Raffaele Riva has a busy life as an angel investor who is constantly balancing his life between the worlds of New York City and London. While it may only be 5 in the morning in New York City, meetings are already done and days have already started as it is already 10 am in London. This means that Raffaele Riva has to start his day very early to make sure that he has the time to coordinate with his business across the oceans, but this is a normal part of being an international angel investor. While he may always seem to busy, he wishes he could have told himself to slow it down just a little bit in his older years. He has been racing his life for the last decade and a half and while he considers himself one of the luckiest people in the world, he wishes he had worried a lot less when he was just getting into the business of angel investing so many years ago.
One of the ways that Raffaele Riva is able to stay so productive is by meticulously planning almost every aspect of his day. The team that Raffaele Riva is surrounded by in his business life helps him stay on task and schedule. It’s important to make sure that you have the right team behind you to help keep you on task if you have a hard time doing it yourself. Having an administrative assistant may end up having a bigger impact on your day then you may have realized and he suggests that anyone who is a “big picture” person considers hiring one to help them through their busy days.
There are a lot of benefits to angel investing that Raffaele Riva enjoys besides the financial incentives that have come with his career. He enjoys being able to help other people achieve their dreams as he has been able to do during his career. Raffaele Riva enjoys being able to work with the teams that are part of his investment portfolio and knowing the stories behind all of the brands he is helping to grow.