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Chris Droussiotis is the Senior Managing Director & Senior Partner at Kinisis Ventures LLC

He is also a Senior Lecturer at Columbia University & Author of 3 Finance Books.

Workshop Title: “How to Value Priceless - Valuations of Intellectual Property, Business Start-ups and who is Investing”

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2024

In this presentation, Professor Droussiotis delves into the intricate world of valuing priceless assets, focusing on intellectual property and burgeoning business startups.

Unveiling strategies and methodologies, the presentation navigates the complexities of assigning value to intangible assets crucial for modern businesses.

Join us as we explore the nuances of valuation, unlocking the secrets behind determining the worth of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Chris Droussiotis’ training and expertise is in the area of Investment Banking.

Possessing over 30 years of experience by working for numerous corporations in various executive management positions at Bank of America Merill Lynch, CIBC Oppenheimer, Mizuho Financial Group, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Trust UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Chris is a former Managing Director, General Manager and the Head of the Leverage Finance, Private Equity Sponsor Group & Structured Finance Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) managing a loan portfolio of over $10 billion of large cap and middle market leveraged loans, as well as investments in SPV funds, CLOs and BDCs that are backed by leveraged loans and high yield bonds. 

On April 2018, Chris left SMBC and join Kinisis Ventures Limited (KV), as a Senior Managing Partner.

At KV, Chris is responsible with the financial analysis and valuation of start-ups.

Recently he obtained a certificate from Columbia University on Blockchain technology which will help KV expand its consulting services to adapt many of the blockchain applications in various industries including fintech, biotech, EdTech and shipping.

Chris is also an adjunct Finance Professor for the last 20 years teaching at various college and universities including at Columbia University, Fordham University, Baruch College and Seton Hall University.

Chris has published three books (“The Analytical Approach to Finance, Investments and Credit”, “Credit Risk Management and Analysis” and ”Credit Analyst’s Survival Manual”). 

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