Jeremy Shure will continue to identify and invest in fintech startups in Europe and North America for Sella Group’s CVC unit.

Jeremy Shure

Italian financial services firm Sella Group has promoted Jeremy Shure to senior investment partner and senior adviser at its corporate venture capital arm, Sella Direct Ventures.

Based in New York and Milan, Shure joined Sella Direct Ventures in June 2023 as an investor and senior adviser. In his new role, he will continue to help the unit invest in venture capital funds and companies in North America and Europe, and offer strategic advice to different Stella business units.

Founded in 2018, Sella Direct Ventures invests between €250,000 to €1.5m in early-stage fintech companies covering areas such as compliance, digital assets and open banking. It has 19 active portfolio companies including online loan provider Smava and expense management platform Qonto.

In addition to his role at Sella, Shure is a senior adviser at family office Filancelli Capital. Previously, he worked at Grasshopper Bank for three and a half years in New York from 2019, first as global head of early-stage practice before moving up to chief revenue office and co-head of technology banking.

Sella Group also runs asset management firm Sella Venture Partners, which backs VC funds through SVP Fund of Funds I and Fund of Funds II. The first iteration was formed in 2020 while the latter was launched in February this year and is targeting a €100m ($107m) close in the second quarter.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.