Mike Pio Roda is the Founding General Partner of Triumph Culture Capital. He is currently advising several media platforms and mentoring startups at Newchip Accelerator & Accelerate Colombia.

An entrepreneur at heart with a passion for creating experiences and leading industry defining projects, Mike co-founded Supreme Talent Management in 2012, which produced the 7107 International Music Festival, and serviced global brands such as Coca-Cola, Apple, and Nokia. In 2014, with the desire to expand his reach further into Asia, he founded Pinnacle Live Concepts. Now, Mike is venture building and helping other entrepreneurs transform the media & entertainment industry.

Triumph Culture Capital

Triumph Culture Capital is a socially-conscious, early-stage, technology, media & entertainment (TME) investor with deep-rooted expertise in bridging Asia & North America media markets. Supporting creative visionaries at the forefront of culture, Triumph Culture Capital is focused on connecting transformative technology and creative intellectual property to produce attractive acquisitions for the industry.

Currently raising Fund I and constantly working on deal flow and partnerships with industry movers.

PIO Consulting

PIO Consulting is a firm founded to provide clients advisory services, strategy development and independent valuation consultation primarily within the TME sector.

  • Business strategy advisor to Triumph Entertainment (Shanghai, China), collaborating on a new platform where North American and European artists can publish their content on Chinese media platforms
  • Previously facilitated introductions to potential investors for Media Capital Technologies, a blockchain film fund
  • Assisted Revance Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RVNC) on an M&A deal by providing independent valuation analysis of potential target company utilizing DCF and relative valuation methodologies

Pinnacle Live Concepts

Founded Pinnacle Live Concepts in Hong Kong in 2014 and was Managing Director until 2019.  The company grew from $0 revenue in 2014 to $50M USD in 2016 and successfully expanded into Mainland China.

Started in 2014 specializing in festival consulting and talent procurement for first time festivals throughout SE Asia, Pinnacle Live Concepts developed a niche in advising public firms in China with their content acquisition. Advising these firms on content acquisition and entertainment properties, assisting them on IP valuation analysis and finding appropriate transactions; ultimately assisting in total cross-border transactions in excess of $250M USD.

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Mike Pio Roda is currently fundraising for Triumph Culture Capital’s Fund I.  While building, he is always happy to meet new startups and open to collaborating on any and all projects within the TME space.  Mike is splitting time between Vancouver & New York and happy to take meetings over coffee or happy-hour.

Outside of the firm, Mike is actively advising and mentoring tech, entertainment and blockchain startups.  He has been an active startup mentor for Newchip Accelerator since 2020 and has started to mentor at Accelerate Colombia. He has attained his FMVA© certification and attended Hult International Business School for his Executive MBA.

When he is “off duty”, Mike loves to explore different cuisines through cooking and eating, working out at home, or sampling spirits in the newest speakeasy. Otherwise, you can find him watching the latest from Disney/Marvel.

“From ideation to execution, always making the impossible, possible.”

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