Howard Morgan is currently the Chairman of B Capital. He co-founded First Round Capital with Josh Kopelman as the first professional Seed Stage Fund, where he remains Senior Advisor. Prior to First Round, Howard helped found Idealab with Bill Gross, and served as President of Renaissance Technologies, which he co-founded with Jim Simons. Prior to his move into the business of technology, Howard served as a professor at the Wharton School and the Moore School, both at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at Cornell University. He is also an Executive Fellow at UC Berkeley.
Howard’s research on user interface technology and the optimization of computer networks was critical to bringing the ARPAnet to Philadelphia in the 1970s. Through this early internet participation, he helped corporate and government agencies use technology to improve the efficiency of both large and small organizations. He also has deep experience with very large databases, and served as the first Editor of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems Journal.
Throughout his career, Howard has sought out great people and nurtured them so that they could realize their dreams. His mentees have included both PhD students researching a key topic, and early stage entrepreneurs building companies and taking them from seed stage through initial public offerings. He currently serves as a Director of Idealab, and he is on the board of several non-profits including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and Math For America. He has also served on a number of public company Boards, including Franklin Electronic Publishers and Internet Brands, Inc. He was CEO of Kentek and Franklin during various turnover or transitional periods, an in 1997, he was named Delaware Valley Entrepreneur of the Year. Howard is a respected author and a frequent speaker at major industry conferences.
Howard received a PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1968, and a BS in Physics from City College of the City University of New York in 1965.
Joe Davis is currently the Vice-Chairman of B Capital. He is also a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group and currently Chairman of North America, overseeing the firm’s operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Joe began his career in the Boston office and has been with BCG for nearly 30 years. He co-founded and subsequently lead BCG’s Washington DC office, established the U.S. Federal Public Sector Practice Area at BCG, led BCG’s Northeast and West Coast Systems subsequently and played a key role in launching BCG Digital Ventures. Joe is a core member of the Public Sector, Consumer, Retail and Organization practice areas. His work has primarily focused on large scale change, transformation, and organizational effectiveness. Notable achievements include the reorganization of the FDIC in light of the massive increase in bank failures during the crisis, reorganization of the merchandising and marketing departments in two major multi-banner retailers, a post-merger integration of a combined $40B+ grocery retailer, and the redesign and transformation of a major multi-channel retailer to ensure effective leveraging of its scale.
Prior to his time at BCG, Joe worked for six years in sales and sales management with Proctor & Gamble.
Joe is an active supporter of his alma mater, Whitman College, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and met his wife, Sarah, and is currently on the Board of Trustees. Joe also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bryan Ciambella is a Principal in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses on investments in the firm’s Consumer Enablement vertical.
Prior to joining, he was a manager at InterActiveCorp (IAC), a media and internet holding company focused on investments/investment research, as well as strategy & business development. Bryan co-led IAC’s acquisition of Apalon, a top 10 worldwide iOS app publisher based in Minsk, Belarus, and subsequently moved to Eastern Europe to manage the integration. Bryan also invested in international early-stage software & media companies while at Liquidity Works, during which time he served as a Board Observer to Spark Analytics. Bryan began his career in TMT equity research as a part of The Street Ratings and State Street Bank.
Bryan founded Amped Fantasy, one of the first daily fantasy sports gaming companies, which was acquired by the Global Gaming Network and later by Innovativ Media Group. He also founded the World Championship of Ping Pong, which still airs in over 800 Million homes worldwide and was acquired by Matchroom Sports. In 2012, Bryan, along with Daniel Treiman, championed the US launch of Hello Fresh (HFG:FRA), the largest global meal kit e-commerce company for Rocket Internet. He led the hiring of US-based employees, operations setup and managed business development.
Bryan received his BA in Finance from the University of Rochester. He received his Master’s in Investment Management from Cass Business School (UK) and was awarded a distinction for his Research Dissertation on valuation techniques for illiquid internet companies. He enjoys playing golf and ice hockey.
Mike Fernandez is a Principal in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses on investments in the firm’s Financial Services and Industrials & Transportation practices.
Previously, Mike was Senior Associate at Velos Partners, a global venture growth firm, where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investments in companies in the retail innovation, transportation, and financial technology sectors.
He began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Company in Los Angeles and London, where he focused on digital transformation, innovation strategy, and corporate renewal. He also has worked in product management at Wilshire Axon, a digital product agency that was a predecessor to BCG Digital Ventures.
Mike received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Adam Seabrook is a Principal in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, where he on investments in Healthcare and Digital Health. He currently serves as a Board Observer to Evidation Health, SilverCloud Health, and Bright.md. Prior to joining B Capital, Adam worked at Hyde Park Angels, one of the largest angel networks in the US, while pursuing his MBA at the University of Chicago.
Before earning his MBA, Adam was an early employee at Imaging Advantage, a teleradiology startup that was recently acquired by Envision Healthcare. In his role, Adam managed teleradiology implementations at hospitals around the United States, led teleradiology workflow optimization efforts, and helped acquire physician practices as part of a rollup strategy. Adam also co-wrote a proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, from which the company was awarded $6 million to develop a decision support tool for physicians.
Adam earned a BS in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, where he also ran the 400m and 400m hurdles and served as the Co-Captain of the Varsity Track and Field team.
Anirudh Singh is a Singapore based Principal at B Capital Group. Prior to joining B Capital, Mr. Singh was a Senior Associate at Norwest Venture Partners, a global venture growth firm, where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investments in companies in the technology, consumer retail, and financial services sectors. At Norwest Venture Partners, Mr. Singh originated and led due diligence on venture growth investments in India across companies such as Swiggy and Five Star Finance.
Mr. Singh began his venture investing career at the India office of Canaan Partners, where he focused on originating and evaluating investments in the ecommerce, mobile, and financial technology sectors. He has also worked in corporate finance at Deloitte India in the energy sector M&A practice.
Mr. Singh earned an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a B.E. from Thapar University.
Pauline Andriejanssen is an Investor at B Capital based out of the Singapore office. She is primarily responsible for sourcing and leading investment diligence on technologies in the Consumer Enablement and Industrial & Transportation areas in Southeast Asia. She also serves as Board Observer for Ninja Van.
Prior to joining B Capital, Pauline was the Head of Strategy & Business Development at PT Media Indonusa, a mobile commerce services provider in Indonesia, where she led teams to develop and manage strategic partnerships supporting the company’s business portfolio. During that time, she also co-founded a women’s retail e-commerce startup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Previously, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group as an Associate in Jakarta, with a focus on consumer goods, financial institutions and corporate development.
Pauline graduated from Tufts University, majoring in Art History and Economics, and minoring in Entrepreneurial Leadership. She is also a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. Outside of work, she enjoys reading psychology books, travelling around the world and learning about unique cultures.
Hailey Hu joined as an Investor in B Capital’s Singapore office after interning with the firm as an MBA Summer Associate. She supports B Capital’s Healthcare and Consumer Enablement investments.
Prior to joining B Capital, Hailey was a senior consultant in Accenture’s healthcare strategy practice. In this role, she led numerous clinical innovation and customer experience projects for national health insurance and hospital systems in the United States. Hailey is also deeply familiar with healthcare delivery in emerging markets, having worked on mobile health projects for the Grameen Foundation in Uganda and India.
Hailey completed her MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore, and graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Finance.
Neil Kapur is an Investor in B Capital’s San Francisco office, focused on building out the firm’s Financial Services and Consumer Enablement verticals.
Prior to joining B Capital, Neil was part of Google’s emerging products business development team in San Francisco, where he worked to build partnerships across the ecosystem in order to launch and expand the company’s consumer-facing commerce and payments platforms. In addition to spending time in consulting and investment banking, Neil also led business development and strategy for a fintech startup, and has served as an advisor to a handful of other early stage companies and venture capital funds.
Neil earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BA in Economics from Emory University. At UCLA, he was awarded the Gloria Appel Prize for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and was named both a Venture Fellow and a Patrick J. Welsh Fellow. In his free time, Neil loves spending time outdoors and is an avid mountain climber.
Kevin Hong is an investor in B Capital’s Singapore office, where he focuses on Industrial & Transportation and Consumer Enablement investments.
Prior to joining B Capital, Kevin advanced strategic initiatives at Optimus Ride, a self-driving car start-up in Boston, to deploy autonomous electric vehicles in private communities. Previously, Kevin joined the founding team at LionTree, a technology and media focused merchant bank, where he supported the launch of its investment arm.
Kevin began his career at UBS as an M&A analyst in New York. Kevin has also spent time in India and Tanzania as a consultant to non-profit organizations focused on agriculture and financial technology.
Kevin received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Aditi Sharma is a Singapore based Associate at B Capital Group. Prior to joining B Capital Group, Ms. Sharma spent 2.5 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Mumbai where she advised clients in the financial services, media, infrastructure, logistics and pharmaceuticals industry on a range of topics across sales transformation, product development, cost optimization, organization design and go-to-market strategy. Prior to McKinsey, she spent some time at Citi, where she worked with the risk modeling team for the retail partner cards portfolio.
Ms. Sharma completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural & Food Engineering and Master of Engineering in Financial Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Brian DeRosa is a Singapore based Associate at B Capital Group. Prior to joining B Capital, Mr. DeRosa spent 1.5 years as an Investment Banking Analyst with Goldman Sachs in New York City with their Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group. Mr. DeRosa advised clients on a range of corporate strategy engagements across M&A, debt, and equity.
Mr. DeRosa earned a B.A. in History from the Georgetown University.
Stephanie Hay is an Investor in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, where she focuses on investments across all of the firm’s verticals.
She began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS in New York, where she focused on executing M&A, debt, and equity transactions in the healthcare industry.
Stephanie received a BS in Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Meghan is Chief of Staff based in the Los Angeles office and helps to manage and implement strategic projects across the firm as well as investor relations. She also helps to coordinate business wide procedures and work to improve existing processes for maximum clarity, efficiency and success.
Prior to this role, Meghan worked at J.P. Morgan with their Endowments and Foundations group to deliver institutional investment capabilities to endowments and foundations across the Western and Southern U.S. Meghan started her career as a management consultant working with Walmart and General Mills. Meghan is a Dallas native and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
In her free time, Meghan enjoys training for her next marathon, learning to surf, and finding the best outdoor dining spots in always 75 and sunny Los Angeles.
Ben is a Finance Manager in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses on the finance, operations, accounting, and portfolio company analytics of B Capital Group’s investments.
Prior to joining B Capital, Ben worked as a Fund Accountant at Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (“LGP”), a private equity firm in Santa Monica, California. Ben began his career as an Experienced Associate in the Financial Services Assurance Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in Los Angeles, California, and is a Certified Public Accountant (active).
Ben received a Masters of Professional Accountancy from the University of California, Irvine. And a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa. In his free time, Ben enjoys the outdoors and playing ice hockey.
James Cokrojoyo is the Executive Assistant to Kabir Narang, based in the Singapore office. Prior to B Capital, James was a Management Executive with a wide range of interesting roles in managing and running his family owned business.
James has spent time studying, working and living across Singapore, Indonesia, and London. His background is in design and he graduated from Goldsmiths College, London with a Bachelor of Arts.
Heather Lacey is the Office Manager at B Capital in the Los Angeles office. Previously, she spent over a decade working with some of the most established firms in entertainment, including WME. She made the cross over into tech and the startup space in 2013, and immediately fell in love with the fast-paced, ever-evolving industry.
Heather attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she excelled academically and as a varsity athlete. She is involved in community affairs, and has helped to organize charity events for inner-city community centers, as well as for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Fun fact: In her youth, Heather was an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard and a Sailing Instructor in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Cindy Park serves as Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to Raj Ganguly, Allen Duan, and Howard Morgan, based in B Capital’s Los Angeles office.
With her multi-disciplinary and cross-industry background, her experiences and interests range from retail development to innovative start-ups for social change. Prior to joining B Capital Group, Cindy was Chief of Staff of a branding and consulting start-up based in New York City, predominately working with a network of family offices. As their first employee, she was integral in setting up and streamlining the company’s business infrastructure, as well as, liaising with start-ups and executives in preparation for investor pitch events. Previous to that, she started her career in retail product development with Macy’s Merchandising Group working on development and strategy for its private label brands. Cindy received her B.B.A. in Strategic Design Management from Parsons School of Design, and prior to that, she pursued her B.A. in Journalism and Political Science at Boston University.
As a new L.A. resident, Cindy likes to spend her free time training for the next half marathon along the beach, hiking on its scenic trails, and fueling her inner foodie by indulging in endless L.A. eats.
Raj Ganguly is a Co-Founder and Partner at B Capital. He is based in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, and currently serves on the boards of Lanetix, InTurn, and Evidation Health. In addition, Raj is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.
Previously, Raj was a Managing Partner of Velos Partners, a global venture growth firm with offices in Los Angeles, Singapore, and London. He led investments in a number of companies and sat on the boards of SurfAir and Silvercar (acquired by Audi AG).
Before his career in venture capital, Raj spent six years at Bain Capital, with a focus on conducting operational due diligence and driving growth and operational improvements in portfolio companies across the United States and Asia. During his time at Bain Capital, he had significant involvement in the diligence and boards of numerous investments, including Skylark, Genpact, and Burlington Coat Factory. He also served as the co-leader of the firm’s global technology initiative.
Raj also spent time at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Engagement Manager in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Practice of the firm. He has experience as an interim executive with British food and beverage giant Diageo, and was part of the early team of Miradiant, one of the first internet payments startups, which was acquired by Bank One Corporation, that later merged with J.P. Morgan Chase.
Raj earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and summa cum laude honors as a BSE and BAS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he graduated from the Management & Technology Program as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Joseph Wharton Scholar.
Eduardo Saverin is a Co-Founder and Partner at B Capital. He leads B Capital’s Singapore office, and serves on the boards of CXA and Ninja Van.
Eduardo was the first investor in and Co-Founder of Facebook. Today, Facebook is a publicly traded company with a market cap surpassing $380 billion, which empowers more than one billion people of all age groups, geographies, languages, and cultural affinities to share and make the world a more open and connected place.
He is squarely focused on investing in the next wave of technological innovation. As a technology investor and mentor, he has advised and worked closely with an array of companies of all sizes and stages that share one common thread: a passion for people-centric innovation with pan-global ambitions that leverage mobile platforms.
Eduardo jointly invested with Raj in several companies prior to co-founding B Capital, including, but not limited to, 99.co, Hopscotch, and Bilna, where he sits on the Board today, and Silvercar, where he is a Board Observer. He was the Anchor LP of Velos Partners.
Mr. Saverin earned cum laude honors as a BA recipient at Harvard University.
Gavin Teo is a Board Partner at B Capital Group. He currently serves on the Boards of SilverCloud Health, Bright.md and AImotive and manages the firm’s investments in Evidation Health and CXA.
Prior to joining B Capital, Gavin spent five years at Comcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comcast and NBC Universal, where he sourced, led, and managed investments in healthcare, IoT and VR/AR. Earlier in his career, Gavin was a product manager for FarmVille at Zynga, a management consultant at Bain & Company, and served in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Gavin earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and earned his BA from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Gavin originally hails from Singapore, grew up in Hong Kong, and has made California his home for the last twenty years.
Kabir Narang is a Partner at B Capital based in Singapore. He leads investments for the firm focused on financial technology and consumer enablement.
Kabir was previously a Partner at Eight Roads Ventures India, Fidelity’s venture capital investment arm. During his tenure at Eight Roads, he led investments in technology and financial services. Kabir was also a member of the Regional Partnership, which actively evaluated investment opportunities across Asia, including China and Japan.
Prior to Eight Roads, Kabir was with Warburg Pincus, India, where he was involved with investments and portfolio management in Max India, Max Healthcare, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Kabir first began his career in consulting, spanning over six years with McKinsey in India, and the Boston Consulting Group in the US. His work mainly focused on technology and financial services in the areas of strategy and operations.
Allen Duan is the B Capital Group Operating Partner based in New York City. Prior to B Capital, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Technology at Hearst. Spanning over 350 businesses, Allen led solutions and innovation across mobile, video, advertising, machine learning, voice/audio, data/analytics and other emerging technology. He co-founded Hearst’s first programmatic advertising team through CoreAudience while managing over 100 strategic partnerships.
Previously, Allen held several roles as Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Viacom and MTV Networks during the “Jersey Shore” era … as well as Senior Director of Corporate Development and M&A for Sony Corporation of America. He began his career with seven years as a Product Manager at Microsoft including a succession of business development and product planning roles across MSN, Financial Services and Mobile & Embedded Devices divisions.
Allen first started coding as an undergrad at Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude with a joint Bachelor degree in Engineering Sciences and Economics. Allen subsequently also received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Beyond his passion for software, he spends his time on areas ranging from his investment in Pied-a-Terre Wines to preparation for the next Spartan Race.
Virginia Schmitt is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, based in B Capital’s Los Angeles office. As a member of B Capital’s platform team, she is responsible for finance, operations, and building out portfolio company programs.
Prior to joining, Virginia was a Vice President on the investment and operations teams at OpenGate Capital, a global lower-middle market focused private equity firm. Virginia is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and began her career in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young.
Virginia developed her love of debits and credits during her undergrad years at the University of Southern California (fight on!). She holds a BS in Accounting from the Leventhal School of Accounting and BS in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business. In her free time, Virginia is an avid cookie baker and pilates enthusiast.
Ted Hill is the Chief Operating Officer and Partner based in B Capital’s Los Angeles office. Ted’s daily goal is to ensure we have the right team, systems, processes, and structures to back the most brash entrepreneurs and scale the next generation of groundbreaking technology companies.
Prior to B Capital, he was the Senior Vice President and CFO for Santander Bank’s US Consumer & Business Bank. Previously, Ted held several roles in Digital Strategy, Corporate Development, and Finance for JPMorgan Chase, Nationwide Insurance, and Bain & Company. He began his career as an Investment Banker in NY and London.
Ted graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics and Spanish from Bucknell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ted has lived and worked in Argentina, Spain, and England and in his spare time enjoys trail running.
Karen Appleton Page is an entrepreneur, advisor, investor and board member. A respected business leader, Karen worked at Apple on the enterprise team, leading the commercial channel, strategic partners, the Mobility Partner Program and the industry team. She was one of the earliest employees (#7) and a founding executive at Box, leading GTM activities, defining Box’s approach to partnerships and business development, cultivating C-level relationships, strategic initiatives, and founded Box.org. She is on the board of Deputy, Plastiq and Pickit, and a trustee at the Computer History Museum and Thorn. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Karen has build a portfolio of high impact angel investments that include Werk, Elliot, Strype, EverLoved, RDMD, HarperWilde, The Riveter, Mutiny and DogSpot.
She is experienced in building businesses from zero to high growth, evaluating and deploying double-digit expansion efforts, defining and implementing net-new initiatives, passionate about executing strategic partnerships and business development plans through data driven analysis, strategic prioritization, and relentless execution. Adept at public speaking, building teams and managing people to do their best work, Karen is described by peers and leaders as an athlete, broad-based in skillsets, creative, instinctive, driven, and with a vast network of relationships that impact business outcomes.