Nicholas Mitsakos

Mr. Mitsakos is the Chairman and CEO of Arcadia Capital Group. He has been an investor, entrepreneur, author, and lecturer for over 30 years focusing on innovation and disruptive technologies impacting the world’s most important industries, especially finance, artificial intelligence, software, communication, energy, and life sciences.

He has served on over 35 boards of directors and worked with many management teams to build transformative and successful companies based in Silicon Valley, China, and Western Europe.

At Arcadia Capital Group, he manages all venture capital and public equity investments and advises several family offices and private technology and life sciences companies.

Mr. Mitsakos has also written four books on investment principles and strategies, technological innovation, and cross-disciplinary thinking. His books are Investment Principles: Strategies for an Irrational WorldTransformation and Investing: Disruption, Opportunity, and Absurdity; The Ten Year Horizon: Irrationality and Transformation, and Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets: Terror and Opportunity.

Included in this website is a series of articles and lectures originally prepared for academic and private audiences. His work focuses on innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, disruption, and rational approaches to all these developments.

He has lectured and researched at Harvard, MIT, and UCLA, and most recently at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Nicholas has advanced degrees from the Harvard Business School (MBA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Computer Science and Advanced Technologies), and the Harvard Kennedy School (Global Leadership and Public Policy). He also has a B.S. in Biology and Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

He is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel, active with Harvard University’s Innovation Center, was a member of the President’s Circle of the Milken Institute (until 2015), and lectured at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business (from 1993 to 1998).