Who We Are

Within a precarious market environment, we find hidden opportunities. We work with high-quality companies active in the technology sector to provide customized capital solutions. Combining specialized thematic industry expertise with innovative financial structuring, we invest across the capital structure in value-oriented opportunities.

Founded in 2019 by Sean Madnani, a former executive at Blackstone and Guggenheim, Twist Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles. Twist Capital is a registered SEC investment adviser.

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Our Approach

We offer flexible and tailored capital solutions through hybrid debt and equity investments. This allows us to deliver our investors both downside protection and outsized returns in today’s volatile markets.


Non-control investments between $20-40M within four discrete sectors


Opportunistic investments in companies with situation-specific circumstances.


Automated tracking of +30,000 companies and collaboration with 30 Operating Advisors to source new investments.

What We Look For

Companies with market values between $250 million and $2.5 billion are our focus. While we are not fixated on historical growth rates, we generally seek to invest in companies that either are currently, or were previously, profitable.

Edge Computing ▾

The deployment of 5G network technology will hasten the adoption of edge computing. As a result, outright data ownership will decline in importance relative to underlying collection and analytic capabilities.

Payments &
E-Commerce ▾

In the ongoing migration of commerce to a digital ecosystem, the inherent value of payment systems lies in enabling frictionless transactions on a global scale.

Automation & Machine Learning ▾

Virtualizing human tasks depends on independent behavioral analysis in combination with artificial intelligence and open standards to be truly effective.

Distribution &
Logistics ▾

Fragmentation and inefficiencies across multi-modal global supply chains can be measurably reduced by incorporating elements of connectivity, automation, and ‘smart’ processes.

Our Team

With over $150 billion of transaction experience, the Twist Capital team is poised and ready to invest in today’s tech market, while keeping a close watch on the macro conditions that lie ahead. Our management brings together complementary skill sets in technology, operations, transaction structuring, and legal expertise — all tailored to capitalize on this special moment in financial history.

Sean Madnani

Sean Madnani
Founder & CEO

Sean is a highly regarded and seasoned financier with 22 years of experience on Wall Street, leading over $110 Billion in corporate M&A transactions across North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. His focus has always been within the Technology sector.

Prior to founding Twist Capital, Sean was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners for five years. He previously spent ten years at Blackstone (NYSE: BX), most recently as a Partner, Senior Managing Director, and Head of Technology M&A for the Western US and Asia-Pacific.  Sean was formerly an M&A investment banker at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, and has also held various roles at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers. 

Before starting his journey in corporate finance, Sean began his professional career as a software developer for IBM Corp. He graduated from UC Berkeley as a Cal Alumni Scholar and an IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholar. Currently, Sean lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles, where he serves on the Board of Directors for the LA Opera and the Campaign Steering Committee for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He is a significant benefactor to several other philanthropic organizations, including the Boch Performing Arts Center in Boston, the Fund for Animals and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Richard Fay

Richard Fay
Managing Director

Rich is an experienced entrepreneur and investor across the AI and internet sectors. He previously held roles in Structured Products at Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas, was a senior investment professional at Kidd & Co. and Eastern Horizon Group, and founded which was sold in 2020.

Rich holds an MBA from Cornell, an MSc from Oxford, and a BS from Carnegie Mellon.

Charles Lew

Charles Lew
Operating Partner

Charles has 25 years of experience in senior operational roles at technology-oriented companies where he successfully architected complex turnaround strategies. His experience includes senior roles at HRmony, Veritil and Charles remains the Non-Executive Chairman of The Lew Firm, the law practice he founded which represents notable athletes, entertainment personalities and numerous hospitality ventures. He also serves on the board of Loyola Law School, is a founding member of Forbes LA Business Council and is active in community and charitable organizations including board of director positions at AdoptTogether, Mental Health America and is a current Los Angeles City Small Business Commissioner.

Charles earned his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and has a JD from Loyola Law School.

Michael Carter

Michael Carter
Vice President

Michael has six years of experience as an investment banker at various Wall Street firms. Prior to joining Twist Capital, Michael was an Investment Banking Associate in Guggenheim’s Technology, Media and Telecom Group and completed his Investment Banking Analyst Program with Rothschild’s Global Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Michael holds a BA from Princeton University.

John Stanfield

John Stanfield
Outsourced Accountant

John has over 15 years of accounting and finance experience and oversees Twist Capital’s financial reporting, budgeting and tax matters. John previously worked at Ernst & Young and runs his own boutique CPA firm specializing in the private equity industry and international taxation.

John has an MS in Taxation and a BA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Accountancy from DePaul University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and member of the AICPA.

Josh Ryngler

Josh is an analyst at Twist Capital. His primary responsibilities include deal qualification, due diligence, transaction support and execution, and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Twist Capital, he worked as a summer analyst at DPW Holdings (DPW) and American Financial Network.

Josh holds a BS in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

Our Advisory Group

We work closely with a select team of 30 C-level executives, the vast majority of whom have led public companies. Together, we leverage our technology and financial expertise to help the businesses we invest in reach their full potential.

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