Allen Miller

Principal

FinTech

“There is no such thing as an overnight success. Enduring companies are built one day at a time by founders who dare to do the impossible. My sole focus at Oak is on providing founders with that little bit of extra leverage to get to where they want to go.”

Active Investments

  • Sendoso

Prior Investments

Allen Miller (FT), a Principal at Oak HC/FT, joined the firm in 2019, and focuses on early-stage venture and growth equity opportunities in financial services technology.

Allen currently serves on the Board of Sendoso.

Previously he was an investor at Matrix Partners where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and supporting early stage investments in financial services technology, software and healthcare. Allen worked closely with Matrix's investments in: Afterpay (ASX: APT), Side, IronChain Capital, Brightback and Fuzzy Pet Health.

Earlier he was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey's High Tech practice where he focused on early/ growth-stage commercial topics while working mostly with financial services technology and software clients. He started his career as a 3rd grade special education teacher at a charter school in New York.

Allen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, magna cum laude and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he graduated with Dean's Honors.

LIGHTNING ROUND WITH ALLEN

What is your spirit animal?

The flying squirrel - has to be the coolest rodent out there.

What was your first job?

Life guard/ swim instructor at my town's local pool.

Outside of work you’ll find me…

Hiking Mt. Tam (and the greater bay area) with my wife and poodle/terrier mix.

Favorite podcast?

Acquired

What book have you read again and again?

All three of the Lord of the Rings, which I read half a dozen times as a kid and am still obsessed with.