We invest in high-margin, fast-growing technology companies that are pursuing huge market opportunities.

Wise 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 to empower a new generation of investors, giving everyone access to financial opportunity.

Qonto provides digital banking services to entrepreneurs, SMEs and startups.

Xero provides cloud accounting software and services for small businesses and their advisors.

BlockFi is an all-in-one digital wealth management solution for cryptocurrency investors.

Octane makes financing large purchases of powersports equipment at the point of sale as painless as cash.

Bitpanda is a leading European neobroker on a mission to democratize the complex world of investing.

Bestow is a smarter approach to life insurance. By marrying data with technology, Bestow can bring simple and affordable coverage to everyone.

Taxfix is a digital tax accountant on the mobile phone that makes tax filing a piece of cake.

The app and debit card created to change your relationship with money. A simpler life just a click away.

Petal  is a new kind of credit card company on a mission to make credit honest, simple, and accessible.

Neo Financial is reimagining the Canadian banking experience by building next generation spending and savings technology from the ground up.

Moss is a technology-based payment and credit card platform that enables companies to optimize their finances.

Point Card is the first card to combine the rewards of a high-end credit card, with the inherent advantages of a debit card.

Kuda, “The Bank of the Free”, is on a mission to make financial services more accessible, affordable, and rewarding for every African.

Jetty is a financial services company that designs insurance products and solutions to help people navigate the obstacle course of life.

Syfe is building the future of consumer investment and savings.

BukuWarung is building the super app for 60 million micro, small and medium-sized merchants in Indonesia.

Novo is the award-winning, powerfully simple business banking platform built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs.

Starship is the modern, mobile health savings app.

Even is the bank app that plans, so you don’t have to.

ShopUp is building the largest full-stack B2B commerce platform in Bangladesh to put 4.5 million neighborhood shops in the driving seat of the fastest growing economy in Asia.

Vauld is a full-stack crypto trading and lending platform that offers high yields, easy diversification, and automatic wealth creation.

Shares is a "social-first" consumer investing neobroker.

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 Fitzgerald

Founding Partner

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 McCormack

Founding Partner

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 Kobulnik

Operating Partner

Reuben is responsible for all operational and financial reporting 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.

We are built to move quickly and decisively. Every team gets the entire partnership behind them from day one.