Meet Structural Capital


The Structural Capital team has vast investment, operating and entrepreneurial experience from a combined 80+ years of experience in the technology and technology-enabled industries.

The Structural Capital Team

Managing Partners

Kai Tse

Kai Tse

Managing Partner

Mr. Tse has excelled for over 20 years as an entrepreneur in Financial Services and brings substantial lending and investing experience. Most recently, Mr. Tse was a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, a leading venture debt firm in Silicon Valley, where he was instrumental in building and launching the firm. TriplePoint Capital was involved (in many cases with Mr. Tse as lead investor) in financing the growth of breakout companies such as Facebook, YouTube, Riot Games, Gaikai, Ruckus Wireless and Krux, among others.

Mr. Tse joined TriplePoint Capital in 2005 as one of its key initial hires shortly after its Founding as a VP of Due Diligence/Underwriting. He was instrumental in architecting and building the underwriting function within TriplePoint including recruiting and managing a team of 5-7 investment professionals. This led to a below industry standard principal loss rate.

In 2008, Mr. Tse moved to become a Director of Originations and in 2009, he was promoted to Managing Director of Originations. For several years, Mr. Tse was a top Managing Director originator at TriplePoint including in 2013 prior to his departure to start Structural Capital. Prior to TriplePoint Capital, Mr. Tse was a Principal at Osprey-GKM Ventures where he started as an associate in 2000 and was promoted to Principal in late 2001 and also helped to manage the CFO function for 2 years.

Prior Osprey, Mr. Tse helped to launch Vcapital, an early internet-based marketplace for entrepreneurs to meet capital sources. He also worked in merchant banking with Banque Paribas and in various capacities with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Tse holds an M.B.A. (2006) from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois (1995). Mr. Tse was granted the CPA certification (1996) and is a CFA charter holder (2000).

Larry Gross

Larry Gross

Managing Partner

Mr. Gross has over 20 years of C-level management and operations experience in technology, media, biotech and IT. He built and managed companies with invested capital and M&A transaction value of over $2.1 billion, including best of class VC-backed companies with over $600 million in invested capital. Backers include Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher, Khosla Ventures, Vivendi/Universal, Knowledge Adventure, Idealab and Lotus/IBM.

Mr. Gross was also Vice Chairman and Director of Idealab (from 1999 – 2001) where he served as Director and COO of CarsDirect.com which later became Internet Brands (NASDAQ:INET). In 2010, Hellman & Friedman ultimately purchased Internet Brands for $640 million in cash. In 2014, K.K.R. purchased Internet Brands for $1.1 billion from Hellman & Friedman.

Mr. Gross served as CEO & President of Knowledge Adventure (from 1995 – 1999) and Davidson & Associates (1997 – 1999), which combined, had over 1,000 employees and more than $250 million in annual revenue before being acquired in 1999 by Vivendi/Universal as part of an $800 million cash transaction.

In 1983, Mr. Gross received his B.S. in Engineering & Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and was a candidate in 1986 for a M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Caltech when his entrepreneurial pursuits began.

Todd Jaquez-Fissori

Todd Jaquez-Fissori

Managing Partner

Mr. Jaquez-Fissori has over 20 years of investment experience, including 13+ years in technology-related transactions. Most recently, Mr. Jaquez-Fissori was the group head of the Energy Technology Practice at Tennenbaum Capital Partners from April 2014 to July 2017.

Prior to Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Mr. Jaquez-Fissori was a Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Technology and CleanTech Lending at Hercules Technology Growth Capital from 2012 to 2014 and, before being promoted, was Managing Director leading the CleanTech efforts from 2009 to 2012.

Previously, Mr. Jaquez-Fissori worked at TriplePoint Capital in 2008 and was the General Partner in charge of CleanTech investing at Siemens Venture Capital from 2004 to 2008. He also held venture capital positions at Battelle Ventures (Partner), Boulder Ventures (Principal), eCOM Partners and Mayfield Fund. While at Wharton, he also worked at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a branch of the SBA.

Mr. Jaquez-Fissori holds an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (2000) and a B.S. in Business from Penn State University (1994).

Sharin Vialia

Sharin Valia

Partner

Mr. Valia has over 12 years of investing, lending and investment banking experience with the last 9 years focused on the technology sector, where he has underwritten and executed transactions across a variety of sectors including enterprise software, SaaS, hardware, eCommerce and B2B & B2C marketplaces.

Prior to joining Structural Capital, Mr. Valia was at TriplePoint Capital, where he was first a Vice President from 2013 – 2015 and then promoted to Principal in 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Valia was a Senior Associate (from 2012 – 2013; Associate from 2010 – 2012) at a top tier technology private equity firm, Silver Lake Sumeru, where he focused on software, Big Data & Analytics and hardware transactions.

Mr. Valia began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he focused on M&A advisory, capital raising and leveraged buyout transactions from 2007 – 2010.

Mr. Valia holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007).

Jay Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Taylor has over 18 years of finance experience. Mr. Taylor’s broad experience includes public accounting, M&A and restructuring advisory, valuation, forensic analysis, audit, private equity, venture finance and consulting for firms such as TriplePoint Capital, FTI Consulting, Deloitte & Touche, and Ernst & Young. Most recently he was Vice President of Finance at a venture debt provider, Trinity Capital Investments. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

Solomon Park

Analyst

Mr. Park has a diverse set of experience which includes roles within private equity, hedge funds, and engineering. Prior to joining Structural Capital, Mr. Park graduated magma cum laude from Northeastern University where he completed his B.S. in Finance and Mathematics (2019). Most recently, Mr. Park was an investment associate at Black Snow Capital, where he focused on a data-driven investment process to identify systemic risks (2018). Prior to Black Snow Capital, Mr. Park completed a co-op as a financial analyst at Summit Partners, where he supported the Finance team and helped track data on portfolio companies. (2017).

Venture Partners & Advisors

William Elkus

Venture Partner

Mr. Elkus is the Founder and a Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners. He was recognized as one of the top 50 to 100 Venture Capitalists in the United States by Forbes Magazine in its annual Midas List on three separate occasions. His board memberships and observer roles included United Online, Overture (acquired by Yahoo! In 2003), PayPal.com (acquired by eBay in 2002), the Chronicle Publishing Company (The San Francisco Chronicle and KRON television) and WeddingChannel.com (acquired by the Knot in 2006). Mr. Elkus began his career at the Sand Hill Road office of the Boston Consulting Group in 1977. He spent five years as a strategic planning consultant at BCG offices in Menlo Park, Chicago and Munich covering a wide variety of industries, including semiconductors, magnetic recording media and publications databases. From 1982-1993, Mr. Elkus was full-time as President of Nathan Todd & Company, an investment advisory firm which specialized in providing wealth management services and in representing private family fortunes. As part of this work, Mr. Elkus co-founded five independently managed investment partnerships with over $600 million under management in the areas of securities trading, real estate and merchant banking. He was also active in venture capital, including investments in traditional funds, coinvestments with those funds and direct venture investments. Mr. Elkus received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1977, and is a 1973 graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a M.S. in Management from Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Mathematics.

Kevin Choksi

Venture Partner

Kevin Co-founded WorkForce Software, Inc. in 1999 and has been its Chief Strategy Officer since October 2015. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of WorkForce Software, Inc. until October 2015 and also previously served as its President.

Kevin has more than 10 years of management experience in the time and attendance technology and software development industry.  He has designed, implemented, and supported PC, client/server, and web-based time attendance systems.

He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Logi-Serve, LLC. With more than 19 years’ experience in the workforce management field, Kevin has become known as a thought leader and visionary in the industry. He frequently speaks on trends and innovations in the workforce management space.

Kevin holds an MBA and a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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