2023 is starting out pretty well for Dawn Capital’s Forbes 30 Under 30 for Finance in Europe alumnus Dan Chaplin. Joining the firm in 2018, the fintech specialist was promoted to Principle level at the same time Mina Mutafchieva was raised to Partner in July of 2021. Now, just under a year and a half later, that Principle has been made a Partner at the B2B software investment house.
Chaplin was the driving force behind Dawn’s investment in Stockholm’s open banking platform Tink, which went on to be acquired by Visa in June of 2021 for €1.8 billion. During his tenure with Dawn, Chapin has deployed close to $300 million, and will now serve as co-head of fintech and digital assets alongside General Partner Josh Bell, with a particular focus on payments, credit, and infrastructure platforms.
In five years, Chaplin has been promoted thrice, rising from associate to now Partner. Before joining Dawn, Dan served as a corporate finance advisor at J.P. Morgan and similar to internally promoted, and now fellow Partner Henry Mason, graduated from Oxford University with a BA in history, followed by an MSt with distinction in Modern History.
"Joining the partnership could not be more exciting, I am hugely grateful to the team for their investment in me. It is fantastic to be part of a culture that promotes from within,” said Chaplin. “I’ve been given the opportunity to move from Associate to Partner, a path remains open to anyone who joins the firm, and this promotion gives me just more drive to continue building the firm, our legacy, and supporting our fantastic group of portfolio founders."