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Vadim Balashov, one of the managing directors of Viaduct Ventures, will be in Gibraltar on the 19th November, as part of the US – Gibraltar Enterprise & Thanksgiving Week and a guest at Startup Grind Gibraltar’s upcoming Fireside Chat.  Mr Balashov is visiting Gibraltar on business for the first time.Viaduct Ventures is a technology-focused early-stage venture fund based in Palo Alto, California.

Recently re-elected to Government, Sir Joe Bossano, Gibraltar’s Minister for Economic Development will deliver opening remarks on the links between Gibraltar and the US. This will touch upon the history of the deal that brought US  company, Nynex Communications, to Gibraltar.

Viaduct Ventures is an impact investing and sector-building initiative that connects foundations and private individuals with impact-driven entrepreneurs in Europe in order to accelerate innovative solutions to social and environmental problems and generate financial returns. The fund invests in Silicon Valley startups with significant impact that offer a product or service that has the potential to solve a relevant social/environmental problem or substantially improves existing solutions.

Vadim Balashov is passionate about new technology and the people who create it. He has 28 years experience in technology and telecommunications and 25 years cross-border transactions and management experience. Prior to Viaduct Ventures, Mr Balashov was an partner at EY and a Practice leader for Telecom and Technology, advised technology companies from early stages to IPO, complex reorganisations and various cross-border capital markets transactions. He also specialises in growth business, corporate governance and finance. He is also the MD of GVA LaunchGurus Seed Fund.

Viaduct Ventures provides superior returns to investors by capturing seed stage startups, de risking them through mentoring and acceleration, and helping them raise Silicon Valley VC funding.

Startup Grind Gibraltar’s Fireside Chat with Vadim Balashov on 19th November starts at 6:00 pm, at Sapphire Bar Sunborn Gibraltar.

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