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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 USA business networks.

 
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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 USA business 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 financial modeling

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


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

Strategic growth support

Live CY Business News

  • Cyprus and China aim to strengthen business ties 12 Nov 2019 10:08 Cyprus Mail The comparative advantages of Cyprus as an investment and tourist destination as well as a financial, business and maritime hub, the fact it is an EU member its geostrategic were promoted during a China-Cyprus Business Forum in Guangzhou, China. The forum …
  • The passport sales that boosted construction are now in decline 10 Nov 2019 13:57 Cyprus Mail By Les Manison In the period 2003-2008, the Cyprus economy experienced a bank-financed construction/property boom which contributed significantly to the subsequent financial crisis of 2012/2013. And in the post-crisis period from 2014 onward the …
  • Asylum seekers: an unrecognised gift 10 Nov 2019 02:26 Cyprus Mail In its central position in the Eastern Mediterranean, and by virtue of its EU member state status, Cyprus is likely to encounter more immigration in the form of asylum seekers in years to come. In this letter, I wish to argue that a negative can …
  • Tales from the Coffeeshop: When Averof Hood went after the banks 10 Nov 2019 02:26 Cyprus Mail ALTHOUGH the assault on the banks began at the legislature on Wednesday, the main offensive was launched on Friday by Disy chief Averof Neophytou in the role of supreme commander of the forces fighting for our impoverished grandfathers and grandmothers who …
  • Profile Software sponsors the 5th International Funds Summit in Cyprus 08 Nov 2019 05:59 Bob's Guide Profile Software, an international financial solutions provider, announced today its participation once again as a Silver Sponsor in the 5th International Funds Summit taking place on 10-12 November 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus aiming to discuss and present its …
  • Immediate revocation of citizenships ‘not that easy’, Petrides said 07 Nov 2019 19:10 Cyprus Mail INTERIOR Minister Constantinos Petrides on Thursday said it was not possible to immediately revoke the 26 citizenships granted as part of the country’s investment scheme since the government needs to thoroughly back its decision before enforcing it. The …
  • ESM begins assessment on Cyprus’ IMF early repayment waiver 06 Nov 2019 08:07 Cyprus Daily The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) will begin its assessment over Cyprus intention to repay the remainder of its loan to the International Monetary Fund amounting to over €700 million, the ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling has said. In its budget for …

Live CY News: Investments & New Ventures

  • Cyprus and China aim to strengthen business ties 12 Nov 2019 10:08 Cyprus Mail The comparative advantages of Cyprus as an investment and tourist destination as well as a financial, business and maritime hub, the fact it is an EU member its geostrategic were promoted during a China-Cyprus Business Forum in Guangzhou, China. The forum …
  • The passport sales that boosted construction are now in decline 10 Nov 2019 13:57 Cyprus Mail By Les Manison In the period 2003-2008, the Cyprus economy experienced a bank-financed construction/property boom which contributed significantly to the subsequent financial crisis of 2012/2013. And in the post-crisis period from 2014 onward the …
  • Asylum seekers: an unrecognised gift 10 Nov 2019 02:26 Cyprus Mail In its central position in the Eastern Mediterranean, and by virtue of its EU member state status, Cyprus is likely to encounter more immigration in the form of asylum seekers in years to come. In this letter, I wish to argue that a negative can …
  • Tales from the Coffeeshop: When Averof Hood went after the banks 10 Nov 2019 02:26 Cyprus Mail ALTHOUGH the assault on the banks began at the legislature on Wednesday, the main offensive was launched on Friday by Disy chief Averof Neophytou in the role of supreme commander of the forces fighting for our impoverished grandfathers and grandmothers who …
  • Profile Software sponsors the 5th International Funds Summit in Cyprus 08 Nov 2019 05:59 Bob's Guide Profile Software, an international financial solutions provider, announced today its participation once again as a Silver Sponsor in the 5th International Funds Summit taking place on 10-12 November 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus aiming to discuss and present its …
  • Immediate revocation of citizenships ‘not that easy’, Petrides said 07 Nov 2019 19:10 Cyprus Mail INTERIOR Minister Constantinos Petrides on Thursday said it was not possible to immediately revoke the 26 citizenships granted as part of the country’s investment scheme since the government needs to thoroughly back its decision before enforcing it. The …
  • ESM begins assessment on Cyprus’ IMF early repayment waiver 06 Nov 2019 08:07 Cyprus Daily The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) will begin its assessment over Cyprus intention to repay the remainder of its loan to the International Monetary Fund amounting to over €700 million, the ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling has said. In its budget for …
  • High debt, NPLs could magnify any external shocks to Cyprus economy, experts say 05 Nov 2019 17:53 Cyprus Mail Economic experts on Tuesday debated whether the recovering Cyprus economy was ready to weather any external shocks after putting its house in order for the most part since 2013 and keeping up the pressure with reminders of the high rate of non-performing …
  • Falling short of energy expectations 03 Nov 2019 18:36 Cyprus Mail Importing LNG was never going to be enough to meet climate targets By Charles Ellinas NOVEMBER 1 marked the start of public consultation for the finalization of Cyprus Energy and Climate Plan to 2030. But sadly, given the serious importance of this Plan to …
  • Saudi bin Mahfouz family dismisses allegations of favouritism by Cyprus President 31 Oct 2019 18:52 Cyprus Daily The prominent Saudi bin Mahfouz family has dismissed as ‘unfounded’ allegations that it has been favoured or benefited in any unlawful or non-transparent way from the Cyprus President. A press release issued on Wednesday by the law firm in Cyprus …
  • Anxious Over UK Leaving EU, Cyprus Eyes SE Asia for Investors 25 Oct 2019 14:21 National Herald By TNH Staff October 25, 2019 Flags of Anti Brexit protestors fly in front of parliament in London, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) A former colony of the United Kingdom, which is up in the air about when – or if – it will leave the …
  • Cyprus goes to Hollywood for Olivewood 24 Oct 2019 08:19 Cyprus Daily Invest Cyprus delegates will be in California on November 9 to promote the Mediterranean island as an attractive destination for audiovisual productions at the American Film Market taking place there. The delegates will have the opportunity to acquaint …
  • Chief scientist refuses to stay in his comfort zone 23 Oct 2019 08:35 Cyprus Mail The island’s Chief Scientist is tasked with making people think outside the box. THEO PANAYIDES meets a busy, vital, high-achieving family man Everything about Kyriacos Kokkinos is clear and easily intelligible, except his job. ‘Chief Scientist for …
  • New horizons for Cyprus shipping 20 Oct 2019 01:17 Cyprus Mail By Constantinos Katchamis The economic contribution of the shipping industry to the economy of Cyprus is significant, and the government is well aware Cyprus has distinguished itself by achieving remarkable international ranking and recognition far beyond …
  • Cyprus economy still maintains enough negative indicators 17 Oct 2019 07:06 Cyprus Daily Cyprus is the 44th most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2019 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. But even though it has managed to maintain the same rank as last year, the …
  • Cypriot and Jordanian firms explore investment opportunities 11 Oct 2019 13:12 Cyprus Daily Cypriot and Jordanian firms are attending a two-day business forum organised for the first time in Nicosia, to explore investment opportunities in Jordan and Cyprus respectively, and to promote their collaboration. The forum, which got underway yesterday …
  • Cypriot, Jordanian firms to explore investment opportunities 11 Oct 2019 10:53 Cyprus Mail Cypriot and Jordanian firms are gathering in Nicosia for a two-day business forum to explore investment opportunities in Jordan and Cyprus and to promote collaboration. The forum from Thursday to Saturday has been organised by the Employers and …
  • A mood of caution sweeps shipping sector 06 Oct 2019 01:31 Cyprus Mail Shipping continues to be a strong contributor to the Cyprus economy but there are signs of stagnation. It’s all about having the right people reports John Ioannou Aptly titled Sea Change, the 16th bi-annual Cyprus Maritime Conference, opening in Limassol …
  • TECHNOLOGY: Cyprus is lagging in digital transformation 04 Oct 2019 23:00 Financialmirror.com Cyprus seems to have technology at the bottom of its priority list after ranking 54 from 63 economies for digital competitiveness just one spot above the Philippines, while behind India, Turkey and Romania.   The United States held on to the number one …
  • Leptos Group to undergo new loan restructuring 02 Oct 2019 07:26 Cyprus Daily Leptos Group – one of Cyprus’ biggest developers – has reached an agreement in principle with one of its lenders to restructure part of a large loan. The agreement, as recorded in the six-month results of Pandora Investments Public Ltd, concerns …
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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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