Communitas is a unique venture capital firm

Founded by three former public company CEOs, Communitas seeks to invest in and partner with the most innovative FinTech, Future of Work, marketplace, and infrastructure blockchain companies.

Our Team

Doug, Tom and Duncan, successful leaders in the financial services industry, have run companies and executed transactions that shaped much of the current FinTech market landscape.

communitas capital doug atkin

Doug Atkin

  • Former CEO of Instinet
  • Former CEO of Majestic Research
  • Former Head of Guggenheim Partners Venture Capital Business

communitas capital tom glocer

Tom Glocer

  • Former CEO of Thomson Reuters
  • BOD Observer of Symphony Communication Services
  • BOD Member of Morgan Stanley

communitas capital duncan niederauer

Duncan Niederauer

  • Former CEO of NYSE
  • Former Goldman Sachs Partner
  • BOD Member First Republic Bank
  • BOD Member Realogy Holdings

Our Philosophy

We partner with entrepreneurs who share our passion for industry-changing ideas.

We roll up our sleeves to help exciting companies reach their potential.

We believe it is fundamentally unfair for only the ultra-rich to be able to invest in emerging and disruptive companies.

Our Advisory Board

dan ariely

Dan Ariely

Behavioral Economist

  • Professor Duke University
  • Founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight
  • Author of Predictably Irrational

douglas atkin

Douglas Atkin

Global Head of Community at Airbnb

  • Co-Founder and Chairman of ‘Peers’
  • Co-Founder of ‘Purpose’
  • Former Partner and Chief Community Officer at Meetup

john taysom

John Taysom

Advisor Dexplora AB

  • Founder of Blinkbox Music Ltd in 2006
  • Founder & Managing Partner of Reuters
  • Venture Capital
  • Founder of Greenhouse Fund

reid miles

Reid Miles

CEO, Miles Howland Co.

  • Co-founded Miles Howland Education Partners
  • Partner and Managing Director at BV Group Ventures LLC
  • Founding Partner & Managing Director at Blue Water Capital LLC

larry leibowitz

Larry Liebowitz

  • President & Board Director of Crux Informatics
  • Former Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext
  • Former CEO of Redibook

peter y lee

Peter Y Lee

  • CEO of RapidMiner
  • Former EVP of TIBCO Software
  • Former investment banker at JP Morgan

yahal zilka

Yahal Zilka

  • Co-founder & Managing Partner of Ofek Venture Partners
  • Co-founder and Managing Partner of Magma Venture Partners

Lee Einbinder

Lee Einbinder

  • CEO of FinServ Acquisition Corp
  • Former Vice Chairman at Barclays
  • Former Head of Specialty Finance Group, founded Financial Technology Team at Lehman Bros.

Jeff Nuechterlein

Jeff Nuechterlein

  • Managing Partner Nue Capital LLC
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of Cartica Management.
  • Trustee of Americans for Oxford University.

Yair Shoham

Yair Shoham

  • Managing Director & Country Manager of Intel Capital, Israel
  • 20+ Years of Venture Capital Experience.
  • Former General Partner, Genesis Partners.

michael balkin

Michael Balkin

  • CEO Foresight Acquisition Corp
  • Former Co-Manager, William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund

Why Now


The financial services “operating system” is changing

Numerous opportunities exist for disruptive innovation and new company growth

Established players must transform large segments of their businesses in order to remain competitive

How? Through acquisition

data driven

Capital markets were the first to be disrupted

Electronic marketplaces

Data-driven research

Portfolio management

Large-scale data processing


These same dynamics are being applied to other sectors


Media and information

Marketplaces and payments

Real estate

Privacy / cyber security

Venture capital