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Former Senior Director of KAYAK & Strategy Head of ofo/TRAFI join ennea

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Cassian Silins and Rajarshi Rakesh Sahai are joining ennea capital partners, leading venture capital & advisory boutique with offices in Zurich, Berlin, London, and Amsterdam.

Cassian Silins has taken an active role as a Partner & MD UK responsible for travel projects in ennea, focusing on M&A and the company’s Fund business. Having overseen triple-digit growth with KAYAK’s accommodations businesses, he was also the integration lead for two of their most recent acquisitions. Before his engagement growing the P&L of KAYAK brands’ global accommodation businesses, Cassian had served as Head of Sales at Siteminder and led the change to dynamic inventory at GTA, he also led contracting at one of the leading education tour operators, EF. He combines a decade-long experience and expertise in e-commerce, digital marketing, and business development and is a recognized leader in the Hotel and Accommodation industry. Cassian is an established spokesperson and consultant to some of the top travel players and has his pulse on the key challenges and trends in the industry. 

Rajarshi Rakesh Sahai has joined as the Partner for Mobility at ennea. He brings more than 14 years of experience in Urban Planning, Smart Cities and Sustainable Transport to the table and will run ennea’s mobility-related advisory, fundraising, M&A and venture projects, moving forward. During his tenure in TRAFI he was the ED for India, building the business from scratch and driving company’s business development, marketing, operations and partnerships with government and large private sector players. Rajarshi is an expert in Public Policy Development, Emerging Markets, Strategy, Communications, and Urban Planning.

He has been key to developing the Smart Cities frameworks for leading strategy consulting firms like Infosys and ICF. In his previous assignment, Rajarshi was serving as the GM of ofo, which is a global leader in bike sharing, running the company’s South Asian expansion to millions of users. He is also a board member in several MaaS companies that are establishing new solutions for mobility industry.

“We’re thrilled to have Cassian and Rajarshi join our management team. It is rare to have the opportunity for someone of their caliber to join us and I’m personally happy to have their support in helping to further build global companies and ultimately change both – travel and mobility industries for the better,” said Jan Valentin, Founder and General Partner of ennea capital partners.

ennea recently outlined its vision to transform the way people move by supporting companies in building and growing products in the contiguous space of travel & mobility, driven by latest tech and a desire to build a better society.

Founded in 2016 by Jan Valentin, ex-Managing Director at Kayak Europe and CEO at AG, ennea capital partners is a venture fund and M&A advisory firm, supporting entrepreneurs with strong tech, proven business models and the grit of execution in travel, mobility, media, and blockchain. To learn more about ennea, visit

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