Antongiulio La Corte - Co-founder & Partner
Over the past 18 years, Antongiulio held several management consulting posts in the Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT) sector with Bain & Company and Accenture, working for top industry players on strategic projects, the development of new business lines, M&A. Antongiulio was also in charge of product management and innovation for the Tiscali Group in London (United Kingdom) and in Italy, where he was Marketing Director for Business customers. At the present date he is a Non Executive Director for several Internet & New Media companies in the UK.
Attilio Cheso - Co-founder & Partner
Attilio comes from a family of entrepreneurs in the North East of Italy. He has been a business lawyer for 20 years and holds a Master in International Commerce. During a high variety of assignments he has gained a deep understanding of the complexities of international business development in Italy and in many other countries like India, Brazil and Morocco, as an entrepreneur, manager and/or consultant. He has assisted small and medium enterprises with international contracts, the creation of new companies abroad, organizational change and extraordinary transactions (M&A, JV's, etc).
Martin Stockman - Partner, Head of Ventures
Martin has been involved in numerous fundraising transactions in the past 17 years. In the 80s and early 90s he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney. In the mid-90s he left corporate banking to focus on the Internet sector. In 1998 Compaq Computer hired Martin to Head the New Ventures team designed to re-position the computer giant in the internet space. In recent years he has been involved in seeking funding for many businesses ranging from startups to SME's.
Rishikesh Shintre - Partner, Head of Indian Operations
Rishikesh started his career as a consultant with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in India. In 2004 he co-founded Mindspring Advisors - a boutique corporate finance and business consultancy based In Mumbai. He has advised a large number of SME's on M&A transactions (domestic and cross-border), private equity deals, corporate restructuring, debt restructuring, debt financing and market entry feasibility studies, especially on the route between Europe and India.
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