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Leon Black’s Family Office Hires JPMorgan Executive for VC Bets

  • Nikolaos Vasilatos to focus on early-stage investments
  • Ex-Apollo CEO Black’s firm has stakes in Convene, Phaidon
Leon Black
Leon BlackPhotographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Leon Black’s family office hired a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive to oversee his investments in early-stage businesses as he builds up his holdings outside Apollo Global Management Inc.

Nikolaos Vasilatos joined Elysium Management in May as a partner and head of venture capital. He worked for about four years in JPMorgan’s strategic investments unit, which buys minority stakes in emerging and financial technology companies.