Our Portfolio

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Align17 makes it easy to participate in impact investing

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API to help companies better vet and diligence their customers

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Aggregator of online real estate investment marketplaces

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Brace allows mortgage investors, servicers and borrowers to work together in a frictionless manner

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Consumer point of sale financing

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P&C brokerage for 1099 contractors and their clients

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Debit card linked digital bank

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Equity marketplace for consumer-focused small companies

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SaaS regulatory and compliance tools

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Software-enabled analytics for online-originated loans

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Software-enabled SMB P&C insurance broker

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Automated expense reporting and mileage tracker for the self-employed

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Marketing solutions for “Main Street” small businesses

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Pay as you drive car insurance

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Access residential home equity as an asset class via affinity originations

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Geolocation tax compliance SaaS for enterprises

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Incentivized private banking experience for the Middle Class

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Credit management and provision for SMBs

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SaaS tools to monitor & conduct due diligence on hedge funds

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Crypto-asset operating platform

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Beautifully simple insurance, offered through trusted advisers

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AI enhanced debt collection software

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The world’s first cyber protection company focused on defending independent businesses

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Pay any bill automatically by taking a picture of it

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Non-elective US healthcare loan originator

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Pei provides automatic retailer cash back on debit and credit card transactions

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Title insurance workflow software

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Digital payment platform for the transportation industry

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Data cooperative and universal graph of truth sets for machine learning

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Reinventing equity research workflow

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Expense sharing and bill splitting mobile application

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A free messaging platform where users can improve their financial lives through video content, personalized tips and product recommendations

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The income-building platform for the Build-Your-Own (BYO) workforce, helping people create financial stability and take charge of their future

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(Acquired by Affirm) Consumer cash flow management mobile application

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EM-focused consumer unsecured loan originator

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Mobile application for trust planning & life insurance

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A broker-first platform bringing transparency to insurance markets

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Messaging service as financial wellness concierge

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Data analytics to determine net worth

Meet The Team

Steve Drobny
Partner

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 Savage
Partner

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 Lofthouse
Venture Partner

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 Diamond
Principal

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 Daoro
Associate

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.

Adriana Saman
Associate

Adriana focuses on deal sourcing, diligence, and execution. Prior to Clocktower, Adriana was a Strategy Associate in Chase’s Digital Payments team where she worked closely with all consumer-related payment products to develop consolidated roadmaps, business cases, and strategic initiatives. Before joining Digital Payments, she worked at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst focusing on M&A transactions across Latin America.

Adriana is originally from Ecuador and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tyler Hathaway
COO/CCO

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 van Kluyve
Community Manager

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 Rosin
Investor Relations

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 Charney
Chief of Staff

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.

About Clocktower

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.

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