FinTech opportunities

AVANT CAPITAL ADVISERS

 

ABOUT US

Avant Capital Advisers ("ACA") is involved in helping innovative startups reach their full potential. Our investment in your business is more than just financial. When we commit to working with a client, we become partners and lend our full support behind their efforts to move their company forward. Contact us to learn more about our investment portfolio and latest success stories.

 

THE FUND

Avant Capital Advisers makes equity investments in emerging potential leaders and quality niche players in the banking and non-banking businesses such as, micro-finance, lending, payments, investech, insuretech and regtech spaces. We are focused on investing in financial technology companies, from venture-backing to their growth/mature stages of development.

 

OUR FIRM

Who Are We

Avant Capital Advisers was established out of the collective ambition of investors experienced in the business and finance industries. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies, and have managed to back many success stories so far.


Our partners receive personal guidance from the very first stages, and are provided with all the resources and expert advice they need from our professional team members. If you’d like to learn more about us or are interested in partnering with us, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

OUR TEAM

James Oates

Partner

A 25 year investment veteran  in emerging markets finance. Career includes JP Morgan, Flemings, UBS, Lazard and UniCredit. An active adviser  and board member of several European Fintech companies. Has served as an advisor to several governments and stock exchanges in the region. He Maintains an active interest in the technology and in developing its applications. A large network of founders, developers, practitioners and investors gives him a unique insight into market developments. One of the most experienced figures in the European Fintech world.

Current President of BECC (British Estonian Chamber of Commerce) and Honorary Consul of Croatia in Estonia. In 2007 he was decorated by the President of Estonia with the national order of the Cross of Terra Mariana.

He enjoys Long Distance Walking (Walked the Camino de Santiago in 2007), Rugby and explaining flags to people.

Patrick Hermann

Partner

Patrick combined his studies in Banking & Finance at the University of Geneva with running a portfolio for a Swiss Family Office, achieving a 1.23 Sharpe Ratio. He went on to become an investor in fintech for his own account, especially in Peer-to-Peer technologies. He has worked on several disruptive blockchain service platforms in Switzerland, including in sports data solutions, trading advisory and hard commodities. He joined M&A boutique Cicero Capital in Tallinn in 2017, immersing himself in Estonia's bubbling fintech scene, before founding Avant Capital Advisers in 2018. He is working on an MBA in Service Digitization at the Estonian Business School.
His interests include Alpine skiing, rugby and bad golfing.

Tim Sennett

Sales Director

He attended Fettes College, Edinburgh and studied Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. After a year in stockbroking and private client investment sales, he joined BNP Paribas London in 2010 as Due Diligence Officer, specialising in new fund creation. He moved to BNPP's Repo Sales Desk a year later, providing coverage and operational support across fixed income repo, money markets and shortend credit & rates. He left London for Tallinn in late 2017 and has subsequently worked in asset management and commercial property broking. Tim holds a Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals from the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London and is Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Tallinn Global.

In his free time, he enjoys French cookery, weightlifting and sacred music.

 

CONTACT

Avant Capital Advisers OÜ
Lai 12-3
Tallinn 10133
Estonia

 

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