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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

Kai has over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur in financial services, lending and investing. Kai was a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, a leading venture debt firm in Silicon Valley where Kai was instrumental in building and launching the firm. Triplepoint, with Kai as a lead investor, was involved in financing the growth of breakout companies such as Facebook, YouTube, Riot Games, Gaikai, Ruckus Wireless and OneKingsLane, among others.

Previously, Kai was a Principal at Osprey-GKM Ventures and helped to a 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.

Kai holds an M.B.A. from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois. Kai was granted the CPA certification and is a CFA charterholder.

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Larry Gross

Larry Gross

Managing Partner

Larry Gross has been an active investor and executive in high growth venture capital-backed companies, with over 20 years of C-level management and operations experience in industries such as 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.

Larry was also Vice Chairman and Director of Idealab, and served as CEO & President of Knowledge Adventure and Davidson & Associates, which combined, had over 1,000 employees and more than $250 million in annual revenue before being acquired by Vivendi/Universal.

Larry received his B.S. in Engineering & Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and was a candidate for a M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Caltech when his entrepreneurial pursuits began. He graduated from the Executive Program for Growing Companies at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and completed the Harvard Business School YPO-WPO Presidents Program.

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Todd Jaquez-Fissori

Todd Jaquez-Fissori

Managing Partner

Todd has over 20 years of venture capital investment experience, including 13+ years in technology-related transactions. Todd joined Structural Capital in 2017 as a Managing Partner. Prior to Structural Capital, he created and led the venture debt practice at Tennenbaum Capital Partners. Todd served as Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Technology and CleanTech Lending at Hercules, a Director at TriplePoint Capital, and Managing Director at Siemens Venture Capital.

Todd worked with Kai Tse at TriplePoint Capital and was the General Partner in charge of CleanTech investing at Siemens Venture Capital. He also held venture capital-related investment positions at Battelle Ventures (Partner), Boulder Ventures (Principal), eCOM Partners and Mayfield Fund, in addition to a consulting and advisory role at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Todd received his MBA at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and completed his undergraduate education at Penn State.

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Sharin Vialia

Sharin Valia

Principal

Sharin has over 10 years of investing, lending and investment banking experience, primarily focused on the technology sector where he's underwritten and executed over 30 transactions totaling more than $500 million of debt and equity capital.

Prior to joining Structural Capital, Sharin was a Principal at TriplePoint Capital, a leading venture debt provider, where he focused on early to growth stage companies across a variety of technology sectors including enterprise software, SaaS, mobile, hardware, eCommerce and B2B & B2C marketplaces.  Prior to that, Sharin was a Senior Associate at a top tier technology private equity firm, Silver Lake Sumeru where he focused on software, Big Data & analytics and hardware transactions.

Sharin originally 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.

Sharin holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Venture Partners & Advisors

Bill Elkus

Venture Partner

Bill is the Founder and a Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners, an institutionally backed venture capital firm founded in 1998 with over $650 million in capital commitments over three funds. 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.

Bill's past board memberships and observer roles include United Online, Overture (acquired by Yahoo!), PayPal (acquired by eBay), the Chronicle Publishing Company (The San Francisco Chronicle and KRON television) and WeddingChannel.com (acquired by the Knot).

After five years as a strategic planning consultant at Boston Consulting Group's offices in Menlo Park, Bill 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, Bill 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, co-investments with those funds and direct venture investments.

Bill received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and is a 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.

John Denniston

Strategic Advisor

John was formerly a Partner for 12 years at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he co-led the firm's $1.0 billion Green Growth Fund, which invested in sustainability companies at their growth stage. He retired from the firm in September 2013. Prior to that, John was Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking for the Western United States at Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup), where he served on the Investment Committees for the firm's Venture Capital Fund and its Venture Capital/Private Equity Fund-of-Funds. He began his career with the law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Mr. Denniston was Partner, and served as the Head of Brobeck's Venture Capital Practice Group and a Co-Head of its Information Technology Practice Group.

John has a B.A. degree in Economics and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

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