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Our Philosophy

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

Our Companies

Communitas has invested in over 30 companies across two funds. See below for more information on each.

Our Team

Doug, Tom and Duncan, all successful CEOs and entrepreneurs, have helped build the current FinTech market landscape.

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Doug Atkin

Managing Partner
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Tom Glocer

Co-Chair, Investment Committee
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Duncan Niederauer

Co-Chair, Investment Committee
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Noah Werksman

Investment Associate
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Ajay Sharma

Investment Principal
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Sandra Loglisci

Executive Assistant

Our Advisory Board

Dan Ariely

Behavioral Economist

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

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

Advisor Dexplora AB

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

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 Liebowitz

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

Peter Y Lee

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

Yahal Zilka

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

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

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

Yair Shoham

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

Why Now

innovation

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

crowdfunding

These same dynamics are being applied to other sectors

Crowdfunding

Media and information

Marketplaces and payments

Real estate

Privacy / cyber security

Venture capital