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Kendrick D. White, Marchmont Capital

He’s creating an Innovation Corridor that will move projects from Russia’s Lobachevsky State University to US academic partners to accelerate the growth of startups in his adopted country. Meet Kendrick D. White, an american venture capitalist and innovation evangelist who is almost single-handedly inventing a robust startup economy in Russia. We met last April in […]

Luigi Amati Announces Business Angels Europe

He’s a founding member of the Italian Angels for Growth, based in Milan; today he’s a Vice President of the new Business Angels Europe. Meet Luigi Amati. Concerned about the direction EBAN was taking, Luigi resigned along with board members from Scotland, France and the Netherlands. Something new would eventually be built and today Luigi […]

Barcelona’s Albert Colomer i Espinet

We met again in Moscow in April; we’ve known each other since the EBAN 2009 Congress in Madrid. Albert’s on the EBAN Board, and as you can imagine, for good reason, but I never knew the story about the man. I do now as we spend a half hour together discussing entrepreneurship, early-stage investing and […]

Russia Wrap Up

It’s Day 2 of the EBAN Congress in Moscow and, like the previous interviews, I’m trolling for likely interview subjects before the sessions get started. This is the Russian Wrap Up as I conclude with two final interviews. He started in international tax planning; Nino Vianello is an angel investor in the Hague, Netherlands, but […]

Moscow Musings, Part II

The next morning Dmitry picks me up with the driver — today’s sessions are downtown Nizhny Novgorod just blocks away from that beautiful pedestrian mall I toured the night before. This neighborhood is located opposite a glitzy new mall with all the same merchants you can find here at home — some civic leader’s idea […]