Our Team
Accretion Capital is guided by a unified vision, shared values, and a deep commitment to professionalism and cultural enrichment. We not only invest in opportunities but also foster the growth and enrichment of the individuals and enterprises within our network.

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Eduardo Burillo

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Eduardo Burillo is the founder of Accretion with over 25 years of experience and close connections in telecom infrastructure, emerging technologies, media, finance, and real estate. His exceptional radar and access to unique projects and talent have led to recent investments that have achieved unicorn status as industry-leading platforms.

Eduardo is passionate about uniting technology, capital, and creativity to support our culture. He is also an avid art collector and arts patron. Eduardo's exposure and inspiration from the creative industries began at a young age through his family ties, as his great grandfather, Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, founded the entertainment empire Televisa.

Eduardo has served on various for-profit and non-profit boards, including the ICA Museum, where he made the first NFT donation to a museum. Currently, he holds a position on the board of Baptist Health International.

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Venture Capital Team

Krishan Arora

Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Krishan Arora is the Founder & CEO of The Arora Project, a venture capital media agency focused on helping entrepreneurs fundraise and scale their businesses. The company has raised and deployed over $125,000,000 for high-growth ventures worldwide. In 2021 Republic.com raised a total of $220,000,000 in VC funding, then acquired The Arora Project.

Krishan graduated from Harvard with a concentration inEconomics and has over a decade of experience in product launches, creating high-converting growth funnels, early-stage deal flow diligence, and growth marketing. His core expertise lies in scaling up innovative ventures across industries by engaging and converting global online communities of hundreds of millions of people.v

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Carlos Rivera

Partner & Chief Operations Officer

Carlos co-founded Summit Action, a consumer technology-focused venture capital fund operating in the UnitedStates and Europe. Prior to this, he worked with the financial services and energy investment teams at General Atlantic.

Before his career in finance, Carlos served as a U.S. Navy SEAL, undertaking various roles such as battlefield interrogator, arresting officer for a 22 SAS United Kingdom Task Force, Intelligence Officer, and Officer in Charge/Ground Force Commander. He is a graduate of Harvard School and the United States Naval Academy.

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Jeff Gross

Partner & Chief Business Development Officer

Jeff has over 20 years of experience and strong relationships in the media, tech, gaming, and entertainment industries, making him a highly successful investor. He taught himself the fundamentals of poker and finance during high school, leading to a successful career playing in some of the largest televised tournaments and cash games globally, with tournament earnings exceeding $5 million.

He is also a content creator, running a popular Twitch stream with 80k+followers and 20k concurrent viewers, hosting a podcast, and maintaining a YouTube channel where he shares his insights and knowledge.

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Real Estate Team

David Silverman

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

David Silverman founded NFM Lending in 1998, a top national retail lender. David’s number 1 priority is to drive and communicate the vision through the company reflecting in the atmosphere and culture of caring. Philanthropy is at the top of the list and David has numerous charitable partnerships and causes. From the military to the Ronald Mc Donald house and many in between, it’s his passion to give back to the communities we serve.

David leads through a culture of accountability where every team member is responsible for constant improvement and growth.

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Ryan Rapaski

Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Ryan has more than 12 years of investing experience in finance and entrepreneurship. He started Rapaski Capital Group in 2014. After graduating with a BA in Finance from Michigan State, Ryan became a proprietary day trader for Chicago Global Capital, focused on currency futures. Ryan is an accomplished and avid poker player. On his free time Ryan is with his beautiful 7-year-old daughter, Londyn, playing golf, practicing yoga, working out and tasting wines from around the world.

He is responsible for sourcing deals and managing investor capital and overseeing the fund’s strategic direction.

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Business Operations

Emilio Burillo

COO

Emilio Burillo brings over a decade of experience in finance and marketing, with a strong academic foundation evidenced by his Bachelor's in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Wales. His passion for innovation and new business models has led to transformative changes in various sectors. Emilio's deep understanding of finance has been a catalyst for developing strategies that optimize growth. His keen ability to navigate complex financial landscapes has ensured tailored, holistic solutions. Emilio revolutionized the music scene with risoner.com, fostering artist and audio creative collaboration, while expertly negotiating deals with talent and record labels.

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Cristiano Caetano

CDO

Cristiano brings over a decade of experience in business development and project manage across a variety of sectors including Real Estate, Infrastructure and Oil and Gas. Cristiano has an MBA from HULT International Business School and has completed an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering along with Post Graduate in Finance, Banking and Investment Management at Harvard University and Ibmec Business School respectively.  

Cristiano's recent experience was at Construtora Cowan S.A where he was responsible for directing and developing business opportunities with the group's main real estate assets, conducting negotiations totaling approximately R$ 1.2 billion in Sales Revenues.

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