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our dedicated team

We challenge the status quo, embrace creativity, and take calculated risks to achieve outstanding results.

With a fresh and innovative approach, our enduring team embodies the values of diversity, entrepreneurship, and courage.

Managing Director

Katalin Gallyas

Katalin is an experienced fund placement agent for AIF funds. 15+ years of fundraising experience and a strong background in closing deals. Rich network in Private Equity (VC’s, growth, debt venture funds and LP’s, HNWI’s, FoF’s, Family offices). Proud of making c*funds happen, managing the fund sales processes and the daily tasks of managing this energetic team.

Motto: Large tickets. Fast progress. A fascination for funds of funds.


Kasia Kostun

Kasia brings over a decade of expertise in finance to her role at c*funds. Beginning her dynamic career in the hub of New York City's private equity funds, she has navigated through the domains of corporate finance, and most recently, venture capital. Leveraging her profound insights from her latest venture in fund and investment management, Kasia plays a pivotal role in expanding our footprint in both Paris and NYC. Her distinctive blend of financial acumen and empathetic understanding of the needs of the fund managers we support makes her an essential asset to our team.
Associate & Investor Relations

Kornelia Kovacs

Kornelia is from Hungary and currently graduating from the University of Amsterdam –

Digital Business track on Business Administration MSc. Kornelia has completed a traineeship at Blackrock / Credit department last year and at Venture IQ was Technology Analyst. She already has convincing investment banking skills and has an important mover & shaker role in the female PE networks in Europe (Dutchess Capital Female Investment Program and McKinsey`s Next Generation Woman Leaders). Perfect c*funds match.

Investment Analyst

Juan Montiel Valcárcel

Juan is an accomplished accounting professional with a standout tenure at Becton Dickinson in Belgium. His magna cum laude graduation in Financial Economics and Business Administration reflects his passion for investments and finance.

Juan's expertise goes beyond numbers; he's instrumental in crafting successful fundraising campaigns. His adeptness in financial strategy and exceptional interpersonal skills fortify team collaborations, ensuring our strategies are not only robust but also foster strong relationships.

Graphic Designer

Marta Szegner

Marta is a highly skilled graphic designer who is superbly creative and assessable to the designs from a business point of view.
At c*funds, her role is to make fund marketing materials (pitch decks and teasers) look professional, fresh and engaging. She also plays a vital role in c*funds brand development and website redesign. Marta studied Bachelor of Foreign Trade /Economics in Budapest & Amsterdam. Her market experiences come from 6 years of advertising agency work at J. Walter Thompson.

Joep Uijttewaal

Joep holds a Finance MSc from VU Amsterdam and he brings a wealth of M&A experience onboard.

Previously he was an Associate in the M&A team at PwC Amsterdam and a Corporate Finance Analyst at ShineWing Australia. Joep also has a strong PE / VC background as he worked for two Dutch GP’s, where he was involved with deal structuring and evaluation. Joep manages GP mandates in a highly transactional way and builds constantly new Benelux LP relations for c*funds. The global mindset with a strong PE affinity.

Associate & Investor Relations

Casper Sauerbier Couvée

A versatile, new VC talent bringing unique skills on board from software development and design (Swift, HTML, JavaScript) to startup fundraising advisory and scouting ventures for VC funds. At a very early age he has already founded his own company as well. Casper supports our fundraising campaigns from scratch with a real hands-on mentality and a high level of diligence.
Associate & Investor Relations

Patrick Temperley

Patrick graduated from Trinity College in Dublin (Business, Economics and Social Science) and has a rich M&A, debt advisory, and capital raising executive experience from IBI Corporate Finance in Dublin where he worked for 2 years. He moved from Dublin to Amsterdam in July 2023 to enrich our team. Patrick is very transactional, a great team player, and has great capital distribution skills for our clients. Patrick is a dedicated hockey player in his free time.
Investment Analyst

Ignacio Pou

Ignacio Pou is from Barcelona has a very strong financial background, graduated from University of Barcelona with a period of studies in Maastricht University. He also just completed a specialization in Global Banking at United International Business School at Amsterdam Campus. Before c*funds, Ignacio was responsible for budget planning at UPM and Banking Consulting at NTT Data in Barcelona. He is a hands-on, fast analyst, and an all-around supporter for our fundraising campaigns with all investor data and meetings. He is also a dedicated sportsman.
Marketing and Graphic Design Intern

Adi Daryn

Adi graduated from the Academie Minerva in Groningen with a Bachelor's in Graphic and Interaction Design and has a very global background, a true global citizen. Adi grew up in many countries from the United Kingdom to Nepal, Israel, India, and finally she arrived in the Netherlands. She has 1.5 years of professional experience, with a wide range of skills including graphic design, social media, photography, and animation. Adi brings in many new ideas to our design process and social media strategy.

Marius Eriksen

Based in c*funds’ Singapore office, Marius brings significant experience in international finance and investment management. Previously he has been Business Development Director for Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management in London, covering all professional clients in Europe. Furthermore, Marius has co-founded a startup in Singapore focused on the private market space. He has a wealth of experience in fundraising and investor relations, with GP and LP contacts across both Asia and Europe. He holds a MSc in Economics & Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.
Vice President

Annelle Finol

Having an encompassing experience in the world of international finance, Annelle brings rich wealth management knowledge to c*funds. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, she was based in New York as an Investment Consultant for UHNI at Merrill Lynch. During her time there she developed sound skills in investor relations, portfolio management and relationship management. As well as extensive knowledge of markets, investment platforms, solutions, and relevant contacts. She is tactful and pragmatic about your new LP relations.
She provides strategic and tactical guidance to VC and PE clients and manages a variety of funds during the fundraising campaigns. She is also responsible for maintaining and forming new relationships with a diverse range of investors on a global scale.
Associate & Investor Relations

Felix Schneider

Felix, an alumnus of the University of Groningen, recently completed his Master of Science degree in International Business & Management, specializing in Business Strategy, Global Economics, Internationalization, Business Research, and Consulting. Prior to this achievement, Felix lent his expertise to Rabobank, as a business consultant.

Joining the c*funds team merely three months ago, Felix has swiftly established himself as an invaluable asset. He is the primary catalyst behind our mandate research and fundraising campaigns, relentlessly driving these crucial operations.

With his roots in Germany, Felix not only brings the linguistic advantage of a native German speaker but also excels in performing meticulous and transactionally focused research. This skill, paired with his client consulting prowess, bolsters the value he offers to our team and clients alike.

Passionate about investments, Felix's interests are harmoniously aligned with those of the team, ensuring a seamless integration and shared vision.

Operations Manager

Ashlee Reynolds

Ashlee fulfills an important linking pin role, interacting with our clients, investors and makes sure that our fundraising operation can go on smoothly.

She brings a rich experience onboard from the gaming industry and the startup world. Ashlee worked as an Executive Assistant and Community Manager for a startup company in South Africa and at an interactive design experience in Amsterdam. Her creative mindset and great organizational skills are great assets at c*funds and in the whole Private Equity industry.