WE UNDERSTAND BOTH THE COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC SECTORS
The SineWave team has vast experience in both the commercial and public sectors. The extensive knowledge and expansive network we have built over the years allow us to identify promising technologies and accelerate their execution.
Yanev has spent his career pioneering new investment programs in the public and private sectors. As a Senior Investment Officer in both the Bush and Obama Administrations, he focused on investing in new cutting-edge technologies on the cusp of commercialization. He was the first person hired to build the federal Loan Program, which grew to a ~$150 billion investment vehicle. Yanev also served as a Presidential Management Fellow, allowing him to develop a valuable network of relationship across the vast majority of government agencies.
Yanev then joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the largest venture capital firm in the world, where he sourced, managed, and helped advise numerous early stage investments. He also helped the NEA portfolio navigate the public sector, resulting in millions of dollars of revenue. During this tenure, Yanev was selected as a Kauffman Fellow, allowing him to develop a network across a multitude of venture capital firms (both private and corporate).
Yanev holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude), Harvard Law School (J.D.), Oxford Said School of Business (M.B.A., Christ Church), and Sydney Law School (Masters, Distinction).
Christopher Gaughan has been an entrepreneur and executive in the alternative investment industry since 1999, after starting his career in the capital markets groups at Bear Stearns (’92-’97) and Lehman Brothers (’97-’98).
Mr. Gaughan was the co-founder and President of global macro hedge fund Big Sky Capital (’99-’06), where he was primarily responsible for business development, while also leading efforts to source, screen, and execute side pocket investments in venture and growth capital opportunities. After Big Sky, Chris was the founder and CEO of Condesa Financiera (’06 – ’10), a specialty finance company in the business of originating, acquiring, and securitizing home mortgages and construction loans in Mexico. He was also the co-founder and President of structured credit hedge fund Illumination Asset Management (’12 – ’14), where he was responsible for investor relations and business development. Most recently, Chris was a principal at MatlinPatterson Asset Management (’14 – ’16), an alternative investment firm focused on specialized credit strategies with $7.6 billion in assets under management across private equity, hedge fund, and managed account structures.
Mr. Gaughan graduated from Yale University (B.A., Economics & Political Science) in 1991 and is a CFA Charter holder.
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