Dawn Capital makes Dan Chaplin partner to co-lead on fintech and digital asset investments

By Oliver Smith on Monday 23 January 2023

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Chaplin has previously led Dawn’s investments in Tink, Billie and Cover Genius.

Dawn Capital makes Dan Chaplin partner to co-lead on fintech and digital asset investments
Image source: Dan Chaplin/Dawn Capital.

After helping deploy nearly $300m for the firm and leading its investments in a host of fintechs including Tink, Dawn Capital today promoted Dan Chaplin to partner.

Chaplin is also now Dawn Capital’s co-head of fintech and digital assets, along with general partner Josh Bell.

At only 29 years old, Chaplin is Dawn Capital’s youngest-ever promotion to partner.

After joining Dawn in 2018 Chaplin has led some of the investor’s biggest bets on fintechs, including its involvement in Billie’s $100m Series C, Cover Genius’s $70m Series B and both of Tink’s 2020 funding rounds before the open banking provider was acquired by Visa for $2bn in 2021.

“He has sourced some of our most exciting fintech investments, been a real thought partner to his founders, and delivered strong returns to our investors,” said Dawn Capital general partner Josh Bell.

“Dan’s passion for every deal and company is infectious and his shrewd judgement is always welcomed.”

Chaplin joined Dawn from JP Morgan where he was involved in M&A for European financial institutions, and before that studied modern history at Oxford University. 

Dawn has a solid history of internal promotion with two of its four general partners being promoted from within—including Evgenia Plotnikova who became Europe’s youngest general partner at the time she was promoted—and 70 per cent of its partners having been internally promoted.

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