The former missionary who is constantly seeking and creating exciting opportunities

Background

Name: Noble Hwang
University: Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business
Degree: BSc Strategic Product Management

Noble sat down with me for a brief chat about his life experiences, aspirations, and drive that ultimately led him into the world of venture capital. A childhood filled with imagination led to countless hours spent within the genre of fantasy. In fact, Noble would write his own fantasy novels at night for fun. Today, he accredited his impressive typing speed to those late nights.

After High School, Noble spent two years as a voluntary missionary at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…


The Italian VC & football fanatic

Background

Name: Federico Maroli
Nationality: Italian
University: Maastricht University, Erasmus School of Economics, & Rotterdam School of Management
Degrees: BSc Economics, MSc Economics, & MSc Finance & Investments
Current Position & Employer: Investment analyst, Secfi
Former Position & Employer: President, ASIF Ventures

Federico sat down with me for a brief chat about his life experiences, aspirations, and drive that ultimately led him into the world of venture capital. A football fanatic from a young age, Federico spent most of his childhood in Egypt & Italy playing the sport that he loved.


From music tours in the US to empowering founders in Finland.

Katja Pihlainen
Katja Pihlainen

Background

Name: Katja Pihlainen
Nationality: Finnish
University: University of Helsinki
Degree: BSc & MSc of Law Class of 2023
Position & venture firm: CEO, Wave Ventures

Katja sat down with me for a brief chat about her life experiences, aspirations, and drive that ultimately led her into the world of venture capital. In 2011, Katja decided to pursue a career in the music industry. …


/ˈventʃər kæpɪtl/
Money that is invested in a new company to help it develop, which may involve a lot of risk.

Michelangelo outside the KPN office in Rotterdam.
Michelangelo outside the KPN office in Rotterdam.
Michelangelo outside the KPN office in Rotterdam.

Background

Name: Michelangelo Pagliara
Nationality: Norwegian & Italian
University: Rotterdam School of Management
Degree: BSc International Business Administration Class of 2020

Michelangelo sat down with me virtually for a brief chat about his life experiences, aspirations, and drive that ultimately led him into the world of venture capital. His entrepreneurial journey started back in 2016 when he co-founded Trop Origins Inc. — a clothing brand — with a couple of his high-school friends in Oslo, Norway. Trop Origins Inc. …

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