ORIX opens in London

US venture debt provider ORIX Venture Finance has opened its London office, appointing Rob Young as principal to lead the firm’s European venture lending effort. He will work closely with Henry O’Connor, managing director in the Washington, DC office.

ORIX has been supplying senior debt financing to later-stage venture capital backed companies in the US and Canada for the past seven years.

Young was previously CFO at Balderton Capital, where his experience included deal and portfolio work including M&A, financial due diligence and venture debt financings. Prior to joining Balderton, he was a venture capital associate at Alta Berkeley Venture Partners.