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Angel Investor Giuliano Stiglitz: Latin American-Focused Startups Should Look to Miami

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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.

 

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Camila is a writer and community manager for Tech Cocktail in Miami. She has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she co-founded a communication strategy company called pFunk Media. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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