Meet The ARIE Tech Team

Based in our London office, the ARIE Tech team is made up of seasoned industry professionals, with a long track record of success across various sectors including

venture capital, startup development, financial services, investing, and more.

The ARIE Tech team works closely with the other offices within the ARIE Group located around the world, including those in China, Israel, and the US.

Our team reflects our core values of innovation, experience, and value creation.

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Stephen Margolis

Chairman & Founding Partner

Originally a lawyer, Stephen founded Taurus Asset Finance (ARIE Capital's associate company) in 2011 as an alternative asset finance boutique.

He has since been involved in raising over £500 million for a wide variety of projects in areas as diverse as property development, connectivity and deep tech.

Stephen previously ran Future Films, where he raised over £2 billion for film and TV production .

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Kirsty Greenwood

Director

Kirsty has worked in the alternative finance and EIS space for the last 15 years, working with several leading alternative investment houses providing her with diverse exposure to multiple investment sectors.

 

Prior to joining ARIE Capital, she was COO of an independent investment specialist, providing Financial Advisors, Accountants and Private Banks with an independent view of the media market, property and renewable energy. Kirsty also spent 6 years at a mid-market Investment Manager where she gained experience in business operations, financial compliance, and family offices.

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Tatiana

Millichap-Merrick

Tatiana graduated with a First Honours Degree in Business Management from The Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

She joined The ARIE Group in September 2020 and is also working for one of our portfolio companies, Engage, as Marketing Manager.

Business Development Executive

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Asif Hussain

Asif is the Finance Controller of ARIE Capital and oversees all aspects of finance and operations of the firm.

 

Prior to joining ARIE Capital in 2019, Asif was the Finance Manager at Taurus Asset Finance.

 

Before this, he worked at a private single-family office with over USD 1 billion under management in alternative investments, real estate and private equity.

Financial Controller

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Simon Tobelem

Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in banking, venture capital, corporate finance, M&A and general management across the globe.

 

Prior to founding ARIE Capital, Simon forged a strong reputation as a strategic advisor to senior management and boards using strong analytical and financial engineering skills.

Previous positions include spells at Rothschild Bank an as the Economic Adviser to the Israeli Minister of Finance.

CEO & Founding Partner

Ricky Margolis

Ricky Margolis

Ricky has served as the VP of Business Development for ARIE Capital in the US since mid-2017, serving as an investment analyst and portfolio manager, as well as a bridge between the Silicon Valley and ARIE Capital’s offices in London, Beijing and Tel Aviv.

Prior to joining ARIE Capital, Ricky worked extensively in the entertainment industry, serving as VP of Future Films USA in Los Angeles and as International Marketing Coordinator at Filmax International in Barcelona.

Investment Manager

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Khrystyna Kurylyuk

Financial Controller

Originally from Ukraine, Khrystyna graduated from the University of Kent in 2014 with First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance.

She joined Taurus Asset Finance (ARIE Capital's associate company) in October 2014 as a Financial Assistant, since when she has led the accounting team on various projects and will be overseeing the financial management of ARIE Capital's EIS investment fund.

Financial Controller

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Martin Taylor

Martin has served as the Head of Business Development for Taurus Asset Finance (ARIE Capital's associate company) since November 2016.

 

Martin can leverage his strong relationships with accountants, IFA's, Wealth Managers and Family Offices as well high level contacts within the banking and real estate sectors

Martin previously held senior roles with Lloyds Private Banking, PwC and the Scion Investment Group, among others.

Director

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David Grunwald

David joined the ARIE Group in 2021 having previously served as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at $16bn market cap Farfetch, an online luxury goods marketplace where he had global responsibility for new ventures and start-up investments, & strategic innovation activities including a tech accelerator.

Prior to Farfetch, David was Global Head of Partnerships at Google Ventures / Alphabet, with responsibility for Google for Startups’ strategic partnerships. He has also worked as a Management Consultant at Deloitte, and was the Co-Founder of Steelcube, an ecommerce site for digital lifestyle & home products.

Investment Committee

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Alexandre Espitalier-Noel

Alexandre graduated with a master’s degree from Imperial College London with a distinction in Investment and Wealth Management.  

 

He joined ARIE Capital group in 2020 having previously worked in financial services. He is one of our investment analysts. 

Investment Analyst