Giuliano Stiglitz is an angel investor, having invested in several tech startups including Miami-based LiveNinja, where he is not only an investor but also a mentor. Stiglitz is the CEO of Orange Advertising Networks Americas, a subsidiary of France Telecom and part of Orange Advertising Network, a leading global player in digital media.
Over the past few years, Stiglitz has been a regular speaker at major industry events such as IAB Europe, AdTech London, AdTech New York, AdTech San Francisco, and DMEXCO. He understands the Latin American market like no one else.
Tech Cocktail: What do you look for when making the decision to invest? What is your process like?
Giuliano Stiglitz: I look for talented entrepreneurs that I think can execute an idea. The two broad categories I am interested in are marketplaces and Latin America. Anything that solves an inefficient market makes the relationship between supply and demand more fluid and more efficient.
Tech Cocktail: What is typically your bite size? Does this change depending on where the company is based?
Giuliano Stiglitz: 25K to 100K – it depends on the company’s real needs and what that buys me.
Tech Cocktail: When was the last time you made an investment?
Giuliano Stiglitz: Yesterday
Tech Cocktail: In your opinion, what is the advantage of starting up in Miami?
Giuliano Stiglitz: Miami’s Proximity to Latam, especially if it’s a Latam-focused business.
Tech Cocktail: What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Giuliano Stiglitz: A house and a fast car.
All the money I make in tech, I don’t reinvest in tech. I invest in real estate, which is my way to balance my risk taking and leave something to my children even if all my investments go south.