Dovi Frances is a financial services entrepreneur and Founding Partner of Group 11. Over the course of his career, Dovi has invested over $130 million in many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent and disruptive financial technology companies. Dovi led the firm’s investments in SoFi, Addepar, Tipalti, TripActions, HomeLight, SunBit, Next Insurance and others. Before becoming an investor, he worked for a decade in the financial services industry having managed SG, an independent financial advisory firm to high net worth clients and as a Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG Private Bank (NYSE: DB).
He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Tipalti, SunBit, HomeLight, Reali, Lili Bank, EquityBee and Covercy. He is also an Advisor to Addepar, TripActions and is a member of the Advisory Council of Leumi Bank U.S and a member of the Steering Committee of Israel Collaboration Network. Dovi earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Management and Psychology from Ben-Gurion University.
COO and CFO
Hadas is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Group 11. She is responsible for all of the firm’s day-to-day operations and also oversees Group 11’s financial activities, including financial reporting, accounting, forecasting and budgeting, as well as tracking financial performance of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Group 11, Hadas worked as an acquisitions manager for a $2B Los Angeles based real estate investment firm, and also as an executive director of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, a Los Angeles based philanthropic fund. Prior to that, Hadas was a tax attorney with Ernst & Young. Hadas earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an LL.B from Tel Aviv University.
Devon is Partner at Group 11 where he is responsible for overseeing deal structuring and execution, due diligence, portfolio management, and is a board observer for portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Group 11, he was at SG, an independent financial advisory firm to high net-worth clients. Devon received his BA in Art History, summa cum laude, from Humboldt State University.
Head of Platform
Brigitte is Head of Platform at Group 11. She is responsible for creating value-add opportunities for existing portfolio companies and she facilitates meaningful introductions among the fintech community. Brigitte also works across organizations to help navigate go-to-market strategies through content marketing, sales cycle development, press, and product roadmapping.
Prior to joining Group 11, Brigitte developed sales, product and marketing strategies for financial services and fintech companies such as Nuveen, Artivest (acquired by Altegris), and RealtyMogul. Brigitte is a graduate of Princeton University where she received a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on behavioral economics.
Michelle is Senior Associate at Group 11. She is responsible for sourcing new investments, conducting due diligence, producing reports and investment materials, and portfolio management. Michelle also supports Group 11 fundraising efforts and investor relations.
Prior to joining Group 11, Michelle worked on the investment team of Avante Capital Partners and in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development. Michelle is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business where she received an MBA, and the University of Southern California, where she received a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude.