Hossein Kakavand has extensive experience in the technology space and financial enterprise services.
He received his Ph.D from Stanford University in Information Systems and Statistics, and subsequently Stanford Business School.
He was a fund manager at Soliton Capital, a quantitative hedge fund with focus on ETF trading. He has also been with Funding Circle, a leading Financial Technology peer to peer financing platform, where he was part of the team launching the capital markets group, where he was instrumental in developing and bringing to market the first ever Securitization of a portfolio of fixed income peer to peer (P2P) assets across Europe, and setting up an Exchange Traded P2P income fund currently traded on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the first European hedge fund leverage P2P loan investment program. Further, he also developed an end to end portfolio analytics and monitoring pipeline.
He has also advised a number of financial and technology startups in Silicon Valley on both technical and strategic issues. Including, a VC backed early stage distributed computation platform focused on automation of analytical portfolio risk and optimization modelling. Also a hardware-software combination computation platform, and a VC backed big data analytics recommendation company.
He is also on the Harvard Business School Angel investors of London selection committee.