Raffaele Riva: Angel Investor in New York and London

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Raffaele Riva is a British National who worked hard to get many degrees in London and around the London area and ended with his MBA from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a successful businessman and often credits his enthusiasm, for entrepreneurship to when he worked as a small startup tech-firm with friends that he went to school with. He quickly gained an interest in investing and quickly realized that he wanted to be an angel of sorts and help other starting companies and their CEOs realize their company’s potential and how to scale up to the next level. He has made a name for himself in both New York and London as an early stage investor. Riva recently did an interview and answered some burning questions that we want to know about him.

What is a typical morning for you?

He wakes up every day, seven days a week before the sun is up and goes to his favorite coffee shop to check emails and start the day. He is currently working with several CEOs and small businesses that are located across the world so an early day is required so that he can keep up with all the businesses he is working with. He usually works from home for the first few hours of the day and he and his family are then out of the door for the day by 7:30 am.

What is a healthy habit you have?

He has come to find that in order for his mind to work properly and focus on his business’ success, he needs his body to be sharply tuned and focused as well. He goes for a short run every day which allows him to focus, release stress, and be more productive overall.

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