The Secrets to Silicon Valley
(As featured on CNN Greece- September 12, 2017)
An interview with Avant Global CEO, Demetri Argyropoulos
We’ve all heard that the road to success is a steep one. In a recent interview by CNN Greece, Silicon Valley hopefuls can learn a secret or two from Greek-American Venture Capitalist Demetri Argyropoulos, CEO and Founder of Avant Global.
In the discussion, Argyropoulos provides a glimmer of hope for the untapped technology talent in Greece while sharing personal insight for potential growth out of strife. He stresses, “What counts is the group, the people,” supporting that Greek tech developers must have access to economies that can pay a premium for their abilities.
“I have built a path of success from failures. I had both. When I started this company 19 years ago, I was hitting doors. But I did not accept “no” as an answer. I was persistent until I got to the right people.” Avant Global co-invests alongside the most well VC’s and strategic investors across nearly every sector. One of the most recent successful investments has been into a paradigm changing fintech company, Ripple. Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain.
Find the link to the full interview below: http://www.cnn.gr/synenteyxeis/video/9042/etsi-ftaneis-mexri-ti-sillicon-valley-enas-venture-capitalist-apokalyptei