Kilonova Capital

About Us

History

Kilonova Capital was formed by principals with deep experience in special situations and technology investing. Those principals, and each member of our team, also has experience as a CEO of private-equity backed growth and technology companies.

We saw a need among investors to deploy capital in technology with a value approach. And at the same time, we saw a void of capital and exit opportunities for promising tech companies that did not conform to typical venture capital criteria. We formed Kilonova Capital to serve the needs of these stakeholders.

 

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Principals

 
 
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Partner

Mark Watt

Mark has led over $180 billion of technology mergers, acquisitions, and investments. Prior to founding Kilonova Capital, Mark was President of a $1 billion technology holding company, where he oversaw operations of a portfolio of profitable, fast-growing technology companies. In addition, he executed numerous successful rescue financings and acquisitions of promising technology companies and assets. Mark was previously Head of Internet & Digital Media Investment Banking at William Blair and Merril Lynch, and a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital. Mark serves on a number of private-equity backed technology company boards.

 

Education

University of Aberdeen
Bachelor of Laws - LLB, Commercial Law & Space Law

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Tamin Pechet

Tamin has helped launch multiple industry-leading companies in finance and technology. He serves as CEO of Upwell, which co-founded and invested in Kilonova Capital, Upwell Water, and Hawk Hill Group. He also founded and led Imagine H2O, the largest global water technology accelerator, and Banyan Water, a private-equity backed software and analytics business remotely operating water systems across the country. He was previously a principal investor at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Investing group, where he helped launch two wholly-owned subsidiaries of the firm. He serves on a number of private-equity backed technology company boards.

 

Education

Havard Business School
M.B.A.

Harvard University
A.B.

 
 

 
 
 

Operating partners & Advisory board

Kilonova Capital relies on a network of industry executives..