Giampaolo Parigi is a London-based venture capitalist, merchant banker, serial entrepreneur, and chairman of a single-family office with 30 years of international track record on the primary and secondary markets. As a deal-maker, he has invested and advised on transactions in five continents and over seventy-five countries across many different industry sectors and served on the board of directors of financial institutions both in Europe and the USA where he was nearly ten years in Silicon Valley as a VC. He regularly advises institutionals including sovereign wealth funds and banks and raises capital for privately-held and public companies all over the world from deep tech start-ups to large multinationals and governments, primarily in finance, infrastructure, advanced logistics, energy, mining, technology and agribusiness investments. He has been the first to nose-dive private equity style investments to structure greenfield infrastructure developments in the Emerging Markets in the CIS, SE Asia, China and South Africa. Giampaolo is a published author and often invited by leading universities in the USA and Europe and international conferences worldwide as a keynote speaker on topics of finance, venture capital and private equity. Giampaolo speaks English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Dutch, Russian, Norwegian.