Marco Arese

Marco Arese is co-founder and general partner in RockRidge Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund and investment firm. He currently serves on the board of a number of software, media and energy companies including RMS Networks, AsiaDemand and Trialpha Energy.

Marco started his career with Citibank in Milan and London, designing financial reporting software for multinational clients. He founded Fienco S.p.A., the leading Italian specialist of PC based treasury management software.

He was a co-founder of Hyperion Software (USA), leading international developer of business intelligence and performance management SW applications for multinationals. In addition to a significant start-up investment in 1981, Mr. Arese also established and managed the international operations for Hyperion in over 20 countries in Europe and Asia.

Marco was also co-founder and co-managing partner of Digital Media Capital LLC, a private venture capital firm based in Connecticut (USA), where he was early stage investor in internet and intranet related software and communications companies such as Critical Path and Sandpiper Networks.

In 1998, he became a special limited partner in Pequot Venture Partners LP, the venture arm of Pequot Capital Management.