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Founder & Ceo RS Consulting Srl
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.
Ex Purchasing Director Wind and Telecom Italia
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.
Co Founder - COO
Digital & Fintech Enthusiast.
Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Digital & Innovation Strategy, Marketing Sales & Customer Service Management Expert.
Carlo Luigi Acabbi
Executive of Luxury sector
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.
Senior Partner at BIP
Client partner of International Corporations (Telco and other industries)
Business Area leader, Executive Committee member
M&A, for BIP non organic growth
Maria Laura Albini
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Omnichannel CRM&Mktg Advisor
Graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan, she has worked as top management for global companies like Accenture, Inter, YOOX. Currently she decided to leave her Corporate career to start her business activity in the consultancy and to follow startup companies as a mentor and an investor.
Stockbroker, private banker e CEO
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.
Founder and VP at META Group
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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.
Global Senior Executive
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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.
Founder MIEEG and MIPRONS; Innovation Senior Advisor
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.
Entrepreneur, Business Angel & Advisor
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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.
Thirty years of experience in business consulting and business creation, project manager, expert mentor and startup evaluator in incubators and research centers. Founder of a Venture Builder. Business Angel.
General Manager at Alpimerchant
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.
Roberto A. Attuch Junior
Founding Partner & CEO INVESTMIND
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.
Senior Executive, Chairman, Board Member, Business Angel
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.
COO in Doorway & Angel Investor
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
Andrea M. Baldoni
Senior advisor, Business partner, Investor
Andrea has a long-standing skill in corporate&investment banking, strategic&business advisory, project management. Remarkable experiences in Intesa Sanpaolo Group, ENI Group.
Currently he acts as independent advisor for companies, institutions (EC, UN System, IFI), and also as member of boards/committees of international investors.
Focus on innovation ecosystem: deeptech, cleantech, circular economy, environment and bioeconomy (agri-foodtech, biotech, blue growth).
Entrapreneur, Insurer, No profit actor, Investor.
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.
Professor in Firm Valuation, CPA, NED, Statutory Auditor
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).
Principal at Bain & Company
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
Attorney with international experience in Brussels, Luxembourg and USA, now family officer.
VP of IGT Digital and Betting
Career as a manager in Gaming, Telco and Insurance; formerly Consultant in Mc Kinsey. Strong passion for innovation and talent development.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
CFO Surface Aluminium technologies
Accountant in Verona. CFO in industrial companies.
CEO at Sicas Euroclean Industrial
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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
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.
Executive Chairman in 441 Trust company LTD
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.
Wealth Manager for Azimut Group
After eighteen years of experience in the SIM service of a leading Italian bank, Roberta embarked on a career as a freelancer and is currently Wealth Manager for the Azimut Group as well as Retirement and Welfare Coordinator for Azimut Emilia Romagna, Marche and Umbria. She is passionate about sustainability and private markets, focused on the future and in love with change.
Independent Director IBL
Independent director at IBL Banca, founding partner and sole director of Capital Investment Company, Alessandro was Chairman of Compass Banca.
Entrepreneur - Banker
Degree in phylosophy of law ("Internet and the law"), and then: several masters (marketing, wealth management) and books ,music, trips and friends and jokes and sales, in the only way you can thrive, so: transparent , full of knowledge and immaterials.
He runs with his brother their Insurance brokerage firm, Assiboni, ten offices, north of Florence, 45 people.
He also is a financial advisor for Allianzbank, Allianz Group.
Independent advisor in the digital sector and angel investor
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.
Senior Banker advising families, entrepreneurs and family offices, on wealth preservation and liquid and illiquid investment opportunities. 25-year career in London, New York and Milan.
Expert / Specialist
Bocconi Milan University degree in Finance, coordinated by Prof Massari and Prof Mario Monti.
25 years career as manager in more than 20 Countries in 4 Continents. Accenture Former Partner.
Competencies on Accounting, Finance & Administration. Cost control and Data analysis model definition on respect of Shareholder and Stakeholder. ESG new accounting & sustainability template.
Industry expert on Fintech, Energy recovery plan, Food & Agritech, Helthcare. Company evaluation skills, international deal shaping attitude. Venture Capital and Business Angel activities.
Business Angel, Startup Mentor
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.
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Notary, Life Science enthusiast. He has participated in books on innovation and its financing. Champion in companies in the biomedical sector.
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.
Managing Director Investment Banking Sales
Sara has more than 20 years of experience in a top financial services institution with a proven track record in sales, senior relationship management, strategy and financial planning.
She is a connector and a rapport builder who enjoys being at the hub of the people she has connected. She is driven and solution driven.
CEO of STEAM
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.
Investor & Entrepreneur
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
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.
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.
Managing director and CFO
Managing director and CFO of saes getters spa, an Italian listed company. We develop, manufacture and commercialize innovative materials, spending and investing about 7% of our turnover in R&D. Global markets, BtB.
CEO LVenture Group
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.
Manager & Entrepreneur
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.
Partner at Banor Sim Spa
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.
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.
Business development manager
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).
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.
SVP Logistics, Planning and Work Analysis
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.
Consultant & Business Angel
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.
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.
Partner at Smart Capital
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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).
Business Designer & Developer - Innovation Manager - Adjunct Professor
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.
Fabrizio has a long and deep experience in the Banking and Financial business. He has been abroad and in Italy in charge of different business units with different roles (Head of Region, CEO, General manager) within Intesa Sanpaolo Group. He was also appointed as member of the Board of Directors in several company. He has also worked in the telecommunication business and in the management consulting.
Country Manager and Head of EME Automotive at Barclays in Italy
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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.
Presidente at SmartpeG
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.
CEO of Cifarelli SpA
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.
Startup Coach, Advisor, Investor
After more than 10 years of experience in the digital marketing field, in which the experience as Head of Sales Performance Advertising at Microsoft and Head of Marketing at Amazon stand out, he was Founder and CEO of ProfumeriaWeb, a leading eCommerce site in Italy, successfully led until the exit. Currently he is a Mentor, Coach and Investor for StartUps.
CEO CIRFIN Group
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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.
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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.
Massimo Pietro Colombo
C Level & Board Member, Innovation Manager, Mentor
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.
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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.
Senior Partner & Mentor
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).
Partner Trilantic Europe
Giacinto d’Onofrio is a Partner and Head of Italy of Trilantic Europe, an European private equity fund. Prior to joining Trilantic in 2008, Giacinto spent nine years at Lehman Brothers, where he was a member of the Investment Banking group.
Angel investor, Neomobile founder
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.
Paolo Dalla Riva
Social media entrepreneur
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.
Renato Dalla Riva
Internal Auditing Director at Intesa Sanpaolo
Renato is the Chairman of Cedacri after a long experience as Internal Auditing Director of Intesa San Paolo.
Enrico Dalla Riva
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.
Laura De Chiara
CEO at Acquasillaba srl
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.
Marco De Guzzis
Director in the financial, insurance and media sector
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.
Alda De Rose
Publishing Senior Manager
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
Expert General Manager, enthusiastic business angel, passionate mentor, connector of people, ideas and technology, visionary and pragmatic, curious by nature.
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.
Davide Di Domenico
Managing Director and Partner
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
Versatile leader and part-time investor with 15+ years of Operations experience in small and large Tech companies.
C Level & Board Member
C-level manager in an international group, after a consolidated experience in consulting.
Head of Strategy & Financial Planning
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 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
Corporate Finance Advisor - NED - Investor
More than 25 years' experience in corporate finance, strategic management, financial restructuring, investment valuation, fund raising strategies, due diligence investigations and shareholders and stakeholders engagement and management. Prior to this Rosamaria spent more than 20 years in the Maritime Offshore & Shipping industry as Financial Executive Director working between London, Italy, Argentina and Far East. Started my career in the Food & Beverage sector. Rosamaria hold a Master Degree in Business and Economics and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Professional Diploma. I’m member of the Ned Community, the English Speaking Union, and volunteer for education for Save the Children.
Chief Business Development Officer
I studied biotechnology in Bologna and after a master's degree in MBA, I founded my start-up in the field of molecular genetics in 2006. Geneticlab was acquired by the Synlab Group in 2016 and from 2016 to April 2022 I was the Commercial Director of the entire Group in Italy. In May 2022 I decided to join the project of Hyris, a small biotech startup, to take care of the development of their business.
Corporate lawyer, B-yond Ventures Founder/Ceo, Angel Investor
Corporate lawyer by background with more than 20 years experience in top international and domestic firms as well as in investment banking, based in New York, Milan and Rome where I am currently based. In the last 10 years I focused my activity on tech companies, becoming an angel investor, board member of Roma Startup Association, and cofounder and CEO of B-yond Ventures.
Senior Partner Ars et Inventio
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.
Vice President Landmark Capital
Mario Carlo Ferrario
Investment banker & Venture capitalist
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.
Managing Partner Gartner
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.
Co-CEO and Managing Director FB Family Office
I research and evaluate investment opportunities, from financial planning, to Venture Capital, Real Estate development. I leverage the skills I gained in large ICT multinationals. The ability of vision, coupled with strong professional interpersonal relationships contribute to my DNA, which stems from a family of enterprenuers.
Laura Iris Ferro
President at Bio4Dreams
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.
Senior manager in the finance sector
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.
Senior Partner - Head of Boost Innovation Fund and Co-Head of Evoluzione Fund at CDP
Currently in charge of the Boost Innovation Fund & Co-Head of the Evoluzione Fund at CDP Venture Capital SGR, I've been investor, entrepreneur and advisor in the venture space for more than 15 years.
Previously founder of ScaleIT, a venture & open innovation platform which contributed to open the Italian tech market to international VCs., and co-founder & MD of Italian Angels for Growth, the biggest angel group in Italy, brought from zero to 140+ members. Investor in 25+ startups internationally with 4 profitable exits to date (i.e. Musement sold to TUI Group and Voxnest sold to iHeartMedia).
Before marketing man with 10 years international corporate experience bringing products to markets in the automotive, digital and entertainment sectors. Graduated with honor in Economics @the University of Florence. Executive education @ Stanford and Cranfield.
Senior Consultant Tempo Ritrovato Holding
Lucinda Furci is Senior Consultant at Tempo Ritrovato Holding.
She graduated in Biological Sciences in Milan and got her PhD in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, USA. She worked on important Biomedical Research Projects at Vanderbilt and then moving to Italy became Leader Scientist in Virology and Immunology fields.
Senior Tech Advisor
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.
Entrepreneur in the furniture sector
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.
Entrepreneur and investor
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.
Head of Strategic Marketing in Poste Italiane
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.
Director, Entrepreneur, Business Angel
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.
Manager with a demonstrated track record of success in both multinational and entrepreneurial companies. Extensive general management and sales management experience.
Master’s degree in Engineering, Mechatronic, Polytechnic University of Milan, and in General Management, INSEAD Business School of Paris.
CA Indosuez Wealth Management
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.
Serial entrepreneur & advisor
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.
Entrepreneur & Senior Manager
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.
Certified Public Accountant and Statutory Auditor
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.
Lawyer - Business Angel
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.
CEO Carter & Benosn - Ceo EGG investment
Investor in more than 50 companies, as partner or business angel. William created a foundation that accelerates startup ( Foundation C). CEO of Carter & Benson and an investment firm EGG. Member of the Board of Directors Telefono Azzurro Onlus and other bodies.
For more than 15 years she has been working as strategy consultant to support companies
in accelerating brands' driven business growth.
Today - as CEO of Interbrand in Italy - she mainly works on innovation and change management projects for international companies in the most diverse sectors.
Passionate advocate of Venture Capital as a necessary vehicle to generate a positive social impact.
CEO, Strategic Advisor
A seasoned technology executive with over 30 years of experience in digital products, software processes and operations in Fintech and digital media.
Managing Partner in Private equity sector
Founding Partner Aksia Group SGR S.p.A., he was Board Member of MEP and Chairman of Hydmech and Gimi Spa.
CFO I Board Member I Investor & Advisor
Entrepreneurial-minded CFO with a passion to deliver shareholder value in a disruptive world and a global leader recognized for his authentic leadership style.
Joined Telecom Italia Group in 2020 and has been actively steering the startup of the Group Cloud company – Noovle SpA. Prior to TIM, worked with Siemens, Nokia & Italtel. Also serving on the Board of Trustees for the American School of Milan.
Laurenne Hemily – Figus
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.
Chief Investment strategist Azimut Group
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.
Imprenditore, Senior Advisor, Board Member
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.
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Pharmaceuticals
Alessandro has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector in various multinational companies focused on rare diseases and other specialist areas such as hematology, neurology, psychiatry and immunology.
Past Chairman Italian Angels for Growth
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.
CEO in the fashion sector
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.
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.
Financial expert with entrepreneurial approach.
Entrepreneur & business advisor
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.
Federico is an Associate Partner at Alvarium Tiedemann, a global multifamily office with $60bn AUM, in charge of Corporate Finance Advisory activities in Italy. Federico has nearly 15 years’ experience in M&A and fundraising within Media/Technology industry. Active early-stage angel investor, with a MSc in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.
Rafal W. Lopallo
MedTech Entrepreneur | CEO
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.
Entrepreneur in the food sector
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.
1976-1989 C.E.O S.I.S.A - Società Imballaggi Speciali Asti Spa - Asti
1993-1997 Budget Assessor and Deputy Mayor - Comune di Genova
1999-2019 Executive Chairman Centrale del latte d'Italia Spa - Torino
1999-2014 IREN Group - Vice President AMGA Spa Genova; Chairman Acque Potabili Spa Torino
1990 - C.E.O Spacis Spa - Genova
Ernesto Luzzatto Bertollo
Consumer Goods Former Multinational Manager
Ernesto has many years of experience with multinationals such as Unilever and L'Oreal.
Gianluca Macchia Corona
MRCIS | Real Estate Advisor | Real Estate Broker
Bachelor in Economics and EMBA graduated. I own real estate agency that has historically dealt with luxury properties, here I have been able to build a deep methodical and reliable way of thinking, oriented to objective and to risk control. I specialize in complex cases.
Since 2019, I started a parallel activity as a private investor in listed companies and startups.
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior marketing executive with wide experiences in financial services, media, entertainment and sport marketing businesses.
CEO of the Maggioli Group
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.
Founder & CSO at Silicon Biosystems
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.
Chief Executive Officer at Accademia Italiana Medici Specializzandi - AIMS S.r.l.
Medical Doctor, CEO of AIMS S.r.l.
Head of Corporate Finance in Europe at Houlihan Lokey, Inc.
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.
Physician, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
MD, Ophthalmic microsurgeon. Multiple humanitarian projects. Recently Angel Investor.
Mentor, Advisor & Business Angel
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 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.
Ceo Premiaweb Holding, Business Angel, Advisor
Experienced entrepreneur, after achieving successful goals closing 3 exits, I dedicated myself to startups as Angel Investor and Advisor. I'm member of the BoD for some companies. I'm passionate about female entrepreneurship and digital environment. Alumna of ValoreD - InTheBoardroom executive program, I've a master in General Management MIP Politecnico Milano; I'm mentor for YoungWomenNetwork and seat in the advisory board of Doorway.
Giovanni Maria Marinelli
Entrepreneur and Temporary Manager
Life ScienceDigitalDeep TechFintech
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
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.
Senior Partner at Roland Berger
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.
Head of Personnel with Diversified Business Experience
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.
Partner at 4innovation
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.
Advisor and entrepreneur Life Science Industry
Life ScienceDeep Tech
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.
Gian Bruno Mazzi
Chairman Executive Committee at CRIF Credit Rating Agency
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.
Mauro Luigi Meanti
COO Avanade Europe
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.
CTO at Silicon Biosystems
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.
"Corporate Member" - Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur and Civil engineer graduate from the "Alma Mater Studiorum" of Bologna in 1981. Following his graduation, he soon joins the family business focused on the construction and infrastructure sectors. He rapidly became CEO and majority shareholder of the family group. Over the years, Carmelo grew the business to over 100 employees and led the expansion into additional sectors by creating a diversified portfolio, in Italy and abroad, while strengthening the core business. In particular, under Carmelo management, the group became a leader in the water treatment sector, methane gas distribution and electricity sales, and photovoltaic.
In 2018, for advantageous market opportunities and positive company valuation, Carmelo decided to sell the utility business activities to Estra Group. Nowadays, he continues to manage the remaining businesses whilst entering and making substantial investments into the financial sector, but also exploring further development opportunities into the healthcare sector and other strategic markets.
Manager - Consultant
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.
Biotech Entrepreneur and Manager
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)
AD Arpinge (Luiss, International Finance)
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.
Certified Public Accountant
Marco is a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor with offices in Bologna and Milan.
Business consultant in technology transfer and soft loans
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.
Consultant and Advisor
Covering increasing responsability in Carrefour Italy as B.U. and Marketing Director, later in Artsana as M.D. Prenatal Italy and Greece. After 2 years as Advisor and Consultant, Piermario joins MD SpA as M.D. and Board member and after that in Coop Alleanza 3.0 as M.D. retail and Board member of Coop Italia. Now back to Consultancy and Advisory.
Entrepreneur and manager
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.
IBM Technology EMEA Sales Leader
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.
Manager Air Traffic services
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
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.
Founder, Investor and Startup Mentor
Over 20 years of experience and success as a Top Manager in various industries, including Integrated Service Management, Healthcare and Wellness. Professionally focused in the management of complex organizations and in Business Development.
Innovation Explorer, Founder of Innovative Startups in the Life Science and Biotech sector. Startup Mentor, at Startup Incubator at NOI Techpark in Bolzano.
Business Developer and Angel Investor
I have 30 years of experience as a business developer, Founder/CEO, executive coach and mentor. I have had two successful exits, after which I become the Global Head of Operations of the acquiring company, a mobile technology start-up backed by Softbank and Foxconn. Today I work with founders and their teams at VC Talent Lab to develop their leadership skills and acelerate business growth.
Head of Distribution Oversight
An International business development and distribution experience, maturated through several years inside the asset management industry.
Specialties: asset raising, fund distribution.
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.
Angel Investor & Senior Advisor
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.
Economics and Finance student
Economics and Finance student at Bocconi university and Olympic classes sailor.
Senior Advisor and Independent Consultant
Previously Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory SpA, he is Executive in IBM
Stefano Marco Papini
Entrepreneur and Business Angel
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
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.
Entrepreneur & MBA Candidate @Sda Bocconi
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.
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.
Bocconi business administration degree. Director Biniclima srl. President Trentino Export. Partner and Board of Directors Conflow spa.
RP3 Fund Promoter and Manager
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).
Founding Partner at Roedl & Partner Italy
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.
Chief Executive Officer at Broxlab
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.
Founder Tailoradio Srl
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.
Non-executive Director, Angel Investor, CFO
More than 30 years of career in Corporate Finance and for more than 7 years angel investor in innovative startups. Since 2012 independent director in listed and unlisted companies. Strengths: sensitivity to cultural diversity and adaptability. Always open to change and learning. Strong focus on human relationships.
Venture Investor and Founder of yourCFO
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.
Chairman and co-founder at Yamamay, serial entrepreneur, mentor
Lawyer, started his carrier at P&G in Rome in 1990. Co-founded Yamamay acting as managing director until 2011, then worked until 2018 as CEO of the International Division of Pianoforte Group. Now he is Chairman of the Board at Yamamay and has an active role in different business, investments (real estate, fashion, start-up accelerator, hospitality, food, design) and associations.
CEO Italy, HSBC
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.
Founder & President Kardia Srl
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.
Corporate Social Responsibililty Manager
Manager with international experience in marketing and sales, in large companies, startups, nonprofit associations. Angel investor and go-to-market consultant. Innovation manager.
Gian Luca Rainoldi
CEO Italian Devices srl
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.
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
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.
Partner Studio Righini & Associates
Alberto has extensive advisory experience for various groups and, in particular, provides corporate advice for extraordinary transactions, assistance to companies in the international arena and for issues relating to corporate control, member of the Boards of Auditors and of the Boards of Directors of several major companies, banks and Companies listed on the stock exchange.
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.
Biotech Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist
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
Business Angel and Successful Businesswoman
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.
Founder of Casa.it
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)
Entrepreneur, marketing strategist, startup advisor and mentor
Seasoned and passionate manager, digital executive and strategist. Expert in marketing, operation management and sales.
Edoardo Francesco Sabatino
Circular Economy, Green and ESG Financing IMI Corporate & Investment Banking, Hong Kong
He is in charge of managing Sustainable Finance deals of Intesa Sanpaolo, Corporate
& Investment Banking division in APAC. He is based in the Hong Kong Hub of
the C&IB division. Edoardo spent a great extent of his career working in the Innovation sector, formerly in Accenture and since 2015 in Intesa Sanpaolo.
He is pursuing a joint MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University. He graduated in Finance from the University of Turin and along the years he attended executive courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) and University of Exeter Business School.
Strategy and Marketing Advisor
Experienced Founder and Strategic Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and communication industry. Skilled in Strategy, Marketing Management, Analytical Skills, Advertising, Event Management, and Media Relations. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of economics focused in Business/Managerial Economics from Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Adjunct Professor Università di Udine.
Vice-President, Managing Director at JUUL Labs Italia
20+ years of experience in traditional industries/FMCG multinational companies as well as in digital/disrupting businesses, in Italy and across Europe.
Management Consultant No Profit Sector
15+ years independent management consultant for no profit sector (Telethon, FAI, AIL), 10+ years management consultant (KPMG, McKinsey). She loves numbers and planning.
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.
Executive Partner at Reply
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.
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
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.
Stefano Seccamani Mazzoli
Head of Legal
Lawyer (Italy and New York) with extensive experience in M&A and Private Equity deals, in Corporate and Commercial Law-related matters. Head of Legal of an Investment Holding listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. Prior legal experience in a leading international law firm and in-house. Member of the Board of Directors of private companies and of a Foundation which supports cancer research.
Entrepreneur, Business Angel
Degree in Economics and Business. Experience in banking and international consulting firm. Technology lover and curious. Investor in Italian and foreign startups.
Digital- and Serial- Entrepreneur. Tech addicted and digital marketing pionieer. Husband and father.
Group Head of Services - Scorpio Group
Senior executive with over twenty five years of experience in the Maritime industry. I have operated in a range of commercial positions, including P&L responsibilities in large operational and Private Equity backed businesses. Experience of corporate strategy & planning, M&A, CRM , logistic supply chain.
General Manager - COO
Nadia is a senior executive with 20+ year experience in dynamic digital businesses. Her capability to lead digital companies brought several online brands to Italy. Consolidated experience in recruiting industry (InfoJobs, Jobrapido, Experteer), ecommerce (Subito.it, eBay.it), sharing mobility (Ubeeqo, part of Europcar group).
Investor, Business Angel
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.
General Manager at Banks and Insurances
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.
Online Advertising Senior Manager
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)
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).
Entrepreneur and Digital Innovation Manager
Enthusiastic and passionate about technology, organization and human resources. With more than thirty years of experience in training and managing multifunctional teams made up of professionals, I have held executive management roles (CTO, CIO, Board Advisor) for leading companies in the consulting and IT services market.
Founder & CEO
IT engineer, manager, entrepreneur, investor.
Founder & CEO of a rapidly growing entrepreneurial group in the education sector with headquarters in Italy and Spain.
Expert in: digital marketing, web design & SEO; financial allocation and investments; accounting and taxation; HR and workplace safety; European project design and tenders.
Business plan evaluator for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program.
Investor - Entrepreneur - CEO & Partner B-Engine
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
Serial entrepreneur and investor, he deals with software development and digital marketing.
The words that best represent his approach to life are ethics, technology and philosophy.
General Manager at Faber Industrie
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.
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.
Partner Sweat Equity Srl
Lamberto (1954) matured an experience of twenty five years as partner of one of the “big four” of the auditing. Degree in Business Economics at Bologna University, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Auditor, he started working in the audit field in 1978 and, in 1991, he became partner responsible for Florence office, expanding from 3 to about 90 people.
Within the audit activity of financial statements of national and international firms and groups, he carried out also due diligence engagements and assisted clients in IPOs and in the development of internal control procedures. He has been teaching for more than 20 years the Auditing Master at Pisa University. He also collaborated with the Auditing course of the Economics Faculty at Florence University for more than 25 years.
Head of Franchise Respiratory & Allergy
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.
Sweat Equity Srl - Founder
Vast experience of investment banking (since 1990). In private equity, member of fund investment committees and Director of investee companies. In the equity capital market, he conducted several deals on listed companies, including successful IPOs. Closed various M&A transactions, especially on SMEs. Director of SMEs and innovative start-ups. VC investor.
Consulente di direzione e business angel
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
CEO at Socreat Investments
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.
Manager and high tech entrepreneur
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.
Founder and Ceo Bambinopoli.it
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.
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Chartered Accountant and Auditor, contract professor at University 'La Sapienza' in Rome and serial Start Upper.
Alessandro J. Vescovi
Entrepreneur and Investor
Investor and digital entrepreneur. Passionate about technology, digital and innovation, Alessandro is always looking for new disruptive opportunities.
Manager and Entrepreneur Mechanical Sector
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.
Elena Alessandra Vitale
Entrepreneur and Investor
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.
Vice President - Investment Banking
Vice-President in the Investment Banking department of Barclays, working in Milan and covering major clients in the Telecom, Media and Technology sectors. Prior to this, he was an Associate Director in the M&A team of UBS Investment Bank in London. Passionate business angel investing in several start-ups and member of IAG since 2021. He is also a member of the Steering Commitee of Replycare (an Italian digital healthcare start-up).
In 2019 Paolo co-founded ThinkBig with a group of young professionals with the goal of helping high-school students to fulfill their career goals, offering them mentorship and scholarships. Paolo holds a MSc in Finance (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University and a BSc in Business and Management (summa cum laude) from LUISS University and was a visiting student at Stanford University and ESCP Europe.
General manager AGRITECH SRL
Master’s Degree in Economics and business at the University of Turin on 1991, ha has been working at the Studio Zucchetti, where he became business partner in 2006.
He has significant experience in tax and corporate, with particular reference to corporate reorganization operations, issues of international taxation and reorganization of family assets.
He currently holds the office of member of Board of Directors, Secretary or Statutory auditor in several companies, including those listed on regulated markets or belonging to multinational groups, mostly in industrial or financial sectors.
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.