Minister of Energy, Commerce, and Industry of Cyprus
Managing Director @ 8G Capital Partners
Tassos is an experienced property investment professional with 24 years of experience in the fields of property investment and management. He is the founder and managing director of 8G Capital Partners Ltd, a private equity real estate firm. Through offices in London, Nicosia and Hong Kong, 8GCP has activities in property, renewable energy and proptech. Prior to this, he was a founding director of the European arm of HSBC Property Investments, the principal property investment arm of the HSBC Group in London and a director at Prudential Real Estate Investors. Tassos holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading. He is a CFA charter holder and a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS). He is a regular speaker at conferences in Europe and Asia and a contributor to the financial press on matters related to property investments and non-performing loans. He’s currently the National Council chair for Greece and Cyprus of the Urban Land Institute.
His interests include #proptech, #crowdfunding #blockchain and #machinelearning.
Mr. Moughrabie is the Managing Partner of Technologies Capital. Technologies Capital has direct and indirect global investments in leading funds and growth companies. Having facilitated over EUR 5 Billion in global investment transactions, Mr. Moughrabie is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s short and long term global strategy through the disruptive digitization of all major industry sectors. Mr. Moughrabie is a global pioneer in the industrial applications of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, advising governments and global Fortune 500 companies on the implementation of Deep Technology solutions. Mr. Moughrabie also serves as a Deep Tech consultant to the film industry in the US and the UK. Previously, Mr. Moughrabie was with Bank of America’s Hedge Fund Group. He specialized in multi asset products within the Capital Markets and Alternative Sectors as well as Structured Derivatives, Capital Introductions, Risk Management, and formulating strategic alliances in the alternative investments space. Mr. Moughrabie earned his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Managing Partner @ ELIAS NEOCLEOUS & CO. LLC
Elias has long and deep experience in providing international businesses and organisations with advice at the highest level on matters including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investment, business structuring, corporate governance and tax and international tax planning. He is widely recognised as a leading adviser to private clients on wealth management issues including family and charity trusts, family foundations, tax law, domicile, and asset management.
Legal 500 quotes reports from clients describing Elias as a ‘consummate professional’ who is ‘at the top of his game’.
Elias is frequently invited to speak on Cyprus law at international events and has numerous publications on Cyprus corporate and tax law to his credit. He has been selected by leading legal publishers to write the Cyprus chapter of reference works including Guide to European Company Laws, Doing Business in Europe, and European Cross- Border Estate Planning (Sweet & Maxwell), Joint Ventures in Europe, International Tax and Investment Service, and Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts (Tottel Publishing).
Legal Counsel @ ELIAS NEOCLEOUS & CO. LLC
Michael has over 24 years’ experience advising international corporate clients and government departments in complex commercial and cross border transactions, international arbitrations and litigation relating to; financial instruments, investment agreements, infrastructure and construction projects, joint venture projects, real estate development and financing, corporate governance and regulatory investigations.
Michael has advised and guided multi-national and corporate clients from a diverse range of industries, including financial services, construction, energy and infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance and hospitality.
During his 5 year appointment as a senior lawyer in Enforcement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Michael investigated and prosecuted a number of high profile company directors, managers, auditors and liquidators for offences relating to corporate fraud, breaches of director’s duties, financial market manipulation, stock market listing breaches, insider trading and fraudulent transactions, including a number of cases involving the promotion and management of collective investment funds.
Associate @ Haflo
Alexandra Malmberg is an associate at Haflo managing the start-up portfolio. Haflo is a diverse Stockholm based family office investing in early-stage startups, VC funds and properties. Convinced that doing good is also good business, Haflo invests in visionary entrepreneurs daring to make a change. Alexandra has a background in event- and digital marketing. She holds a BA in business management from Uppsala University, including studies at Singapore Management University.
Co-Founder @ Kinisis Ventures
Yiannos Georgiades is the Managing Director and founder of the law firm Y. Georgiades & Associates LLC, established in 1992 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He has over 25 years’ experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes - private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, Internet and media law. In 1995, he also worked as a visiting attorney at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago and Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. in the United States. Throughout his career, he has been successful in a number of high-caliber cases. He has successfully achieved to become a member of the Athens Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Gray's Inn), the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Society for Computers and Law, the International Technology Law Association. Also, Yiannos Georgiades is the President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, executive member of the Court and an online mediator for commercial disputes for the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, and the Vice-President of AEA International Lawyers Network. In 2017 he became the Co-founder of a business acceleration company under the name KV Kinisis Ventures Limited.
Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra
Founder and Managing Partner @ Cardumen Capital
Gonzalo has over fifteen years of technology, strategy and venture capital experience.
His investments in venture capital amount to over $120M worldwide. Prior to founding Cardumen, Gonzalo was founder and Head of the Israel office for Samsung Ventures. Gonzalo has specialized in artificial inteligence and holds a strong track record of exits in this space which include PrimeSense (Acquired by Apple$350M) Replay Technologies (Acq. by Intel $175M), Rounds (Acq. by Kik, undisclosed), Corephotonics (Acq. by Samsung $160M).
He is a Kauffman fellow, holds a degree and masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London and ENST Paris, a bachelors in Economics from University of London (London School of Economics) and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley. He is a YPO member since 2017 and has ranked as one of Spain's most promising leaders by Institute Choiseul two years in a row.
Partner – Head of Tax @ Primus Audit & Tax
Founder @ VIZ VENTURES
Victoria has 20 years of experience in international business, in senior management Board and advisory roles. With a command of 6 languages and an exceptional global network, career spans working for reputable players, within finance, commodity trading, shipping and energy services. Victoria’s aim is to unlock value opportunities for early-stage start-ups invested in, see further progress of the Cyprus’ start-up eco-system, and build on synergies with key players for making innovative new European ventures happen and succeed as viable and enduring businesses. Capturing advisory, investments in and collaborations with several international start-ups in high-growth markets, Victoria founded VIZ VENTURES, a boutique consultancy focused on top talent and strategy, offering independent, practical solutions and a single point of contact for international investors looking to do business in and from Cyprus and fostering partnerships with innovators, entrepreneurs / new founders in need of support with their business development. Victoria has since 2008 been managing Cyprus subsidiaries of Norway’s Aker group
and proved as an ‘intrapreneur’, setting up from scratch Aker Global Employment Ltd, the global talent management tool under group’s flagship company Aker Solutions. As of 2017 Victoria turned towards management consulting, and in parallel set up local presence of one of South-East European’s largest diversified holding companies, active in agri-business, banking and tourism, taking the General Manager hat. Scholar throughout education, Victoria holds BSc (Hons) Economics with major in Finance and Banking and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance with Distinction from Cass Business School in London, where she also serves on the Advisory Board.
Andreas is an early stage Investor and the Chairman of www.tresorit.com. An Entrepreneur at heart, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Scala Business Solutions N.V, acquired by Epicor. The Founder of Fathom Technology which merged with EPAM (NYSX) and UCMS Group EMEA Ltd. Early Investor in LogMeIn (NASDAQ) and www.quinyx.com as well as director of www.fortnox.se and www.bexio.com.
Investment Manager @ iTech Capital
In iTech Capital Maksim is responsible for new investments and working with portfolio companies. He has an extensive experience investing across different industries and geographies (CIS, Europe, United States) both in public and private markets. He holds an MBA degree from Haas School of Business (University of California, Berkeley). iTech Capital is a group of private equity funds with more than $300M of total assets under management. The fund invests at the Series A stage in rapidly growing businesses with a focus on AdTech, MarTech, BigData, SaaS, FinTech. Portfolio companies are the leaders in their sectors: Bitfury, Aviasales, Trading View, iContext, Ticketland, and others.
President @ CIFA
CEO and Co-Founder @ FCG
Sujay is the CEO and Co-Founder of Frontier Car Group (FCG), a Berlin-based and emerging markets focused automotive marketplace. FCG has raised $150M+ from Naspers, Balderton, and TPG Growth. Prior, Sujay was a partner at Kingsway Capital, a London-based emerging-markets focused fund. Sujay was on the founding team of Hired.com (a talent marketplace) as its COO, which now operates in Australia, Europe, and the US. Before Hired, Sujay entered Harvard at age 15, before leaving with a Thiel Fellowship. Sujay was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and one of Goldman Sachs’ top 100 intriguing entrepreneurs in 2018.
Co-founder @ Receeve
Paul is currently the founder and CEO of Receeve but he has been both an entrepreneur as well as a venture capitalist in the past 20+ years. He’s also been a bicycle mechanic, librarian, bouncer, pool builder, furniture mover and waiter to fund his endeavors during high school and college. He usually leaves that part out in dinner conversations. In his spare time, which has become excessively “spare” due to a 2-year-old at home, he is an avid cyclist, weightlifter, and photographer. He also used to love skiing until moving to Hamburg which put an end to that passion.
Partner @ EPOQ Partners
Adib is a seasoned executive with 25 years of consulting, private equity, asset management, strategic communication and government experience in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Adib’s well-rounded experience confers him a unique ability to use strategic consulting skills to build the story upstream, communications skills to relay the story midstream, and financial advisory skills to monetize the story downstream. He is a founding partner of EPOQ Partners, an investment advisory and management firm led by seasoned consultants and investment professionals. www.epoqpartner.com Adib completed his doctorate Studies in Economics at Sciences Po. In Paris. He also holds an MBA from the Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees (ENPC), and a dual major Bachelor in Economics and Finance from MC Gill University.
Co-founder @ DAA Capital Partners
Alain is co-founder of DAA Capital Partners SA, an independent investment advisory firm focused on Real Estate, Financial Services and Technology investments.Alain served as Chief Investment Officer at Arab Bank Switzerland andDuring his 11-year tenure, he was managing and overseeing investments of USD 1.4 Bn. As part of his role, Alain managed 2 private equity funds in commercial real estate in Europe and launched the AB Alternative SICAV-SIF and the Sub-Fund, a semi-open-ended pan-European alternative fund focused on commercial real estate.He is serving as a board member in several early stage technology start-ups. He is energized by creating ideas and concepts that address the impact of technological transformations taking place in the evolving landscape of finance. Alain Dargham holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in partnership with HEC Paris and ENSAM ParisTech and an Executive MBA from IMD Business School.