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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's career within finance spans Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity, buy-outs, start-ups, Seed Capital, and Corporate Financing. Daragh also has a history of entrepreneurship, having set up and sold several personal startups over the past 17 years in the Telecoms space.

 

Prior to his pivot into Venture Capitalism, Daragh worked for several Investment Firms in London, Munich, and Dublin.

 

Daragh handles later-stage investment procedures and has a particular interest in sustainability, ground-breaking biotech, and impact investments.

Daragh Summerfield

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Ashton Chantrielle Family Office
Ashton Chantrielle

London-based Ashton Chantrielle is an Intellectual Property Barrister at 8 New Square, the largest specialist intellectual property chambers in the United Kingdom with a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience in intellectual property law, media and entertainment and IT law considered as second to none. 

With a background in Chemistry and an eye for business design, Ashton works on breadth of design and copyright cases in pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing, and more.

Ashton Chantrielle

Legal Advisor

Legal Advisor

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David Koon Kam King

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London. He has 16 years of experience in internal audit and IT audit. He worked in Africa (Togo), London, Paris, Madagascar and Seychelles. He acts as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of a large insurance company based in South Africa. He is currently the Managing Director of SALT Technology. SALT is the pioneer of crypto-backed lending and offers crypto-focused financial services for individuals and businesses .

He acts as an Independent Director & Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Corporate Governance Committee of the Guardrisk Group in Mauritius, the second largest cell captive insurance company in South Africa.

He is a Board member of the Chinese Business Chamber (CBC). In 2019, He led a business delegation to attend a Leadership Programme in Beijing with the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). In 2022, the CBC was invited by the High Commissioner of Pakistan, to attend Pakistan Engineering and HealthCare show in Feb 2022.  The CBC was honoured to be received by Mr Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment. The CBC met the Exporters Association in Sialkot, and visited manufacturers in knitted goods and apparel.

David Koon Kam King

Adviser

Advisor

Mark Dormer Family Office Crypto Investing Crypto Assets
Mark Dormer

Mark is the MMC specialist with regards to finance.

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector with direct responsibility as a Senior Private Banker for high-value multi-asset portfolios for individuals and institutions with assets of $100M to 500M+.

His career includes building international business desks for HSBC, Prudential, Bank of Singapore and DBS Private Bank in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore, and launching the first UK regulated licence testing centre for advisory services outside of the United Kingdom.

Mark holds a BA in Monetary Economics and Global Finance from Napier University, Edinburgh, and has been participating and following the development of the Crypto markets since 2013.

Mark Dormer

Advisor Finance & Banking

Advisor Finance & Banking
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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
Rob McFarlane
Robert McFarlane

Robert provides evaluation expertise to investors and projects in Sustainable Systems, CleanTech, and the Maritime industry.

 

A practicing naval architect since 1986, Robert McFarlane's name is behind some of the maritime industry's tallest and most daredevil builds in expedition vessels, sailing ships, luxury cruise ships, and superyachts. Focused on engineering efficiency and consistent delivery, Robert's work with public and private entities is characterized by its resourcefulness and iron-clad reliability.

Robert is currently working on the maritime industry's new breed of sustainable engineering and energy-efficient vessels, building novel applications such as hydrogen-powered vessels, liquid cell batteries, and complex engineering systems.

Robert McFarlane

Advisor Sustainability

Sustainability Advisor

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Aubrey de Grey

Within longevity, few have been more prolific in their advocacy for its maturity than Cambridge computer scientist and biomedical gerontologist Dr. de Grey.

 

Realizing that both the health & economic issues which arise from ageing are solvable, Aubrey has made it his life’s work to carve the path for regenerative science through research, investing, and campaigning.

 

Aubrey De Grey is the founder of the SENS Foundation and their Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) approach. Dr. de Grey is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals, funds, and organizations which include: The SENS Foundation, The Life Extension Organisation, The Methuselah Fund, Yuva Therapeutics, and The Transhumanist Party.

Aubrey de Grey

Longevity Specialist

Longevity Specialist
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
Maria Saidy Family Office Crypto Investing
Maria Saidy

Maria supports early-stage tech projects.

 

Nearly ten years on from being one of the first recipients of a fashion scholarship from Chalhoub Group, Maria has made a name for herself on both sides of the retail marketplace.

 

After working on buyers' teams in Luxury Retail, Maria created Carbon Buying, a startup dedicated to improving B2B wholesale variety for GCC and European retailers. Within 4 years, the company had secured contracts for 30 brands and was working with 70% of luxury stores in the GCC.

 

Her second startup, launching in 2021, will be a first-in-class SaaS Marketplace for affordable retail oversight.

Maria Saidy

Venture Partner

Consultant

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 Coding & AI

Advisor Coding & AI
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