TransferWise is a peer-to-peer currency exchange service that allows its users to send money overseas easily and inexpensively.
N26 is a new European bank focused on building an innovative mobile-first banking experience.
Stash is on a mission of empower a new generation of investors, giving everyone access to financial opportunity.
Breather provides a network of private, professional meeting rooms designed for work, meetings and to focus.
Xero provides cloud accounting software and services for small businesses and their advisors.
Kalo provides software to help businesses handle an increasingly flexible workforce of freelancers and contractors.
Millions of hourly employees deal with the uncertainty of inconsistent paychecks; Even's app ensures they always get at least their average pay without resorting to predatory loans.
Coya is a full-stack European insurance challenger that will offer scalable protection at the point of need, with personalized predictive risk management and simple, transparent insurance designed to manage life's risks.
Qonto is a French fintech startup that provides online banking services for startups.
Jetty is a financial services company that designs products and solutions to help people navigate the obstacle course of life.
TradeIt facilitates quick and secure online stock trading through any website or app.
Homie is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling homes.
We seek out exceptionally talented teams with large ambitions.
We believe that founders are best positioned to lead their start-ups, and that they should retain substantial equity and control.
When we invest in a company, we expect to follow-on significantly as the business scales.
James is a founding Partner at Valar Ventures. Prior to Valar, he was COO and General Counsel of Peter Thiel’s global parent company, Thiel Capital, where he helped manage Peter’s network of investments and businesses.
Prior to joining Thiel Capital, James practiced law for seven years in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.
Andrew is a founding Partner at Valar Ventures. Andrew’s career in technology has included business and corporate development roles at eCount (acquired by Citicorp) and Yahoo!. He joined PayPal in 2001, where he worked closely with Peter. After PayPal’s sale to eBay, Andrew helped launch Clarium Capital and later founded a restaurant group in San Francisco.
In 2008, Andrew rejoined Peter at Thiel Capital, where he led various international initiatives for Thiel Capital and Peter personally. Andrew received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Reuben is responsible for all operational, financial reporting and legal matters at Valar.
Prior to joining Valar, Reuben was Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he practiced M&A, private equity, and general corporate law for nine years. Before joining Skadden, Reuben clerked for Justice Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Reuben received his law degree as well as an undergraduate degree in Finance and Strategy from McGill University.