As the strategic investment group within American Express, we seek to invest in innovative startups in order to enhance our company's core capabilities and accelerate our efforts in consumer commerce and B2B services. Across the globe, we strive to foster meaningful relationships with startups in our portfolio and beyond.
We are interested in both domestic and international investment opportunities. We prefer to work together with a syndicate of investors, and we are stage-agnostic following the seed round. We work very closely with management to help maximize returns for both parties through strategic pilots and partnerships.
We look for companies that will help accelerate American Express's digital transformation, strengthen connections with our global network of Card Members and merchants, and develop new ways to drive contextual relevance for commerce on new and existing platforms. Areas of interest include mobile, consumer payments, marketplaces, lending, loyalty and digital marketing products.
We seek companies that offer new tools and technology that empower large, mid-size and small businesses to grow and better manager their operations. Areas of interest include business payments, process automation, lending and small business services.
We also explore companies that are using new technologies and sources of data to improve the underlying fundamentals of our business. Areas of interest include servicing, customer acquisition, fraud detection, security, data analytics and underwriting.
MJ attended City College of SF and University of Phoenix.Read more
Previously, Lindsay was a growth equity investor at HealthCor Partners, a healthcare-focused fund in New York, and began her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
Lindsay holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Amherst College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.Read more
Julia holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, a Master of Commerce (Finance) and a Master of International Business from the University of Sydney.Read more
Prior to this role, Jan spent several years doing technology investment banking at Credit Suisse, advising on IPOs, M&A, and corporate strategy primarily for the internet, software, and semiconductor sectors.
Jan has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford Universtiy and an MBA with honors in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.Read more
Dana also spent 6 years as an officer in Israel's Elite Technological Intelligence Unit (8200).
Dana holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics and Management, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University.Read more
Kevin holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from New York University.Read more
Marta received her MBA from IESE business school in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to earning her MBA, she was working at the Valuations & Economics department at PWC based in Spain.Read more
at a $1B AUM Millennium LLC hedge fund that focused on investing in public technology, healthcare and consumer companies and with Kallari Chocolate Company, where she served as Director of Operations.
Julia holds a BA in Art History from Stanford University, a MS in Financial Analysis from University of San Francisco and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.Read more
Tim received his MBA from Cornell University and holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State.Read more
Sugam holds a BSc in Finance and Economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business.Read more