Why founders choose NeoTerra


The partners of NeoTerra Capital have built businesses themselves. They consider many aspects in a business for improvement. Founders are provided with valuable expertise in all aspects of a business.


NeoTerra’s partners will teach founders everything they need to know about startups. Their knowledge is first-class and they can help with any step along the way.


The founders think of creative and innovative solutions for a business to rapidly grow. Their knowledge and expertise in a variety of industries allow for an intuitive approach for expansion.


NeoTerra’s partners have a deep network. The partners will provide access to search for the right investor for your company across many different industries. 

Aligned Incentives

Our unique business model allows NTC and our ventures to have aligned goals. We make sure that we work hard for our ventures to succeed.

Meet the Team

Christopher Piedmonte

Founder & Managing Director


With a career spanning over 40 years in engineering and executive management, Chris has extensive experience forming and nurturing technology startups, managing early-stage growth, and performing turnarounds on failing ventures. Throughout his career, Chris has developed and brought to market new technologies and products in the enterprise, SMB and consumer markets. His skill set includes leadership coaching, team building, startup venture planning, private & venture capital fundraising, business operations, hardware & software engineering management, modern engineering methodologies & product development disciplines, and customer & strategic relationship development.

Jeff Duwel

General Partner


Jeff has worked on the strategy and financial planning for over 500 early-stage companies to date – stemming primarily from his work as an economist and business planning consultant at Wise Business Plans. Jeff’s background is extremely diverse, starting with a career in Product Engineering Development in the Automotive Industry, where he holds three patents for drivetrain-related vehicle components. After his product engineering experience, he spent the next ten years interfacing with customer vehicle development teams to help them design-into-place new components for a number of applications. His interests then shifted from product design and development to financial design and development with a focus on equity valuation and multi-parameter forecasting strategies for both public and private companies.

He holds a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan) and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.S., University of Michigan College of Engineering).

Jeffrey Salisbury

General Partner


After selling my successful packaging manufacturing company I’m now able to focus on my passions which include helping others build businesses, charity work, and learning new skills. I am currently seeking open advisory board positions with non-profit and other organizations. I am in a position to utilize my 26 years as a CEO to help other organizations grow and thrive. I see this as my opportunity to truly give back.

Asif Kamal

General Partner


Asif Kamal is currently a third-year student at the University of Virginia. He attends the McIntire School of Commerce, pursuing a B.S. in Commerce and concentrating in Finance. He is also minoring in social entrepreneurship. He has a deep passion for business and aspires to be a business owner and investor. 

Prior to joining NeoTerra, Asif interned for the Clerk in the U.S. District Courts where he assisted her with organizing and preparing for certain court cases and ceremonies. He was also a warehouse operations intern for JK Moving where he assisted and managed incoming and outgoing shipments.