Why Morning Boost?
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Morning Boost leverages on an extensive network of founding partners with expertise in web, new media and finance to provide investors with a fast-growing, cost-effective and lower-risk portfolio of innovative startups.
Morning Boost provides access to capital to early stage teams ready to scale up internationally thanks to its strategic partnerships with highly innovative financing platforms in Europe.
Morning Boost has proven expertise in creating from scratch successful and innovative digital companies thanks to its academic partnerships with top tier University business incubators across Europe.
Dario (MSc., PhD) is currently Adjunct Professor of Management at Turin University and board member of many profit and no-profit institutions in the fields of finance and innovation.
He has been in 2008 one of the youngest CEOs in Italy of companies owned by big institutional investors and with assets over 2.000.000 Euros.
He was CEO of JStone, a new vehicle for supporting hi-tech startups backed by a leading banking foundation in Italy (Fondazione CRT), from fall 2008 to December 2010.
In 27 months, JStone succeeded to create a second qualified office in Israel, to look after more than 60 client companies (startups, SME and large companies) in the fields of ICT, nanotech, cleantech and aerospace, to organise unique deal flows in Italy for international venture capital funds like Digital Investment, JVP, Credit Agricole and others, to establish a strong network with national champions of innovation, technology transfer and venture capital in Italy, Israel, UK, France and Germany.
Pietro is an Italian entrepreneur with a long term experience of over 25 years in the development of innovative ventures in music business, new media and digital like Machiavelli Music (b2b music licensing), Music Architecture (sonic branding), Renaissance (immersive audio), Case Interactive (interactive media), Wdm (3d animation). He has been President of Cam, a consortee company with over 500 employees and an aggregate turnover of 200m Euro. He is President of the Italian Association of Music Providers (AMP) and holds lectures and seminars on music copyright at international exhibitions and academies (Midem, NAB, Università Cattolica Milano, IAEL, WIPO).
Zaira is Currently Head of International Subsidiaries and Long Term Planning Strategy in Selex ES, she has long term experience in Innovation and IPR management, as well as in strategic analysis, formulation and planning.
Her past and actual roles range from Global M&A expertise to Company valuation, Negotiation, Transaction management (leading to a definitive sale/purchase agreements of company’s shares or assets or to Joint Venture agreements) to Transaction Post-completion support and Project management.
Kartik is an active investor and advisor to start-ups and investment projects in Singapore, India and the US. Founder and Managing Director of Papillon Capital. Kartik is also a Fellow at MIT and has taught and done research at MIT, London School of Economics and London Business School on the economics of intellectual property and tech driven economic growth.
Piergiorgio is an Italian entrepreneur who lives between Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. For the last 25 years, he has invested in several fields, such as IT, automobile, fashion, music rights and consultancy.
Over 10 years ago he started also investing in nanotechnology, also launching the international NanonicaPrize, a prize for the breakthrough of the year in the field of nanotechnology.
Anat Tsour Segal
Ms. Tsour Segal, business woman and entrepreneur, has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, seed stage investing, portfolio management, public companies and capital markets. Anat brings expertise in corporate finance and in various business and managerial areas, with strong focus on high-tech and med-tech sectors.
From 2003 - 2016 Ms. Segal Founded and served as CEO of Xenia Venture Capital, a publicly traded investment company (TASE) and a technological incubator based in Israel. Since its inception, Xenia has executed more than 30 seed stage investments in technology and med tech sectors, established companies that have reached cumulative value of over $250m, raised over $150m from leading investors worldwide, and attained successful exits.
Prior to founding Xenia, Anat led her independent consulting and investment banking practice, having advised to over 20 companies on business planning, corporate development, M&A's and fund raising of private and public capital (NASDAQ, Tel-Aviv and European stock exchanges).
Prior to that Anat was Managing Director & Head of Corporate Finance of Tamir Fishman, held senior Investment Banking positions with Robertson Stephens/Evergreen and Poalim Capital Markets and served as credit officer with Bank Hapoalim International Division.
Since 2016 Anat is a lecturer and mentor at the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzlia, and since March 2017, heads its flagship entrepreneurial program, IDC Beyond.
Anat also volunteers as a mentor in Tech for Good Rally, a social accelerator, as well as in other organizations that promote high tech entrepreneurship with emphasis on empowerment of women in the high tech and entrepreneurial community in Israel.
Ms. Tsour Segal holds a BA in Economics and Management, MBA and L.L.B. from the Tel Aviv University.