Team

ENTREPRENEURS. INVESTORS. DATA SCIENTISTS. OPERATORS.

It’s about our shared passion and being part of an experienced and like-minded team, making a difference by advocating and bringing life-changing technologies to humanity.

We invest in passionate entrepreneurs with technical experience and commercial capability. Through our extensive research and decades of experience, we filter and find only the best opportunities. We then dig in with a hands-on approach to help guide Azafran’s portfolio companies towards our shared goals.

  • James F. Kenefick

    James F. Kenefick

    Founder and Managing Partner

  • Martin Fisher

    Martin Fisher

    Founder and Partner

  • Megan Burns

    Megan Burns

    Director Catalyst

  • Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia

    Director of IR, Chief of Staff

  • Matthew Bauer

    Matthew Bauer

    Director of Communications

  • Stephen Candelmo

    Stephen Candelmo

    Outside Counsel

  • Daniel Nikic

    Daniel Nikic

    Senior Associate

  • Zubeyda Tebra

    Zubeyda Tebra

    Analyst

  • Kristina Ivancic

    Kristina Ivancic

    Analyst

  • Douglas Mellinger

    Douglas Mellinger

    Advisor

  • Victoria Vysotina

    Victoria Vysotina

    Advisor

  • Siva Kakuturi

    Siva Kakuturi

    Advisor

  • Doug McCormack

    Doug McCormack

    Advisor

  • Reijo Pentikainen

    Reijo Pentikainen

    Advisor

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  • Issue 22 - The End of VC as We Know It

    The nature of VC is evolving - to gain a competitive advantage and de-risk their investments, forward-looking and innovative firms are recognizing the trends and adapting.

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  • Issue 22 - European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021

    2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe with Early-stage funding at $5.8 billion, an all-time high for European startups.

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