Adeo Ressi is CEO of VC Lab, which runs the leading venture capital accelerator and operates the Fund in a Box platform. The goal of VC Lab is to help launch and grow 1,000 next generation venture capital firms worldwide by 2025. Adeo is also Executive Chairman at the Founder Institute, a pre-seed accelerator with chapters in over 250 cities worldwide and over 5,000 portfolio companies.
Adeo is working on innovation for good. The Founder Institute has a goal for 80% of the portfolio companies to work on ‘For Progress’ businesses that address one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (https://FI.co/progress). VC Lab asks every venture firm that it works with to publicly support the Mensarius Oath, an ethical code of conduct for investment professionals (https://GoVCLab.com/mensarius)
Adeo has launched 14 venture capital funds and founded 11 startups, having nearly $2 billion in exits before the age of 30. Adeo previously served on the Board of the X Prize foundation to pursue his interests in space exploration. He studied architecture and spent time living on a commune to explore his interests in designing better ways to live. Adeo is passionate about inspiring people to achieve their potential.