TTV Capital has tapped a new partner as the firm grows its investments in the FinTech space.
Neil Kapur brings both an operating and FinTech investing background to the Atlanta-based firm.
Relocating from his current base in San Francisco, the new role at TTV is a homecoming of sorts for Kapur. After earning his undergraduate degree at Emory University, he gained exposure to Atlanta’s growing FinTech scene while working at Deloitte and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. “Looking forward over the next 10 years, I just saw a ton of opportunities for technology to really have a direct impact on financial services. And I wanted to figure out a way to be a little bit closer to that and be a part of it…and have direct experience at the startup,” Kapur told Hypepotamus.
That experience led Kapur internationally, both with a microfinancing lending company in Tanzania and ultimately with a business development role at Google, where he traveled frequently while growing the consumer-facing payments and commerce part of the business.
Kapur credits his time at Adaptive Payments for expanding his interest in the venture capital space. While working on the startup’s Series B fundraise, Kapur said he was “intrigued about what [venture capitalists] were doing on the other side of the table and how are they making these decisions.”
He spent the last four years at San Francisco-based B Capital Group, whose FinTech investments include San Francisco-based Plastiq and startups across Indonesia, Singapore, and India.
Kapur said he had been connected to TTV for some time but was drawn to the team because “they are incredibly founder-friendly, entrepreneur centric, always putting the portfolio companies first and the founders first. And I think that’s super important in our line of business where our founders are our customers.”
Gardiner Garrard, TTV Capital’s co-founder and managing partner, added that “[Kapur’s] unique background in fintech and venture will be a tremendous asset to our firm as we continue our mission to help entrepreneurs build successful fintech businesses and drive strong returns for our investors.”
Kapur told Hypepotamus that he is particularly excited about the future of the FinTech space. “I’m looking at the next few decades…and I’m actually thinking that the opportunities are bigger. There’s more capital chasing the space, there’s more entrepreneurs building, and there are more problems to be solved, especially when you look at some of the more nascent and emerging platforms like digital assets.”