Erik Mostenicky


My days are split between talking to founders, analysing potential investment ideas and advising portfolio companies. The sheer diversity of problem statements, personalities and situations is undeniably exciting. You learn something new every day.

"With Erik, it is both fun and very practical working together. His ability to understand and analyze complex models, extracting the signal from the noise is impressive and helpful." Eran Haggiag
co-Founder & CEO, Clear

In the spotlight

Which global fintech trend are you most excited about and why?

I am very excited about macro trends impacting people and businesses which is fundamentally the force of change and opportunity for new founders. Some of those are the interest rates evolution, ageing population, progress on AI, global warming and geopolitical tension. All of these create the basis for new investment opportunities for our team across capital markets, enterprise software and sustainability. These tectonic plates of transformation enable us to underwrite risk that warrants a venture style outcome.

What is the fintech you wish you had backed and why?

My University classmate co-founded Plaid - they have been able to attract exceptional talent, serve as GTM accelerator to other fintechs and attract world leading investors to back them. I am optimistic that the VISA hiccup will result in a stronger outcome for their shareholders – what a journey to be part of.

Which entrepreneur would you invite to a fantasy dinner party?

Tomas Bata, the founding father of the Bata manufacturing empire of the 20th century and pioneer of social capitalism - a well-travelled, charismatic entrepreneur who could spice up a dinner party with a story or two.