Tony brings to Piva more than 30 years of experience in venture capital finance, touching on all aspects of fund formation, investment structures, fund raising, partner communications, and financial due diligence. Over this time, he co-founded a venture capital firm, helping to raise more than $1 billion of capital to investment in early stage companies that focused on information technologies, biotechnology, and disruptive technologies in the energy and materials markets.
Prior to his involvement in venture capital, Tony worked for a national retail company in Australia. He helped the company expand throughout New Zealand and subsequently joined the team that developed the business plan to establish a US presence. There his focus was on the financial, computer information, and operational needs of the company.
Tony is driven to help entrepreneurs succeed, and works closely with the team so that the interests of Piva and the management of portfolio companies are aligned. His goal is to help bring the elements of success to each investment for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Economics (BEc) from University of Sydney where he majored in accounting and law. He is a CPA (Australia) and serves on the Board of the Northern California Private Equity & VC Chapter of the Financial Executive Alliance, a national affinity group administered by First Republic Bank.