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 Our Team

Experience backed by a global network of specialists, analysts, and investors from San Fransico to the Middle East via China, Eastern and Western Europe.

Fiona McFarlane
Fiona McFarlane

Fiona handles first-stage investment procedures and has a particular interest in longevity, food tech, and fintech.

Fiona set up and ran Monaco’s first editorial consultancy aimed at startups and boutique financial firms for several years before relocating to London in 2016 to specialize in Financial Innovation.  With a strong focus on emerging technology, Fiona spent several years analyzing and working with Fintech's most active layers of startups, banks, and regulatory bodies in Europe, US, Central Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East before setting up MMC.


Fiona holds a double Masters degree from Edinburgh University, and a Financial Technology & Innovation diploma from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Fiona McFarlane

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Daragh Summerfield
Daragh Summerfield

Daragh started his career in finance, working for boutique investment firms focusing on portfolio management. He worked his way to managing the most prominent team overseeing all European business. Daragh also has a history of entrepreneurship, having set up and sold several personal startups in the TMT space. This entrepreneurial background, experience in leadership and decades in finance allowed Daragh to excel in the private equity and VC space. 
 
Daragh oversees all investment decisions for the group.

Daragh Summerfield

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

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Ian Valentine

Ian provides business and technology advice to Partners, Investors and Entrepreneurs.

 

Recognized for inventing the technologies key to unlocking the potentials of a connected, interactive TV in 2000, the ex-Sky Board member has spent a career developing iconic Television and Media Innovation for the largest companies including TVzor, Sky and Fox.

Today, Ian provides strategic and technical guidance on Telecom, Media and Financial Innovation to government bodies, banks, global corporations, telecommunication companies and is spearheading innovation in Africa.

 

Ian has been an active investor and investment advisor since 2010 in Crypto, AI, Fintech and IT Innovation. 

Ian Valentine

Partner and CTO

Partner and CTO
Rares Pop Crypto Investing Family Office
Rares Pop

As an advisor to McKenny McFarlane Capital, Rares provides technology due diligence and evaluation on tech projects.

Since 1998, Romanian-born and International Chess Master Rares has been working behind the scenes at large IT tech projects in the U.S, U.K. and Europe. 

Experienced in multiple technologies from geographic indexing/retrieve, video encoding to conventional software development, today he leads a team making significant strides globally in the fields of: search engines; behavioral targeting;  web-based gaming; machine learning, predictive analysis; and AI.

Rares Pop

Advisor Software & AI

Advisor Software & AI
Daniel Summerfield
Daniel Summerfield

Daniel Summerfield is a dynamic investment analyst specializing in private equity and venture capital business models. 

An engineer’s mindset, Daniel spent 5 years in the private wealth management sphere in Dublin and Amsterdam acquiring his CySEC exam and starting his CFA.

 

Main responsibilities: compliance, internal systems portfolio management, financial analysis and benchmarking, supporting the investment team on investment leads and live deals, profiling customers to develop new value propositions and identify different segments; Customer acquisition, retention and engagement projects

 

Deal Experience: Port Infrastructure Project > $1B, Supply Chain Tech, Longevity Technology, Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology

 

Outside of work, Daniel is a keen strategist who enjoys rugby, ju-jitsu, and chess.

Daniel Summerfield

Analyst

Analyst
Barry Honeyman Family Office Crypto Investing
Barry Honeyman

Barry leads Sustainability Ventures and oversees Financial projects in Europe.

 

Having spent 15 years in the finance and private wealth management space, ex European Development Manager for Old Mutual (formerly Royal Skandia) Barry is an experienced professional with deep knowledge of the EU regulatory framework and its marketplace.

Barry brings to the table experience with European distribution, wealth management, IFA practice development, private equity, and alternative asset distribution. His ability to add value to projects has seen his projects blossom to £1bn in assets today.

Barry Honeyman

Consultant

Consultant

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