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The largest business angel network in Italy
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Carlo Abbà
Ex Purchasing Director Wind and Telecom Italia

Deep TechDigitalFintech

Graduated in Telecommunications Engineering, Carlo has a long career as Manager working for years in computer companies, banks, airports, steel producers and major telecommunications companies.

Francesco Acabbi
Co Founder - COO

Fintech

Digital & Fintech Enthusiast.
Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Digital & Innovation Strategy, Marketing Sales & Customer Service Management Expert.

Carlo Luigi Acabbi
Executive of Luxury sector

Deep Tech

Carlo played most of his professional career in management consulting and became Accenture Partner in 1983. He is currently General Manager of the luxury hotel Relais Villa Belpoggio.

Andrea Airaghi
Senior Partner at BIP

Deep TechDigital

Client partner of International Corporations (Telco and other industries)
Business Area leader, Executive Committee member
M&A, for BIP non organic growth 

Umberto Alonzo
Stockbroker, private banker e CEO

Fintech

Born and raised in Milan, after graduating from Bocconi, Umberto lived in the Principality of Monaco and in London, where he worked as a stockbroker, private banker and CEO in the fintech sector.

Anna Amati
Founder and VP at META Group

Deep TechDigitalLife ScienceFintech

Founding Partner of META Group and EUREKA! Venture SGR Spa, as well as member of the Investment Committee of Eureka! Fund I Tech Transfer. Partner of Angels4Women. She is the Italian evaluator, as investor, of the EIC AcceleratorH2020 program. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Institute "Treccani" and advisor of the Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria.

Giulio Ambrosi
Global Senior Executive

Deep TechDigitalLife Science

Global executive with strong track record of leading consumer-centric digital transformation efforts, revitalizing under-performing businesses, and successfully launching new franchises across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Giorgio Andreoli
Managing Director

DigitalFintech

Managing Director at Accenture Strategy & Consulting, where he works on Digital solutions and platforms for FS and Payments clients. Before 2010 he was Director Strategic Marketing at Ericsson. His background is Electronic Engineering and a Master in Information Technology at Cefriel - Politechnic of Milan.

Raimondo Anello
Founder MIEEG and MIPRONS; Innovation Senior Advisor

Digital

1985 Philosophy degree; 1988 SDA Bocconi Master; 1989-1998: consultancy in strategy and business creation; 1998-2000: Arthur Andersen MBA, Head of E-commerce and Knowledge Management; 2000 - 2020: Ericsson, Head of P&A, Marketing and BD Enterprise, KAM Innovation, Head of Innovation and "5G for Industries"; Founder of MIEEG and MIPRONS, innovative start-ups in the aerospace and sustainability fields.

Paolo Angelucci
Entrepreneur, Business Angel & Advisor

DigitalLife ScienceDeep Tech

Enterpreneur and expert in Information Technology, Paolo founded Cosmic Blue Team, sold in 2015 to Hitachi Group. He was involved in Confindustria with different roles, the last one as President of Assinform, the most important association of IT companies in Italy.

Champion:

Carlo Asquini
General Manager at Alpimerchant

FintechDeep Tech

Carlo has been providing consulting services in the field of extraordinary finance and private equity since 1998. He worked for consulting structures such as Ernst & Young Corporate Finance and Meliorbanca Gallo. He has also been part of the New European Team of Unicredito Italiano, which has dealt with acquisitions of commercial banks in Eastern European countries and has held the role of investment manager for the Star Venture SA fund.

Champion:

Roberto A. Attuch Junior
Founding Partner & CEO INVESTMIND

FintechDigital

Roberto has 25 years of experience in Latin American financial markets, having worked for 15 years at Credit Suisse and 4 years at Barclays.  In 2017, he founded INVESTMIND, Latin America's first research crowdsourcing platform.
Passionate about financial markets and open to new ideas and technologies. As a manager, he likes to empower people and give them opportunity to grow.

Carmine Auletta
Senior Executive, Chairman, Board Member, Business Angel

Digital

Experienced senior executive with a proven track record in General Management, ICT, Marketing, Strategy & Innovation across several industries and geographic areas. 20+ years in leadership roles in the Information Technology and Services industries with a consistent track record of outstanding results.

Barbara Avalle
COO in Doorway & Angel Investor

DigitalDeep Tech

Twenty years of experience in investment banking and asset management in leading foreign companies. Advisor for SMEs for the issue of Private Debt. Angel Investor

Luca Bardelli
Entrepreneur

Deep Tech


A professional entrepreneur, for more than 30 years Luca has worked in the ceramic tile production sector and has had the opportunity to work in various production units and develop important skills on the various technologies that can be used in this field. Luca also followed M & A and industrial restructuring operations, designing new plants and production methods. Having also been R & D manager of the group in which he worked, he had the opportunity to get in touch with several internationally renowned designers with the aim of creating ranges of products strongly differentiated from the expressive point of view.

Francesco Bavagnoli
Professor in Firm Valuation, CPA, NED, Statutory Auditor

Digital

Professor and Researcher in University, CPA and Auditor. Experience in consulting and as Ned or Statutory Auditor of financial and non financial firms. Published several articles on professional and academic topics (favourite themes: firm valuation and sustainability). Fluent in IT/EN/SP/PT basic RU/GE/FR. Skilled in Data Science (SPSS, Stata e R).

Paolo Bavassano
Principal at Bain & Company

FintechDigital

Paolo has done most of his professional career in the world of managerial and strategic consulting. He began his career in Accenture and then joined Bain & Company where he currently holds the role of Principal.

Matteo Francesco Emanuele Bay
Family Officer

Digital

Attorney with international experience in Brussels, Luxembourg and USA, now family officer.

Marco Becca
VP of IGT Digital and Betting

DigitalFintech

Career as a manager in Gaming, Telco and Insurance; formerly Consultant in Mc Kinsey. Strong passion for innovation and talent development.

Champion:

Anna Benini
Chief Executive Officer

Life Science

HR Executive Professional with more than 20 years experience in various multinational organizations. From 2009 to 2018 she was Board Member of Allergan Spa. For 4 years as an entrepreneur she has been CEO of two companies in the digital and renewable sector.

Paolo Berra
CEO at Sicas Euroclean Industrial

Deep TechLife Science

Paolo Berra started at the Italian National Research Center (CNR) and the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, specializing in particle accelerator construction. He later moved to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) where he held positions in mechanical engineering and project management for cancer therapy. Today, he is Managing Director at Sicas Euroclean Industrial (mechanical engineering, automotive, and environment). In addition, Paolo is a member of the CEO Commissions at the European Industrial Association of EUnited in Brussels.

Omar Fulvio Bertoni
Business Partner, Business Angel, Entrepreneur, Impact investing

Digital

Serial entrepreneur, advisor and business angel with 20 years' experience in the events and communication sector, Head of special projects and formats in SG company, has leaded international communication and brand positioning projects with a particular focus on the fields of regulated markets, entertainment and food & beverage.

Marco Bolgiani
Executive Chairman in 441 Trust company LTD

Fintech

Marco has a long experience in the banking sector, where he held the position of Vice President in Unicredit and then moved to Intesa Sanpaolo as head of the banking group division. Marco is also a member of the board of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza and of the Salini - Impregilo group.

Roberta Bonasoni
Wealth Manager in Azimut

Deep TechFintech

After a long experience in Bper Banca as a SIM, Roberta currently holds the position of Wealth Manager in Azimut.

Alessandro Bondi
Independent Director IBL

Deep TechFintech

Independent director at IBL Banca, founding partner and sole director of Capital Investment Company, Alessandro was Chairman of Compass Banca.

Paola Bonomo
Independent advisor in the digital sector and angel investor

FintechDigital

Paola Bonomo has held leadership roles in technology multinationals such as Facebook and Vodafone. Today he is an independent director in the Boards of listed and non-listed companies.

Champion:

Massimo Bresciani
Industry Director at CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub, Professor of Practice University of Strathclyde | Advisor | Board Member

Life Science

Varied background of over 30 years in the pharmaceutical sector as an industrialist and an interface between industry and academia. KOL, non exec board member.
CMC neuroscience and oncology, drug delivery.
Life Science innovation and business strategy, innovative platform and regulatory readiness.

Alessandro Brighenti
Business Angel, Startup Mentor

Deep Tech

Alessandro has had a long career leading small and medium-sized industrial companies in Europe, also within multinational groups, dealing with both strategies and execution. He
mainly has experience in B2B markets. He is particularly interested in the processes of change and innovation and the related organizational dynamics.




Champion:

Isacco Brioschi
Architect, Founder and Owner of DesignTU

Digital

Architect Degree from Milan Polytechnic, Owner of DesignTu (Architecture and Contract) and LuceTu (lighting company), Artistic Director of several companies.

Alessandro Brunello
CEO @Kijo Digital, Founder Bibipom.com Exchange

Fintech

#crowdfunding #fintech #blockchain #cyberintelligence. Enterpreneur and small investor. European crowdfunding record (6,3 M raised in a single campaign). He wrote several books about crowdfunding, translated in several languages. He's a member of New York Academy of Science.

Carlo Brunetti
Notary

DigitalDeep TechLife Science

Notary, Life Science enthusiast. He has participated in books on innovation and its financing. Champion in companies in the biomedical sector.

Champion:

Piero Bruno
Senior manager

Deep Tech

Piero has over 25 years of experience in the Automotive / Industrial sector of Original Equipment for consumer products (brakes, shock absorbers, filters and tracked products) in the main multinational companies: Federal Mogul, Itt Corporation, Ufi filters, thyssenkrupp, with increasing responsibilities for development and control of the business up to the current position of CEO of the industry division. A long-time student with a Diploma in Business Administration, in Business Management at the Universities of Ashridge and Warwick, Master in Finance Control and Administration EMAF IV at Bocconi.

Walter Bucelli
General Manager

Fintech

General Manager and CEO in several SME's Companies operating in Utilities, Tourism and Manufacture. Actually Walter is General Manager in Enegan Spa (400 millions consolidated revenues and about 300 employees) and member in the board of several companies both in the Group and outside the Group. President of CIDA Toscana, representing Tuscan Managers.

Tommaso Cacurio
Vice President of Global E-Commerce

Digital

eCommerce and Digital Marketing executive with more than 15 years experience in large multinationals.

Gianluca Calace
CEO of STEAM

Deep Tech

As a mechanical engineer with a degree from the University of Padua, Gianluca received an MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid. After a few years of consulting for Europraxis in Spain, he is now CEO of STEAM, an engineering consulting firm specializing in the design and supervision of large buildings (hospitals and airports). Additionally, Gianluca has been a Business Angel since January 2017 in both Italy and the U.S.

Roberto Campagnola
Investor & Entrepreneur

Deep Tech

Roberto has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Polytechnic of Turin). He was Partner in Accenture. Actually he is founder of Faber srl, as well as VP Export and Board Member of LEAPfactory srl







Luigi Campello
Entrepreneur

Digital

University degree in Electronic Engineering and MBA SDA Bocconi University High Merit. Professional Career in Zanussi/Electrolux with international roles and responsibilities, GM Electrolux Italy (2005-12) and President Electrolux Hellas. Founder of Easy Rain and member of Technical Advisory Board of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

Salvatore Campo
General Manager

Deep Tech

Graduated in mining engineer with master in Oil&Gas research and drilling at Politecnico of Turin.
Various positions on drill and blast industry for underground and surface drilling machine.
General Manager of operation unit were are manufactured cutting and drilling machine for dimension stone industry.

Luigi Capello
CEO LVenture Group

DigitalDeep Tech

Entrepreneur and successful business angel, Luigi managed important private equity funds and in 2007 he co-founded IAG - Italian Angels for growth. Luigi is also the founder of Luiss Enlbas, accelerator of digital startups. Luigi is currently CEO of LVenture Group, Fondo VC listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. Luigi was also mentioned by the "Hot Topics" community on the list of the 100 most influential startup accelerator leaders.

Lorena Capoccia
CEO & Board Member Sicme Motori

Life ScienceFintech

Lorena is a bioengineer with 30 years of international experience in the industrial and service sectors. She specializes in the implementation of business reorganization processes. Defined as a "serial innovator", Lorena brings innovation and internationalization thanks to her intense collaborations with associations, public institutions, universities, and research institutes.

Valerio Caracciolo
Manager & Entrepreneur

Deep TechDigitalFintech

As a Business Angel and successful entrepreneur in the renewable energy sector, Valerio has had numerous experiences in the industrial and energy sector. Among these, he has been Executive Director of Linde Gas in both Italy and France.

Champion:

Giovanni Carrara
Partner at Banor Sim Spa

Deep TechFintech

Giovanni has a great experience in the Banking sector. After numerous years in Deutsche Bank, Giovanni moved to Credit Suisse where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Italy. Giovanni is currently a partner of Banor Sim Spa.

Paolo Carugati
CFO

Fintech

Finance Executive with 20 years of experience as CFO of multinational companies. Extensive M&A, restructuring and complex financing deal experience. Multiple rounds as CFO of Private Equity portfolio companies.

Luca Casalena
Business development manager

Life Science

Luca is passionate about innovation applied to healthcare. He contributed launching new technologies applied to dentistry such as laser, computer aided implantology, and new CAD CAM prosthetic materials. He graduated “summa cum laude” in economics at Sapienza Roma University and post graduated at Thunderbird the American Graduate School of International Management where he received a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Jacopo Casati
General Manager

Deep Tech

Manager of a manufacturing family business in the industries of automotive, air conditioning and household appliances, with a deep knowledge of the processes of design, development and production of high volume parts in very competitive environment. He combines traditional manufacturing knowledge to more technical skills in ML and AI, that he learnt in his last 2 years in the USA and he is now implementing in his company.

Angelo Casero
SVP Logistics, Planning and Work Analysis

Deep Tech

Angelo has over 25 years of international management experience acquiring important skills and experience in Operations and Management Control gained in the automotive, home appliances and technical textile sectors at medium and large multinational Italian and American industrial organizations. He has held positions of increasing responsibility to lead and manage project teams, operational functions, establishments, regional organizations and now with global responsibilities in the automotive industry.

Enrico Castellano
Consultant & Business Angel

Deep TechDigital

A graduate in Electronic Engineering, Enrico for a short period was dedicated to study and research activities in the Telecommunications sector, first to the European Space Agency and then to the Polytechnic of Turin. He then developed his career in Accenture (first Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting), in the group of Partners that since the late 80s have contributed to the growth in Italy of the great consulting, technology and services company. In particular, he has collaborated in the transformation of important companies (first of durable goods production, then of telecommunications), devoting himself to the innovation of management control practices and to the efficiency of back-office structures. After retiring in 2005, he dedicated himself to a series of investments, both "profit" and "non-profit", mainly focused in his local community (particularly in the sectors of hospitality and culture) and, from 2007, to Business Angel, having been one of the co-founders of Italian Angels for Growth.

Roberto Casula
Manager

Deep Tech

Extensive international experiences and competencies in energy business, and open innovation. His career is marked by successful contractual negotiations, project management in highly complex environments, and investment activity in breakthrough technologies. He has been M.I.T. Energy Initiative Advisory Committee member for five years and a keynote speaker in international summits and conferences.

Stefano Cattaruzza
Partner at Smart Capital

Deep TechDigitalLife ScienceFintech

Stefano has 30 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Business Control, M & A, LBO, restructuring and revision of business models and transmission processes. Furthermore, Stefano is strongly interested in methods of improving operational efficiency and competitive capacity, in industrial and management in the broad sense (Lean Manufacturing, Hoshin Kanri, Marketing and Sales).

Stefano Ceci
Business Designer & Developer - Innovation Manager - Adjunct Professor

Digital

Aged 51, Innovation Manager, Adjunct Associate Professor in IULM University and University of Padua. Founder and CEO of GH (the Growth Hormone), one of the first travel business incubators in Italy. Co-founder and CEO of 7 start-ups with 2 exits and 1 fault. Coordinator of applied research activities in Digital Innovation in the spheres of Tourism and Culture, in collaboration with Trentorise, Bruno Kessler Foundation and the University of Trento. Winner of Premio Nazionale per l'Innovazione 2011.

Enrico Chiapparoli
Country Manager and Head of EME Automotive at Barclays in Italy

Deep TechLife ScienceFintech

Enrico has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and Angel Investing. Enrico is also a professor of entrepreneurial finance. He currently holds the position of Country Manager and Head of EME Automotive at Barclays in Italy.

Champion:

Gianni Cicogna
Presidente at SmartpeG

Deep TechDigitalFintech

From 1987 to 1991 Gianni is engaged in IT and Organizational consultancy in central Italy. From 1992 to 2000 active banking in the Organization and Personnel Management, to specialize in personnel assessment systems. From 1999 to 2016 he was founder and administrator of Pegaso 2000, an Italian software company in the field of Finance - Public Administration - Healthcare and Businesses. From 2006 to 2016 he was Sole Director of ORION TEAM, an IT services company for companies. Since 2015 he is founder and President of SMARTPEG, software factory for Human Resources and the Internet of Things, with offices in Umbria and in the United Arab Emirates. He was for two years the Regional Manager for Umbria of Fior Di Risorse, currently in the Board of AIDP Umbria. Lover of sailing as inspiration of life, is convinced that the union between technology and passion trigger the professional "turn" of each person, for themselves and for others.

Renato Cifarelli
CEO of Cifarelli SpA

Deep TechDigital

Renato Cifarelli is the CEO of the family business, Cifarelli SpA, which produces small machines for agriculture and gardening. He is a member of Commonsense Srl, which produces mobile device apps. He has also been a member of various Boards for startups, public companies, and credit guarantees.

Valentina Circo
CEO Cipi - Country Manager Prominate Italy - Cifin Manager

Digital

After University with Business Studies, Valentina developed a Product Design and R&D background, especially in sourcing, Far East production and general supply chain. In more recent years she focused more on trade marketing integrated services for large multinational companies.

Rosario Circo
Founder and President of Cipi

Deep TechDigital

President CIPI SpA
CEO CIFIN Srl
Past President IPPAG (International Patnership for Premium and Gift)
Past President ASSOPROM

Enrico Cirilli
CEO CIRFIN Group

Deep TechDeep TechDigital

Enrico started his professional career in tax and management consulting, collaborating with companies such as MBs consulting and McKinsey & Company. Subsequently, he worked as an extraordinary finance consultant, carrying out venture capital and private equity activities between Milan and Genoa. Currently Enrico is a Partner and CEO of Cirfin Group since 2007.

Paolo Cistaro
Partner & Manager

Life ScienceDigitalDeep TechFintech

Partner and investor in various projects, with wide visibility in innovations and business developments in the international field. Solid financial and fundraising experience, partner of YourCFO, through which I provide temporary manager activity.

Guendalina Cobianchi
SVP Business Development & Partnerships

Deep Tech

SVP Business Development & Partnerships in V-Nova Ltd, where she enjoys applying advanced technology solutions to the business challenges of customers and partners. Before moving to London to join the V-Nova founding team, she was a Sr Manager in McKinsey. She holds a MBA from INSEAD and a degree in management engineering. She has been living in London for 7 years, married with Marco, with two wonderful kids.

Massimo Pietro Colombo
C Level & Board Member, Innovation Manager, Mentor

Digital

Bocconi University graduated, 30 years in the main Italian publishing groups, among the most important positions: Director of Advertising Communication of publishing products A. Mondadori, Central Marketing Director of L’Espresso Group (now GEDI), CEO of Publikompass, Chief Revenue Officer and Communication of Itedi (La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX), General Manager of Sole 24 Ore and CEO of 24 Ore Cultura. Journalist for 12 years, founder of digital startups, mentor. Consultancy in strategic, mktg, innovation management and digitalization, fields through its own company.

Giorgio Costacurta
Senior manager

Life ScienceDeep TechDigital

Giorgio is an entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and mentor. He has 30 years of experience through key multinational roles in marketing, accounting, auditing, and financial administration. He has also gained experience in financial consulting and venture capital.

Champion:

Guido Crespi
Senior Partner & Mentor

Fintech

Engineer at Politecnico (91), MBA at Collège Des Ingénieurs in PARIS (91-92), BCG (92-00), VP sapient (00-02), partner Bain (02-05), partner BCG (06-09), senior partner BCG (10-19). Mentor in Bheroes, mentor in Endeavor, Moffu shareholders, former IAG shareholders (11-15).

Gianluca D’Agostino
Angel investor, Neomobile founder

Deep TechDigital

Gianluca D'Agostino is a successful entrepreneur and innovative business pioneer within the mobile field. He has acquired almost 25 years of work experience abroad as a manager, entrepreneur, and investor in the tech sector with a particular focus on content and payment ecosystems. Today, Gianluca is an Angel Investor who is passionate about startups and committed to fostering the success of tech companies, where he plays the role of Non-executive Director on the Boards of Bango plc (listed on AIM London) and Coolgames B.V. Before founding Neomobile, which is one of the most important Italian digital companies, he had held various managerial positions in corporations such as KPMG and TIM/Telecom Italia. He was named among the 'Top 50 Execs' in 2009-2011, not to mention the 2011 'Media Momentum Man of the Year' according to Mobile Entertainment Magazine, the market's publication authority.

Champion:

Paolo Dalla Riva
Social media entrepreneur

DigitalDeep Tech

After a decade of experience in the financial and M&A sectors, Paolo is dedicated to creating media content. He has founded and manages the "Il Veneto Imbruttito" Facebook page.

Enrico Dalla Riva
Catering entrepreneur

Deep TechDigital

As an expert in both the HoReCa and super HoReCa sector, Enrico manages a club even if his main activity is the organization of major events such as Birritaly/Birritalia.

Renato Dalla Riva
Internal Auditing Director at Intesa Sanpaolo

Fintech

Renato is the Chairman of Cedacri after a long experience as Internal Auditing Director of Intesa San Paolo.

Laura De Chiara
CEO at Acquasillaba srl

Deep TechDigital

Laura, as an entrepreneur, launched the Aquatime Water Fitness brand in 2016, a fitness start-up  fitness of which she is Founder. She has worked for more than 20 years as Senior Manager in Marketing, Communication and Business Development in large multinational companies.

Laura is also part of the Screening Committee of Italian Angels for Growth, the largest Italian Business Angel group for support and development of Startup.

Executive Coach and Consultant in Business Strategies, an expert in organizational change and D&I, Laura has worked in large multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises, supporting entrepreneurs in their path of corporate transformation, covering consumer markets (Household care and Personal care) and Niche segments aimed at the "Premium" target.

Champion:

Marco De Guzzis
Director in the financial, insurance and media sector

DigitalFintech

After graduating in economics with honors, Marco has taken on the roles of Planning Director, Marketing Director, and CEO in various sectors, from art to insurance and to finance.

Champion:

Riccardo Delleani
Executive manager

Digital

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Telco Communications, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Start-ups.

Alda De Rose
Publishing Senior Manager

DigitalDeep Tech

Alda has a long and thorough experience in all aspects of Media business. In more than 20 years spent in this Industry, she managed successfully different and growing responsibilities.

Anna De Stefano
General Manager

DigitalLife Science

Expert General Manager, enthusiastic business angel, passionate mentor, connector of people, ideas and technology, visionary and pragmatic, curious by nature.

Champion:

Davide Di Domenico
Managing Director and Partner

Digital

Davide worked 10 years as executive in the automotive field and as many in strategic consulting as Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting Group, leading projects in the Industrial Goods sector, with a special focus on the Automotive field. He holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Andrea Di Natale
Director Operations and Strategy

Digital

Versatile leader and part-time investor with 15+ years of Operations experience in small and large Tech companies.

Stefano Dominedò
Head of Strategy & Financial Planning

Fintech

Extensive work experience in risk consulting, banking, and portfolio management. Currently Stefano is the International Head of Strategy & Financial Planning at Marsh Advisory (a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan). Stefano has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and I am a CFA Charterholder.

Peter Durante
CHRO Italgas

Digital

Peter joined the Rinascente department store in 1997, becoming its Director of Human Resources for the Group in 2003. From 2000 – 2002, he worked at Pirelli Cavi e Sistemi as HR Corporate Manager. He was HR Manager of the sales force and of the Spare Parts and Services sector at Fiat Auto in 2005. Then, from 2006 to 2011, at Pirelli Tyre, he was HR Manager of the Operations and R&D departments and HR Manager of the Car and Motorsport BU. He worked at Prysmian Group from 2011 to 2019. In the 2017-2018 two-year period, he also supervised the acquisition and merger of General Cable for Prysmian in the United States. He became CHRO of the Atlantia Group in 2019. He has been Chief Human Resources Officer at Italgas since September 2020

Barbara Falcomer
Managing Director at ValoreD

DigitalFintech

Currently Barbara is General Manager of the Valore D and Independent Board Member of Piquadro SpA and Digitouch Spa. Furthermore Barbara has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Montblanc Italy for 10 years and before that she has held managerial roles in multinational companies such as Lancaster and Beiersdorf . Business angel and advisor startup since 2014.

Augusto Fazioli
Senior Partner Ars et Inventio

DigitalFintech

Augusto has a long track record in business consultation with a focus on IT, both as a manager and an entrepreneur. He is a lover of innovation and how it can improve company performance. Augusto is currently Partner at Ars et Inventio, a division of Bip that deals with innovation.

Marco Ferrari
Vice President Landmark Capital

Digital

Dynamic entrepreneur

Andrea Ferrari
President Landmark Capital

Digital

President of the Board of Landmark Capital, a holding company and single family office seeking investment opportunities in real estate, financial markets and alternative assets.

Mario Carlo Ferrario
Investment banker & Venture capitalist

Deep TechDigitalFintech

Attorney, investment banker, venture capitalist, Mario is one of the founders of Schroder Ventures (now Permira), venture capital business of the Schroders bank. It has 25 years of successful investments, with over 150 transactions completed in Italy, Europe, USA, Latin America and Australia, in many industrial sectors. Mario is a Director of Quadrivio Capital SGR, a private equity operator with € 1.3 billion under management. He is also a member of the Evaluation Committee for University Spin-offs for MIUR. Chairman of the Venture Capital group of AIFI, the Italian Private Equity Association; President of ABIE Australian Business in Europe, Italy; Director of Transparency International and Istituto Bruno Leoni, former President of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Mario holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, a law degree from the University of Milan, and regularly lectures on international finance and investments.

Michele Ferrero
Managing Partner Gartner

DigitalDeep Tech

Michele is an engineer with over 16 years experience in management consulting in Europe and Italy and with a brief entrepreneurial experience in the food and wine sector. In these years, both in first person and coordinating resources, he has developed skills in the digital, CRM, supply chain with specific focus on information technology, organization, sourcing and strategy managing a portfolio of international customers in the retail and manufacturing sectors.

Laura Iris Ferro
President at Bio4Dreams

Life Science

Manager and entrepreneur in the Pharmaceutical and biotech sector with international experience. Laura is Specialized in Psychiatric and Pharmacological Clinics. Laura is currently President of Bio4Dreams. In addition, Laura is also an advisor for Panakes Partners, a venture capital fund in the LifeScience sector.

Champion:

Riccardo Fisogni
Senior manager in the finance sector

FintechDigital

Riccardo has worked for over 13 years in large financial companies covering managerial roles in various sectors including asset management and investment banking. Recently Riccardo has become a management consultant focused on open innovation and investments in startups.

Champion:

Lorenzo Franchini
CEO and Founder of ScaleIT

Deep TechDigital

Lorenzo is an entrepreneur in the world of venture investing. He is currently Investor and Advisor for LVenture Group and Founder of ScaleIT, a platform/event that rounds up a selection of the best Italian scaleups and a pool of international VC funds looking for opportunities in Europe. Moreover, Lorenzo is Co-founder of IAG, Italian Angels for Growth.

Ismail Gazarin
Senior Tech Advisor

Digital

Engineer with a master in Industrial Engineering. After a 10 year experience in a multinational american IT and consultancy company, in 1999 Isamil co-founded Eidosmedia www.eidosmedia.com with a mission to create a new breed of multi-channel publishing platform to harness the power of emerging digital technologies and put them to work at every stage of the content management process from creation to delivery (multi-channel enterprise content publishing platform).
In EidosMedia Ismail has served as CTO/CPO (Chief Technology and Product Officer) conceiving/designing and developing the company's solutions while managing the R&D team of more than 40 engineers.
In late 2015, the majority stake of EidosMedia was seized by an international VC, and in August 2020 Ismail quit his full time executive role and started approaching the 'Angel Investing' world.

Giovanni Gervasoni
Entrepreneur in the furniture sector

Deep Tech

Giovanni, after graduating in Economics and Commerce at the University of Trieste, enrolled in the register of Chartered Accountants and the Register of Auditors. From 1987 to 1989 he worked as an auditor at the Arthur Andersen office in Milan.
His training in the field of furniture is perfected through a long experience abroad - USA, Belgium and Germany. In 1989 he joined the family business as Export Manager. Since 1999 he has held the role of Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Gervasoni Spa which he leads together with his brother Michele, Chief Executive Officer and Sales Manager.
Today he is President of Gervasoni Spa and of IFA srl.

Matteo Ghiacci
Entrepreneur and investor

Deep Tech

Graduated in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and attended a master's degree in management from ESCP Business School in Paris. Passionate about technology, investments and startups.

Carolina Gianardi
Head of Strategic Marketing in Poste Italiane

FintechDigital

As a Senior Executive with more than 25 years of international experience in services, Carolina serves as Board Member of several companies that focus on digital services. In addition, Carolina is President and Founder of PWN Rome, a nonprofit organization that supports women in their professional growth.

Champion:

Gianfranco Giannella
Director, Entrepreneur, Business Angel

Digital

Global business leader with 30+ years of professional experience as Consulting Partner, General Manager, Investor, Director and Entrepreneur. His focus (and passion) is industry transformation through leding edge technology. His key compentence domains are digital platforms, marketplaces, IOT, AI, Big Data, behavioral science.

Paolo Giolito
CA Indosuez Wealth Management

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Paolo holds a degree in Economics and Business. He is active for more than 20 years in the development of Wealth Management services and facilities in international institutions.

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Andrea Giustina
Serial entrepreneur & advisor

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Andrea is a business angel investor, consultant, strategic consultant and Cim.
After an entrepreneurial experience come CTO in which he reached the exit with Cisco, Andrea wants to help people with great innovative ideas to grow their businesses.
As a business angel, Andrea has invested in more than 15 companies in the IoT, Telco and Biomedical sectors.
Andrea is also a Strategic Consultant for various companies, helping them to define market analysis and step for entrepreneurs. Formally Andrea was a senior manager for Telco company with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Paolo Gonano
Entrepreneur & Senior Manager

Digital

Paolo began his professional career with experience in consulting (Accenture, Boston Consulting Group) and large companies (Euromobiliare, Piaggio, Seat Pagine Gialle) up to the level of General Manager of business units. During his career he developed skills in strategy, marketing, finance / M & A.
Today Paolo is an entrepreneur and business angel, with a portfolio of 15 participations.

Antonella Grassigli
Certified Public Accountant and Statutory Auditor

Fintech

As a Certified Public Accountant and Statutory Auditor with 25 years of professional experience, Antonella is Founding Partner of the Studio AIMG with offices in Bologna and Milan.

Marco Graziani
Lawyer - Business Angel

Fintech

Lawyer, enthusiast business angel and proud father of two beautiful daughters. For over 20 years, actively involved in structuring sophisticated M&A, private equity, venture capital, financing and real estate deals, setting up alternative fund structures, as well as assisting HNWIs, family offices and successful entrepreneurs for private wealth issues and tax matters.

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Stefano Guidotti
Managing Partner in Private equity sector

Deep Tech

Founding Partner Aksia Group SGR S.p.A., he was Board Member of MEP and Chairman of Hydmech and Gimi Spa.

Laurenne Hemily – Figus
Investment Manager

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Laurenne has worked in Washington, London, Chicago and Milan in international finance for almost 20 years at the world's most renowned business banks. He then decided to embark on an entrepreneurial path launching products that safeguard the environment. From there he was inspired to do a research doctorate at King's College in London where he obtained a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences. During this same period he also found time to buy and manage various properties in 3 different countries and on 2 continents and try his hand at the business angels world.

Massimo Jakelich
Chief Investment strategist Azimut Group

Deep TechDigital

Maximum work for 29 years in the field of finance, covering countless roles and functions. Portfolio Manager and service manager at Bper (10 years) and Popolare Verona (2 years), Director of Investments for Vontobel SGR SpA (10 years), Chief Investment Strategist for Azimut Wealth Management since December 2011 and member of the investment committees with voting rights of Azimut Capital Management SGR SpA. Massimo has gained many years of experience in asset management but also in customer assistance for tax, protection and planning, corporate finance and philanthropy aspects.

Roberto Lancellotti
Imprenditore, Senior Advisor, Board Member

Digital

Background in computer science, started to work as software developer, then almost 25 years in McKinsey until 2017, most recently active investor in companies and startups with focus on ICT/fintech, senior advisor and non-executive board member in companies, public administration and non profit.

Gaia Lanotte
Digital Managing Director

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Digital Managing Director with +20 years’ cross industry cross markets experience in consulting, shaping, designing and implementing it/digital strategy. Extensive experience in large-scale digital/IT transformation programs. Gaia studied Physics and currently attending an Executive MBA at SDA Bocconi.

Antonio Leone
President Italian Angels for Growth

Life Science

Electronic engineer with over 40 years of experience in the field of electromedical equipment, Antonio was President and Manager of Kontron Instruments, Roche Holding. In 1993 he moved to the Olympus Group where he took on the role of CEO for Olympus Medical Systems in Hamburg. The Group has had a turnover of 700 million euros and 2300 employees. Antonio is the Bellco President of the Charme-Montezemolo & Partners fund. Furthermore, his activities include serving as Board Member at WinMedical Srl, SediciDodici Srl, and Cellply Srl. He is also Senior Advisor at Cross Border Srl (Merger & Acquisitions, Milan). Since 2014 he has also held the position of President at IAG, Italian Angels for Growth.

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Francesco Leone
CEO in the fashion sector

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With a degree in economics from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, and after experiences in marketing and finance in Milan and Hamburg, Francesco moved to New York where he was Chief Market Analyst at Wall Street Italia. In 2004, again in New York, he worked as a Financial Controller at Favero, an Italian luxury jeweler. In the last decade, he was CEO of BVM. Francesco was also VP at the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in the United States from 2009-2012.

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Roberto Limentani
CEO

Digital

Commercial Director at Nestlè, Manpower, Compass Group and then since 2015 CEO of Camst International, a company dedicated to the acquisition and management of catering companies abroad (six companies acquired in four European countries). Among the other positions currently held :Chairman of Camst Group companies in Europe, board member of Vivavoce (startup in the social area) and business angel for startups in the food market.

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Giovanni Longhi
Entrepreneur & business advisor

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Expert in real estate, primarily in Germany, where he collaborates with listed and non-listed groups.

He began his career in finance and banking, first at La Compagnia Holding and JP Morgan Chase & Co., then at Banco Popolare, Sesto San Giovanni as Founding Member and Board Member. He has had significant entrepreneurial and consulting experience in the automotive (Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen Group Italia, IPM Ltd.), retail (Calzedonia Group), healthcare, and hospitality sectors.

He has been Senior Partner of the P4B Network since 2015, which is a consultancy firm company for PMI, where he deals with real estate, special financing, and especially M&A.

Rafal W. Lopallo
MedTech Entrepreneur | CEO

Life Science

CEO of PALADIN Medical Inc developing next-generation left atrial appendage elimination device. Shareholder of Italian medical device's distribution company.
Inventor, Investor. Specialized in cardiovascular.

Massimiliano Lucarelli
Entrepreneur in the food sector

Deep TechDigital

Massimiliano has worked as a lawyer for the high tech, digital music, and energy sectors. He was Member of the Rolan Board and Managing Director of the Aisin Seiki distribution company, a Toyota Group. Currently, Massimiliano manages his investment company that supports startups and companies in the food sector.

Ernesto Luzzatto Bertollo
Consumer Goods Former Multinational Manager

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Ernesto has many years of experience with multinationals such as Unilever and L'Oreal.

Paolo Maggioli
CEO of the Maggioli Group

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Since February 2001 Paolo has been CEO of the Maggioli Group after taking it over from his father Manlio, who is currently in office as President.
The Maggioli Group is a leader in the supply of management software for public administration and companies, thanks to strong investments in research and development for the most advanced technologies: artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, blockchain, cloud computing, cyber security, mobile technology, and open data. Publishing, training, and consulting complete the Group's offer.
Parallel to his commitment to the company, Paolo has actively participated as President of the General Confederation of Italian Industry in Romagna since October 2016.

Nicolò Manaresi
Founder & CSO at Silicon Biosystems

Life Science

Nicolò defines himself as an eclectic technologist, investor and entrepreneur. Nicolò has more than 20 years of experience in the field of innovation and venture funding, where he has been directly involved in startups throughout their life cycle. Nicolò has great experience in the scientific field with a particular focus on microfluidics, biology, and electronic systems.

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Antonio Mancini
Chief Executive Officer at Accademia Italiana Medici Specializzandi - AIMS S.r.l.

Digital

Medical Doctor, CEO of AIMS S.r.l.

Matteo Manfredi
Head of Corporate Finance in Europe at Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

Fintech

Matteo has considerable experience in investment banking with a focus on M&A. He is the current Co-head of Corporate Finance in Europe at Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

Giuseppe Mantero
Mentor, Advisor & Business Angel

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Giuseppe is Mentor, Advisor & Business Angel. He was Managing Director of Linea Comune. With over 40 years of ICT experience, Giuseppe has carried out most of his career at HP. Further, Giuseppe was also Innovation Manager for the municipality of Florence.

Paolo Maresca
Partner Accenture

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Paolo has over 25 years experience in the Financial Services sector as Accenture Partners, both in Italy and in international markets, with skills in strategy, M & A, change programs, IT transformation, Marketing and Distribution. Currently he is a consultant for SMEs and start-ups in venture capital operations. At the beginning of his career he worked in Procter & Gamble. Paolo is a graduate in Management Engineering at the University of Rome and is a member of the AIAF.

Giovanni Maria Marinelli
Entrepreneur and Temporary Manager

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Senior HR director, now Temporary Manager and Entrepreneur. Passionate about working with people, Giovanni believes in young people and their talent.

Francesco Marini Clarelli
Founder of DECALIA Asset Management and IAG co-founder

Deep TechDigital

As Honorary Chairman and Co-founder of IAG, Italian Angels for Growth, Francesco founded Astor Sim SpA. Today, the company is called Decalia Asset Management and is an investment management company that offers asset advisory services for private and institutional clients.

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Andrea Marinoni
Senior Partner at Roland Berger

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With over 20 years of management consulting experience, he is Senior Partner at Roland Berger and Co-managing Partner of its Italian office. He is active in defining, validating, monitoring, and supporting the execution of the Business Plan. This has been done as part of business model revision, optimization of the capital structure, privatization, external growth, and corporate transformation. Andrea also carries out numerous M&A interventions. He does so through financial and industrial support for investors throughout the investment life cycle (entry, value extraction, and exit), coordinated with Roland Berger's Global Investor Support Group.

Enrico Martino
Head of Personnel with Diversified Business Experience

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A graduate in engineering, Enrico has been HR director for 25 years in various business sectors (large consumer, fashion, services ...). He managed Ilva's first three years after the seizure of 2012, gaining a unique and diversified experience. Now Enrico wants to put his experiences at the service of new business.

Paolo Marzetti
Partner at 4innovation

Digital

Engineering graduate Paolo has spent his entire career at Accenture, where he became Partner in 2000.  It is here that he gained strong expertise in retail and consumer goods. He has been a member of IAG since 2010.

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Camilla Marzetti
Buyer Online Flagship Stores at Yoox-Net-a-Porter Group

Digital

Strong passion for Fashion & Luxury combined with great Digital mindset allow to follow and pursue a dream: innovate fashion via technology.

Michele Marzola
Advisor and entrepreneur Life Science Industry

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Michele is a serial entrepreneur in the biomedical and digital sectors. After earning his MBA from Columbia Business School, Michele became Former General Manager of IBM and Principal of Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Marzia Mastrogiacomo
Business Executive

Digital

Business Executive with over 25-years experience in Business and P&L management, Marketing and Operations, Business Development and Innovation built in both multinational and national Companies, in FMCG, payment services and regulated markets (gaming/public concessions).

Corrado Mazzacano
Senior manager

Deep Tech

After a degree course in economics and finance, he gained a long experience in management roles in multinational companies, first in charge of Functions (HR, Finance) and later as Head of the Company. In recent years he has held the role of CEO of an important Division of the Aliaxis Group, a leader in the sector of components for piping systems, mainly made of plastic. He is currently a freelance consultant and I assist some international clients in M & A projects and strategic repositioning.

Gian Bruno Mazzi
Chairman Executive Committee at CRIF Credit Rating Agency

Fintech

Gianbruno has great managerial experience in consultancy as an Accenture Partner. He later moved into banking where he served as CEO for the CAER banking group and SSI. Currently, he has an Executive Chairman Committee post at the CRIF Credit Rating Agency.

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Mauro Luigi Meanti
COO Avanade Europe

Digital

Mauro is currently COO of Avanade Europe. He began his professional career at Olivetti.  Mauro later moved to Microsoft where he was VP of Business Strategy, then onto General Manager for the Italian division. He was VP at Valore D.

Gianni Medoro
CTO at Silicon Biosystems

Life Science

Gianni Medoro, Ph.D., Co-founder, and CTO of Menarini Silicon Biosystems, is an engineer with solid biotech experience. His role includes technological innovation management and innovative company startups. He invented and developed the DEPArray™ technology, introducing a radical innovation in single cell isolation that received Frost & Sullivan's "Global New Product Innovation Award". Gianni Medoro is the author of hundreds of patents. He is also Co-founder of Silicon Biosystems, which won the "Leonardo Startup Award" and was acquired by the Menarini Group in 2013.

Alberto Melloni
Manager - Consultant

Deep Tech

After his graduation in Mechanical Engineering, Alberto carried out his professional career in Marposs, a world leader in the supply of control equipment in mechanical manufacturing processes, as managing director in Japan and the APAC region. In Italy he was Director of the technical-manufacturing structures and responsible for the development of new markets also through M&A activities.

Gianluca Menghi
Biotech Entrepreneur and Manager

Deep Tech

Management experience:

CEO / COO / Managing Director / General Manager / Country Manager of small to medium sized italian and multinational companies in manufacturing business (turnover EUR 5 to 50 milion / employees up to 500)

Paolo Merli
Sole Administrator at Merli Marmi Srl

Fintech

He is Sole Administrator of Merli Marmi Srl. In 1997 he started working in the family business of natural stone processing by taking on the role of Operations Director. Today Merli Marmi Srl is a sector leader and recognized as a Green Company in Lombardy for its low environmental impact. Since 2015 diversification, strategic development, and consolidation of business networks have led him to Insoore Srl, a service company for photographic recognition in real time and on demand; EGO Cycles Srl, a manufacturing company active in the design, production, and marketing of customized sport bicycles; and inVRsion Srl, which is a virtual reality service company. In 2006 he co-founded and started handling and planning the strategy of the urban management facility Etica Srl. He created and has been the Manager of Marmostyle since 2005. The brand is an international trademark devoted to conceptualizing and stylistically innovating the use of marble in art, while promoting craftsmanship. In 2006 he became Founder of the "Fallo di Marmo" artistic movement. It was a national movement to publicize the aesthetic implications of marble. He is the local Fundraising Coordinator for A.G.A.P.E. Onlus. He has served as President of the training agency Associazione Didex as well as Advisor to the Artisan Guarantee Cooperative, the Artisans Association, and CO.GE.SA.

Federico Merola
AD Arpinge (Luiss, International Finance)

Fintech

CEO of Arpinge and Board Member of SACE. Prof. of International Finance at LUISS and member of the Assonime Council. With 27 years of experience in investments in infrastructures and Real Estate, he is author of papers on finance and sustainability. Graduated with honours in Economy (LUISS, 1989) he is Chartered Accountants and Auditors.

Marco Michelini
Certified Public Accountant

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Marco is a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor with offices in Bologna and Milan.

Luigi Miracoli
Business consultant in technology transfer and soft loans

Life Science

A graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Genoa in 1980, Luigi obtained his Master of Science in Bioengineering in 1987 at Brown University in Providence, R.I. (USA).
He is co-author of patents, publications and abstracts in the field of bioengineering.
Since 1990, Luigi has started an independent management consulting activity related to the technological and financial problems of research and innovation and technology transfer activities, gaining a thirty-year experience.
In the period 1998-2010 he participated in numerous studies and analyzes of the Ligurian production system, with particular reference to the technological chains and to the problems of development and innovation of small and medium enterprises.
Since 2013 I have been a member of "IAG-Italian Angels for Growth" and I have invested in several innovative start-ups.

Roberto Montandon
Entrepreneur and manager

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Country Manager/General Manager with international experience in developing new high-tech B2B businesses, both as an entrepreneur and as an executive in large multinational companies.

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Paola Monteferri
IBM Technology EMEA Sales Leader

Deep Tech

More than 30 years in ICT, with deep sales management and business development experience. Proven track record in building, managing and growing complex businesses and covering international role at EMEA level. Skilled in Analytics, Machine Learning & AI, Hybrid Cloud, System Management, Digital transformation, Mainframe System, software pricing.

Cristoforo Montefusco
Manager Air Traffic services

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Manager with extensive knowledge of Air Navigation Service Providers organization and business processes. Experienced in project & technical management, business development, strategic planning, technology innovation, capability building initiatives and other performance enhancement processes. Practiced in working with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural project teams and international customers/organizations. Excellent analytic, organizational and realization skills developed in challenging working environments where service safety and reliability are the main business drivers. Broad portfolio of competencies including an advanced academic education in aeronautical domains and management.

Massimo Monzio Compagnoni
Co-founder and Business Partner at Instilla

Digital

Massimo is a Senior Executive with more than 20 years of experience with media companies. He focuses on growth strategies, especially in multimedia and journalism. Massimo has also worked as Strategic Advisor for Ernst & Young and was CEO of RCS MediaGroup.

Piero Nonino
Partner Accenture

Deep Tech

Large experience in SAP transformation programs in international companies, with special focus in the fashion-retail industry (SAP S/4, SAP AFS - Apparel & Footwear Solution, SAP FMS - Fashion Management Solution). Currently responsible for the Italy and Central Europe SAP BUSINESS GROUP. 

Nicolas Ott
Angel Investor & Senior Advisor

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Nicolas, angel investor and advisor at IAG and LVenture Group, has expertise in the telecom and IOT sectors. He has been the Managing Director of Arqiva Telecoms and M2M division (UK), member of the board of directors of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, Vice President for Strategy, Regulation, Planning & Public Affairs at EE (UK), and had previously held various positions in Orange Group. Today, Nicolas is a Senior Advisor for Ardian, one the the world largest infrastructure funds, and for leading consulting firms for telecoms M&A operations.

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Luigi Padovani
Senior Advisor and Independent Consultant

Deep Tech

Previously Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory SpA, he is Executive in IBM

Francesco Padovani
Economics and Finance student

Digital

Economics and Finance student at Bocconi university and Olympic classes sailor.

Stefano Marco Papini
Entrepreneur and Business Angel

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Passionate about Agile, design thinking, lean startup, and exponential technologies, Stefano has worked for several years in strategic consulting and digital transformation, marketing projects in the food, media & telco, and high-tech sectors. Currently, Stefano is Partner at MCCrescendo.

Luca Paravicini Crespi
Financial Expert and Listed Companies Advisor

DigitalDeep TechFintech

Luca has worked in numerous financial fields with a specialization in high-tech fund management. Luca is a Board Member of several listed companies, besides being Chairman and Partner within an ebooks startup.

Alessandra Pasquoni
Investment Manager

Fintech

Over twenty years of experience in portfolio management, working for asset owners, asset management and consulting firms, in international and multinational contexts. She is currently involved in infrastructure investments and business angel in some digital startups.

Leonardo Patacconi
Entrepreneur & MBA Candidate @Sda Bocconi

Digital

Entrepreneur in the real estate and tourism sectors, Leonardo is the former CEO of Condor Tour Operator, historical Italian player in the tourism business. At the moment, he is attending the MBA edition 46 at Sda Bocconi.

Giuseppe Patriarca
Investor

Deep Tech

Long experience and knowledge of worldwide development and production of children's clothing lines, toys, stationery, school, and early childhood. Currently member of 2 Investment
Committees of Private Equity Funds with related board of directors. President and reference investor of a medium-sized Italian Metal Mechanical Company and sole Director of the German Subsidiary.





Roberto Perini
RP3 Fund Promoter and Manager

Deep TechDigital

In recent years, Roberto has been Promoter and Manager of RP3, a private equity fund, as well as Svea Rinnovabili, an investment company in renewable energy. Prior to that he was CFO and Partner at LM Etve, which then merged with Sopaf. He was also CFO of ITI B.V., where he was responsible for the Bonds fund. He has held positions as Executive Director and CFO for over a decade at Lehman Brothers in Milan, as well as CFO of Alivar (Motta-Alemagna).

Massimiliano Perletti
Founding Partner at Roedl & Partner Italy

Life Science

Lawyer, founding partner of the italian branch of the legal Firm Roedl & Partner, Massimiliano is specialized in domestic and international litigation, contract law and export compliance with particular reference to commercial exchanges between Italy and Iran.

Francesco Perone
Chief Executive Officer at Broxlab

Digital

Businessman and business consultant with 20 years of experience. Alongside companies with temporary management projects in Change Management and Business Innovation. Francesco deals with processes, organization, human resources, information systems, marketing and communication. Interested in startups and companies with a high growth rate.

Massimo Petrella
Founder Tailoradio Srl

Digital

Digital Media and Brand Communication. To these two passions he dedicated all of his skills and energies, participating at the creation of Omnitel Vodafone, helping the construction of big brands, creating his companies, technologies and start-ups.

Alessandra Piccinino
Chief Financial Officer Moleskine, non-executive Director, Angel Investor

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More than 25 years career in corporate finance mostly at The Dow Chemical Company, an American chemical multinational corporation listed at NYSE.
Most recently, financial advisor, angel investor in startups and serving as independent non-executive director for both public and private companies. Involved as a trustee within academic world.
Currently CFO & COO at Moleskine, member of the Board of Directors of Italgas Reti and Pierrel. Angel Investor and member of the Directive Committee of Italian Angel for Growth.

Massimo Pierdicchi
Member Board of Directors of Eximbank -Moldavia

Fintech

With a University degree in Philosophy and a MBA at the Bocconi Business School, Massimo has developed his professional career in the banking industry working in several fields and in different locations (Italy and abroad). He has been responsible in Intesa Sanpaolo for the acquisition and managing of a portfolio of banks subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Andrea Pietrini
Venture Investor and Founder of yourCFO

DigitalFintech

After an experience in KPMG, in IBM and in the Venture Capital FinTech fund (Telecom Italia - MCC) one of the first in Europe, in 2012 Andrea founded yourCFO Consulting Group, the company that brought the model of CFO Service and the Fractional Executive - highly experienced C-Level managers who split their business across two or more companies. The project then developed on several verticals: yourHR, yourDIGITAL, yourCEO and yourNEXT and the company became an Elite partner of Borsa Italiana. Business Angel and author of "The 7 Secrets of the CFO - Achieve the financial success of your business. Andrea is president of the national association Charta Nova which supports the issues of transparency and meritocracy. He is a member of the advisory board of the think tank Competere, and founder and vice-president of the Homo ex Machina Foundation, which promotes the use of technology for philanthropic purposes.

Gerd Pircher
CEO Italy, HSBC

Fintech

With over 25 years of banking experience on his shoulders, Gerd is moving with passion and great interest in the direction of non-executive directorship roles, as well as supporting innovative start-ups as business angel.

Federico Pistono
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Author

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Federico Pistono is an entrepreneur, investor angel, researcher and scientific divulger. He is the author of the international success "Robots will steal your work, but that's okay" and "Startup Zero.0". He co-founded four startups, is a futurist and technology expert on the "CODE: life is digital" program broadcast on Rai1.

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Mariano Adrian Pizzorno
Global Executive Manager

Deep Tech

Mariano has +22 years international experience in the in the capital goods and banking sector, where he held the position of Vice President at CNH Industrial operating in Agriculture Equipment, Construction Equipment, Parts & Services, Engines, Truck & Buses and Financial Services. 10+ years Board member experience including banking regulated and JVs (US, France, Italy, Germany, China, Brazil and Argentina).

Ezio Poretti
Founder & President Kardia Srl

Life Science

Founder and president of Kardia Srl which distributes high technology medical products and offers innovative services for the global management of interventional sales.

Long-term managerial experience in the field of medical devices and clinical analysis laboratory products.

Silvia Pugi
Corporate Social Responsibililty Manager

Digital

Manager with international experience in marketing and sales, in large companies, startups, nonprofit associations. Angel investor and go-to-market consultant. Innovation manager.

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Gian Luca Rainoldi
CEO Italian Devices srl

Life Science

Liceo Scientifico De Merode - Rome, La Sapienza Chemical Pharmaceutical Technologies University. 1990-2010 Manager at Pulitzer Italiana srl; 2011 Founding partner and CEO of Italian Devices.
Hobbies: Golf, Diving, Sailing.

Massimo Ratti
Angel Investor

Deep Tech

Graduated in chemistry from Pavia University. Extensive experience in the flexible packaging matured in multinational company and especially in Gualapack Group covering roles with increasing responsibility: QA, R&D, Plant Manager, General Manager, EMEA Director, Board Advisor.

Anna Maria Reforgiato Recupero
Head of Strategic Investors Group

Fintech

Back to Italy in 2018, after about 20 years in London where from initial academic ambitions she veered to investment banking, working for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. She is now working for the Generali Group, keeping a wide international perspective.

Carlo Robiglio
Publishing Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneur for thirty years in the publishing field and active in the Confindustria sector. After his classical studies and the degree in Law, Carlo devoted himself to publishing, orienting himself over the years more and more towards the new frontiers of innovation. Holding Ebano Spa, of which he is founder and president, encompasses these prerogatives through the companies and startups that compose it. He is currently: President of Piccola Industria Confindustria, Vice President of Confindustria and Vice President of the Board of Directors Il Sole 24 ORE.

Elizabeth Robinson
Biotech Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Life Science

Venture Capital Investing with specialization in the health care sector ; previous experience in product development in the pharma sector; previous experience in licensing and buisness development in the pharma sector

Champion:

Lucia Romagnoli
Business Angel and Successful Businesswoman

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As a graduate from the University of Bologna, Lucia is an entrepreneur and manager with international commercial/marketing experience in the metalworking industry. Since 2011, Lucia has been a Management Advisor in the international B2B commercial/marketing area, and since 2014, a Business Angel for entrepreneurial activities.
Lucia is also an A+Network Member, which is the company's association of Senior Consultants.

Luca Rossetto
Founder of Casa.it

DigitalDeep Tech

Experienced Executive and Private Investor with a demonstrated history of working in the Telco, Retail and Digital industry. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. CPA and Certified Auditor (Italy)

Andrea Rota
Consultant at Spencer Stuart

DigitalFintech

Andrea is a civil engineer with a passion for software. He worked in Seattle and Palo Alto for SAP SE until 2002 before returning to Europe to obtain an MBA. Andrea then worked for eBay in Italy, the U.K., and Switzerland. Today he is in charge of the Executive Search in Zurich for Spencer Stuart.

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Roberto Ruggeri
Entrepreneur, marketing strategist, startup advisor and mentor

Digital

Seasoned and passionate manager, digital executive and strategist. Expert in marketing, operation management and sales.

Edoardo Francesco Sabatino
Startup Growth Finance at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

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Edoardo believes in the power of Innovation and the benefits it can bring both to businesses and society as a whole. He tailored his career in the Financial Sector working towards applying Innovation across various units, improving the way business is designed and led. Furthermore, he has been nominated by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) as Innovation Manager.

Marco Sandoli
Lawyer

Digital

Tax Partner at Di Tanno Associati and business angel by passion. Marco assists Italian and foreign investment funds in M&A transactions, family offices and HNWIs for the tax issues of their assets.

Cristina Santucci
Vice-President, Managing Director at JUUL Labs Italia

Digital

20+ years of experience in traditional industries/FMCG multinational companies as well as in digital/disrupting businesses, in Italy and across Europe.

Cristina Sarcinelli
Management Consultant No Profit Sector

Life Science

15+ years independent management consultant for no profit sector (Telethon, FAI, AIL), 10+ years management consultant (KPMG, McKinsey). She loves numbers and planning.

Renzo Savoia
Industrial manager

Deep Tech

Engineer and industrial manager with more than 40 years experience in multinational companies operating in the industry of consumer goods manufacturing, specifically in the production, engineering and quality areas.

Maria Scarcella
Executive Partner at Reply

Fintech

As a graduate in mathematics, Maria is currently Manager of the System and Application Initiative for Banks and Insurance Companies at Reply. Throughout her professional career, Maria has gained decades of experience in the financial services area at Accenture.

Champion:

Roberto Scibetta
Accountant

Fintech

Roberto is a Certified Public Accountant in Milan and deals mainly with ordinary taxation of medium to large companies, special transactions (M&A, due diligence, etc.), and international taxation. He worked for Accenture Strategy, then handled strategic development for UBI Banca.

Giovanni Francesco Scolari
Technological Hub Director of Pordenone

Deep Tech

Electronic engineer with a Masters in Business Administration from Bocconi, Giovanni was Professor of Information Technology for five years at the University of Udine. He followed the professional development of ICT in Accenture, Montedison and Electrolux, from programmer to IT director. With 40 years of management experience, he was CEO of mid-sized manufacturing companies, but also at Electrolux; later, director of international business units in Pirelli and again general manager of important multiservice companies, also listed on the stock exchange. Since 2008 he has been director of the Pordenone Technological Pole, a research institution focused on the digital transformation of SMEs. Enrolled in the order of engineers, he is a professional qualified to draft expert reports and technical reports related to Industry 4.0. Finally, Franco Scolari is a member of numerous institutions such as EIT, European Institute of Technology, ITS Kennedy for digital training, Diex for Digital Transformation.

Piergiorgio Segre
Entrepreneur, Business Angel

Digital

Degree in Economics and Business. Experience in banking and international consulting firm. Technology lover and curious. Investor in Italian and foreign startups.

Roberto Serafini
Founder & Ceo RS Consulting Srl

Digital

After 27 years of L’Oreal in Italy and HQ, In January 2020 Roberto started a new career as strategic consultant. Actually he has more than 10 clients in the industry and retail of beauty.

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Andrea Serravezza
Digital Entrepreneur

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Digital- and Serial- Entrepreneur. Tech addicted and digital marketing pionieer. Husband and father.

Andrea Silvestroni
Investor, Business Angel

Fintech

Sound experience in Corporate international context of Corporate Development, M&A, Private Equity and Investments Control, followed by the arrangement of a Management Buy Out in the Education Sector. The dynamic management of the company and related growth has led to a successful exit. Currently investor and business angel.

Pasquale Spani
General Manager at Banks and Insurances

Fintech

Pasquale has a long international experience in financial services. He held general management positions at Banca Etica Group and Genworth Financial. He was previously a senior executive at Accenture, Ernst & Young and Banca d’Italia. He holds an MBA from the London Business School. He is an advisor for financial institutions. He is also a mentor for the StartupBootCamp FinTech & CyberSecurity acceleration program in Amsterdam.

Giovanni Strocchi
Online Advertising Senior Manager

Digital

Senior manager with international experience in Digital transformation projects, Digital Media & AdTech industry, Marketing, Sales, complex international organization management, strategy, innovation, wide technology transformation programs, shareholder/board management. Active angel Investor ( 2 Exit , 15 investments, Board member in three) 

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Alberto Stuflesser
Executive Managing Director at IASSP

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Alberto has 25 years of experience as a Manager and CEO at national and international energy utilities. He is currently Executive Managing Director at the Institute of Higher Studies for Strategy and Politics (IASSP).

Annamaria Tartaglia
C- Level Luxury Lifestyle Education - Founder A4W

Digital

C- Level with proven experience gained in Luxury, Fashion, Lifestyle,Beauty,Retail, Art and Tourism.
Scouting and mentoring of young talents, start up advisor and investor.
Author and Scientific Director at international top schools and universities in Italy and abroad.

Carlo Tassi
Investor - Entrepreneur - CEO & Partner B-Engine

Digital

Entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and business angel. After some entrepreneurial experiences, he dedicates himself to an intense investment activity in innovative Startups in the early stages

Giovanni Toffolutti
General Manager at Faber Industrie

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Giovanni is currently General Manager at Faber Industries, which is a leader in its sector. Giovanni is also Advisor for the European Commission as "Expert Evaluator for the SME Instrument", Horizon 2020. Giovanni is President and Co-founder of the Unicorn Trainers Club, which focuses on Angel Investing, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Sergio Togni
Global Strategic Marketing ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd

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Sergio is a Senior Executive with extensive experience in the agrochemical sector. He has been CEO of Makteshim Agan Italia for more than 15 years. Sergio later joined Adama Group as Head of Southern Europe and is currently Head of Global Strategic Marketing in Tel Aviv.

Alessandro Toniolo
Head of Franchise Respiratory & Allergy

Life Science

15+ years experience with life science and pharmaceutical business, in particular with leading marketing and sales teams for top pharma and biotech companies in Oncology, Immunology, Rheumatology, Respiratory, Rare Diseases, Biosimilars, Diagnostics at Local, Regional and Global levels. Focused on creating the right environment for breakthrough innovation and growth.

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Claudio Vaccaro
Co-Founder Epicode School & Fucina Ventures; Angel Investor & Advisor

Digital

Entrepreneur and investor in the digital and technological innovation industry. As an entrepreneur: BizUp, a digital marketing agency founded in 2011 and sold in 2019 to Alkemy for € 8M; Epicode, a coding school (2020); Fucina Ventures, an holding focused on content commerce (2020). As an Angel Investor: about 8 investments in the pre-seed stage, 2 exit (Hej!, Xingu).

Orazio Vagnozzi
Consulente di direzione e business angel

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Partner since 1996 in KPMG. Managing Partner of KPMG Albania from 1996 to 2000.
Back in Italy in 2000, Orazio established and managed the KPMG IFRS conversion group in Italy. From 2002 to 2006 he managed numerous conversion to IFRS for major listed Italian groups and subsidiaries of international groups. In 2007 Orazio became part of the Technology, Media & Telecommunication line of business within KPMG and became responsible for the sectors Media and Travel Leisure & Tourism. Orazio has also a unique expertise in the wine business. Experience in USA in San Francisco (1993-1994) and Los Angeles (1994-1995) as senior manager focused on financial services. Editor at Passione Gourmet online magazine, creator at Orazio Food Experience





Flavio Valeri
Banker and Investor

Fintech

After earning a degree in Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome and an MBA from Harvard Business School, he worked for twenty years at Deutsche Bank and, from 2008 to 2020, was its Chief Country Officer for Italy.

Giorgio Valle
Interim Manager

Deep Tech

Giorgio holds a degree in business administration from Bocconi University. He completed an MBA at the INSEAD in Paris. During his career, Giorgio has been a Division Manager with a €600 million turnover in British and Belgian multinational groups. He is now an Interim Manager.

Enrico Valocchia
CEO at Socreat Investments

Deep Tech

Enrico has always worked in human resources. During his professional career, he founded, developed, and sold companies at the top of their success to Italian groups operating in the field of employment agencies. Today, Enrico is Managing Director and Partner of two investment companies, one of which deals with real estate while the other manages a portfolio of investments focused exclusively on human resources.

Massimo Vanzi
Manager and high tech entrepreneur

Deep Tech

Massimo is a manager and entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor and ICT sector. Research, technology, innovation, electronics, software, and mentorship are his keywords. He studied at Stanford.

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Diana Vaturi
Founder and Ceo Bambinopoli.it

Digital

Entrepreneur for 20 years (communication and marketing, digital and off line), Diana previously worked for 10 years in McKinsey (Italy and UK) and in Pirelli in Europe. BA and Masters from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Political Economy and Game Theory, Diana speaks English, French and Hebrew. Married with two daughters (27 and 25), she loves good food and good wine, books, football and traveling the world.

Mario Venezia
Chartered Accountant

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Chartered Accountant and Auditor, contract professor at University 'La Sapienza' in Rome and serial Start Upper.

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Alessandro J. Vescovi
Entrepreneur and Investor

Digital

Investor and digital entrepreneur. Passionate about technology, digital and innovation, Alessandro is always looking for new disruptive opportunities.

Giuseppe Visentini
Manager and Entrepreneur Mechanical Sector

Deep Tech

Giuseppe, businessman and manager, was born in 1975. He has great experience and passion in obtaining a competitive advantage through the excellence of operations and the management of motivated and effective teams. After the development of C*Blade (Power Gen), today he is General Manager of Thermokey Spa, one of the european major manufacturer of top quality heat exchangers for Commercial Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, HVAC, Energy & Process CoolingAdvisor.

Giuseppe is also investor, advisor and Board Member of innovative Startups, first co-founder of Impact Hub in Trieste then of the Unicorn Trainers Club of Udine.

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Elena Alessandra Vitale
Entrepreneur and Investor

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Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the active wear and yoga industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Management, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, and Organizational Development. Strong business development professional. Yoga Teacher experienced in Vinyasa, Haha and Hatha Flow. 

Floriano Zappettini
Agritech Entrepreneur

Deep Tech

General manager AGRITECH SRL



Giovanni Zini
Entrepreneur

Digital

44 y.o. Vicenza, Business economics degree, partner and director in a tannery, partner in a green and circular economy company in the Vicenza tannery district.

Claudio Zuccolotto
Managing Director and Board Member

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Claudio has several years managerial experience as Managing Director, General Manager and Board Member for large multinational companies. He served as Senior Manager with Accenture’s Strategic Services, later as Managing Director with Gerresheimer Group. He managed programs of international expansion, growth, post-acquisition integration and turnaround. He lived in US, Germany and Switzerland with experience in the industries of pharma, pharma-packaging, white goods and automotive. Currently focuses Healthcare Industry investment and Board Member for internationalization and M&A in FMCG. Claudio earned a degree in Electronic Engineering and is alumni MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago US.

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