Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, and other luminaries steer a little-known organization that favors exploring a trade pact
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Francesco DeParis, 25, and Kyle Redinger, 25
The boutique investment bank, founded by two former Microsoft (MSFT) employees, specialized in negotiating mergers and acquisitions for small tech firms in new media. Co-founder Kyle Redinger said that the three-employee firm targeted deals in the $10 million to $20 million range and hoped to bring in $500,000 in revenue for 2008. Based in Charlottesville, Va., the company also hoped to start a fund to invest small amounts in startup companies.
While it still focuses on the M&A field, DeParis Redinger has put more emphasis on consulting to new media companies that are hoping to invest in new technologies and monetize their businesses better as traditional print media withers. While the climate for deals has been tougher, says Redinger, the firm has still closed deals in both the $5 million to $10 million range and the $20 million to $30 million range. Right now, revenues are on track for $500,000 in 2008.