Giovanni is an international M&A and financing expert specializing in Fintech & Blockchain, Cyber Security, and Software & Internet sectors. Prior to joining i5invest, Giovanni was in investment banking for over 15 years. He was the U.S. Managing Partner at Corporate Finance Partners (now Axcit Capital Partners) and later IEG, both leading European M&A and corp dev boutiques where he advised on Samsung’s first U.S. acquisition. He is also a co-founder of SeriesOne, the leading private placement, STO and STO crowdfunding platform. He was the founder of AEONWare, one of Europe’s first e-commerce marketplaces funded by Daimler Ventures and 3i. He has held several other senior executive roles, including VP of Corporate Development and turnaround CEO. Giovanni has extensive business experience in the U.S. and Europe. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French. Giovanni studied architecture in Rome and Venice, where he learned in the late 80s and 90s to program and design 3D worlds, multimedia animations and graphic design for clients such as Mercedes. He obtained a MS in Finance from Florida International University, and is a registered FINRA broker dealer agent and general securities principal. He is a competitive fencer, adventure traveller, and avid painter.