Our Team

Dr. Nikolas P. Mastroyiannopoulos

Dr. Nikolas P. Mastroyiannopoulos is Founding Managing Partner of W11 Ventures. He has previously served as the Cyprus Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation, appointed by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus. He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the national R&I funding agency of Cyprus, and a Board member of the JRC Board of Governors, the Cyprus National Board for Research and Innovation, a member of the Steering Investment Committee of the Cyprus Equity Fund in collaboration with the European Equity Fund (EIF), Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Research, Innovation and Technology, the national representative to SESAME and the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP), among others. Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos was a leading researcher, and academic.
He has extensive translational and innovative research experience, focusing on developing Therapeutic approaches for Neuromuscular and Heart disorders with the aim to commercialize. He established national and international collaborations with various academic and research institutions around the world and has a solid publication record with several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters with considerable citations. He has attracted numerous grants and seed funding as principal investigator or collaborator from National and international funding bodies as well as private initiatives. He holds a doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences.

Stavriana A. Kofteros

Stavriana A. Kofteros is Founding Partner of W11 Ventures. She is the former Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Research Innovation Foundation, the national Research and Innovation fund of Cyprus, member of the Investment Jury Committee of the European Innovation Council (EIC) €10bn EIC Fund for European deeptech startups and an EIC Ambassador. She has been active in the local and international startup ecosystem, as Cofounder and President of Startup Cyprus, a member of EU’s Innovation Ecosystem Leaders Group, member of the European Digital Leaders Network of the World Economic Forum, former member of the EPP Expert Groups on Innovation and Digital Transition, and member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the Biosense Institute in Serbia (foodtech, agtech, food security, Cofounder of the European Startup Network, and has served as Vice President and was a member of the Transatlantic Council of Allied for Startups, Brussels based startup advocacy organizations. She has long experience in deeptech startup support on C-Executive and Board roles and holds angel positions in deeptech European startups in ICT, adtech, lifesciences/healthtech, proptech, among others. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Political Science and has specialized in Entrepreneurship Development (EDP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Fulbright Scholar.)