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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

  • Economic growth is benefiting too few of us 08 Dec 2019 12:23 Cyprus Mail Better budgetary policies would allow all of us to reap the rewards of economic growth By Les Manison In terms of exhibiting relatively rapid growth of real GDP and in substantially reducing the unemployment rate, the Cyprus economy has recovered well from …
  • Trouble in Olivewood: officials defend movie incentive scheme 07 Dec 2019 03:47 Cyprus Mail Jiu Jitsu, the first international movie shot in Cyprus and which starred Nicolas Cage will premiere next February, while the production of a new film will begin in January, it emerged on Friday. According to the chairman of Invest Cyprus Michalis Michael, …
  • FINANCE: Cyprus banks are not giving out new loans 05 Dec 2019 17:25 Financialmirror.com Cyprus banks are keeping a tight lid on loans given out to consumers and businesses as credit expansion in 2019 is restricted to a single-digit percentage, despite the high liquidity in their coffers. According to Central Bank of Cyprus data, new loans …
  • ECONOMY: Cyprus wants MPs to release EUR 9 mln for Hollywood film 05 Dec 2019 12:13 Financialmirror.com The Finance Ministry has urgently requested that parliament to release €9 mln in reimbursements owed to martial arts film Jiu Jitsu, partly shot in Cyprus featuring Hollywood star Nicolas Cage. The Hollywood movie has reportedly finished post-production …
  • President thanks outgoing FinMin for steering Cyprus economy out of crisis 01 Dec 2019 18:36 Cyprus Daily President Nicos Anastasiades thanked outgoing Finance Minister Harris Georgiades for the work he has done in steering the economy “out of deep crisis towards growth.” In a written announcement, the President of Cyprus notes the very positive performance of …
  • Economic growth decelerating says EC/ECB report 30 Nov 2019 00:36 Cyprus Mail While Cyprus’ economy remains strong, economic growth is gradually decelerating, according to the findings of a report from European Commission staff and the ECB. The report on the findings of the seventh post programme surveillance mission took place from …
  • Central Bank Governor urges banks to find ways to handle bad loans after “Estia” disappointing results 29 Nov 2019 06:27 Cyprus Daily Central Bank of Cyprus Governor Constantinos Herodotou said that interest in “Estia” scheme, the government scheme aiming to reduce the volume of bad loans in Cyprus’ banks, was disappointing and urged banks to find ways to handle those who would might be …

Live CY News: Investments & New Ventures

  • Economic growth is benefiting too few of us 08 Dec 2019 12:23 Cyprus Mail Better budgetary policies would allow all of us to reap the rewards of economic growth By Les Manison In terms of exhibiting relatively rapid growth of real GDP and in substantially reducing the unemployment rate, the Cyprus economy has recovered well from …
  • Trouble in Olivewood: officials defend movie incentive scheme 07 Dec 2019 03:47 Cyprus Mail Jiu Jitsu, the first international movie shot in Cyprus and which starred Nicolas Cage will premiere next February, while the production of a new film will begin in January, it emerged on Friday. According to the chairman of Invest Cyprus Michalis Michael, …
  • FINANCE: Cyprus banks are not giving out new loans 05 Dec 2019 17:25 Financialmirror.com Cyprus banks are keeping a tight lid on loans given out to consumers and businesses as credit expansion in 2019 is restricted to a single-digit percentage, despite the high liquidity in their coffers. According to Central Bank of Cyprus data, new loans …
  • ECONOMY: Cyprus wants MPs to release EUR 9 mln for Hollywood film 05 Dec 2019 12:13 Financialmirror.com The Finance Ministry has urgently requested that parliament to release €9 mln in reimbursements owed to martial arts film Jiu Jitsu, partly shot in Cyprus featuring Hollywood star Nicolas Cage. The Hollywood movie has reportedly finished post-production …
  • President thanks outgoing FinMin for steering Cyprus economy out of crisis 01 Dec 2019 18:36 Cyprus Daily President Nicos Anastasiades thanked outgoing Finance Minister Harris Georgiades for the work he has done in steering the economy “out of deep crisis towards growth.” In a written announcement, the President of Cyprus notes the very positive performance of …
  • Economic growth decelerating says EC/ECB report 30 Nov 2019 00:36 Cyprus Mail While Cyprus’ economy remains strong, economic growth is gradually decelerating, according to the findings of a report from European Commission staff and the ECB. The report on the findings of the seventh post programme surveillance mission took place from …
  • Central Bank Governor urges banks to find ways to handle bad loans after “Estia” disappointing results 29 Nov 2019 06:27 Cyprus Daily Central Bank of Cyprus Governor Constantinos Herodotou said that interest in “Estia” scheme, the government scheme aiming to reduce the volume of bad loans in Cyprus’ banks, was disappointing and urged banks to find ways to handle those who would might be …
  • IDEA shortlisted for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 21 Nov 2019 10:07 Cyprus Daily The IDEA Innovation Centre had made it on to the shortlist for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards organised by the European Commission. IDEA was among candidates from 29 countries competing in six categories. The jury selected IDEA as a finalist in …
  • ECONOMY: Cyprus GDP grew by 3.2% in Q3 2019 14 Nov 2019 00:00 Financialmirror.com Business & Economy Cyprus’ economy expanded by 3.2% in the third quarter of 2019 on an annual basis, racking up 19 quarters of consecutive growth, official data showed Thursday. Compared with the previous quarter, GDP grew by 0.7% in Q3 2019, the same …
  • 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 …
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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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