Both Sides of the Table: John A. Cococcia, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Arista Strategy Group

Jun 14, 2018, 10:00 PM – Jun 15, 2018, 1:00 AM

Pioneer Plaza, 652 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 12211

As Co-founder/Managing Partner of Arista Strategy Group, a strategic consulting firm for high-growth tech firms, & Venture Partner with Armory Square Ventures, John Cococcia has been seated at both sides of the funding table working with early & growth stage firms, Previously, John was Co-Founder & Partner at FA Technology Ventures, a $100 million early-stage venture cap fund.

In-person event

About this event

John A. Cococcia has been on both sides of the table; he's co-founded and run companies and raised venture funds.  His extensive experience as executive, advisor, investor, and board member gives him the expertise to bring a unique perspective to the early and growth-stage companies he works with. 

As Co-founder/Managing Partner of Arista Strategy Group, a strategic consulting firm for high-growth tech firms, & Venture Partner with Armory Square Ventures, John leverages 20 years of strategy development & execution expertise as he goes deep with each of the companies he works with and focuses on strategy development and execution, strategic positioning, recruiting, partnerships, restructurings, exits, and turnarounds.  John has completed 30+ M&A deals.

Some of the Topics Discussed will Include:

-  Set it Off: Building the Right Business Model

- Teamwork Makes the Dream Work -  Tips for Building a Team that Works

- Starting With the End in Mind - Plan for an Exit from the Beginning

- How to Know When It's Time to Pivot

- Choosing the Right Advisor


6:00 pm Networking with Food

7:00 pm Fireside Chat with John and Q&A with Audience

8:00 pm Networking


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  • John A. Cococcia

    Arista Strategy Group

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner



June 14 – 15, 2018
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Networking with Food
Fireside Chat with John + Q&A with Audience


  • Patrice Perkins

    The Word Architect

    Chapter Director

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