Team

Li Ran

Li Ran is the CIO of Half Sky Capital. Prior to founding Half Sky, Li Ran was a Partner and Managing Director of Lone Pine Capital. From 2004 to 2016, she was responsible for consumer & TMT investments in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Li Ran joined Lone Pine after three years as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. Li Ran grew up in Beijing, immigrated to New York at age 10. She graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from INSEAD. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and Italian.

Mourad Bahri

Mourad is an investment analyst at Half Sky Capital.  Previously he worked in the private equity arm of LVMH in Hong Kong and Paris.  Mourad started his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in London and Paris, as part of the M&A team.  In 2014, he co-founded and raised venture capital for a social media app company in San Francisco.  Mourad holds a Grande Ecole Diploma (Masters of Science) in industrial engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Mourad is fluent in French, Arabic, Spanish and English.

Daniel Freedman

Daniel is an investment analyst at Half Sky Capital. Prior to joining Half Sky he was an Associate with Greenhill in London, working in the M&A practice across a number of sectors including consumer, retail, leisure and chemicals. Prior to Greenhill, Daniel gained experience in the corporate development and strategy teams of Ladbrokes plc and Experian plc. He holds an MA degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Quan Yuan, CFA

Quan is an investment analyst at Half Sky Capital.  She was an analyst in the high yield, levered loans, and convertibles team at Cheyne Capital in London.  Previous to Cheyne, Quan was a credit analyst at Fidelity International where she performed fundamental analysis across a number of sectors including consumer, healthcare, and leisure.  She holds an MA degree from Gonville and Caius College (Cambridge University) and has passed level 1-3 of the CFA program.  Quan is bi-lingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Katariina Kanninen

Katariina is the COO at Half Sky Capital.  She has thirteen years of experience in hedge fund operations with the last seven as head of operations at Anavio Capital and Praxient Capital.  Previous firms include GLG Partners and Pendragon Capital.  Katariina holds a BA from Oulu University of Applied Science in Finland and an MA (Distinction) in International Business Management from the University of Greenwich, London. Katariina is native in Finnish and fluent in English.

Diana Bell-Irving

Diana is the Executive Assistant & Investor Services Coordinator at Half Sky Capital.  She has seven years of experience in similar roles with Altice Capital and HD Capital Partners.  Diana holds an MA (hons) in Spanish Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has passed her level 3 Certificate in Corporate Finance from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Diana is fluent in Spanish and English.

Anthony Kilburn, CFA

Anthony is the Operations Analyst at Half Sky Capital. He previously worked as a Fund Accountant for Bluebay Asset Management, monitoring FX exposure, NAV reconciliation, performance risk, sales, operations, as well as acting as the Valuation Committee secretary. Before this he worked as a Qualified Audit Senior for Buzzacott LLP and was a paralegal at Marshalls Solicitors. Anthony holds a BA 1st degree in English Literature from Leeds University, is ACA qualified and is a CFA Charterholder.