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Neal S. Lachman - Founding Managing Partner

Mr. Lachman has 25 years of business experience, including 20 years in finance and technology. He is a thoroughly experienced, energetic and bold investor who is “cut from entrepreneurial cloth.” Mr. Lachman is also a pragmatic and strategic planner with a long-term business philosophy. His largest investment and most immediate project concerns Angie Communications International B.V.

At the moment, after almost 15 years in the making (since founding Angie Communications’ predecessor company in 2000), Mr. Lachman is heading a global team of experts that intends to build some of the largest privately developed projects in the world, namely Next-Generation cable and communications infrastructure in the USA, UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany.

Mr. Lachman is widely recognized as one of the early pioneers in the Fiber To The Premises (FTTP) industry, and a significant contributor in the Mobile Broadband/Wireless Access (MB/WA) industry. These industries are estimated to exceed a trillion dollar value within the next decade as they are widely deemed as the replacement industries of the traditional telecommunication and cable industries.

As lead-researcher and lead-author, Mr. Lachman literally wrote "the book" (a 150+ page White Paper) on Next Generation communications in June 2007: "Building Communications Infrastructures for the 21st Century: A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity for Investors, Vendors and Partners". More than 2,000 industry experts read this publication.

As a respected pioneering technologist and visionary investor, Mr. Lachman is frequently invited to speak about Next Generation communications technologies at important industry events such as the FTTH Council’s WDM-PON Forum (Munich, Germany) and the LTE World Summit (May, 2012, Barcelona, Spain). In August 2012, his analysis of Google's Fiber project in Kansas Ciity, MO, USA was featured by Forbes Magazine and discussed by several industry publications. (Click here for the article, and here for Mr. Lachman's comments.)

In his early 20s, Mr. Lachman went bankrupt twice. Over the years, Mr. Lachman attracted high-profile people to his companies, including Golden Globe winning actor Rutger Hauer (famous from Escape from Sobibor, Blade Runner, Batman Begins, Ladyhawke) as an investor in Angie Communications, and legendary NBA Hall of Fame star Rick Barry as a Senior Partner of Mr. Lachman's Private Equity firm, NSL & Co. International B.V.

Mr. Lachman has been successful in retaining most of the earliest talented people who joined him in 1999/2000. Most of Angie's current executives are long-time associates.

As a passion, Mr. Lachman studies philosophy and psychology. He has written approximately 50 articles, ranging from the psychology of political hatred, the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant trend in the western world, to the Euro Crisis, and the future of Capitalism. Until 2011, Mr. Lachman also maintained a personal blog where he ventilated his opinion.

Mr. Lachman is a truly modern, global executive who is of Indian descend, born in Suriname (South America), and fluent in six languages: English, German, Dutch, Hindi, Urdu, and Surinamese, along with a good understanding of Punjabi, Spanish, French and Italian.

Mr. Lachman is a citizen of the Netherlands, where he grew up and lived for more than 25 years before moving to New York in the early 2000s. For the past 15 years, Mr. Lachman has lived in Vancouver, Canada, New York City and London, where he currently resides.

Mr. Lachman has published the following articles on Linkedin concerning his business philosophy and NSL&Co's flagship investee company Angie:

  1. Creating Shared Wealth: Corporate Capitalism for the 21st Century;
  2. The Method Behind the Madness of the World's Largest Startup;
  3. Take a Look inside Angie's Multi-Billion Euro Kitchen.

Mr. Lachman is one of the Principal Managers of NSL & Co’s funds. He is delegated by the firm to serve on flagship investee company Angie Communications International BV as its Chief Executive Officer.