Alvaro is a Director at Swordfish Investments, where he leads venture capital investments. While at Swordfish, he co-founded the venture capital practice. Alvaro sits on the Board of Winko Games and HoneyCo and is an observer at Koyoki. Over the last 5 years, Alvaro has made over 40 seed investments in the spaces of mobile games, consumer services and technology enablers, with exits including Supercell and Nexmo. Alvaro is also an angel investor and advisor to technology companies.
Chloe graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 receiving a BSc (2:1) in Geography. Prior to joining Swordfish, Chloe worked for a leading fashion department store developing her management skills and providing her with an extensive knowledge of the retail business. Chloe joined the Swordfish team in January 2011.
Ishan Saksena is a Managing Director at Swordfish Investments. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities in various sectors and geographies, with an aim to build a diversified portfolio, either through strategic stakes or operational control. As part of Swordfish, in 2010, Ishan was CEO of Queens Park Rangers F.C., and led the turnaround strategy that helped promote the club to the Premier League.
Tarek has over 15 years experience in M&A, private equity, venture capital and asset management. He previously worked as a Managing Director at Berggruen Holdings, a family office and private equity firm and as a Director in M&A and Corporate Finance at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York and London.
Rudra is a seasoned global investment professional with over 16 years experience in Private Equity, Financial Services and Investment Banking across Asia, Europe and the United States. He is a well known investment and socio economic commentator and has been featured in various publications globally.