Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece and the New York based Charge Ventures cordially invite you to a discussion on the mechanics of the venture capital investment process. Brett Martin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Charge Venture, will share his experience with decision making both as a venture capitalist and as an entrepreneur. Thanos Papadimitriou, Co-Founder & Partner at Charge Ventures and Visiting Faculty at Alba will facilitate a lively panel of startup founders experienced in raising capital. The aim of this event is to highlight the behavioral aspect of equity investment transactions and help both investors and founders better understand the relationship.
The event will be held in English.
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18:00 Welcome - Alexis Komselis, Director, Alba Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
18:10 “Startup Relativity: How VCs and Entrepreneurs see the same thing and make different decisions” - Brett Martin, Co Founder & Managing Partner, Charge Ventures
18:40 Panel Discussion with Startup Founders
Athina-Polina Dova, Owiwi
Kostas Saridakis, Collaborate (ex e-table)
Christos Spatharakis, Ferryhopper
Alexandros Tsilfidis, Accusonus
Facilitator: Thanos Papadimitriou, Co Founder & Partner, Charge Ventures & Visiting Faculty, Alba Graduate Business School
Brett Martin is co-Founder and Managing Partner of Charge Ventures, a pre-seed focused venture fund based in Brooklyn, NY. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School.
A 2x founder and 3x investor, Brett has spent his entire career building or investing in technology startups, including stints as an EIR @PrimaryVC (NYC-based seed stage fund with >$100MM AUM), Co-Founder @Switchapp (mobile recruiting), Co-Founder @Sonar (pioneering location-based social network), Director of Investments @Appfund (NYC-based incubator and seed stage fund), and @Vice (the multi-billion dollar media company). He began his career on Wall Street as an equity research analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Beyond tech, Brett has published his Fulbright research in Harvard Business, founded an indie rock band, started a non-profit, and sailed 6,000 miles on a 30ft sailboat. He graduated from Dartmouth College and proudly hails from Ocean City, MD.
Thanos Papadimitriou joined SDA Bocconi as an SDA Professor in 2003 and more recently the New York University Stern School of Business as an Adjunct Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences in 2017. He has also been teaching at ALBA as Visiting Faculty since 2005.
Thanos specializes in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship. He has published articles and contributed book chapters in the areas of data inventory management, social media networks, illegitimate trade, innovation management, and other related topics. In addition to his academic experience, Thanos also has more than 20 years of field experience, first as a consultant with Cambridge Technology Partners and subsequently as the founder or co-founder of a number of successful US and EU-based companies, including AlphaDetail, mbriyo, giaola, and M2Cmedia. He has had 3 successful exits so far. Together with Brett Martin and Chris Habachy, Thanos has co-founded NYC-based seed Venture Capital fund Charge Ventures.
Thanos received a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Computer Science, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California – Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Operations and Technology Management from the UCLA Anderson School, the latter with the aid of an Alexander S. Onassis scholarship.