EA to the Partners.
Mike joins from Pacific Investments - a multi-asset diversified investment group where he was FC, prior to this he was a chartered accountant at KPMG and is a CFA Charterholder. Emily joins Talis from OVO Energy where she was Assistant Chief of Staff, she also project managed the build out OVO’s new business unit, VCharge – prior to that Emily was a self-employed business consultant supporting a number of high growth startups. Their roles offer both internal structure and direction as well as key support to our portfolio companies.
We have bolstered the team significantly over the last 12-18 months, to bring the team to 14 in total which is reflective of the continued growth of Talis. This year is an important milestone as we celebrate “Talis at Ten”, our 10th anniversary. Founded in 2009, we’ve completed more than $600m of transactions, have more than 45 companies in the portfolio: now deploying up to $100m each year, we invest in technology companies of the future, across our funds and company-specific special purpose vehicles (SPVs).
“Our new team members, Mike and Emily, have already proven to be a perfect addition to our small, highly-driven and fun collective. Adding these strategic functions across finance and project management means that we can be even more efficient and pro-active both internally as well as supporting our portfolio companies.” Matus Maar, Co Founder & Managing Partner, Talis Capital.
As well as new hires we are very proud to announce two well-deserved promotions for team members that have made a significant contribution to the firm– Beatrice Aliprandi is promoted to Senior Associate and Kirill Tasilov to Associate. Beatrice originally joined Talis in 2018 from Jefferies TMT Investment Banking team and has since been involved in investments including; Import.io, The Plum Guide, Medbelle & Ynsect which she continues to assist. Kirill also joined in 2018, after founding an adtech startup and working at UBS in Hong Kong. He is an Observer or is actively involved with Oh My Green, Zyper, Artemis & Edge Intelligence. It’s important to us to ensure the development of the team - growing in experience and building expertise – congratulations to both Beatrice and Kirill on their achievements so far!
“These two incredibly well deserved promotions are a testament to the hard work, dedication and leadership shown on recent deals led by Beatrice and Kirill. Over the last 18 months or so we’ve seen both of them flourish and are delighted to be able to recognise that – we look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength.” Vasile Foca, Co Founder & Managing Partner, Talis Capital.
As we welcome new hires and congratulate our colleagues on their promotions- we are also excited to offer a new opportunity to the right candidate as an analyst position opens-up in the team!
We’re looking for a like-minded bright spark to join us and have recently spent some time to crystallise how we communicate our vision, mission and values to our entrepreneurial community.
Vision: To find, fund and support the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.
Mission: We seek entrepreneurs and ideas that we can be passionate about. Once we’re aligned, we will work relentlessly for our companies with high energy, speed, flexibility and conviction to help entrepreneurs succeed in their mission. We actively leverage our unique entrepreneurial community to make this happen.
Values: We are a small, highly driven and fun collective of inquisitive individuals and entrepreneurs. We are passionate and disciplined risk takers. We have an experienced and straight-talking approach to building the companies of tomorrow.
We feel genuinely privileged to work alongside our entrepreneurs and our investors – who inspire us every day with their global ambitions. We have found and funded companies in cyber security, insurance, data & IoT, Proptech, Digital Health, Consumer, Food & Agtech as well as Fintech. We look for established companies at the Series A and B stage and are committed to finding the next generation of entrepreneurs to support over the next ten years too.