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Steve is the Managing Partner of Clocktower Group. He has spent his career as a leader in global macro and alternative investment strategies and is the author of two critically acclaimed books on global macro investing, Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets and The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes and Real Money. In recent years, Steve has focused his expertise on building partnerships that connect the global macro investment community with innovative asset managers and technology companies.
Prior to founding Clocktower Group in 2007, Steve built a global macro research business, and previously worked for Deutsche Bank in London, Zurich and Singapore. Steve holds a MSc in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BS/BA from Bucknell University. Steve lives in Malibu with his wife and three kids, and enjoys surfing.
Ben manages Clocktower Technology Ventures and is responsible for all of Clocktower Group’s private market activities. Ben was previously Director, Investment Associate Program for Bridgewater Associates, where he worked with the firm’s CIOs on strategic priorities, talent development and research. Ben began his career as a VC and private equity investor with Wasserstein Perella. Ben also co-founded Artivest fka Resonance Funds, an online issuer of actively-managed exchange traded vehicles, as well as Waterfall Mobile.
Ben holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in philosophy from Yale University. Ben lives in Bel Air with his wife and two young children.
David is our London-based Venture Partner, leading Clocktower Technology Ventures in the UK and Europe. He is responsible for all fintech investment activity, including originations, investment execution and portfolio management in this region. David was previously Co-Founder and CIO of Prologue Capital, a highly successful fixed income global macro hedge fund. David’s earlier career in trading spans JP Morgan, Greenwich Capital and Goldman Sachs.
David holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. David lives in Mayfair with his wife and young child.
Josh contributes to all aspects of Clocktower Technology Ventures including leading our sourcing and execution functions. He previously served as Chief of Staff to Steve Drobny.
Josh holds a JD from the UCLA School of Law and a BA in Military History from Duke University. Josh lives in Venice with his two dogs.
Ned focuses on deal sourcing, diligence, and execution. Prior to Clocktower, Ned worked at MUFG Union Bank in a corporate development role where he executed acquisitions, divestitures and other enterprise-level strategic initiatives. Before MUFG, he worked as an Equity Research Associate at Sandler O’Neill + Partners covering mid and small-cap financial institutions.
Ned holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BS in Finance from California Polytechnic State University. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife.
Tyler is responsible for Clocktower’s operations and compliance. He oversees all back office functions for Clocktower Technology Ventures.
Previously, Tyler worked in operations at Dimensional Fund Advisors and Big Sky Capital. Tyler holds a BS in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Tyler lives in El Segundo with his wife and young son.
Melissa liaises with venture portfolio companies and investors, leads the Clocktower Technology Ventures fundraising process, coordinates across the team, and carries out marketing activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Melissa led go-to-market for new products developed through the Deloitte Ventures Incubator in London. Melissa holds a BS in Management & Marketing from Missouri State University and an MBA from Regent’s University London.
Ashton works closely with Steve Drobny to manage relationships that bridge the Clocktower Group and Clocktower Technology Ventures networks, spearheading the firm’s macro and fintech events and identifying unique opportunities for partnerships.
Prior to joining the firm, Ashton worked in event management and content development for Summit Series. Ashton holds a BA in International Development and Disability Studies from UCLA.
Natalie coordinates across the team, supporting operations and streamlining communications to increase overall team efficiency.
Prior to joining the firm, Natalie taught literature as a Teach For America corps member in New York City. Natalie holds an MA in Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education and a BA in Global Studies and Spanish from UCLA.
We partner with phenomenal entrepreneurs who have the vision and drive to reinvent financial services, investing from the earliest seeds of startup life to businesses scaling for growth. We support leading companies across all sectors of financial services, including lending, payments, insurance, asset management, personal finance, and capital markets. Our distinctive approach to fintech venture capital is crafted around a curated network of global macroeconomic thinkers and investors.
Launched in 2015, Clocktower Technology Ventures is the technology investing affiliate of Clocktower Group, a global macro investment firm. CTV is based in Santa Monica, CA and invests worldwide.