Darius Safavi joins DQventures as Director of Venture Development

by | May 2024 | Updates

We are excited to welcome Darius Safavi as the new Director of Venture Development at DQventures. Darius joins us from London, where he has cultivated an extensive career bridging fintech, venture capital, and startup ecosystems.

Before joining us, Darius successfully led multiple initiatives as Vice President at Barclays and played a pivotal role in the exit of a thriving marketplace he built from the ground up. His move to DQventures is not just a professional transition but a strategic enhancement of our leadership team.

Since stepping away from Barclays in 2019, Darius has dedicated himself to working with early-stage startups, bringing with him a profound understanding of product management, go-to-market strategies, and corporate development. His experience is not just broad but deep, enriched by his hands-on involvement in markets across North America, EMEA, and APAC.

Darius’s journey from corporate finance to entrepreneurship also includes some time at Antler in Singapore, where he delved deep into the Southeast Asian fintech scene. This period honed his skills in capital raising and business development, amplifying his already considerable expertise in developing new ventures.

Now at DQventures, Darius is set to lead the validation stages of our startups, bringing an approach that is both founder-first and deeply immersive. His strategic vision is complemented by his personal passions, which include sailing, playing guitar, and traveling to new and adventurous locales. Darius also fosters a vibrant intellectual community as the host of a monthly book club—a testament to his commitment to continuous learning and connection.

As Darius steps into his role, we are not just welcoming a new Director; we are embracing a new era of strategic development. Darius’s appointment marks a significant milestone in our journey as we continue to evolve and strengthen our position within the startup community.

Please join us in welcoming Darius to DQventures. We are incredibly fortunate to have him onboard and eagerly anticipate the fresh perspectives and leadership he will bring to our ventures.

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