Managing Director Aydin Senkut said on Monday that the firm hired Guergana Tomova, an industry veteran who most recently was director of finance at Venrock. She held earlier roles at Mayfield Fund, SVB Capital and Summit Partners.
Tomova will help scale the firm in an increasingly complex investment scene, said With private markets more data driven, “a strong back office and leadership in operations will be key factors for success,” Senkut said.
Senkut boasted that the firm is now 60% female and it is made up entirely of immigrants. Tomova is a native Bulgarian and speaks Bulgarian and Russia along with English.
Felicis raised $70 million for a second fund last June, nearly twice the amount ($40million) it raised for its debut fund in 2010. “We could have raised $100 million, but we believe in having some scarcity of capital,” Senkut told peHUB at the time. “If we had $100 million, would we make the same [investing] decisions? I don’t know.”
Photo of Guergana Tomova from LinkedIn.