GAIN’s co-founders, Antonis Neocleous and George Iacovou, are seasoned entrepreneurs whose paths crossed at a young age. Their enduring friendship has seen them embark on both shared and individual business ventures, gaining experience across various corporate domains, investments, and fundraising efforts.
Driven by their mutual entrepreneurial spirit, their philosophy hinges on the mantra of ‘winning by sharing’. It reflects their commitment to harnessing the collective strengths of interdisciplinary teams that echo a shared vision and passion. Most of all, the dynamic duo believes they can elevate everyone within their venture ecosystem by freely sharing knowledge and insights, fostering personal and professional growth.
Drawing on collective expertise, they bring a new approach to venture building, adopting a systems perspective to decipher and navigate the complex challenges of today's interconnected world. Instead of tackling issues in silos, they promote a far more holistic viewpoint, guaranteeing sustainable solutions with a greater impact. As they shape a new future together, their shared expertise and history of navigating the multifaceted business terrain equip them with unique insights to minimize risks and amplify success.
Throughout our journey with GAIN 1.0, we recognized challenges and opportunities in the current venture-building landscape. Traditional venture-building methods often operate in silos, delivering fragmented solutions that miss holistic innovation potential. Founder-led ventures, while passionate, can be restricted by limited perspectives and resource constraints, leading to potential burnout. Additionally, the rigid focus of many VCs emphasizes immediate returns, sidelining long-term growth and collaboration.
These insights have underscored the need for a more integrated, holistic approach to venture-building.