We were pleased to invite our members to a presentation given by Ian Sosso, MVCA board member, at 6:30 pm on the 26th of January held in the Trianon Room of the Hermitage.

Winner of the “Best Business angel in Europe” award, and founder of Monte Carlo Capital (MCC), Ian will talk about what it takes to be a super angel investor, from deal sourcing to due diligence, structuring, and working with the businesses till exit. He will also explain how he is building businesses from technologies sourced from US universities and why what he does is impactful.

Ian Sosso is the founder of Monte Carlo Capital (MCC), a group of HNWI and family offices investing as a syndicate in Europe, the UK, and the US in early-stage tech businesses.

MCC combines the best features of business angels and venture capital, starting to invest at seed, providing financing, and helping management scale their businesses up internationally. MCC has led up to 4 financings in a row.

Ian is also a managing partner of the Startup Nursery (SUN) fund, a fund dedicated to financing the creation of deep tech from US universities spin-offs.

Ian started his career in 1993 and previously worked in Paris, London, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong with HSBC, UBS, and JPMorgan, as an investment banker in trading, sales, and financial engineering. Before founding Monte Carlo Capital in 2009, Ian was the regional managing director and head of capital markets in Asia for Commerzbank. Ian managed all capital markets activities, including equity derivatives, credit, precious metals, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, as well as the treasuries of HK, Singapore, and Shanghai.

Ian has been a regular keynote speaker at conferences around Europe. Ian was an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco until 2021 where he lectured venture capital and entrepreneurial finance to MBA and finance MSc students. Ian is a board member of EBAN, the Brussels-based European trade association of business angels. Ian is also a board member of the Monaco Venture Capital Association.

Ian is a Monégasque and holds a MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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