Mr. Capon graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2006 with a B.S in Management, and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Mr. Capon served as a logistics officer based out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom. During his time in service, he completed two tours in Afghanistan. In Kandahar, he was in charge of logistical operations for NATO construction projects throughout Afghanistan. During his second tour, Mr. Capon deployed to Kabul where he served as convoy commander for over 120 convoys and the commander of an embedded training team. His team was responsible for training and aiding the Afghanistan National Police in the development of their national logistics infrastructure.
In 2011 Mr. Capon left the Air Force as a Captain and enrolled in the Executive MBA 2013 Global Program where he received an MBA from both London Business School and Columbia Business School. While attending business school, Mr. Capon focused on investing and operating distressed companies and start-ups. He is currently the CEO of Wessex Press, and within one year, increased the company's revenue by 2.5X and turned the company profitable for the first time in over 7 years. Additionally he led an investment round in a $5MM revenue company that enabled them to increase their revenue by over 40% in 7 months after the investment. Mr. Capon also restructured a non profit hospitality group, saving them from bankruptcy.
Mr. Capon is a founding member of the New York City Military Officers Club, and also sits on the advisory board of Comply First, and Scout Ventures. He remains active in the United States Air Force as a reserve Officer.
George Popescu sold and exited Boston Technologies (BT) group in 2014. BT is a technology, market maker, high frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO of BT, which he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million business without any equity investment. BT was the #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012.
After the company sale in July 2014 George Popescu was employed until February 2015 as Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain, a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses. Presently George is advising 10+ early stage start-ups in different fields. He is also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and involved occasionally with MIT’s Deshpande center.
Previously George obtained 3 Master's Degrees: a Master's of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master's in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he had worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George majored in 3 areas: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He was trained as an engineer and scientist. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.
Jonathan Michael Fung has over a decade of private and public equity principal investing, M&A and portfolio management experience.
Most recently, Jonathan was Director and Turnaround Manager for a portfolio company of St. Cloud Capital, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm providing growth capital to lower middle market companies. Previously, he was an Associate with the Private Equity Group of Macquarie Holdings and with Shamrock Holdings, the Roy E. Disney Family Investment Vehicle. Jonathan began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst with the Aerospace & Defense and Technology groups at Houlihan Lokey, and as an Investment Analyst at St. Cloud Capital.
Jonathan obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where he was a Caltech-Marshall MBA Technology Scholar.
Julie graduated from the University of Chicago in 2010 with a BA in Economics and is currently a MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, Julie’s background is in financial services and valuation and has experience doing financial analyses for various industries. Julie worked at Duff & Phelps in their Valuation Advisory practice and Ares Management in their Portfolio Management group. During her time at Ares Management, she valued debt and equity securities, including investments in the venture portfolio.
Ricardo graduated from Yale University in 2007 with a BA in Economics. While at Yale he also studied Mandarin Chinese and received fellowships to study in Beijing, China, including a yearlong scholarship to Beijing University during the 2007-2008 academic year.
Following his return to the United States, Ricardo commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served as an Infantry Officer stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. He deployed to Afghanistan twice, once as a Platoon Commander and again as an Advisor to the Afghan National Army. After leaving the Marine Corps Ricardo traded equity derivatives with Goldman Sachs and then led a research team at AlphaSights, a high-growth, information services company.
In addition to his role at LunaCap, Ricardo still serves as a Company Commander in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Graham Fadden graduated from Trinity College in 2010 with a B.S. in Economics, and soon thereafter commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. In 2012, he was assigned his first billet as a platoon commander, leading 23 Marines on a 7 month deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. After a successful assignment training soldiers from the United Arab Emirates in 2013, Graham was selected to embed in an infantry company from the Republic of Georgia, deploying to Tbilisi, Georgia and Hohenfels, Germany for 6 months. In 2014, Graham deployed his 150 member Georgian force and team of Marine advisors to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan for 8 months, serving as a liaison between the higher U.S. Army chain of command and his Georgian element. Graham’s personal awards include the General Mazniashvili Medal from the Republic of Georgia, the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with combat distinguishing device, and a Combat Action Ribbon. Graham left the Marines as a Captain in 2015. Prior to the Marine Corps, Graham served in real estate and corporate finance capacities at Credit Suisse in New York and Citigroup in Baltimore, MD.
After the Marines, Graham worked with a startup Construction SaaS company called FieldLens, working on customer success and acquisition projects. He currently works at FitDayPass.com as a Product Manager.
Graham is currently an MBA student at Columbia Business School, where he works with the Military in Business Association’s admissions committee and the school’s Hermes Society to attract top veteran and diversity talent student groups. He is also a member of the Squash Club’s leadership committee and plays in organized matches on campus.
Alex Doyle graduated with a B.S from University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics. While at University of Delaware, Alex worked with the Alternative Investments group at US Trust, and the commodities group at Bache Securities.
Since graduating in 2009, Alex has held business development positions in the digital marketing space, at companies such as comScore and BrightEdge Technologies. Alex's experience working closely with young startups allows him to bring a consultative approach to working with our portfolio clients.
Matt Morchower has fused creative work in the media/digital entertainment field as an Emmy-nominated Producer and Executive, followed by a career as a successful Entrepreneur. He was a Producer for CBS’ Olympic coverage, then Senior Producer for “Inside the NBA” on TNT. He followed those roles as the “de facto” Chief of Staff to the President of ABC Television.
After gaining his MBA at Columbia with a Marketing and Media concentration, he brought his strategic yet creative thinking to entrepreneurialism, Co-Founding Marquis Jet, which re-defined the private aviation field and was sold to Berkshire Hathaway. He co-created the business, financial, marketing and strategic plans for the company, while serving as SVP for the company that pioneered the “Jet Card,” allowing passengers to fly a 25 hours on NetJets, the most exclusive fleet in the industry; Marquis sold over $4 billion in Jet Cards. Concurrently, Morchower ran production studio Varsity Entertainment, creating traditional and digital content for providers.
Subsequently, he was COO of Magnises, a Millennial-geared “black credit card” where he ran day-to-day operations and implemented an innovative marketing strategy allowing advertisers a rare opportunity to market to the elusive Millennial demographic. Following a period as President of startup jet company ClipperJet focusing on marketing and sales, he has served as an Advisor to legendary film studio RKO Pictures, while returning to production for the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.