Investment Team

Stephanie

Stephanie

Baum-Zepeda

Principal

"We don’t know what we don’t know, but the right people, openness, and prepared minds are requisite to navigating the ups and downs of building a great business. With Arbor you get a global perspective, deep FinTech expertise and a broad, strategic network of partners and talent".
Prior to joining Arbor, Stephanie worked as a Product Manager at Prenetics (a Hong Kong-based genetic testing start-up backed by Alibaba) where she led product strategy and development for large regional insurance clients while managing teams across Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Stephanie graduated with a B.Sc. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University where she got her start in tech and the Silicon Valley startup scene. Born in Mexico, Stephanie is especially passionate about the impact Fintech can make in emerging markets. She also loves neuroscience and genetics.
Stephanie

Stephanie

Baum-Zepeda

Principal

Matt

Matt

Dill

Venture Partner

Matt Dill joins Arbor Ventures as a Partner for Fund III. Matt is a creative executive with a track record of developing and commercializing financial service offerings for both venture-funded start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Before joining Arbor, Matt spearheaded the development of Visa’s Innovation and Strategic Partnerships group in 2010 and led the global unit responsible for Visa’s commercial partnerships and venture arm across Big Tech, Fintech and Crypto. Prior to Visa, Matt led Western Union’s digital ventures arm, and was a venture partner at eONEGlobal, an early stage venture fund set up by FDC, BCG and Goldman Sachs. Matt has lived with his family and worked in London, San Francisco and Singapore.
Matt

Matt

Dill

Venture Partner

William

William

Goulding

Associate

Will brings an entrepreneurial mindset previously founding a mobile payments platform in college that he ran for 4 years in DC and New York. He was identified by Tech-in-Asia as part of the rapid rise of Southeast Asia’s founder-VC mafia. At Arbor, Will specializes in insurance having spent 6 months living in Bermuda learning from reinsurers. Will has a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and studied at Fudan University in Shanghai. He has lived, studied, and worked in London, Washington DC, New York, Bermuda, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
William

William

Goulding

Associate

Melissa

Melissa

Cannon Guzy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

“It’s a great honor to work with people who want to make the world a better place and believe it’s possible. At Arbor we are partners to our CEOs.”
Melissa C. Guzy is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong and the Singapore Venture Capital Associations and a former member of the advisory counsel to the Hong Kong SFC on Innovation. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Jackson Labs. Melissa’s expertise in Fintech has earned her recognition as a Top 100 Influencer in Fintech (NxBnk), AlwaysOn Fintech Power Player, as well as One of the Most Influential Women in Tech in Asia. Her current board seats include Paidy, TrueAccord, InCountry, Fundbox, Tabby, EverC and Planck Re.
Melissa

Melissa

Cannon Guzy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Wei

Wei

Hopeman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

“Our global perspective allows us to see opportunities before they become obvious to everyone else. It enables us to help our companies expand into new markets and adapt their products quickly based on local regulations, customer needs and user behaviors.”
Wei Hopeman is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to Arbor, Wei was the Managing Director and Head of Asia for Citi Ventures. She also co-founded Asia Pacific Land, a leading real estate investment firm in Asia. Wei is a current member of the board of directors at Booking Holdings and a founding member of the Internet Brokerage Committee, an advisory body to the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Influencers in Fintech (NxBnk), AlwaysOn Fintech Power Player, as well as one of the 7 leaders changing the face of Fintech in Asia (E27) and one of the top 38 Fintech Influencers in Asia (FintechAsia). Her current board seats include Abra, Akulaku and Quottly.
Wei

Wei

Hopeman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Khaled

Khaled

Lababidi

Venture Partner

In his role as an Operating Partner at Arbor Khaled works closely with the portfolio companies on strategy but also supports business development efforts. He is currently the Vice President and General Manager for InCountry (a current portfolio company), covering the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He has over 15 years of deal making experience in Canada, the US and the Middle East closing debt and equity transactions in excess of $20 billion. Khaled received his BSc. in Robotics Engineering from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Oxford University. Khaled is an avid collector of vintage Porsches.
Khaled

Khaled

Lababidi

Venture Partner

Daisuke Dan

Daisuke Dan

Nagayama

Venture Partner

Dan has represented Arbor in Japan since the early days of the firm. Dan is currently the Co-Founder and COO at C1X, a California-based full-cycle customer 1st party data company. Dan has also co-founded several leading technology startups in Asia and California as well as served as advisor to startups, large corporations and the government in Japan. Dan received his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, where he was awarded the Presidential Award in 2010 and was the Graduate School Valedictorian in 2013. Dan is a member of the Japan Mensa Society and a second-degree black belt in Karate.
Daisuke Dan

Daisuke Dan

Nagayama

Venture Partner

Teddy

Teddy

Peralta

Analyst

Teddy has a passion for FinTech, previously interning at IBM Watson’s Financial Services division and at Clair, an earned wage access fintech based in New York. Additionally, Teddy worked with the Philippine Red Cross and Dashlabs.ai (YC W21) in building out the data infrastructure for the government’s COVID-19 response. Teddy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Economics and Cognitive Science. In his free time, Teddy loves to hike, play guitar and collect vinyls.
Teddy

Teddy

Peralta

Analyst

Peter

Peter

Sanborn

General Partner

"We're passionate about supporting entrepreneurs who are re-imagining the future of financial services and bringing these ideas to life. At Arbor we roll up our sleeves to help businesses plant the seeds for future change and achieve their full potential."
Peter Sanborn is a General Partner of Arbor Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage investments and also leads Arbor's growth-stage efforts. Prior to Arbor, Peter was at PayPal for close to eight years, most recently as Vice President, Head of Corporate Development and Managing Partner of PayPal Ventures. A founding member of PayPal Ventures, Peter’s investments included Divvy, Toss, Pine Labs, Acorns, Tala, Paidy, Paxos, Codat and Neon, among other companies. He also helped manage PayPal's acquisitions of Xoom, Swift Capital, Hyperwallet, Honey, Happy Returns and Curv as well as spearhead $100M in investments into 19 underrepresented fund managers as part of PayPal’s Economic Opportunity Fund. Prior to PayPal, Peter worked in financial services at HSBC for over nine years in Hong Kong and Mexico City across M&A, investment, strategy, finance and investor relations roles. Peter enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs and serves as a mentor in the Endeavor and Village Capital Fintech networks.
Peter

Peter

Sanborn

General Partner

Operations Team

Joanna

Joanna

Aarvold

Operations Manager

Based in Singapore, Joanna has over ten years of experience in operational and commercial support in finance. In her roles she has been responsible for setting up and managing local offices, directly supporting CEOs and working across multiple global business functions. Joanna graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a BSc. Biological Sciences Hons. Pharmacology. Joanna enjoys travel and has lived in London, the UAE and Asia Pacific. Jo loves skiing and tennis, and is a trained Pilates instructor.
Joanna

Joanna

Aarvold

Operations Manager

Greg

Greg

Abbott

Chief Financial Officer

Greg brings years of accounting expertise most recently working as a Technical Accounting lead manager for T. Rowe Price. Greg was also a senior manager in PwC’s Audit practice serving clients in both the public mutual fund and venture capital fund space. Greg received both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accounting Degree from James Madison University in Virginia. In his free time Greg can be found with his family hiking a local trail, boating, or skiing.
Greg

Greg

Abbott

Chief Financial Officer

Marjorie

Marjorie

Chan

Senior Manager - Finance and Operations

Marjorie has a deep understanding of accounting and compliance with a focus on internal supporting services. Prior to Arbor, she worked for Ernst & Young in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice as well as a global corporation listed on the NYSE, leading the company’s policy compliance projects and performance improvement programs. Marjorie received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accountancy at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She loves to travel and enjoys getting active at the gym.
Marjorie

Marjorie

Chan

Senior Manager - Finance and Operations

Ariel

Ariel

Rivera

Associate Legal Counsel

Prior to joining Arbor, Ariel worked as an Associate in the Capital Markets practice at a leading large international law firm in New York where she advised domestic and foreign corporations and investment banks in a variety of equity and debt transactions, including private placements, initial public offerings and high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt financings. She also advised companies on governance, SEC reporting and other corporate law matters. Ariel received a B.A. from Colgate University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. Ariel is an avid soccer player, playing with the Colombia national women’s soccer team before playing Division 1 at Colgate.
Ariel

Ariel

Rivera

Associate Legal Counsel