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Hi, my name is Ivan Rapin-Smith. I am currently based in Miami, USA.

Since 2014 I lead Watsco Ventures, the Startup Studio and Corporate Venture Capital division of Watsco, Inc, a $4.8B revenue fortune 600 company. Prior to joining Watsco I started and ran two Startup accelerators, one in Europe and one in the USA. I was also the cofounder of two Startups and was a management consultant.

This is my personal site. All views and opinions expressed are my own.


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