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On a mission to deliver access

We are industry insiders that were not happy with the exclusiveness that private markets exhibited, with our mission to help fund managers onboard individual investors with ease and individuals in turn access these funds efficiently

Our Story

"Frustrated over lack of access for our own personal investments, we initially developed a solution to help invest our own personal capital, as well as that of our friends and family. After realising the potential to help funds tap into pools of capital from their own network, we started using our regulatory and administrative infrastructure to help funds with individual investor access."

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Our Experience

Mara's core team and senior advisers have worked for some of the world's largest private market investors and financial firms

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Core Team

Sasha Batica, CFA

Sasha oversees the commercial side of Mara's business, which involves identifying funds to for the Mara platform, promoting the Mara platform to investors, and managing the business generally. 

Sasha has over 10 years of experience in private markets spanning investments, investor relations, research, and commercial strategy. At Europa Capital, Sasha was involved in launching new private real estate funds and investor relations. Prior to that, Sasha advised institutional investors on the top private funds to invest with the Cambridge Associates and before that, managed the research operations at PEI, a private markets focused media company.

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Rauf Rehman, ACCA

Rauf oversees the operational side of Mara's business. This covers corporate and financial affairs, relationships with service providers, compliance and regulation, and the day to day running of the business. 

Rauf worked with Sasha at Europa Capital, a private real estate fund manager, where they saw the need to open up private funds to a broader range of investors. Rauf also worked at CBRE, Bain Capital and Nuveen performing fund and asset accounting roles. 


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Rauf Rehman, ACCA

Co-Founder and

Chief Operating Officer

Co-Founder and

Chief Executive Officer

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Advisory Board

Sasha Batica, CFA

Sasha oversees the commercial side of Mara's business, which involves identifying fundsny.

Allan Majotra

Allan is an experienced capital raising and business development professional with experience across many roles in finance and technology. Allan also has entrepreneurial experience which is valuable to the Mara team, having started his own capital raising firm (5Capital) and an ecommerce company within the Arts sector. 

Dr Dorothy Kelso

Dorothy is currently Brand Strategy Director & Global Head of SuperReturn, the largest producer of private markets related conferences. Dorothy has a long career within private markets, including roles at the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, EY and Coller Capital.  ​

Matthew Craig-Greene

Matthew (“Matt”) most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for MJ Hudson, a global professional services firm focused on private markets. His role there involved helping build the firms corporate image and market its services to grow business, and also advising its private fund manager clients on the production of marketing materials.

Maneksh Datanni

Maneksh is a corporate advisor specialising in private equity, debt and capital restructurings, real estate, transportation and business services. After qualifying as a UK Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen, he held senior long-term positions at Morgan Grenfell Development Capital (subsequently Deutsche Bank) and UBS Private Equity, spending several years working out of offices in both Hong Kong and London.

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Martin Yovchev

Martin is currently a Client Adviser for abrdn, a global investment manager. Martin’s role involves managing relationships with institutional and HNW clients for both public and private market investments.

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