Raffaele Riva is considered to be one of the most revered and sought-after angel investors in the world. His ability to lead start-ups through their challenges and produce healthy growth has made him one of the best in the business. Having obtained over ten years of experience in a relatively new industry, Raffaele Riva continues to make strides as an angel investor and provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs waiting to showcase their ideas to the world. We recently sat down with Raffaele Riva to go a little more in-depth about his life and career.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Raffaele Riva states that every morning begins right before the sun has even come up. Mr.Riva then walks a block away to his favorite coffee shop where he is able to communicate with business leaders in London, after all, it’s 10 am there when it’s 5 am in New York. Afterward, Mr.Riva heads to his home office, where he will do work until his family begins their mornings. After this, the house becomes hectic for the next 30 minutes, and suddenly it’s back to work, says Raffaele Riva.
What is one healthy habit that allows you to be more productive?
I believe that taking time each day to do what you want is very healthy, says Raffaele Riva. Mr.Riva states that he will often take a break from his work to either take a walk or meditate for a few minutes. He adds that constantly focusing on work and not resting can lead to over stressing and poor results.
What led you to this type of work?
Raffaele Riva comments on his passion for helping others succeed and make their dreams come true. In addition to this, Mr.Riva enjoys working with a variety set of teams every day and seeing their victories. Often those victories will translate to victories for Mr.Riva as well, win-win situation Mr.Riva says.