Nyca Partners has named Matt Homer as an executive-in-residence. Recently, Homer worked at the New York Department of Financial Services’ research and innovation division where he was the executive deputy superintendent.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nyca Partners, a leading fintech venture capital firm, announced that Matt Homer today joins as their first-ever Executive in Residence. In this role, Mr. Homer will bring his vast experience to further develop Nyca Partner’s crypto strategy and identify how it fits into their overall investment thesis of connecting fintech portfolio companies to the existing financial services landscape. His work will include sourcing potential investments and strategy development with portfolio companies.
Mr. Homer most recently was Executive Deputy Superintendent of the Research and Innovation Division at the New York Department of Financial Services. He was named the founding leader of this new division within DFS in July of 2019, where he led strategic efforts relating to fintech, insurtech, crypto and regtech. Earlier in his career, he was the Head of Policy and Research at Quovo, which was bought by Plaid while he was there. Before working at Quovo, Mr. Homer was with the FDIC and launched two innovation centers at USAID promoting cashless payments and regtech knowledge-sharing among regulators. He has been an advisor to the U.N., World Bank, Aspen Institute and Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance.
“I’ve always thought Matt was one of the very few people in the world who was completely fluent and cogent in regulatory and policy issues, but also could clearly see the power and implications of innovative technology solutions. And since the NYS DFS was arguably the world’s leader of the regulatory landscape for crypto licensing and policies, he will be an essential part of advancing Nyca’s efforts to support the mainstreaming of crypto applications in the financial system,” said Hans Morris, Managing Partner at Nyca. “Over the past half-dozen years, financial Institutions have embraced fintechs as partners to help them serve their customers more efficiently, and we believe that crypto will become an increasing part of that landscape.”
Matt Homer added, “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Nyca team. I have long admired their efforts to build bridges between fintech and the financial system. As crypto becomes more mainstream, financial institutions are looking for fintech solutions that will enable their customers to not only trade, transact and store cryptocurrencies, but also address needs related to accounting, taxation, insurance, climate, risk management and many other components of the financial services ecosystem. Nyca’s unique model positions them exceptionally well to support the further mainstreaming of the crypto economy.”
Mr. Homer has a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and graduated with a BA from the University of Utah.
About Nyca Partners:
Nyca is a leading venture capital firm focused on connecting innovative companies to the global financial system. With over $500 million under management and investments in more than 75 portfolio companies, Nyca is one of the premier fintech venture capital firms in the world. Investors include top global financial institutions as well as individuals through its unique Limited Partner Advisor model, which brings together over 70 of the most respected people in the financial services industry as both investors and advisors.