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Ronald Weissman

Mentor, Instructor, Advisory Board

Chair, Board of Directors, Angel Capital Association and former chair of the ACA's, Education and Smart Practices Committee. Author of the ACA's courses on Assessing and Managing Risks in Early Stage Investing and Angel Backed Boards of Directors. Former Vice Chair of the Board and Chair, Education and Smart Practices Committee. Chairman, Software Industry Group, Band of Angels, Silicon Valley's oldest technology investment group. 20+ years in global venture capital and sixteen years in angel investing. I have recently advised investors, governments, corporate VCs and startups in locations as diverse as Armenia, Germany, Israel, the Republic of Georgia, Italy, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and across the US. Senior Advisor, Neva, SGR. Neva is the venture capital arm of Italy's largest and Europe's fifth largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo. I advise the Bank's Investment Committee on proposed investments and the fund on strategy, operations and portfolio management. I lecture on venture capital at major universities including Stanford, Santa Clara University, the American University of Armenia and the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, where I am an Adjunct Professor. Prior to work in private capital, I was CMO at Verity, the leader in corporate knowledge management, when the company was named Turnaround of of the Year by the Turnaround Management Association for becoming market share leader (1999.). Prior to Verity, I was Director of Strategic Marketing and DIrector of European Marketing at NeXT, reporting to Steve Jobs. A former Professor of History, I have published numerous works including two books on the Italian Renaissance. 

Advisor to public and private companies, financial and corporate venture funds and national and regional governments on venture capital, angel investing, private company finance, governance and building successful startup hubs. Investor focus is on AI and data analytics solutions for key business markets, health IT and deep tech.

Industry Expertise

Natural Resources, Cybersecurity, Finance, Enterprise Software, Healthcare, Corporate Venture

Ronald Weissman
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