Founder & General Partner
Sean is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and investor. In 2013 he co-founded crossfader.fm backed by Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, and Google Ventures. He later joined NVOLV as Head of Product, a leading mobile app provider for events. His Specialty is deep product knowledge and market insights. Sean has been an active advisor and angel since 2016. Soon after making significant returns on investments in his personal portfolio, he launched Starship Ventures in 2017. Notable Starship portfolio companies include Atmos, BRINC, and Clubhouse.
Hugo spent nine years in public markets gaining experience building out teams on both sell-side and buy-side institutions. Hugo's early career started at Growth Capital Ventures, a UK-based early-stage VC investor where he was involved in the market analysis to identify investment opportunities across the UK. Hugo was involved in the Atom Bank, Hive, HR and Intelligence Fusion investment deals. Most recently, Hugo was one of the main liquidity providers for exotic and hybrid equity derivative products, enabling investment banks to recycle risk in the inter-dealer broker market. In his personal life Hugo is a keen sportsman having played representative rugby union and cricket.
Finance & Operations
Ryan is passionate about financial markets and identifying unique investment opportunities. He spent seven years in the mortgage industry where he worked for three of the largest mortgage lenders in the country. This provided a deep perspective into the housing market and the macro economic factors that impact it. Recognizing broader trends and understanding what drives them has allowed Ryan to be a successful active investor across a variety of industries.