Canapi Ventures, a Washington, DC-based fintech venture capital firm investing in early to growth stage financial services companies, announced that Tom Davis joined the firm as a General Partner.
Davis will focus on leading growth stage equity investments. He will open Canapi’s office in San Francisco and join the firm’s investment committee. He will lead Canapi’s Bay Area operations and provide in-person engagement and connectivity with the firm’s portfolio companies based on the West Coast.
Davis joins Canapi with close to two decades of experience in the financial services space, having worked with growth stage companies throughout his career at Morgan Stanley, General Atlantic, and Centana Growth Partners. Most recently, as a Partner at Centana, he served on the board of True Link Financial, and as a board observer of Ease (acquired by Employee Navigator), and Sentieo (acquired by AlphaSense). Prior to Centana, Davis spent nine years at General Atlantic, in both their New York and Palo Alto offices, where he focused on investments in both the financial services and technology sectors. Davis began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in New York, where he worked with clients in the commercial banking, asset management, and specialty finance sectors.
Davis is also involved in several non-profit organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Day School, where he served on the Board of Trustees from 2012-2018 and is an annual participant in the Pan-Mass Challenge benefitting the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
He holds a BA in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Led by Gene Ludwig, Managing Partner, and Walker Forehand, President and General Partner, Canapi is a financial technology venture firm investing in early to growth-stage companies offering disruptive alternatives to outdated business models and technologies. Backed by the Canapi Alliance – a network of nearly 70 financial institutions across the United States – the partners have decades of hands-on experience in financial services. The firm also has offices in New York, and Wilmington, NC.