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"New business matchmaking opportunity to S.A"

The online global matchmaking business for chief executive officers, Opportunity Network will be expanded its reach to South Africa in the first half of 2017. CNBC Africa is joined by Paul Lamontagne, MD of Africa1Advisors, Opportunity Network South African Partner as well as YPO Member.

March 23, 2017

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"A Conversation with Brian Pallas, Founder of Opportunity Network"

Brian Pallas shares his story with CVC (Columbia Venture Community.)

March 17, 2017

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"Global Fintech matchmaker Opportunity Network eyes Vietnam"

UK Fintech digitalising global matchmaking Opportunity Network eyes Vietnam’s market

March 9, 2017

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Mobile World Congress Keynote 11: Start up Innovation – Brian Pallas, Julia Puig, Opportunity Network

Innovation is the life blood of the tech industry, whose rapid product lifecycles create a constant need for renewal and therefore disruption. Key to this is a start-up community injecting innovation and vibrancy into the digital economy. This session showcases some of the best innovation in the industry today.

March 2, 2017

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"Berlin and Barcelona lay down IFC credentials"

London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene has seen rival European financial centres jostling for prime position in any Brexit fallout

February 28, 2017

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"CaixaBank presenta a los empresarios de Adeca su herramienta de digitalización ‘Opportunity Network’"

CaixaBank ha presentado a la Asociación de Empresarios de Campollano (Adeca) su herramienta de digitalización ‘Opportunity Network’, en el primero de los Desayunos Empresariales de 2017 de la patronal, que en esta ocasión se ha centrado en las ‘Herramientas en la Digitalización y la expansión de la empresa’.

February 23, 2017

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"Opportunity Network enters Russia offering local banks and their clients access to the world´s best business match making platform"

Interview with Alexey Subbotin, BD Managing Director in Russia for Opportunity Network, by Bankir.RU, the leading banking news portal in Russia.

February 21, 2017

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"What private banks need to do to drive the future of wealth management"

A piece published by IMD Business School´s professor Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ph.D. and Opportunity Network´s Founding member, Enrica Sighinolfi, which delves into the relationship between private banks and their HNW clients.

February 20, 2017

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Private Asset Management Awards 2017

Opportunity Network is recognized amongst 8 companies as having the best new product for HNW advisory.

February 13, 2017

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"Citizens seeks edge in middle market with tech partnership"

A potential date is only a swipe away in the age of Tinder. Businesses, however, often still have to rely on old methods for finding eligible suitors: the Rolodex, the Chamber of Commerce, the country club.

February 7, 2017

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"Citizens Bank Partners with Opportunity Network to Offer Clients Access to Innovative Growth-Focused Business-to-Business Networking Platform"

Citizens Bank announced today that Citizens Commercial Banking is partnering with Opportunity Network to offer Citizens’ clients access to an innovative business-to-business networking platform designed to promote growth by connecting business owners to a network of 13,500 CEOs and $35 billion of deal flow.

February 7, 2017

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"Citizens Bank Partners with Opportunity Network to Offer Clients Access to Innovative Growth-Focused Business-to-Business Networking Platform Business Wire"

Citizens Bank announced today that Citizens Commercial Banking is partnering with Opportunity Network to offer Citizens’ clients access to an innovative business-to-business networking platform designed to promote growth by connecting business owners to a network of 13,500 CEOs and $35 billion of deal flow.

February 7, 2017

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"BUSINESS DAY TV: ‘Tinder’ of business gives members a chance to reach the world"

Paul Lamontagne, MD of Africa 1 Advisors, discusses his partnership with Opportunity Network, which represents 13,500 members worldwide.

February 6, 2017

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"CEO Matchmaking: $150m start-up eyes SA" featuring Paul Lamontagne, Moneyweb

Opportunity Network, the digital matchmaking platform for chief executive officers, has begun talks with domestic banks with the aim of launching in South Africa in the second half of 2017. Africa1Advisors’ Paul Lamontagne signed a partnership with the company in November 2016, with a view to offer its services to South African firms in mid-2017. But it needs the cooperation of local banks to do so.

December 12, 2016

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"Catching M&A Opportunities Far and Near" featuring Nicolas Pocard, Globes [Hebrew]

With more than 13,500 members from 128 countries and aggregate volume of business opportunities of approximately $ 35 billion on the platform, Nicholas Pocard, Head of Israel for Opportunity Network, talks about the effect a win-win-win situation that they offer to companies, banks and the country's economy.

December 7, 2016

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"Opportunity Network Enters into Poland" by Wojciech Boczoń, PRNews [Polish]

Opportunity Network is a young company that was born only two years ago. Today it is valued at $ 150 million and has offices in London, New York and Barcelona. Today it has found the right value proposition and team to enter the Polish market.

December 2, 2016

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"Four Leaders Discuss The Future Of The HR Industry" featuring Enrica Sighinolfi, Forbes

Human resources (HR) is riding a wave of transformation. Brought on by changes in technology, generational differences, values, skills gaps, organizational structure and more, its future as an industry may vastly differ from its past. To stay informed and apprised, we turned to four prominent leaders for insight on what we can expect. In this article, Enrica Sighinolfi shares why human resources as an industry needs to be reinvented alongside the fourth Industrial Revolution.

November 18, 2016

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"Opportunity Network’s Matchmaking Services Help Banks Stand Out" featuring Nicolas Pocard, by Gidon Belmaker, TradeStreaming

Opportunity Network, a two year old startup, helps banks deliver more value to their corporate clients via its business matchmaking platform. But unlike other such platforms, it is licensed to banks, which can then invite their most valuable clients to the platform.

November 10, 2016

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"Meet the Hottest 50 UK Tech Startups Which Are Now Scale-Ups" by Lynsey Barber, City A.M.

50 of the hottest startups from across the UK have now been named the country's top "scale-ups" - the fastest growing businesses boasting average growth of 47 per cent over the past year.

November 3, 2016

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Opportunity Network Announces Major Expansion to 40 Countries in 2016

Digital business matchmaking platform Opportunity Network today announced a major global expansion plan that will expand its brand reach and business development efforts while maintaining its entrepreneurial culture. Opportunity Network is now investing significant resources in talent attraction and acquisition, targeting to double local presence to reach 40 strategic markets by the end of 2016.

November 2, 2016

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"Asset Managers Set Sights on Chinese Cash" featuring Brian Pallas, by Cecily Liu, China Daily Europe

London's asset managers are competing for an expected growth in Chinese capital flowing into the UK through the tier 1 investor visa scheme. Brian Pallas, founder of Opportunity Network, which matches Chinese firms with potential UK acquisition targets, said he has seen more tier 1 investor visa applications by Chinese family business owners since the referendum vote.

October 26, 2016

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"Opportunity Network to Connect Nigerian Firms to Global Market" featuring Adriana de la Cruz, Business Day

With many businesses in Nigeria lacking the tools and network of contacts needed to grow, invest and compete in the global market in the wake of current economic recession and lack of liquidity in the economy, Opportunity Network is changing the paradigm by providing a convergence platform that allows CEOs of mid and large businesses…

October 26, 2016

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"Tech's The Way to Connect a Wealth of Deals Across Borders" by Yasmine Yahya, the Straits Times

Asian investors who are truly savvy also know that some of the best growth opportunities lie among mid-sized Asian firms. The problem, however, is that it is tough for an investor to get to know such firms, many of which are family-run and tend to keep a low profile. Conversely, it is also difficult for many mid-sized Asian companies to find investors within their limited networks. Technology is about to change all that. Opportunity Network seeks to create a more efficient marketplace for businesses and investors to meet and strike deals.

October 20, 2016

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"Digital Tool As Strategic Enabler For Banking Transformation" by Brian Pallas and Ann Wong, International Banker

Digital banking transformations are complex and intertwined with critical concerns around fragmented IT infrastructure, regulatory approval, and highly sensitive data security. In this article, Opportunity Network discusses the considerations senior executives should have in order to prioritize the right digital strategy and leverage effective digital tools to catalyze the transformation.

October 18, 2016

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"Young Entrepreneurs Driving Innovation" featuring Brian Pallas, Financial Times

CEO Brian Pallas shared at the World Export Development Forum how Opportunity Network is impacting the global value chain in a way that is more than we could have ever imagined.

October 18, 2016

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"Opportunity Network CEO speaks on bridging trade barriers in Nigeria", Adriana de la Cruz Duffo, CNBC Africa

Opportunity Network's Director in Nigeria, Adriana de la Cruz, talks about how Opportunity Network can help overcome trade barriers in Nigeria.

September 27, 2016

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CaixaBank Partners With Opportunity Network to Enhance the Businesses of its Customers

CaixaBank has signed a partnership agreement with Opportunity Network to help businesses find reliable business partners and acquisitions on a global scale. The objective of this agreement is to offer CaixaBank clients access to high quality business opportunities throughout the world. CaixaBank is the first Spanish financial institution to offer its customers access to this business platform.

September 21, 2016

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"Of SMEs and FinTech", Nicolas Pocard, The Times of Israel

Opportunity Network's Director for Israel, Nicolas Pocard, talks about how SMEs should evaluate FinTech as potential drivers of their growth on top of banks.

September 21, 2016

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Opportunity Network Signs Partnership with YPO to Digitize Deal Matchmaking for the Largest Global CEO Network

Opportunity Network and YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, are joining forces to support private and secure business networking providing a personal and tailored service to YPO members worldwide.

September 20, 2016

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"Six Strategies You Can Use To Improve Employee Retention", by Forbes Human Resources Council, Forbes

Enrica Sighinolfi, Chief People Officer and Founding Member of Opportunity Network, reveals how empowering the team is a winning strategy to retain talent.

September 8, 2016

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"The Millennial CEO's Playbook For Managing Corporate Culture", by Brian Pallas, Forbes

Brian Pallas shares via Forbes his ingredients to manage and retain Millennial talents.

September 1, 2016

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"Opportunity Network: The global match making platform for CEOs", by Nicolas Pocard & Brian Pallas, i24 News [English Channel]

Nicolas Pocard, Business Development Director of Opportunity Network in Israel, and Brian Pallas, CEO & Founder of Opportunity Network talk about our business model and its advantages for Israeli companies and banks.

September 1, 2016

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"Interview with Brian Pallas: Opportunity Network worth $ 150 million."

The article tells about Opportunity Network's growth up to its current value of $ 150 million and its expansion in Greece.

August 29, 2016

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"Opportunity Network, online match-making platform for CEOs", by Nicolas Pocard, i24 News [French Channel]

Nicolas Pocard, Opportunity Network's Business Development Director in Israel, presents our company business model.

August 4, 2016

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"TechTalk: interview with Brian Pallas, CEO, Opportunity Network", by Silvia Pavoni, The Banker

Brian Pallas talks on The Banker, a Financial Times publication, about Opportunity Network highlighting the benefits that our business brings not only to our company members but also to our banking partners.

July 18, 2016

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"The Networks Economy", by Enrica Sighinolfi, The FinTech Times

Enrica Sighinolfi, one of Opportunity Network's Founding Members, discusses the economic and social importance of networks in the context of the economy of the 4th industrial revolution.

July 17, 2016

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"How Should Banks Reassess FinTech Partners After Brexit" by Mark Tate, Managing Director UK, and Ann Wong, Corporate Communications Director, on The London FinTech Week Blog

Mark Tate, Opportunity Network's Business Development Director in the UK, provides insights about what banks should consider when partnering with FinTech companies after Brexit.

July 13, 2016

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"3 Lessons in Risk Taking to Kickstart Your Next Business Venture" by Brian Pallas, Huffington Post

Brian Pallas, CEO & Founder of Opportunity Network, unveils his secrets to start and grow your business.

May 17, 2016

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"Founders of New York: Brian Pallas, Founder of Opportunity Network" by James Xue, CORE Impulse

Our CEO & Founder, Brian Pallas, featured on CORE Impulse, the magazine of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs of Columbia University, as a successful Founder of New York.

April 19, 2016

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"Le imprese cercano alleati in Rete: nuove piattaforme per favorire le partnership" by Ferdinando Giugliano and Filippo Santelli, La Repubblica

Opportunity Network featured as an example of new digital platform devoted to facilitating commercial partnership worldwide

April 18, 2016

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"Les banques jouent la mise en relation numérique pour les entreprises" by Alexandra Oubrier, AGEFI Hebdo

Opportunity Network and its Business Development Director Regis Folbaum are featured on the French AGEFI with regard to the opportunities that new technologies can contribute to create for companies and banks.

April 14, 2016

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The Boston Consulting Group and Opportunity Network Forge New Partnership

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Opportunity Network have reached an agreement aimed at helping financial institutions provide a wide array of growth opportunities to their customers.

April 7, 2016

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"Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital," by Amy Guttman, Forbes

The article explains our view on raising capital and how we achieved a valuation of 150 million dollars with no VC funds.

February 26, 2016

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"Opportunity Network helps family businesses find the right deals," by Richard Newton, Financial Times

The Financial Times features Opportunity Network's story since its early days and explains how it benefits its members by allowing them to seize business opportunities from their smartphone.

February 21, 2016

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"Please Steal One of These Fantastic Job Titles for Your Business Card" by John Brandon, Inc.

Inc. features Opportunity Network for its avant-garde approach to Human Resources.

February 8, 2016

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"Three Variables You Need To Consider For A Successful Global Expansion," by Brian Pallas, Forbes

Brian Pallas, CEO & Chairman of Opportunity Network, shares his perspective on Forbes about the key success factors need to expand globally.

December 28, 2015

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"'Before You Even Think Of Asking, Think Of Giving First': Secrets Of A Million Dollar Startup," by Amy Guttman, Forbes

Brian Pallas provides insightful networking tips and hints via Forbes

December 14, 2015

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"Corporate Overseas Expansion: Opportunities and Barriers," by Anna Lawlor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Brian Pallas insightfully comments about expanding internationally in a report by The Economist.

December 3, 2015

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"How A Business School Student Used His Personal Network To Build A Startup Valued At $100 Million," by Amy Guttman, Forbes

Opportunity Network's story from start-up to 100 million dollars company featured on Forbes.

October 29, 2015

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"What China's yuan surpassing Japan's yen means", by Brian Pallas, CITY A.M.

Our CEO & Founder Brian Pallas provides insights on Chinese and Japanese economies

October 6, 2015

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"Avoiding the generation trap", by Cecily Liu, China Daily Europe

Opportunity Network mentioned as a driver for Chinese family businesses to do business abroad. "Because trust is a key aspect of Chinese family businesses' overseas expansion, some have managed to find partners through Opportunity Network, an invitation-only digital matchmaking platform that enables members to share business opportunities anonymously."

September 25, 2015

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“Opportunity Network Lands in Barcelona”, by Gabriel Trindade, Expansión.

The present article from the Spanish Expansión talks about the exponential growth of Opportunity Network. The article deals in particular with the development of the business in Spain and the expansion of the team in Barcelona and globally.

September 17, 2015

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“Searching for the next emerging market”, by Elliot Wilson, Raconteur, The Times.

Brian Pallas, Opportunity Network’s CEO & Founder, provides insights on demographics and trends in an article that analyzes business development and investment trends at a global level.

September 10, 2015

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“The R62 000-a-year social network”, by Liam Joyce, IOL SciTech (South Africa).

The South African portal on science and technology highlights Opportunity Network among the innovative elite social networks.

September 10, 2015

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“6 high-class social media networks London's super-elite are using instead of Facebook”, by Etan Smallman, Evening Standard.

An interesting article about the exclusive social networks used by London’s elite lists Opportunity Network within this restricted shortlist.

August 6, 2015

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"Corporate matchmakers cash in on M&A boom", by Seamus Conwell, special to CNBC.com

Brian Pallas, CEO & Founder of Opportunity Network, participated as speaker to CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange, interviewed by Carolin Roth, to talk about Opportunity Network and its partnership with London Stock Exchange Group and an article about corporate matchmaking by Seamus Conwell.

July 17, 2015

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"Agreement between Opportunity Network and London Stock Exchange" by Celia Guimaraes, RAI News [Italian]

The article deals with the growth of Opportunity Network: from being a start-up to signing partnership agreements with major institutions such as LSEG and Intesa Sanpaolo

July 17, 2015

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“Young Italian invents a platform that is worth $100 million”, by Nicola Di Turi, Corriere della Sera. (English translation included in this document)

The article and video talks about Opportunity Network comparing it to LinkedIn, AirBnb, and Uber and explains how it allows companies vetted by banks to share opportunities.

June 10, 2015

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“The Magnificent 2.0”, by Riccardo Luna, Milano Finanza [Italian]

Brian Pallas was included in the list of the 20 Italian youths in their 20s contributing to the economy through innovation.

May 31, 2015

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“70 Italians”, by Vittoria Vimercati, Adnkronos. (article in Italian)

The present article tells the story of Opportunity Network and its growth from a start-up founded last year and financed by Italian investors for the 75% of its initial seed funding to its current valuation at 100 million dollars.

May 31, 2015

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“70 Italians”, by Andrea Montanari and Maria Elena Zanini, Milano Finanza. (article in Italian)

Brian Pallas was included in the list of the 70 Italian managers who are leading global giants. He is the only Under 30 and Founder included; Opportunity Network is listed along companies such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Google and is the only firm with a capitalization below one billion dollars.

May 23, 2015

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“The startup Opportunity Network partner of Intesa Sanpaolo” by Celia Guimaraes, RAI News [Italian]

Opportunity Network, “a Facebook to do business”, just signed an agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo and has now a valuation of 100 million dollars.

April 13, 2015

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“Brian Pallas, CEO of Opportunity Network, at RAINews24” by Luca Gaballo, RAI News (interview in Italian).

Brian Pallas, interviewed within the live business program on RAINews24, talks about the recent partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo and about the company’s evolution.

April 13, 2015

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Brian Pallas guest at The Bloomberg Advantage with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn, Bloomberg Radio.

Kathleen Hays interviews Brian Pallas about Opportunity Network, focusing on its trusted partners system. They also discuss the origins of the company, its business model, and its current valuation at 100 million dollars.

April 10, 2015

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“Trying to sell to the world, but you don't know who to trust? This startup can help.” by Ben Fischer.

The present article describes how Opportunity Network helps doing business abroad. It includes an interview to a member of the platform and to the legal advisor of the firm who discuss how Opportunity Network facilitates cross-border transactions.

April 10, 2015

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“New Digital Service Helps Banks Assist Their Customers To Grow And Expand Globally”, Yahoo! Finance.

Yahoo! Finance reports Opportunity Network’s partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo and of the opportunities that the company offers to financial institutions and to their clients.

April 9, 2015

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“Opportunity Network establishes its regional office in Morocco” by Pouvoirs d’Afrique (partner of The Wall Street Journal)

The present article from the Moroccan Pouvoirs d’Afrique focuses on the fact that Opportunity Network will base its regional office in Morocco.

February 13, 2015

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"The American Opportunity Network Opens in Barcelona" by Expansión

The present article from the Spanish Expansión illustrates the exponential growth of Opportunity Network. The article presents the results and the future expectations, in particular in connection with the upcoming opening of the European headquarter in Barcelona. Moreover, the article talks about the impact that Opportunity Network will have on global economy thanks to the enhancement of connectivity among companies.

January 28, 2015

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"A trustworthy network for Business" by LaVanguardia

The present article from the Spanish LaVanguardia lists the main partners of Opportunity Network and the growth that the company is experiencing. In addition, the article illustrates the upcoming opening of the new Barcelona office.

January 28, 2015

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"Opportunity Network runs business deals for 11 billion USD in 75 countries" by AlRai Media Group

The present article from the main Kuwaiti newspaper presents Opportunity Network to the Middle Eastern market. The report states that 32% of the overall opportunities currently shared on Opportunity Network’s platform are Middle East related, therefore, enabling Kuwaiti companies to diversify their business on various industries.

December 18, 2014

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"Wired Audi Innovation Award - Under 35 - Brian Pallas" by Wired Italia

Brian Pallas has been selected among the winners of the Wired Audi Innovation Award, a contest for young entrepreneurs and innovators. The article tells about Brian’s career and explains what Opportunity Network is: "a platform for business".

December 10, 2014

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Participation of Brian Pallas to "Piazzapulita" (Episode "Irto Colle") moderator Corrado Formigli, La7.

Brian Pallas, CEO & Founder of Opportunity Network, participates to Piazzapulita, a program focused on current events. Brian contributed with his experience of doing business in the United States in comparison to Italy, with a particular focus on the differences regarding job regulation and the legal system. Among other speakers: Sandro Gozi, Undersecretary of the Italian Prime Minister; Marco Gay, President of Young Entrepreneurs Confindustria; and Michele De Palma, FIOM-CGIL Labor Union. Video available (in Italian) at:

November 10, 2014

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"Opportunity Network creates work relationships anonymously anonima" by Luca Indemini, La Stampa.

The article tells the story of the creation of Opportunity Network (O.N.) and of the background of its CEO & Founder, Brian Pallas. The report focuses on the path that brought from the creation of O.N. in the context of the involvement of Brian Pallas in the Family Business Club of Columbia University during his MBA, until the latest results achieved in the last months both in terms of members of the network and of investments obtained to support company’s growth.

November 7, 2014

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Participation of Brian Pallas to "Doing start-up? Today it’s easier, also over-fifty" (7° episode) moderator Sergio Luciano, Class CNBC.

Brian Pallas, CEO & Founder of Opportunity Network, participates to a program focused on "doing start-up" in present days. Among the other speakers there are Marco Gay, President of Young Entrepreneurs Confindustria; Giuseppe Ravasi, Manager of Ecosystem Development Ibm Italia; Alberto Tron, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pisa and member of Executive Committee of Andaf; and Fabrizio Sammarco, President of Italia Camp. Video available at:

November 6, 2014

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"From Zelig to New York: now managing a $ 10 bn worth network" by Maria Teresa Cometto, StartupItalia!, blog (article in English).

The article tells the story of Brian Pallas and of the creation of his company, Opportunity Network. The report talks about the benefits that Opportunity Network provides in terms of variety, internationalization, and quality of its members.

November 3, 2014

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"A Network for Business Abroad" by Roberta Miraglia, Il Sole 24 Ore, p. 18.

The article explains how Opportunity Network helps finding trustworthy partners abroad without moving from one's own office by combining member selection with the power of social networks. There are references to the data of the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Index and it is explained how Opportunity Network can contribute to solve the problem of foreign market access. The article is also accompanied by the expert’s opinion, the lawyer Fulvio Sarzana di Sant’Ippolito, who explains the advantages of "guaranteed anonymity" online.

October 24, 2014

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"Brian, 27-years-old Italian entrepreneur, and the global success of his startup" by Celia Regina Guimaraes, RAI News

In a video interview at RAI News, the main Italian news channel, Brian Pallas talks about the growth of Opportunity Network and about the advantages that it provides. He also deals with the difference of doing business in Italy and in the United States.

September 18, 2014

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