Meet the Team

Jaidev Shergill

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Aman Sharma

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Venkatesh Seetharam

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Nathan Krishnamurthy

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Bill McNulty

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Steven Willinger

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David Woo

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Maggie Wydra

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Ingrid Abel

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Jimena Chacon

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Jaidev Shergill, Managing Partner

Jaidev is a founding member of Capital One Growth Ventures and currently leads its efforts. Jaidev sees a big opportunity in the changing landscape of fintech, particularly in the role of data, security, and other technologies enabling the change.

Jaidev started his career in financial services and has held leadership roles across different companies including President of Citi Ventures, Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston, and several roles at Capital One. In 2009, Jaidev started Bundle.com, a data-driven small business rating service that was acquired by Capital One.

Outside of work, Jaidev enjoys squash and golf (though he will admit that while he enjoys golf, it is not his forte!). He spends his time between New York and San Francisco.

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Jaidev previously held international roles at Citi, including Executive Vice President at Citi Global Digital Innovation, and President of Citi Ventures.

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Jaidev studied engineering at Northwestern University and earned an MBA at INSEAD in France.

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8 Secrets of Success – Richard St. John

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Aman Sharma, Partner

Aman is a founding member of Capital One Growth Ventures and responsible for strategic investments, business development and new business incubation.

Aman works closely with the lines of business to drive growth and innovation for Capital One by investing in unique, strategically relevant financial technology companies. His current areas of focus include payments and commerce, big data and digital channels.

Prior to joining Capital One, Aman held senior financial services roles in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where he advised financial services companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and structured finance.

Since joining Capital One, Aman has led a series of strategic investments, ranging from seed to growth stage, in marketplace and enterprise technology.

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Prior to joining Capital One, Aman held senior financial services roles in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where he advised financial services clients on M&A, corporate finance, and structured finance.

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Aman holds an MBA from University of Illinois and a Bachelor in Commerce from Hindu College, Delhi University.

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek

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Venkatesh Seetharam, Partner

Venkatesh is a thought leader in the Big Data and Analytics space who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from Hortonworks and Yahoo!. He leads the venture investments across big data, analytics, BI, machine learning, and other emerging technologies.

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Venkatesh has over 15 years of experience in software development and architecture, and has been working on Hadoop for nearly a decade. Previously, he worked at Hortonworks Inc., where he led a major Data Governance Initiative and oversaw the creation of Apache Falcon - a Data Management solution for Hadoop. Prior to Hortonworks Inc., he was at Yahoo!, where he led a team to design and implement the Hadoop data management platform.

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Venkatesh has a Bachelors in Computer Science from Bangalore University in India.

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Venkatesh practices “heartfulness” meditation and is a certified meditation trainer.

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Nathan Krishnamurthy, Principal

Nathan joined Capital One Growth Ventures in 2015 in New York City, where he explores venture investments, incubation opportunities, and partnerships in the startup ecosystem. Nathan brings five years of experience working on early-stage ventures from both sides of the table. In a former life, he was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch.

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Nathan’s prior experience includes investing, innovation, and strategy roles at Accion Venture Lab, Smart Design, Launch Collective, and Merrill Lynch.

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Nathan hold an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned academic distinction as a Palmer Scholar. He holds a BA from Colgate University.

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Bill McNulty, Operating Partner

Bill helps Growth Ventures’ portfolio companies succeed with Capital One. He fosters cooperation between Capital One’s businesses, tech groups and ventures team. Bill is also responsible for developing relationships and investment opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region.

Bill joined Capital One in 2013 as an Entrepreneur in Residence. For his main assignment, he led the product team that built and launched Capital One’s Spark Business® mobile and online banking apps. Outside of work, Bill organizes the DC Fintech meetup and is an advisor to fintech industry groups.

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Before Capital One, Bill started two fintech companies that served Fortune 500 financial services companies. Earlier, Bill was a VP in JPMorgan Chase’s M&A Group in New York and London.

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Bill holds a BA from Princeton.

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Alexa/Echo; Spark Business

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Steven Willinger, Senior Associate

Steven joined Capital One Growth Ventures in 2017 in San Francisco. He comes from an operational background, having spent 6 years at Google and Google X, partnering with high-impact and high-growth startups built on top of Google’s enterprise platforms including Google Maps, GSuite, and Google Glass Enterprise Edition. In addition to experience in enterprise tech, he brings a passion for emerging technology trends like cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers.

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Steven’s prior experience includes working with startups on behalf of Google and Google X and product management at Blockstream.

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Steven holds a B.A. in Science and Management from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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When he’s not working, Steven loves to be in the water. He played water polo in college, was an ocean lifeguard for the City of Newport Beach, and still surfs regularly.

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David Woo, Associate

David Woo joined Capital One Growth Ventures in 2016 and is based in the New York office. David monitors and tracks existing investments and supports the investment team in executing new transactions. He conducts comprehensive industry research and competitive analyses to inform investment decisions. In addition, he also helps manage both internal and external reporting, and assists with the coordination of key service providers.

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David spent several years in the Investment Banking divisions at RBC Capital Markets and Houlihan Lokey, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising assignments.

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David holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Financial Economics from Vanderbilt University.

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Prisma

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Maggie Wydra, Project Manager

Maggie has been a part of Capital One Growth Ventures since it began. She is responsible for managing a wide range of projects for the team, overseeing compliance and ensuring that projects run smoothly and on time. Maggie facilitates ongoing communication among team members and key stakeholders, coordinates engagements with partner groups, and maintains up-to-date information about portfolio companies.

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Previously, Maggie managed HR at Bundle.com, a startup founded by Jaidev Shergill in 2009 and later acquired by Capital One. Prior to Bundle.com, she served as an HR Operations Manager at Citi.

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Maggie earned her MBA in Finance from NYU's School of Business and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Kean University.

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Maggie is interested in interior design. In her spare time, she loves to redecorate and design new spaces.

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Ingrid Abel, Community Manager

Ingrid has been part of the Capital One Growth Ventures team since 2016. While she began in an administrative support role for the C1GV partners in San Francisco, she recently transitioned to the New York office where she serves as the Community Outreach Manager for the East Coast. She is focused on building and strengthening the team’s network of entrepreneurs, investors, and technology customers by organizing networking events and thought leadership meetings.

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Ingrid previously spent 8 years with Nestlé Nespresso. In addition to working as a retail manager in its New York, Chicago, and San Francisco locations, she traveled throughout the United States to train new managers and perform operational audits of Nespresso stores.

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Ingrid received a B.A. from St. John’s University, with a focus on English and Creative Writing.

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As a teenager, Ingrid developed a fervent interest in criminal psychology. She is an avid reader of detective novels and non-fiction works on historical crimes and criminal behavior.

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Jimena Chacon, Community Manager

Jimena began her journey at Capital One working for the Cyber Security department, where she reported to the MVP of Cyber Risk and Engineering. She joined Capital One Growth Ventures in September 2017, taking on the role of Community Outreach Manager in the team’s San Francisco office. She organizes networking events and thought leadership meetings aimed at strengthening the team’s network of investors, entrepreneurs, and technology customers.

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Jimena worked as a retail manager for Abercrombie & Fitch for 5 years. She managed high-volume locations in Dallas and San Francisco.

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She earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University with a focus in Public Relations and a minor in Communications.

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In her free time, Jimena enjoys traveling and exploring new places.