Finance | Insurance 2023: FRANK ROTMAN
CO-FOUNDER, PARTNER AND CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, QED INVESTORS, MANAKIN-SABOT
Rotman started fintech venture capital firm QED Investors with Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris in 2007. With $4.3 billion under management, QED has invested in more than 200 companies, including Credit Karma, Klarna and SoFi Technologies.
As a student at the University of Virginia, Rotman worked as a research assistant at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he performed intelligent computer optimization work for unmanned spacecraft and the Mars Exploration Program. Upon graduating from U.Va., Rotman worked at Signet Bank and was an early leader at Capital One, helping create its original credit card portfolio.
He left to help establish a student lending company, EduCap, and then teamed up with Morris to create QED. Rotman is widely acknowledged in the investing industry as an expert in credit risk and portfolio management.
For the past six years, Rotman has been named to Forbes’ annual Midas List recognizing the world’s top venture capitalists. This year, QED was one of 16 firms with more than one person on the list, as Morris was also recognized.