Raffaele Riva, Founder, Co-owner And Managing Partner

Raffaele Riva achievement is not a result of luck, but the product of his fortitude and the tireless efforts put in by the team of professionals around him. He founded and has been running Tequila Ventures with partner John Mahoney since 2010. This Investment Company is among top three venture firms in Mexico as measured by total capital raised. Raffaele was recognized as one of Forbes’ “Top 20 Young Italian Entrepreneurs” for 2016. Raffaele has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and in several other international media channels. He has also been featured in international magazines such as Crain´s, Slatinan and the Financial Times.

Raffaele Riva is a partner at the European Seed Capital Fund, a founding partner of Global Venture Lab and co-founded Capital Investments Inc., an active investing fund. Raffaele was one of the founders of Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Infantil (Virtual Children’s Library Foundation). He is also a founding partner of Fundación Espacios para la Creación (Foundation Spaces for Creation). Raffaele, via his venture firms, was the first investor in companies such as Matis Protect, Nurture2Learn and Lateral View. Raffaele Riva holds a Master in International Management from Bocconi University in Milan and has been a research intern at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Raffaele Riva works on his passions, investing in innovative ideas and new technology. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with a record of success that far exceeds his age and is constantly pushing for new business ventures. Born in Milan, Raffaele Riva had the entrepreneurial spirit since young age. He started his first business at the age of 14 by running a website that offered custom-made web services to small companies. He created his second company at 18, which aimed to sell handmade scarves and handbags to high fashion boutiques in Italy and abroad. He moved to New York in 2003, where he studied English before moving to Washington DC in 2006 where he began his studies at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Follow this page on twitter, for related information.

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