Earth First Food Ventures (EFFV) has been formed and sponsored by Delos Asset Management Cayman SEZC, Ltd. (“Delos”), to provide a unique platform for certain ultra-high net worth families and accredited investors from around the world seeking to co-invest in and launch bold new companies with an edge in the Food Tech sector.  Delos is a boutique private company formed in 2015 with initial operations in asset management and certain food tech businesses that has been operating and investing in the food tech sector since 2017.    Delos formed EFFV in order to strengthen its global presence and provide funding for current and future business opportunities focused on areas of plant-based consumer/retail, land-based aquaculture, and disruptive technologies in the food sector.  


We are a VC platform (not a fund) in the Food Tech space with clearly identified 'target' businesses. In addition to investing in EFFV, investors can choose to have direct economic exposure in the underlying portfolio companies by way of co-investment rights.


Our Team is global with our headquarters in the Cayman Islands, and presence in Geneva, Athens, Sao Paulo / Rio, and soon opening new locations.


Brian Ruszczyk
Co- Founder, CEO

Brian has extensive experience in the Latin American market is built over 25 years holding senior management positions at JP Morgan, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch. In his last position at Deutsche Bank as MD Head of East-Med (Greece and Turkey), he built key client platforms across multiple jurisdictions and tripled net revenues in three years. 


He holds a BSc in International Relations from Dickinson College and a Masters in Economics and Latam Studies from John Hopkins SAIS.  He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and struggles with French.

Dr Ermina Topintzi

Ermina worked as an Advisor for a Family Office, where she was responsible for all financial matters, planning and restructuring of Group’s companies.

Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Relationship Manager for Deutsche Bank in London and in Athens, looking after Greek and Turkish UHNW clients She was the Head of Quantitative Analysis and Eastern European Strategy under Deutsche Bank Asset Management, UK.


She holds a PhD in Mathematical Modelling from City University of London, a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Athens.

Ricardo Radwanski
Co-Founder, CFO

Ricardo has extensive experience in international investment and private banking, reaching senior positions in a number of banks in New York, Sao Paulo and Geneva including JP Morgan Citibank, Deutsche Bank.  His banking experience spans 20+ years in Latin America from Corporate Finance to international Private Banking for UHNW families and family offices. He is also director for several AIFs in the Cayman Islands. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

He holds a BSc in Accounting from Widener University, PA, and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

David Lackie
Advisor, New Ventures

David is a corporate development and finance professional with experience in business development and strategy, acquisitions, sustainable food and renewable energy. David is currently working at one of the world’s largest producer of recyclable materials for energy. Previously, David was at 8F Asset Management supporting the development of land-based salmon growing facilities and capital raising initiatives. Prior to this, David was an Investment Analyst at Decisive Wealth, a boutique investment and wealth management firm, where he conducted due diligence on numerous early and later-stage private investment opportunities in additional to advising on equity and macro investment strategies.

David holds a Master of International Economics and Finance from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Gonzaga University.

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