Aristos is Partner in Big Pi Ventures, a new innovation fund for Greece that will focus on science-based and deep-technology ventures. Starting from 2012 he has also been a Partner in JEREMIE Openfund II, an early-stage VC fund that has invested in digital technology ventures. He is a pioneer of private equity in Greece, with over 20 years of investment and management experience in many industries, from banking software to table grapes.
Aristos has also been researching and writing on the institutional and cultural determinants of the Greek economy. His book The Invisible Divide: Institutions and Behaviors in the Greek Economy (in Greek; 2013) has been widely read and discussed. He is on the Board of IOBE, of the Hellenic American University, of Solidarity Now and of diaNEOsis. He blogs at aristosd.wordpress.com
Aristos’ earlier experience includes working on anti-poverty programs for the European Commission, planning industrial policy for the Greek government, and managing consulting and auditing companies. He has a B.A. degree in social studies from Harvard University, and an M.Sc. degree in economics from Birkbeck College at the University of London.