Financial tech (fintech) accelerator SixThirty has appointed veteran Atul Kamra as its newest managing partner, according to a SixThirty statement.
SixThirty invests in later seed-stage financial tech-based startups, providing funding, mentoring and connections to a number of financial services companies in the United States.
Mr. Kamra joins St. Louis-based SixThirty from Wells Fargo Advisors, where he worked as its head of advice, where among other functions, he oversaw the firm’s investment strategy, research services and discretionary portfolio management.
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The managing partner role is of critical importance to the success of SixThirty – Mr. Kamra will now be executing all of the operational and strategic aspects to attract new startup companies to SixThirty.
According to Mr. Kamra in a statement on the appointment, “SixThirty is making great strides in the FinTech space. I am very passionate about getting involved in the startup ecosystem that is booming across St. Louis. SixThirty has had amazing companies come through the program and I am excited to be a part of their ventures.”
“A true asset of SixThirty is our network of mentors and relationships with the vibrant financial services community in St. Louis. I look forward to working with my SixThirty directors to nurture and strengthen this asset,” he added.
“I am excited to have Atul come on board as our Managing Partner. His background in financial services, his experience and connections and his passion for the startup ecosystem make him well suited to succeed in this role and lead SixThirty to greater success,” noted Brian Matthews, general partner of Cultivation Capital and director of SixThirty in an accompanying statement.