An experienced
and versatile team

The driving force behind Outward’s impact is a group of diverse minds who have stripped away bureaucracy in favour of speed, collaboration and conviction, fostering a unique culture that includes everything from heated debate to Junk Food Fridays.

Team

Andi Kazeroonian
Investment Manager

Andi is a British-Iranian who’s obsessed with food, sports and tech. He shelved plans to open his dream restaurant to pursue another passion with Outward. Working with incredible entrepreneurs and seeing the subsequent popularity of modern Persian cuisine in London taught him the same lesson. Ideas are cheap, execution is everything.

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D’Arcy Whelan
Investment Associate

Raised by Irish parents in Johannesburg – and armed with an Art History degree – D’Arcy completed a stint in brand strategy before pivoting to the world of finance, determined to find a role where clarity and creativity of thought thrived. Since joining Outward, she’s never looked back…

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Devin Kohli
Co-Head –  Investment Committee

A Londoner with family across four continents, Devin spent his early career advising growth companies before turning his true passion of backing great entrepreneurs into an “Outward” reality. Be it the influence of spirited parents, a competitive education or the realities that come with a lifelong love of poker, Devin has learned that success is almost exclusively the child of audacity.

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Dominic Nolan
Investment Associate

As a National standard distance runner competing since the age of 12, Dom is equipped with many of the traits he often seeks in founders. He values humility, drive and the ability to constructively acknowledge failure as a predecessor to success. He’s has been running on the Outward track since 2019.

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Kevin Chong
Co-Head – Investment Committee

A British-Australian-Malaysian-Chinese married to a Canadian, Kevin found his way to the venture capital industry following careers in banking and consulting. Founding his own businesses gave him a deep appreciation that there is no gain without a little pain and that fortune habitually favours the brave.

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Sanchit Dhote
Investment Manager

Sanchit used to spend half his day as an engineer and the other half as a football coach, which meant that he was always searching for answers. After building a unique perspective he forged an unexpected path into venture capital and has become an integral part of Outward. Beyond work, Sanchit is usually found travelling to watch live sport or visiting family in his hometown of Bombay.

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Sebastien Mafuna
Investment Associate

A South African-Belgian, who grew up in Johannesburg and relinquished the security of a career in Formula 1 in favour of the potential that comes with qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Seb leverages his accounting knowhow to gain insight into how the past of a business can impact its future, making his skillset powerful within the VC realm.

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