From Professional Tennis to Selling Espresso Coffee

Aug 15, 2022

Aug 15, 2022

5:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Online: ET (USA)


Event Description

From Professional Tennis to Selling Espresso Coffee

Alvise Pasqualetti, founder of Moriondo Coffee, will chat about his business, including surviving the pandemic lockdown.

Monday August 15. 2022. 5 pm to 6 pm. Online.

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Alvise Pasqualetti founded Brooklyn-based Moriondo Coffee in 2015. It sells a subscription service to small businesses and consumers which includes an espresso machine and monthly supply of coffee beans. Alvise named his start up after Angelo Moriondo who patented the espresso process in 1884.

Earlier, while a teenager in Italy, Alvise played for three years on the ATP professional tennis circuit and was ranked among the top 1,000 players in the world. An injury forced him to give up playing professional tennis. Then, working as a trading assistant at Chimera Capital in Boston, he earned a BA in Economics from Northeastern University as a part-time student. He worked as a junior trader at Stoever Glass, while earning a Master’s in Liberal Arts from the Harvard Extension School.

Monday August 15. 5 pm to 6 pm. Online.


Silley Circuits - New York's Business & Silicon Alley Network

About the Organizers

 Founded in 2011, Silley Circuits' activities include networking events, providing business leads, business and technical advise and capital and executive introductions.     Speakers at past events include CEOs John Mack of Morgan Stanley and Dick Fuld of Lehman Brothers; Eric Gertler Chairman US News; Alan Silberstein, CEO of Western Union; and Raju Narisetti, CEO Gizmodo & SVP strategy, News Corp and (Ret.) Maj.General John Wharton, former head of the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command. Investors Howard Morgan of First Round, whose $500,000 investment in Uber in 2010 turned into $2.5 billion; Suzanne Greenfield VP of strategy and venture investing Priceline; Matt Hartman of Betaworks Ventures; Bruce Taragin of Blumberg Capital; David Teten of FFVC; and Navi Singh of Antler.  Founders of media, big data, finance, web, art, food, solar and other start ups, including Aleksandr Yampolskiy of Security Scorecard; Ahmed Elsamadisi founder Naviator.Ai and former head of data WeWorks; Boris Onefater of Constellation Partners; Nancy Fire of Design Works International; Divya Narendra, co-founder of SumZero and who, while studying at Harvard, co-founded ConnectU which hired future Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; Don White of, a customer service app; Justin Zhen of Thinknum, a fintech company; Nelson Rockefeller Jr. founder of Frontier Signal; Richie Hyden co-founder Iris TV; Rick Oliver of online nursing school American Sentinel; Cheryl Surana of Brooklyn Cookie Co.; and Patrick Sullivan who sold his startup Source 3 to Facebook in 2017 and earlier sold Rightsflow to Google.        And technologists and executives including  Afshin Goodarzi, chief analyst 1010 Data; Bill Day, investor and COO, JWPlayer;  Cindy Cook, former head of marketing & strategy at Vivendi Games; Cliff Schorer director Columbia University entrepreneur program; Will Cohan Lazard banker and NY Times best selling author; Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO;  Janet Esquirol of CUNY/TedX; Marc Hustvedt CEO Above Average a video comedy producer; Michael Recce, chief data scientist at $330 billion Neuberger Berman fund management; Mukul Pandya editor in chief Knowledge@Wharton; (Ret.) Col. Patrick Mahaney former director U.S. Army Strategic Studies Group; Christine Loomis senior consultant Lee Hecht Harrison; Stefanie Shelley, finance executive and board member Green Bancorp; Kurt Soderlund CEO of Safe Water Networks; Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer of the Met Museum; Lori Tauber Marcus chief of marketing, Peloton.  Attendees, ranging from 10 to 300, include invite only founders, technologists, investors, executives, creative folk and students.    Formats include informal chats and panels; also networking parties twice a year.   At our events we raise money for Stop Soldier Suicide, the New York Center for Books and other charities. Details of past events and photos in links below. Some of the events are recorded and turned into podcasts or videos.      

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