John Ciannamea

last updated 8/13/2017

John Ciannamea

Managing Partner at Academy Funds

Location:
P.O. Box 99748, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Company:
Academy Funds

General Information

Education

B.S.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

M.B.A.Virginia Commonwealth University

M.S. degreesRensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Affiliations

Advisor - ipCapital Group Inc

Board Member - Silicon Semiconductor Corporation

Board Member - dbTag , Inc.

Board Member - ISIC Corporation

Biotechnologies - Pilot Therapeutics Inc

Recent News  

Team - Academy IP

John Ciannamea - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ciannamea has been involved in technology commercialization and investing in early-stage companies for more than 22 years. He was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Academy Funds. Additionally, he has served as the President and CEO of the North Carolina Technological Development Authority, Inc. Mr. Ciannamea spent 10 years at the New York State Science and Technology Foundation making and managing venture capital investments in a variety of technology areas. Mr. Ciannamea received BS and MS degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. e has served on several university advisory boards as well as the Boards of Directors of a number of emerging technology companies.

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Welcome to Academy Funds

John Ciannamea
Venture Partner

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Welcome to Academy Funds

John Ciannamea
Mr. Ciannamea has been investing in and working with early-stage companies for approximately 20 years. He co-founded and is a Senior Managing Director of ACF and AVF II. In this capacity, he is responsible for performing due diligence, making decisions on portfolio company investments and contributing to corporate development issues. Additionally, he has served as the President and CEO of the North Carolina Technological Development Authority ("TDA"), which administers programs and projects that foster business formation and incubation, encourage entrepreneurship, increase capital formation, and promote commercialization of technological innovations. Mr. Ciannamea directed the TDA's venture capital program that provides financing to emerging companies throughout North Carolina. Prior to joining the TDA, Mr. Ciannamea managed a venture fund for the New York State Science and Technology Foundation. During his 10 years at the New York State Science and Technology Fund, Mr. Ciannamea was involved in approximately 50 venture capital investments in a variety of technology areas that included energy, semiconductor equipment, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, robotics, software, advanced materials, electronic instruments, telecommunications, optics, computer hardware, lasers, and electronics. Mr. Ciannamea received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently serves on the boards of directors of several early stage companies. Managing Partner John Ciannamea Venture Partner

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