Fasanara Capital has made two significant additions to thitse team to strengthen deal origination and support the launch of its new Fintech-focused Venture Capital Fund.
The first addition is Raj Dutta, who has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer.
Dutta joins Fasanara having spent the majority of the last twenty years in various head of marketing and investor relations roles at institutional hedge funds and fund of hedge funds. These include Lombard Odier, Oxford Asset Management, at its peak a USD5 billion quantitative hedge fund, and UBP, at the time the second largest allocator to hedge funds globally, with USDF55 billion in alternative assets.
The second key hire is Alex Lawrence, who joins Fasanara as Head of Origination – Emerging Markets.
Lawrence has significant international experience across five continents, having recently relocated from South America to the Middle East. He was previously Managing Director at CrossLend, a pan-European B2B fintech platform in the private debt space, having began his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2008, issuing and structuring sovereign debt, before moving to JP Morgan in Geneva, where he advised UHNW clients, family offices, and foundations on investments across public and private markets.