VI Partners announces the appointment of fintech veteran John Lunn as Advisor. John adds to the team decades of experience as technology and fintech entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
John is an experienced technology and FinTech entrepreneur with 21 years of experience working and investing in financial services, commerce enablement, e-payments, data, security and infrastructure.
John was the 36th employee globally and worked as the Director of Technology for six years at CyberSource, the world’s first payment service provider, which was sold to Visa for $2Bn in 2010. He then helped found Passmark Security which was sold to RSA Security in 2006.
In 2006, John joined PayPal as the fourth employee in the UK (now 2,000+), where as Global Director of Developer and Startup Relations, he built and grew PayPal’s first Developer Relations team. In 2015 he orchestrated the purchase of Braintree by PayPal and joined the team.
In 2016, John launched Paypal Ventures, the venture capital arm of PayPal, a $350m fund with backing from the Board. The fund quickly became one of the most active FinTech investors in Silicon Valley. John was Board Observer for Dosh, Arkose, Raise, Acorns, Toss and many others.
John has recently founded and is CEO of Gr4vy, the cloud payment orchestration platform, based in California.
Find John’s profile here.