Our Team

At Flourish, our diverse, global team has deep expertise in financial services, venture investing, technology, policy, and operations. We work as true partners with the entrepreneurs we support.

Ameya Upadhyay

Ameya Upadhyay

Principal

Ameya invests in disruptive organizations creating economic opportunity for people in emerging markets with a focus on Africa. As a principal, he is based in Flourish’s London office.

Anuradha Ramachandran

Anuradha Ramachandran

Director

Anuradha believes entrepreneurs and innovators can bring critical services to millions of financially underserved people across India. With extensive experience in early-stage venture capital investing, Anuradha is an investments director with Omidyar Network India, Flourish's partner for financial services investments in the country.

Emmalyn Shaw

Emmalyn Shaw

Managing Partner

Emmalyn has a keen eye for innovative technologies with the potential to upend the traditional financial landscape and strengthen economic resiliency. Emmalyn co-manages Flourish and leads investments focused on promoting financial health in the US.

Arjuna Costa

Arjuna Costa

Managing Partner

Arjuna Costa is driven by a deep compassion for vulnerable populations across the globe, and partners with entrepreneurs using innovative technologies to enhance their customers’ financial well-being. He co-manages Flourish, with a primary focus on venture investing across emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Claudia Parazzoli

Claudia Parazzoli

Global Marketing & Communications

Claudia is passionate about storytelling. She brings a deep knowledge of financial services and emerging markets to her role and is committed to helping organizations tell their stories clearly and with conviction. At Flourish, she leads global marketing and communications efforts, connecting the firm to the entrepreneur, venture, and policymaking communities.

Hasina Aleman

Hasina Aleman

Administration Manager

Hasina brings a broad base of knowledge to Flourish, with a background across venture, nonprofit, and social enterprise. At Flourish, she serves as administration manager, focusing on business and global team operations. She is a member of the firm's investment management team, guiding the portfolio management process.

Jenny Johnston

Jenny Johnston

Associate

Jenny is passionate about creating economic empowerment and strong institutions in emerging markets. As an associate at Flourish, she sources, diligences, and executes investment opportunities globally, with a focus on Latin America. She also supports portfolio companies on operational projects and research.

Kabir Kumar

Kabir Kumar

Director

Kabir is driven to back early-stage entrepreneurs who want to fundamentally transform the financial sector and improve people's economic outlook. At Flourish, he leads global policy and ecosystem building efforts, makes investments in the US and emerging markets, and incubates new areas of work.

Ken Miller

Ken Miller

Global Investments Advisor

Ken is a serial entrepreneur and executive, having previously launched or scaled many startup and mature businesses. At Flourish, he works with entrepreneurs to solve deep operational and technology challenges, with a particular focus around data science and risk issues.

Larry Cook

Larry Cook

Head of Global Finance & Operations

Larry brings a deep background in technology, operations, and venture capital to Flourish. As head of operations, he directs the investment management process, finance, and portfolio management.

Lisa Mikkelsen

Lisa Mikkelsen

Head of Global Human Capital

Lisa is passionate about engaging and leveraging all levels of talent at scaling companies. At Flourish, she is the head of global human capital, where she leads people operations for the firm and helps portfolio organizations align their business strategy with their human resources strategy.

Neil Dugal

Neil Dugal

Senior Corporate Counsel

As senior corporate counsel at Flourish, Neil leverages a breadth and depth of venture capital legal experience to support Flourish’s investments, ecosystem building efforts, and portfolio companies.

Sarah Morgenstern

Sarah Morgenstern

Principal

Sarah is inspired by purpose-driven entrepreneurs tackling meaningful financial health challenges for US families. She is a principal on the US investment team at Flourish, where she sources, executes, and manages investments that improve financial health and create economic opportunity for American households.

Shrey Shetye

Shrey Shetye

Senior Investment Analyst

Shrey is passionate about investing in entrepreneurs driving financial empowerment and inclusion through business. He brings quantitative rigor to social impact work, helping companies and nonprofits establish the financial sustainability they need to deliver on their mission. He is a senior investment analyst with Flourish’s US investment team in Washington, DC.

Smita Aggarwal

Smita Aggarwal

Global Investments Advisor

Smita is a pioneer on digital banking and financial inclusion. She advises Flourish on investment strategies and policy engagements that help advance financial health and inclusion in Asia.

Stella Klemperer

Stella Klemperer

Strategy Manager

Stella understands the power of learning and collaboration for successful impact investing. As a strategy manager at Flourish, she leads these efforts in collaboration with the firm’s leadership, investment teams, and portfolio organizations.

Tilman Ehrbeck

Tilman Ehrbeck

Managing Partner

Tilman believes that luck favors the prepared. He thrives when stellar entrepreneurs, technology-led business model innovations, and untapped market opportunities come together. He co-manages Flourish and globally works with purpose-driven founders, investing in actionable ideas that help people improve their economic prospects and financial lives. He currently serves as chair of the Advisory Council to the U.N. Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance in Development.

Tina Moran

Tina Moran

Senior Investment Analyst

Tina believes access to appropriate and affordable financial products is a basic human right, which is not accessed by everyone due to systemic challenges.

As a senior analyst on the investment team in Washington, D.C., Tina hopes to change that through a combination of private sector investments and supporting frontier ecosystem building and regulatory change.