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Industry focus
November 15, 2022
Startup and Corporate Collaboration in Digital Health

Speaker:
Alessandro Toniolo, Life Science Expert IAG

Roundtable between the main Italian network of investors and some players of the Innovation Ecosystem in Life Science and Digital Health, to deepen the relationship between large companies active in the pharmaceutical and medical fields, and new projects with high technological and innovative potential. Together with the Italian Tech Alliance, the Portolano Cavallo Law Firm and the Urban Center of Trieste, we will discuss the characteristics and prerequisites needed to activate collaborations winning in the Biotech field thanks to the proposal of innovative digital solutions and models.

Online
Business case
October 22, 2022
Success stories, anti-portfolio and poor choices

Speaker:
Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG
Emanuele Torlonia, Associate IAG

Successful deals, those evaluated and discarded, deals we did not have access to, and even companies where we invested but did not perform as expected. Learning from mistakes to refine the evaluation and investment process is a key piece of building a good investment portfolio.

Online
Angel investing
September 27, 2022
MIP meets IAG, investment and support for startups

Speaker:
Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG

Florentine incubator Murate Idea Park meets Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), Italy's leading business angel network. IAG is the leading network of professional business angels in Italy with over 500 entrepreneurs, managers and professionals who invest capital and resources in supporting innovative talent. Murate Idea Park, was born from an initiative of the Piero Baldesi School of Business Sciences and Industrial Technologies, with the intention of promoting and developing even just small business ideas into real companies, through personalized mentorship and training paths made available to the winners of the various CALLs the incubator promotes.

Firenze
Innovation
July 05, 2022
Meet our Corporate Partners

Speaker:
Luigi Mennini, MD Finnat Fiduciaria
Silvano Lenoci, Partner Advisory KPMG

IAG business angels are a point of reference for companies that make innovation a focal element of their activities. On the other hand, our Corporate Partners complement the support to startups in the IAG network with dedicated partnerships and services. In this workshop we will have the opportunity to get to know some of our Partners, Banca Finnat and KPMG, and delve into opportunities for collaboration with the network.

Online
Business case
June 14, 2022
IAG portfolio: what we learned and how to build a diversified portfolio

Speaker:
Carlo Tassi - IAG Chairman
Leonardo Giagnoni - IAG Managing Director

Together with Carlo Tassi (IAG President) and Leonardo Giagnoni (IAG Managing Director) we will discuss IAG portfolio and best practices to put in place to plan investments in startups in a structured and diversified way.

Online
Technical / Tax
May 17, 2022
Tax issues for investment in Startups and PIR

Speaker:
Nunzio Incampo, Tax Advisor e Auditor, Pomara Scibetta & Partners
Nunzio Incampo, Tax Advisor e Auditor, Pomara Scibetta & Partners

A unique opportunity for professional growth and networking to meet and interact with the best Venture Capital experts and consultants. In this workshop we will talk about the tax aspects of investments in startups: benefits, concessions and tools to manage exits / write-offs, as well as alternative Individual Savings Plans (PIR).

Online
Technical / Legal
May 05, 2022
Investments through trustees

Speaker:
Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG
Antonio Chiarello, Founder & Owner ClubDealOnline.com

IAG forges an important partnership ClubDealFiduciaria (CDF), a trust company specializing in club deals for investments in innovative startups and SMEs. The partnership will allow a more efficient and streamlined management of club deals for IAG members, replacing the current corporate vehicles. The seminar aims to introduce the CDF team, how the fiduciary mandate works, details of the partnership and the benefits reserved for our angels.

Online
Industry focus
April 20, 2022
Inspirational Landscape

Speaker:
Omar Fulvio Bertoni - Co-Founder at Lifegate Way

Workshop organized in collaboration with LifeGate Way and Italian Tech Alliance.
A full immersion on how to approach sustainability and discover the macro trends through some specific case histories.

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Online
Angel investing
March 15, 2022
Office hours

Speaker:
Carlo Tassi, Chairman IAG
Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG - Emanuele Torlonia Associate IAG

Questions, curiosities, doubts about our association, angel investing, processes and criteria for evaluating a deal, creating a startup portfolio and other topics.

Online
Innovation
March 01, 2022
Meet our Corporate Partners

Speaker:
Alessandro Rufo, Founder & Managing Director Eagle&Chevalier
Marco Dotto, Director of Start-up Scouting and Strategic Partnerships Angelini Hive

The IAG business angels are a reference point for companies that make innovation a focal point of their activities. On the other hand, our Corporate Partners complete the support to the startups of the IAG network with partnerships and dedicated services. In this workshop we will have the opportunity to meet some of our Partners and deepen the opportunities for collaboration with the network.

Online
Angel investing
February 07, 2022
IAG arrives in Florence: united to create a culture of Venture Capital

Speaker:
Cecilia Del Re, Councillor for Innovation of the Municipality of Florence
Carlo Tassi, IAG Chairman

Roundtable between the main Italian network of investors and the actors of the Florentine Innovation Ecosystem. IAG will present the new headquarters and the commitment to the Tuscan territory with proposals and discussions on the strengthening of joint actions for the dissemination of the culture of innovation of venture capital. Speakers will also include Leonardo Bassilichi (President of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence), Alessandro Sordi (Founder & CEO Nana Bianca) and Lorenzo Ferrara (President OpenSeed).

c/o Nana Bianca, n. 10 Piazza di Cestello, Firenze
Angel investing
February 03, 2022
Approaches and strategies for effective fundraising: the Series A

Speaker:
Francesco Cerruti, Director General Italian Tech Alliance
Fabio Mondini, Founder & CEO Growth Capital

Together with Francesco Cerruti, Director General Italian Tech Alliance, Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG and Fabio Mondini, Founder & CEO Growth Capital, we will talk about the different types of rounds and how to best prepare for a Series A. The presentation will also include the case study A-Road, Growth Capital's elite acceleration and fundraising program.

Online
Angel investing
January 18, 2022
Get to know IAG

Speaker:
Carlo Tassi, IAG Chairman
Carolina Gianardi, IAG Board of Directors

Together with President Carlo Tassi, Board Member Carolina Gianardi, and team members Leonardo Giagnoni and Emanuele Torlonia we will discover more about the activities, results and processes of the association: from training activities to the screening process, from due diligence to the construction of a diversified portfolio and much more.

Online
Angel investing
October 26, 2021
Business Angels Europe (BAE): the European innovation ecosystem

Speaker:
Jan Debets, Head of Operations BAE
Valerio Caracciolo, Business Angel IAG

Together with Jan Debets and Valerio Caracciolo we will discover the world of Business Angels associations in Europe, the different models of organizations and their peculiarities. A focus on sharing the network and the best investment opportunities, to accelerate growth and support the international development of companies.

Online
Technical / Tax
September 28, 2021
Incentive plans and semi-equity instruments

Speaker:
Francesco Torelli, Partner @Hilex

Together with Francesco Torelli (Partner of Hi.lex law firm) we will analyze the legal aspects of stock option and work-for-equity plans and of the most popular semi-equity instruments to invest in startups and innovative SMEs.

Online
Champion training
July 13, 2021
Sponsor VS Champion IAG: what distinguishes the two figures?

Speaker:
Federico Pistono, Silvia Pugi and Luca Rossetto, IAG business angels

In this workshop we will share the experiences of three IAG business angels: Federico Pistono, Silvia Pugi and Luca Rossetto. We will discover what led them to approach the role of Champion/Sponsor, the difficulties, challenges and satisfactions, comparing the different paths.

Online
Business case
June 15, 2021
Exit opportunities: planning fundraising to prepare the ground

Speaker:
Fabio Mondini, CEO & Founder Growth Capital
Lorenzo Triboli, Associate Growth Capital

Successful exits are not random events, but situations strategically planned in advance several years before, which are best defined round after round, going to feel the market and the desirability of the different options available. In this webinar we will see how an exit is built over time, which are the main stakeholders and how to approach them, based on direct experience and real case studies.

Online
Technical / Tax
June 09, 2021
Tax benefits for startups and SMEs

Speaker:
Nicola Campisi Frascà, Senior Tax Manager, KPMG, Virginia Arcoraci Tax Specialist, KPMG
Alain Rigamonti, Senior Manager, KPMG

We will focus on the following points: the opportunities of work for equity for employees and collaborators and stock options; the tax credit for listing on the Stock Exchange; the opportunities of the tax credit on research and development expenses; the audit: a step to become an Innovative SME that creates value.

Online
Technical / Tax
May 27, 2021
Tax issues for investment in Startups and PIR

Speaker:
Nunzio Incampo, Tax Advisor e Auditor, Pomara Scibetta & Partners
Marco Graziani, Partner Legance - Avvocati Associati

Together with Nunzio Incampo (Studio Pomara Scibetta & Partners) and Marco Graziani (IAG Business Angel and Lawyer) we will talk about tax issues of investments in startups: benefits, concessions and tools to manage exits / write-offs. We will also focus on Individual Savings Plans (PIR).

Online
Industry focus
May 18, 2021
IAG Fintech Roundtable: What opportunities do companies see to innovate in the marketplace?

Speaker:

We will talk about it together with Carolina Gianardi, IAG Board of Directors, Andrea Ragaini, Deputy General Manager of Banca Generali, Laura Scaramella, Partner CDP Venture Capital SGR - Fondo Nazionale Innovazione, Luca Corti, Vice President Business Development Mastercard and Roberto Catanzaro, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer Nexi.

Online
Industry focus
May 04, 2021
The growth of Italian Deep Tech: the view of IIT and EneaTech

Speaker:

The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Enea Tech, a private law foundation supervised by the MiSE, are among the main Italian players operating in support of the development of innovative technologies of national strategic interest and on a global scale, in particular in the field of Deep tech. Together with Matteo Bonfanti, Technology Transfer Director (IIT), Carmelo Graceffa, Senior Investment Manager - Deep Tech ENEA Tech and Massimo Vanzi, IAG partner, manager and entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience, we will discover the potential and initiatives at Deep Tech support in Italy.

Online
Technical / Legal
April 13, 2021
Pre-money valuation in Digital startup: Calculation methods

Speaker:
Andrea Giustina, Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor

How to calculate pre-money valuation of digital startup.

Together with Andrea Giustina, senior IAG business angel in Digital and Tech sector with an entrepreneurial experience as CTO in which he reached the exit with Cisco, we will deepen the evaluation models of a digital company, based on international standards and experiences gained in IAG.

Online
Industry focus
March 30, 2021
Invitalia, Adding value to Italy

Speaker:
Massimo Calzoni, System Coordinator Invitalia Startup
Sergio Donofrio, Senior Business Analyst Invitalia

Invitalia aspires to boost Italy’s economic growth, focusing on strategic sectors for development and employment. Together with Massimo Calzoni, Invitalia Startup System Coordinator and Sergio Donofrio, Senior Business Analyst Invitalia - Accompaniment Orientation Services, we will discover the tools and actions to support startups and SMEs.







Online
Industry focus
March 18, 2021
CDP Venture Capital: VC funds launched in 2020/2021

Speaker:
Alessandro Scortecci, Head of Strategy & Business Development CDP Venture Capital SGR
Giacomo Valentini, Partner CDP Venture Capital SGR

CDP Venture Capital – Fondo Nazionale Innovazione aims to make Venture Capital a strategic pillar to Italy's economic growth and innovation, creating the conditions for a comprehensive and sustainable growth of the Italian Venture Capital ecosystem. Together with Alessandro Scortecci and Giacomo Valentini we will deepen the various CDP venture capital funds.

Online
Business case
February 18, 2021
Get to know IAG

Speaker:
Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG

Together with Leonardo Giagnoni, Managing Director IAG, we will discover Italian Angels for Growth, the largest Italian business angel network: from the screening process to associative life, from investments to due diligence and much more.

Online
Business case
January 21, 2021
Success stories: Spreaker

Speaker:
Francesco Baschieri, Technology Executive & Entrepreneur
Francesco Marini Clarelli, Co-founder and Onorary Chairman IAG

Together with Francesco Baschieri, Spreaker's founder and Francesco Marini Clarelli, Champion IAG in this investment, we will discover Spreaker/Voxnest's experience, since its establishment to the exit.

Online
Industry focus
December 09, 2020
CDP Recovery fund, how it works

Speaker:
Enrico Maini, CDP Recovery fund

Together with Enrico Maini, (18 years of finance experience spanning across investment banking, private equity and the software industry) we will discover investment focuses, matching mechanisms and operational processes of this CDP Fund for startups and innovative SMEs.





Online
Business case
November 19, 2020
Workshop in collaboration with BIP

Speaker:
Diego D'Alessandro, Partner Business Integration Partners

An event to look beyond the status quo of established relationships and perspectives, identifying new and unexpected points of view able to enhance all the elements of our precious and complex ecosystem where different worlds interact: Consulting, Business Angels and Startups.

Online
Champion training
November 11, 2020
Why act as a Champion?

Speaker:
Marco Becca, Carolina Gianardi e Claudio Zuccolotto, IAG business angel

In this workshop we will share the experiences of three new champions: Marco Becca, Carolina Gianardi and Claudio Zuccolotto, IAG business angels. We will discover what drove them to approach this role, difficulties, challenges and satisfactions related to this path.

Online
Angel investing
October 27, 2020
Types of rounds in Europe and how to prepare for a B Series

Speaker:
Fabio Mondini, Founder Cross Border Growth Capital
Lorenzo Triboli, Associate Cross Border Growth Capital

Together with Fabio Mondini, Founder Cross Border Growth Capital, and Lorenzo Triboli, Associate Cross Border Growth Capital, we will discover the approaches and characteristics of the A and B series rounds, the types of investors, the distinctive elements and the planning of an ideal fundraising.

Online
Technical / Tax
July 21, 2020
The state of the art in tax benefits for startups and SMEs

Speaker:
Nicola Campisi Frascà, KPMG Tax & Legal
Virginia Arcoraci, KPMG Tax & Legal

Together with Nicola Campisi Frascà and Virginia Arcoraci, professionals of KPMG Tax & Legal, we will talk about the new incentives for investors in innovative start-ups and SME’s introduced by the Decreto Rilancio and the coordination with the previous legislation.

Online
Angel investing
July 15, 2020
Evaluation criteria in seed investments

Speaker:
Marco Trombetti, Angel Investor, CEO & Co-Founder Pi Campus & Translated

Together with Marco Trombetti, Angel Investor, CEO and Co-Founder of Pi Campus and Translated, we will understand how to evaluate a startup in seed phase highlighting the true role of business angels, through the analysis of different types of models.

Online
Business case
June 09, 2020
The IAG anti portfolio, reflections on missed opportunities

Speaker:
Lorenzo Franchini, Co-Founder Italian Angels for Growth

Together with Lorenzo Franchini, founding partner of Italian Angels for Growth we will analyze those companies, today successful, in which we have chosen not to invest with a synthesis of the lessons learned.


Online
Technical / Legal
May 14, 2020
Negotiating a term sheet

Speaker:
Francesco Torelli, Partner of the law firm Hi.lex

Together with Francesco Torelli, Partner of Hi.lex law firm, we will discover how to negotiate a term sheet in venture capital transactions, its content (purpose, economics, corporate governance, founders' commitments, exit).

Online
Business case
April 29, 2020
Deep tech investment: the delicate balance between startup and corporate

Speaker:
Antonio Avitabile, Managing Director, Corporate Alliance and Investment, Sony Semiconductor Europe

Together with Antonio Avitabile, Managing Director, Corporate Alliance and Investment, Sony Semiconductor Europe, we will talk about Sony Corporation's experience and investment criteria, focusing on the delicate balance between startup and corporate.

Online
Industry focus
April 02, 2020
Smart & Start Italia, the national tool to support innovative startups

Speaker:
Federica Garbolino, Market and Services Development Manager, Invitalia
Massimo Calzoni, System Coordinator Invitalia Startup

Together with Federica Garbolino, Market and Services Development Manager, Invitalia and Massimo Calzoni, Invitalia Startup System Coordinator, we will discover the tools and actions to support innovative startups: Invitalia Startup system and the Smart&Start Italia tool.

Online
Technical / Tax
March 26, 2020
Innovative Startup Benefits: Fiscal incentive and Stock Option

Speaker:
Nunzio Incampo, Pomara Scibetta & Partners

Together with Nunzio Incampo (Studio Pomara Scibetta & Partners) we will talk about the definition of Innovative Startups and SME’s; Stock Options and Work for equity; tax benefits of investing in Innovative Startups and Innovative SME’s; tax management of Angel investment.

Online
Industry focus
February 24, 2020
Alternative capital raising instruments in the US - Main techniques and features

Speaker:
Maurizio Manzati, President Golden Eagle Capital Advisors
Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist NUVERSE ADVISORS LLC

Together with Maurizio Manzati, President of Golden Eagle Capital Advisors, and Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist NUVERSE ADVISORS LLC, we will explore a new capital raising opportunity for startups in unregulated US markets.

Online
  • Selected Speakers

    Meet and discuss with top venture capital entrepreneurs, experts and consultants

  • Insights and news

    Keep up to date with international trends in the investment world, emerging sectors, and technical, legal and tax issues.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Each workshop brings together more than 30 participants across IAG members and partners.

  • 10 workshops per year

    Each meeting lasts 2 hours including presentation and discussion. It is always possible to participate by videoconference

Venture capital and especially angel investing are landscapes full of opportunities, but also pitfalls. Get ready to know them and deal with them in a group of peers, where you have the opportunity to participate in continuing education workshops on the main topics of the sector. In addition, do not miss the opportunity for a knowledge exchange with more senior investors who are open to sharing their stories and help you minimize mistakes caused by inexperience.