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Team

Daniel Adamson

Founder & Co-CEO

Sheel Tyle

Founder & Co-CEO

Sam Garcia

Partner

Anand Radhakrishnan

Chief Operating Officer

John Paul (“JP”) Schnapper-Casteras

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Tianming “Tex” Xie

Associate

The Honorable Julia Gillard AC

Board Partner

Rt Hon Sir John Key

Board Partner

Alec Ross

Board Partner

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Daniel Adamson

Founder & Co-CEO

Daniel de Faro Adamson is the co-founder and co-CEO of Collective Global, a venture capital firm dedicated to reimagining how premier institutions access the innovation economy. He is also the Chairman, and formerly the founding President, of Capital Constellation, a joint venture between asset owners in Europe, North America and the Middle East that has deployed more than $3 billion to catalyze the next generation of private equity managers. Daniel is a Senior Advisor to Wafra, and previously served as a Senior Managing Director and member of the firm's Management Committee. He held senior positions at Ares Management and Bridgewater Associates and began his career at McKinsey & Company.


Daniel currently serves on the External Advisory Board for Strategic Investment Funds at the World Bank, the President’s Council for International Activities at Yale University, and on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Research Initiative on Long-Term Investing. He is a co-author of The Blue Way: How to Profit by Investing in a Better World (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and the co-host of the podcast, Don't Get Fired, which, in affiliation with Stanford University, profiles CIOs of innovative institutional asset owners.


Daniel earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University, an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a JD from the Yale Law School. Daniel and his wife Athena are advocates for international adoption and active in support of orphaned children in Kyrgyzstan, where they adopted the youngest of their three children.

Sheel Tyle

Founder and Co-CEO

Sheel Tyle is the co-founder and co-CEO of Collective Global, a venture capital firm dedicated to reimagining how premier institutions access the innovation economy. Sheel is also Founder & CEO of Amplo, a global venture capital platform helping build companies that matter. The Amplo portfolio spans 6 continents and includes companies in financial technology, artificial intelligence, education, mental health, and software.


As an angel investor, Sheel has invested in the seed or Series A of Andela, Casper, Flutterwave, Ironclad, and Robinhood. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and was on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2013.


Sheel graduated from Stanford University in three years, at the age of 19. In addition, Sheel holds a JD from Harvard Law School and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Partnership and the JFK Presidential Library.

Sam Garcia

Partner

Sam Garcia is a Partner with the Amplo platform of Collective Global. Sam focuses on the Seed/Series A practice at Amplo and serves on the boards of Lightyear, Flume, Kredi, Tradespace, Wizehire, Steno, Axion Ray, Doxel, and previously served on the board of Legalpad until they were acquired by Deel. Sam is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School where he teaches a course called Applying Legal Skills to VC Business Diligence. He also sits on the board of LatinxVC and serves as the organization’s Vice President.


Sam is a graduate of the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a JD from Harvard Law School.


Anand Radhakrishnan

Chief Operating Officer

Anand Radhakrishnan is the Chief Operating Officer of Collective Global. Previously, Anand spent over 20 years with Investcorp, a global alternative asset manager with over $50 billion of AUM, where he remains a Senior Advisor. At Investcorp, he most recently was Head of Investcorp’s North American Technology Partnerships where he led Investcorp’s Joint Venture, UTA.VC, with United Talent Agency. Previously, he was the COO of Investcorp’s North American Private Equity Group, led Investcorp’s M&A and business development efforts, and was a Principal investor with Investcorp’s Technology Partners team. Anand is also a Senior Advisor to Bloccelerate, an early-stage blockchain-focused venture fund.


Prior to joining Investcorp, Anand was with The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC, where he worked in the Venture Capital Group and at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Team.


Anand holds a SB in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School. He was a member of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and has published original research in the field of Natural Language Processing. Anand was also member of the MIT Distributed Computing and Networking Services team where he worked on one of the first 100 web sites in the world. Anand is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of California Center for Effective Global Action, a research group focused on poverty alleviation in developing countries through the use of data analytics, AI and the latest technologies in partnership with a number of Silicon Valley companies.

John Paul (“JP”) Schnapper-Casteras

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

John Paul (“JP”) Schnapper-Casteras is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Collective Global. Since 2020, he has worked as outside counsel to Collective's direct venture capital platform, Amplo, advising on more than $125 million in early-stage financings. He has also counseled a wide variety of technology startups and non-profits and co-authored over 30 briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States.


JP serves as the Chair of the Board of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights -- and on the Executive Committee for Friends of the Institute for Advanced Studies. He clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as well as on the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


JP received his JD with Pro Bono Distinction from Stanford Law School, where he won the Walter J. Cummings Award for Best Brief as a Finalist in the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition, was a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and was Managing Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. He holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MA and BA with honors from Stanford University. As an undergraduate, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Scientific Review and founded the first student exchange program in postwar Iraq.

Tianming “Tex” Xie

Associate

Tianming “Tex” Xie joined the Amplo platform in 2022. Tex works on early-stage investments across all sectors. Prior to Amplo, Tex helped build product at Lightyear and studied Applied Mathematics at Harvard. In an alternative universe, Tex would have been a professional US table tennis and chess player.

The Honorable Julia Gillard AC

Board Partner

The Honorable Julia Gillard AC, the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, is the first and only woman to have ever served as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister and is a Board Partner for Amplo.


Ms. Gillard is now chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a leading organization dedicated to expanding access and quality education worldwide. Ms. Gillard is a non-resident Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Ms. Gillard also serves as Patron of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, which tackles poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.


Ms. Gillard is an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide, and Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library in Perth, Western Australia. Ms. Gillard serves as Chair of the board of directors of beyondblue, a leading not-for-profit organization committed to helping Australians understand and manage anxiety and depression. Ms. Gillard is Patron of the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation, which supports girls and women to invest in their future to fulfill their potential, and also serves on the Board of Governors of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia.


In addition to her philanthropic work, Ms. Gillard serves as a director on the boards of both CVS Lane, a boutique property and investment house, and Andela, a network of African software engineers and Amplo portfolio company.

Rt Hon Sir John Key

Board Partner

Rt Hon Sir John Key was the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2008 to December 2016, successfully leading the National Party to 3 election victories before retiring from politics at the end of 2016. He led the country through the aftermath of the global financial crisis and a series of devastating earthquakes in New Zealand’s second-biggest city. When he retired from office New Zealand had one of the highest growth rates and best fiscal positions of any advanced economy. Sir John is a Board Partner for Amplo.


Sir John entered politics after a successful career in Investment Banking

including nearly a decade in New Zealand, primarily with Bankers Trust and a decade offshore with Investment Bank Merrill Lynch in London, Singapore and Sydney as global head of Merrill’s FX business and European head of its derivatives business.


Sir John is married to Bronagh and has 2 adult children, Stephie and Max. He loves to cook, watch rugby, travel and play golf. He is a member of the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, along with other clubs.


In 2017 he was made a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit which brings with it the title of Sir John. While he is certain people will still call him John, he was delighted that Bronagh becomes Lady Key. He was also recognized by the Australian Government and has been appointed an Honorary Companion in the Order of Australia.


The University of Canterbury awarded Sir John a Doctor of Commerce honorary degree in December 2017. He graduated from the university in 1983 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accountancy.

Alec Ross

Board Partner

Alec Ross is a Board Partner for Amplo and is Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the author of The Industries of the Future which has been translated into 24 languages and been a best-seller on 4 continents. He sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, finance, education, human capital and cybersecurity.


He has served as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and as a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs.


During the Obama Administration, he served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, a role created for him to help modernize the practice of diplomacy and bring innovative solutions to advance America’s foreign policy interests. Alec served as the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.


He founded and helped lead a technology-focused social enterprise and grew it from modest origins in a basement into a global organization serving millions of low-income people, with programs on four continents.


Alec started his career as a sixth grade teacher through Teach for America in inner-city Baltimore.