Ian Sosso

Founder & Managing Partner

Monte Carlo Capital

Profile:

Ian founded Monte Carlo Capital in 2009 to invest his own assets in early stage companies. Over the years Monte Carlo Capital attracted a group of sophisticated individuals and they invest together as a group between $500K and to $3Mio in each business.

Monte Carlo Capital looks for the best start ups around the world: businesses with a clear edge, strong intellectual property or looking to disrupt an industry, and has build a portfolio of exceptional companies in sectors ranging from biotech and medical devices to artificial intelligence, robotics, fintech, robotics and consumer products.

Ian is usually the lead investor and is involved in each step of the deal, from deal sourcing, to due diligence, deal structuring, and often joins the board or the advisory board.

Before founding Monte Carlo Capital, Ian was, until 2009, the regional managing director and head of capital markets in Asia for Commerzbank where he was managing all capital markets activities in Asia, including equity derivatives, credit, precious metals, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, as well as the treasuries of HK, Singapore and Shanghai.

Ian started his career in 1993 and previously worked in Paris, London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong with HSBC, UBS and JPMorgan, holding positions in trading, sales and financial engineering.

Over the years, Ian has been a keynote speaker in numerous conferences in the US, China, HK, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia and Monaco.

Ian currently lectures venture capital to MBA and finance MSc students at the International University of Monaco, and a regular speaker at leading business school. He is also a board member of the Monaco Venture Capital Association.

Ian joined the European Business Angels Network (EBAN), in 2016 and recently won the best performing new member award at the annual conference of EBAN in Malaga. EBAN is the pan-European trade association for the early stage investor community and gathers member organisations in 59 countries,

Ian is a Monégasque and holds a MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE).

The latest articles from Ian Sosso

Independent Wealth

Funding the Best Starts-ups: How Asia’s Wealthy can Become Super-Angels Ian Sosso, Founder & Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital, has built a disciplined and unique approach to investing in start-ups around the world, combining the best of angel investing and venture capital. An ex-investment banker and today a lecturer on venture in Monaco, his company has helped u....

The latest events from Ian Sosso

Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

Independent Wealth Management Forum 2018

We were delighted to host our annual Independent Wealth Management event in Hong Kong.  Over 300 CEOs, COOs, CIOs, senior management and consultants attended – from a mix of Private Banks, Retail Banks, Insurance Companies, Independent Firms & Family Offices, and IFAs.

The latest event content from Ian Sosso

Independent Wealth

Funding the Best Starts-ups: How Asia’s Wealthy can Become Super-Angels Ian Sosso, Founder & Managing Partner of Monte Carlo Capital, has built a disciplined and unique approach to investing in start-ups around the world, combining the best of angel investing and venture capital. An ex-investment banker and today a lecturer on venture in Monaco, his company has helped u....