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we are a boutique business

acceleration company working with Cypriot organizations that can benefit from our USA experience, expertise and business networks. We look to work with organizations that demonstrate growth potential, differentiated value propositions and are relevant to our niche US business and investor networks.

 
What's New
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we are a boutique business

acceleration company working with Cypriot organizations that can benefit from our USA experience, expertise and business networks. We look to work with organizations that demonstrate growth potential, differentiated value propositions and are relevant to our niche US business and investor networks.


What's New

OUR MISSION

We want to take a leadership role in creating growth opportunities for Cypriot companies that previously were unable to benefit from access to U.S.A based business expertise, insights and networking .

OUR PARTNER SELECTION PROCESS

We employ a rigorous process and select only a handful of “Right-Stage” companies which will benefit from our combined experiences and subject matter expertise. We partner with the founders and their management teams to contribute to both strategic and tactical aspects of the business acceleration processes.

Our experienced services:

Strategic business goals setting, including business planning and execution road-maps

Operational structures, including proper finance, legal, accounting foundations and valuations

Marketing and promotions, including brand positioning, messaging platforms, advertising and communications


Sales, including network introductions, lead-gen activation, co-pitching and sales material support

Capital raising support

Live CY Business News

  • Recap on day one of CGS 2019 22 May 2019 12:13 Calvinayre The two-day Cyprus Gaming Show (CGS) opened today at the Hilton Cyprus in Nicosia, capital of Cyprus. The event kicked off with a warm welcome from the chairperson, David Schollenberger, Director, Policy and Compliance of Cyprus National Gaming & …
  • FINANCE: DBRS confirms Cyprus economy stable but risks remain 18 May 2019 09:35 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Canadian rating agency DBRS confirmed Cyprus’s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency at BBB (low) with a stable trend. “The confirmation of the stable trend reflects DBRS’s view that while the Cypriot economy continues to perform …
  • Deputy Ministry for Research and Innovation on its way 17 May 2019 07:07 Cyprus Daily The 2019-2023 National Strategic Framework on Research and Innovation consisting of nine pillars were presented at an event last night in the presence of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. The President sent the message that Cyprus aims to become a …
  • ECONOMY: Cyprus GDP grew by 3.5% in Q1 2019 15 May 2019 13:28 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Cyprus’ economy expanded by 3.5% in the first quarter of 2019 on an annual basis, racking up 17 quarters of consecutive growth, official data showed Wednesday. Compared with the previous quarter, GDP grew by 0.9% in Q1 2019, the same …
  • CIFA joins the International Investment Funds Association 15 May 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily The Cypriot investment funds sector gained a significant position on the international investment map after the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) was accepted as a full member of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA). It has been a …
  • Cyprus economy grew by 3.4% in 1Q 2019 15 May 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily The economy of Cyprus grew by 3.4% in the first quarter of 2019, according to a flash estimate of the Statistical Service. “The GDP growth rate in real terms during the first quarter of 2019 is positive and is estimated at +3.4% over the corresponding …
  • Protesters seek to stop Britons from buying properties in Cyprus 11 May 2019 15:18 Cyprus Mail   A protest aimed at warning the British public not to buy properties in Cyprus took place on Saturday outside a major property exhibition in London. A small group of people who had bought property in Cyprus gathered outside the Olympia in London where A …

Live CY News: Investments & New Ventures

  • Recap on day one of CGS 2019 22 May 2019 12:13 Calvinayre The two-day Cyprus Gaming Show (CGS) opened today at the Hilton Cyprus in Nicosia, capital of Cyprus. The event kicked off with a warm welcome from the chairperson, David Schollenberger, Director, Policy and Compliance of Cyprus National Gaming & …
  • FINANCE: DBRS confirms Cyprus economy stable but risks remain 18 May 2019 09:35 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Canadian rating agency DBRS confirmed Cyprus’s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency at BBB (low) with a stable trend. “The confirmation of the stable trend reflects DBRS’s view that while the Cypriot economy continues to perform …
  • Deputy Ministry for Research and Innovation on its way 17 May 2019 07:07 Cyprus Daily The 2019-2023 National Strategic Framework on Research and Innovation consisting of nine pillars were presented at an event last night in the presence of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. The President sent the message that Cyprus aims to become a …
  • ECONOMY: Cyprus GDP grew by 3.5% in Q1 2019 15 May 2019 13:28 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Cyprus’ economy expanded by 3.5% in the first quarter of 2019 on an annual basis, racking up 17 quarters of consecutive growth, official data showed Wednesday. Compared with the previous quarter, GDP grew by 0.9% in Q1 2019, the same …
  • CIFA joins the International Investment Funds Association 15 May 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily The Cypriot investment funds sector gained a significant position on the international investment map after the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) was accepted as a full member of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA). It has been a …
  • Cyprus economy grew by 3.4% in 1Q 2019 15 May 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily The economy of Cyprus grew by 3.4% in the first quarter of 2019, according to a flash estimate of the Statistical Service. “The GDP growth rate in real terms during the first quarter of 2019 is positive and is estimated at +3.4% over the corresponding …
  • Protesters seek to stop Britons from buying properties in Cyprus 11 May 2019 15:18 Cyprus Mail   A protest aimed at warning the British public not to buy properties in Cyprus took place on Saturday outside a major property exhibition in London. A small group of people who had bought property in Cyprus gathered outside the Olympia in London where A …
  • Cyprus IT Forum 2019: One of Cyprus’ major IT conventions takes place in Limassol for the second consecutive year 10 May 2019 15:57 Cyprus Mail For the second consecutive year, one of the major IT conventions in Cyprus, the Cyprus IT Forum 2019, will take place at Parklane Hotel in Limassol on May 20th and 21st 2019, which attracts more than 300 participants every year, who consist the elite of …
  • Future enthusiasts gather in Limassol (Updated) 09 May 2019 20:19 Cyprus Mail Artificial intelligence (AI) is not just coming, it’s already here around 1,000 attendees at the Reflect Festival, the largest two-day future casting festival between Southern Europe and the Middle East, heard on Thursday at the opening in Limassol. …
  • InvestCyprus showcases Cyprus’ advantages on investment funds and headquartering 08 May 2019 08:39 Cyprus Daily Cyprus’ comparative advantages in the fields of investment funds and international headquartering were highlighted during a conference titled “The Cyprus Headquartering and Funds Summit Tel Aviv,” organized by Invest Cyprus, the Cyprus Investment Promotion …
  • EC forecasts strong growth momentum for Cyprus, fears about public wages, GHS cost 07 May 2019 23:08 Cyprus Daily Cyprus’ economic growth is expected to remain strong, driven by domestic demand, but downside risks are on the rise, according to the European Commission`s Spring Economic Forecasts, which were discussed today at the College of Commissioners and presented …
  • CYPRUS: Economic sentiment improved in April to stem recent decline 06 May 2019 12:42 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Economic Sentiment improved in April for the first time this year due to stronger business confidence in the services sector along with a milder upswing in industry and among consumers, the University of Cyprus Economic Research …
  • Venture capital conference being hosted in Limassol 02 May 2019 21:01 Cyprus Mail An event dedicated to Venture capital in the South Eastern Mediterranean with a focus on Cyprus, organised by 0100 Conferences, will take place at the Carob Mill venue in Limassol on May 9. The event, sponsored by Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, KPMG and in …
  • CYPRUS: Investment of Cypriot-owned businesses in Egypt reaches USD 400 mln 02 May 2019 08:35 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Companies linked to Cypriot interests operating in Egypt is deemed significant, since, according to reports, their investments amount to $400 mln. These investments originate from 224 companies linked to Cypriot interests, which are …
  • Investment of Cypriot-owned businesses in Egypt reaches USD400 mln 01 May 2019 14:30 Cyprus Mail The presence of companies linked to Cypriot interests in Egypt is deemed as particularly important, since, according to reports in the local financial press, their investments are said to amount to 400 mln US dollars. These investments originate from 224 …
  • Citrine Estates by CNS Group: invest in luxury, live in nature 30 Apr 2019 09:40 Cyprus Mail Limassol’s exclusive premier development, located near the highly-anticipated City of Dreams Mediterranean casino-resort, is a delicate blend of natural beauty and modern design offering a holistic experience in a cosmopolitan city Citrine Estates is an …
  • Changing of the guard at FINMIM 30 Apr 2019 05:16 Cyprus Daily More than half of the top-ranking Finance Ministry officers who were there before, during and after the crisis of the Cyprus economy will leave their posts by end of 2019. The changing of the guard will culminate with the already announced departure of …
  • CYPRUS: Limassol is where rental and property prices are the highest 29 Apr 2019 10:21 Financialmirror.com The increase in tourism and home-sharing practices on platforms like Airbnb has led to a spike in property price and rental increases especially in Limassol, according to recently-released findings by DANOS International Property Consultants (DANOS / …
  • Invest Cyprus’ business breakfast with Indian companies operating in London 26 Apr 2019 13:32 Cyprus Mail Indian businesses interested to invest in Cyprus The Director General of Invest Cyprus, George Campanellas presented Cyprus’ prospects and opportunities The Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), recently held a business breakfast for the …
  • Indian businesses interested in investing in Cyprus 25 Apr 2019 10:33 Cyprus Daily The Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), recently held a business breakfast for Indian companies operating in London. Invest Cyprus said the business breakfast fell within the scope of its mission to promote Cyprus as an investment …
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DIRECTORS & ADVISORY MEMBERS

Andreas Panayi
Kinisis Ventures Founder
Managing Director
Board Member

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Mr.Panayi brings invaluable perspective, strategic insight and hands-on experience in building companies and realizing shareholder value.
He is a serial entrepreneur and throughout his career he founded, developed, operated and sold companies in the marketing, communications and information technologies areas. Since the sale of Kinesis Marketing, a Digital Marketing Services company he founded and operated, he co-founded TKI a successful Information Technology company with offices in the USA and India. Panayi co-founded Kinisis Ventures and serves as the Managing Director for the group. Panayi is also one of the KV members with extensive marketing and branding expertise. Panayi also teaches entrepreneurialism & new venture development classes as an adjunct professor at Drew University. Prior to focusing his career in been an entrepreneur, Panayi worked in a number of Madison Avenue Advertising Agencies and also spent a time with a NY technology incubator and early stage private fund.


Yiannos Georgiades
Kinisis Ventures Co-founder
Director
Board Member

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Mr. Georgiades is the Managing Director and founder of the law firm Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC, established in 1992 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
He has over 25 years experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes – private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, Internet and media law. He has successfully achieved to become a member of the Athens Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn), the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Society for Computers and Law, the International Technology Law Association, President of the Cyprus Branch of the European Court of Arbitration, executive member of the Court and an online mediator for commercial disputes for the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and is the Vice-President of AEA International Lawyers Network.


Chris Droussiotis
Former General Manager and Head of the Strategic Credit Products
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Senior Managing Partner
Advisory Board Member
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After 10 years with SMBC, Mr. Droussiotis left and join Kinisis Ventures Limited (KV) as a Senior Managing Partner.  He now leads KV’s deal-flow review, valuations and strategic capital raising team.
At SMBC, Mr. Droussiotis, was responsible for building long-term relationships with middle market and large cap private equity firms as well as asset managers who invest in the leveraged loan space. Prior to SMBC, Mr. Droussiotis worked at many New York money center banks, such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CIBC Oppenheimer, Mitsui Nevitt Merchant Bank, Mizuho Financial Group and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, specializing in the financing and structuring of merger & acquisition, leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions. 
Mr. Droussiotis is also an adjunct professor teaching investment analysis, quantitative and option strategy courses at Columbia University, Fordham University, Baruch College and Seton Hall. University.


George Kokkinos
Director & Group Head
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Kokkinos has almost 30 years of comprehensive banking experience in areas such as credit research & analysis, financial due-diligence as well as credit risk & credit portfolio management.
Throughout his finance and banking career, he held senior positions with leading global financial institutions in New York City.  His experience encompasses all aspects of in-depth fundamental analysis with a strong track record in reviewing / analyzing / monitoring and actively managing and diverse corporate loan portfolios.  He is currently the Head of the Credit Research Group, responsible for actively managing and reporting to the Portfolio Management Committee on a corporate loan portfolios of over $75.0 billion in exposure across all industries.   
Mr. Kokkinos received his MBA in Corporate Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA.


Chris Demetriou
Sr. Director Customer Retention
Wyndham Hotel Group
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Demetriou brings 25 years experience in operational finance and operations with specific expertise in financial strategies for costs management and revenue generation.
He has been instrumental in driving top and bottom line growth and led large Financial Shared Services platforms. Throughout his career, Demetriou led the planning, implementation and integration of financial processes and enterprise financial systems across multiple industries including hospitality & franchising Services, publishing, and consumer products. He served under variable senior roles, such as Manager of Credit and Financial Analysis, Director Financial Services and V.P of Corporate Finance. Chris is currently serving as the Sr. Director of Customer Retention at Wyndham Hotel Group, and he is also an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Nicolas Nicolaou
CFO, MANA Products
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Nicolaou is the CFO of MANA Products, the world’s leading contract and private label cosmetics manufacturer.
Prior to Mana, Nicolas held positions with increased responsibility with Unilever and Deloitte. Nicolas brings a wealth of diversified, dynamic and action-oriented leadership experience in consumer products companies. His expertise include strategy development and execution, performance management, process reengineering, operational excellence, M&A, internal controls, innovation and new product launches, organization design and talent development. Nicolas is the President of the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Foundation Board of LaGuardia Community college. Nicolas has an MBA in Finance and is a CPA.


Michael Hadjiloucas
Tax Partner
EisnerAmer LLP
Advisory Board Member

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Michael Hadjiloucas has over 25 years of experience in both domestic & international corporate tax, entity formation, acquisitions, reorganization ,due diligence, corporate partnership, individual and tax-exempt entity tax returns and representation at Federal and state audits.
Mr. Hadjiloucas has extensive experience in health care, life science, banking, technology, retail, manufacturing, as well as foundations and service organizations. Michael is an active member of the board for various Hellenic organizations including Greek American Chamber, Cyprus US Chamber, ACG and also participates through various committees at BIONJ and NJTC. Through this groups Michael has been instrumental in advising early stage clients in presenting and assisting them with funding.


Nick Panayi
VP of Brand
Demand and Digital Marketing at DXC Technology
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Panayi brings over 20 years of management experience in the technology sector, with a special focus on brand management, digital marketing, and strategic planning.
Nick is Vice President of Brand, Demand and Digital Marketing at DXC Technology, a $25B global leader in IT Services and Systems Integration. His area of responsibility at DXC covers global brand management, social media, global demand generation, marketing programs, pursuit marketing, and digital sales tools. Nick’s rich experience in the technology industry includes a variety of management, strategic planning and marketing roles at large enterprises like Avaya and Hewlett Packard, as well as two software-as-a-service startups. Nick has a Bachelors in Marketing and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Evis Savvides
Managing Principal at SFG
Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Savvides is the managing principal at SFG, a New York City boutique strategy consulting firm.
For the last 20+ years, Evis has helped companies in the consumer packaged goods industry improve sales, marketing and operations by way of uncovering the potential, leading change and helping put together the right elements of growth strategy and success. Evis started his career in public accounting and later moved to management consulting, where he served as consulting partner with a New York CPA firm, working with companies in the consumer packaged goods industry and supporting their growth strategy. Following his management consulting tenure, Evis served as COO at Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits, a leading U.S. import and distribution company responsible for the introduction and success of the [yellow tail] wine brand. Most recently, Evis served as President of Domaine Select Wine & Spirits in New York.


ADVISORY BOARD

Andreas Panayi
Kinisis Ventures Founder
Managing Director
Board Member

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Yiannos Georgiades
Kinisis Ventures Co-founder
Director
Board Member

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Chris Droussiotis
Former General Manager
and Head of the Strategic Credit Products Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Senior Managing Partner
and Advisory Board Member
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George Kokkinos
Director & Group Head
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Advisory Board Member

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Chris Demetriou
Sr. Director Customer Retention
Wyndham Hotel Group
Advisory Board Member

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Nicolas Nicolaou
CFO, MANA Products
Advisory Board Member

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Michael Hadjiloucas
Tax Partner
EisnerAmer LLP
Advisory Board Member

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Nick Panayi
VP of Brand
Demand and Digital Marketing at DXC Technology
Advisory Board Member

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Evis Savvides
Managing Principal at SFG
Advisory Board Member

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