Investment Team


As global entrepreneurs & operating executives with experience in building great companies in multiple industries, we have a particularly hands-on approach. We work closely with each portfolio company (pre and post-funding), founders and executives to develop the team, technology, commercial strategy. We seek to build a network of advisors, key opinion leaders & future investors to ensure the success and long term growth of the company we work with.

Richard P. Kivel

Managing Director

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Mario Gobbo

Partner

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Ruta Laukien

Partner

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Ruta Labalaukyte

Principal

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  • CEO, COO & Board Director for public & private companies in the US, Europe & Asia
  • Multiple exits
  • Lecturer on entrepreneurship at MIT & other universities
  • Expertise in building complex businesses in Europe & US
  • Expert on Board Governance as well as venture funding
  • IPO and M&A expertise and experience
  • 12 years experience in investment banking, private capital raising
  • Multiple IPO’s & M&A, mainly in healthcare area
  • Business operator with management, strategy & operations experience, with a legal background
  • 4 years at Invest Lithuania, attracting foreign direct investment into Lithuania & developing country’s value proposition
  • Entrepreneurial and business operations experience of pan-European networks, US and European companies and startups

Gonçalo Amorim

Venture Partner

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Jason King

Chief Financial Officer

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Diane Ibrahim

Operations Manager

 
  • 15 years of experience in venture projects
  • Founded leading Portugal based Technology Transfer Accelerator
  • Significant experience in building and growing technology companies
  • 20 years experience in PE & VC , working as an auditor, CFO, Director, Partner & company board member
  • CPA & graduated from Bryant College with a B.Sc. in Accounting
  • Member of AICPA, MSCPA & Private Equity CFO Association
  • Human Resources & Corporate Operations
  • Extensive experience in managing portfolio company, public and investor relations
  • Oversees all operations, finance and logistics for Partners