Yuri Cataldo is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and best-selling author, widely recognized for his expertise in business strategy, marketing, and product development. As Co-founder and General Partner of Athenian Capital, Yuri is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their business goals by providing them with the right tools and resources they need to succeed.
Prior to co-founding Athenian, Yuri had an illustrious career as a serial entrepreneur, having founded and grown several successful ventures. Notably, he founded IndigoH2O, which went on to win the 2015 award for the best-tasting water in the world, and Art Tech Media, where he combined his passions for art and technology to create innovative projects. In addition, he established the Business of Creative Enterprises program at Emerson College, where he taught and mentored aspiring entrepreneurs on how to turn their creative ideas into thriving businesses.
Yuri's broad experience in the tech and entertainment sectors is evident through his involvement in the founding team of various blockchain, entertainment, and tech product projects. Furthermore, he has made prescient investment decisions by being a Pre-ICO investor in Dreams Quest, Black Ocean, Decredit, and Spores. He is also an early coin holder in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Binance Coin, Theta, NDau, and Algorand.
With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Yuri provides strategic guidance to tech, blockchain, and creative companies on product development, marketing, and public relations. His proven success in creating seven-figure launches, securing global media mentions, and winning multiple awards for his clients and companies, makes him a highly sought-after consultant in the industry.
In addition to his professional achievements, Yuri has a remarkable academic background, having earned degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Indiana University, Juilliard, Yale, and MIT's Sloan School, where he is set to earn his MBA in 2023. Yuri's multi-faceted talents and his unwavering passion for entrepreneurship have made him a trusted and respected leader in the industry, and an invaluable asset to the Athenian Capital team.