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.
Managing Partner Ventures & Co-Founder
Matus is both an experienced entrepreneur and venture capital investor. Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Pirate Studios https://www.piratestudios.co.uk - the world's largest chain of music rehearsal studios, fully autonomous and live streaming equipped. Co-Founder of Threads - pioneering chat-based ecommerce https://www.threadsstyling.com
As an investor he has led or closed over 50 private equity and venture capital deals. Matus sits on 15 boards and the Advisory Board for INTER-IoT, a European Union IoT initiative.
Matus is passionate about world changing technologies and futurism. Matus loves travelling and experiencing different cultures, he has lived in six countries and speaks five 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 eight years of investment experience and has an excellent investment track record. He has supported investments at Talis including iwoca, Utelly, C3, Reevoo, bd4travel, Senrio, Second Home, Pirate Studios and Onfido.
Prior to Talis, Tom was an asset manager at Dart Capital and worked as an execution-only broker. He has a degree from the University of Leeds, a Masters in Wealth Management and is a CFA charterholder.
Matthew has four years of investment experience at Talis and is heavily involved in all of Talis’ digital ventures. He has supported the Partners on investments including Darktrace, Onfido, PassTheKeys, ClickTale, Luminance, CensorNet, Narrativ, eporta, Pirate Studios and Price f(x).
Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from The London School of Economics
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.
Kirill joined Talis Capital in 2018 after being an intern in 2016 where he supported the team on investments including Luminance, eporta and Price f(x). Kirill was a summer analyst at UBS in Hong Kong.
Kirill holds a BBA in Finance from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has lived in four countries and speaks three languages.
Caspar joined Talis Capital in 2018 after having spent 4 years working at New Street Research LLP, working as a sell-side research analyst focused on blue-chip TMT. Prior to New Street, Caspar worked in audit and assurance for 4-years at Moore Stephens LLP and BGM LLP, focused on various sectors.
Caspar holds both his ACA and CFA charters, as well as a BA (Hons) in History and English from Oxford Brookes University. Outside of work, Caspar enjoys sailing, rugby and reading, as well as taking the opportunity to travel to new countries.
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.