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
VP Business Development
Diogo joined Talis in 2017 to focus on business development and investor relations. Prior to Talis, Diogo spent over 6-years at Capital Generation Partners in London, most recently leading on UHNW client development in London and Switzerland. While at Capital Generation Partners, Diogo was also a member of the private investments team advising on many different sectors and geographies, in deals from less than $100k to more than $100m, from venture capital to large positions in private and public international companies.
Diogo is Portuguese, a Lisbon native, and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal’s top engineering university. He holds an MBA from London Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
Rachel joined Talis in 2016, having previously worked for 3 years in European tech M&A on over $200m of transactions. At Talis, Rachel has supported the Partners on investments including Cyber Observer, Luminance, Andium and Akua.
Rachel holds an MSc from LSE, a BA from Queen Mary & Paris-Sorbonne and is currently working towards the 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.