September 2017

A Venture Capitalist Reveals this is how you get to Silicon Valley

(As featured on CNN Greece- September 12, 2017) An interview with Avant Global CEO, Demetri Argyropoulos The secrets of the difficult route from the idea to the big investors of Silicon Valley are revealed by the Greek-American Venture Capitalist, Dimitris Argyropoulos, CEO and creator of Avant Global. As Argyropoulos says in an interview with CNN […]

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September 2017

A Failed Deal Was (Partially) Responsible for My Success

by Demetri Argyropoulos (As featured in Real Leaders- September 7, 2017)   Yes, you read that headline correctly. A failed deal was, partially, responsible for my success. When I launched Avant Global nearly 20 years ago, I was introduced to someone I thought would become a long-term partner. After months of collaborating and getting close […]

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July 2017

An Interview with Entrepreneur Argyropoulos of Avant Global

(As featured in the National Herald- July 2, 2017) Written by: Eleni Sakellis Demetri Argyropoulos. Photo by Santi Visalli NEW YORK – Greek-American Demetri Argyropoulos- founder and CEO of global advisory firm Avant Global, based in Santa Barbara, CA, loves Greece. A dual citizen for the last 7 years, he divides his time between his home in […]

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June 2017

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk

(As featured in YPO- June 8, 2017) Written by: Deborah Stoll   Having just returned home after a whirlwind round of participation at the Milken Institute Global Conference, the YPO Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley and the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Demetri Argyropoulos (YPO Europe One) is besieged by friendly faces waving and stopping to say […]

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May 2017

The Most Powerful Skill You Need to Succeed in the C-Suite

(As featured in Huffington Post- April 22, 2017) Written by: Nicole Sawyer   Demetri Argyropoulos Avant Global CEO and Founder Whether you’re CEO of a multi-billion-dollar brand, or a start-up working towards Series A, there is one thing every executive has in common; you want to get to the next level and expand your customer […]

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January 2017

Success Mantras From Radically Successful Founders And CEOs

(As featured in Forbes- January 30, 2017) Written by: Patrick Hanlon There are many theories about what creates success, business school libraries are filled with them. But no one knows better than the brand founders and CEOs who started out with nothing but a scratchpad and a dream. We thought that it would be interesting […]

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January 2017

Knight Time

It is becoming quite a year for Montecito business executive Demetri Argyropoulos. The 39-year-old entrepreneur, who attended Westmont College and Harvard Business School, became a cavaliere, the youngest knight in the former royal house Order of Merit of Savoy in a ceremony in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral last month, as I exclusively chronicled here.   […]

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January 2017

The Knight In The Boardroom

(As featured in Forbes- January 14, 2017) Written by: Patrick Hanlon   © Santi Visalli Photo by Santi Visalli Fifth Avenue in New York City was bustling with holiday traffic on a recent Saturday morning, as an Uber driver pulled up to the curb in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A dark-haired man wearing a […]

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January 2017

The Experience Economy: Making Your Money Mean Something

(As featured in The New York Times- January 1, 2017) Written by: Citigold Media Team Remember when investing was all about the financial returns? For a growing number of individuals and families, those days are long gone. Today’s investors increasingly want other kinds of returns as well. They want to travel with friends to faraway […]

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December 2016

Say “Good Knight,” Demetri

(As featured in Montecito Journal- December 16, 2016- January 5, 2017) Written by: Richard Mineards Montecito business executive Demetri Argyropoulos received the perfect 39th birthday present- a knighthood. Demetri, who attended Westmont College and Harvard Business School, is founder of Avant Global, a Santa Barbara business networking company, and during his successful career has raised […]

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December 2016

Can Cradle Of Civilization Carry FinTech Torch?

(As featured in PYMNTS- December 1, 2016) Written by: PYMNTS Team With a location right on the crossroads of North, South, East and West, Athens, Greece is known as the “cradle of civilization,” but the location also delivers on a growing mix of offerings as a global tech hub. In this week’s installment of PYMNTS’ […]

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October 2016

7 Things That Even The Most Successful CEOs Aren’t Doing

  7 unconventional things that every good leader needs to do to become great (As featured in Inc.- October 6, 2016) Written by: Chris Dessi I’m lucky. I get to speak to some of the most inspirational leaders in the world. They share their secrets on productivity, motivation and success with me, and I get […]

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July 2015

Prima Worldwide Rebranding to Avant Global

Prima Worldwide, a holding company and high-level facilitator for family offices, Fortune 1000 companies, leading entrepreneurs and ultra high-net-worth individuals, today announced its corporate wide rebranding to Avant Global. The name change marks a pivotal transition for the company, which has spent the past 16 years as a behind-the-scenes player for its clients and partners […]

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January 2015

DEMETRI ARGYROPOULOS 22 EL PASEO SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 Dear Whom It May Concern, I hope the New Year finds you well. Prima Worldwide is starting the year with one goal – to continue helping our partners, clients and friends succeed. We have made a number of exciting advancements with new technology companies, primarily in […]

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September 2014

15 Tips You Can Steal From Today’s Top Networkers

(As featured in Forbes – September 29, 2014) Written by: Seth Porges “Networking” can often sound like a dirty word. Those who are bad at it dread it, and those who are good at it tend to banish the word to the realm of cliché. Still, when it comes to making friends and nurturing connections, […]

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September 2014

Game Changers 2014: Demetri Argyropoulos

Connecting you to all the right—and rich—people. (As featured in Mens Fitness – September 8, 2014) Written by: Maggie Parker It really is all about who you know, and Demetri Argyropoulos is a prime example of that. As the founder and CEO of Prima Worldwide—an advisory business, a holding company, and a venture origination business—Demetri […]

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June 2014

Looking for Financing? You Might Try Your Old Boss.

Often Overlooked, Former Employers Can Be A Crucial Source Of Cash (As written in the Wall Street Journal – June 12, 2014) Written by: Liz Garone   You’ve asked your family and friends for startup cash. You’ve asked lenders. You’ve asked venture investors.   How about turning to somebody who used to sign your paycheck? […]

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January 2014

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? This Is The Guy You Call

(As posted in Forbes Magazine – January 21, 2014)   “You gotta meet Demetri while you’re in town.”   The text message had come from an entrepreneur and investor I knew. One of those guys with enviable and inexplicable links to business heroes and at least a couple household-name pop stars. So when he told […]

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April 2013

Owl BioMedical Co-Founded by Demetri Argyropoulos Announces Acquisition

(As posted in the Wall Street Journal – April 23, 2013) Miltenyi Biotec Acquires Owl biomedical, Inc. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. & BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 23, 2013– Miltenyi Biotec announced today that it has completed acquisition of Owl biomedical, Inc., an emerging company developing and commercializing microchip-based cell sorting systems using fully-closed disposable cartridges in […]

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October 2011

Demetri Argyropoulos Awarded the 2010 Gusi Peace Prize

Prima Worldwide is pleased to announce that our CEO Demetri Argyropoulos has been awarded the 2010 Gusi Peace Prize. The award recognizes the brilliant examples of those working toward the attainment of peace and respect for human life and dignity. Demetri will be honoured with the award for the exemplary contribution to peace and human […]

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