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The Events Titan

We are event entrepreneurs. We are not traditional VC or PE investors with no industry expertise. We have experience building events from scratch and scaling those events up to attractive size for strategic buyers (RX, Informa, etc.) or institutional investors (PEs). We are not agnostic VC or PE money. We are event and media experts providing strategic value to our EVG portfolio.

As a founder and entrepreneur I enjoy helping other entrepreneurs in their journey, sharing my own experience and feedback with them and their teams. I was lucky to participate as founder or CEO in many events related business in my career and spent the last fifteen years investing and advising in the events and event technology category. I think that investors with entrepreneurial background are able to provide strategic value to their portfolio companies and even more value when they have industry expertise like most of our EVG members.

Marco's Story

Marco is a successful entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of intensive experience in media, technology, and the live events industry.


He is the Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, where he works with startups, Venture and Private Equity investors, and corporate innovators serving as a coach, advisor, interim executive, board member, or angel investor (or a combination thereof).


After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple, Marco pursued his entrepreneurial ambitions and became: Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group. Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media. President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer (later Reed Exhibitions), a firm specializing in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events that was sold to Reed Elsevier after a successful long-term joint venture.


Marco is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is also a co-author of the best-selling books The Face of Digital focused on how digital technologies are changing the live events business industry and Reinventing Live about the “Always-On” future of live events. He is the host and speaker at the Leaderpass Business of Events Masterclass program.

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