We are ScaleIT

ScaleIT is the platform developed by ScaleIT Capital, advisory firm specialized in supporting the scaling and internationalization of the best scaleups from Italy and Southeast Europe.

Our company has developed a scaleups program that annually selects, prepares, and presents the best digital and software scaleups from Italy and Southeast Europe to international VC funds, with the purpose of raising 3-30 million € to expand globally.

Our approach in supporting innovation and business development in the scaleups ecosystem is a year-round commitment. With this goal in mind, we also offer highly focused and time efficient platform services and a growing number of corporate advisory products in the open innovation field.

ScaleIT:
5 years of scaling up

Launch of ScaleIT Showcase

11 scaleups from Italy
11 international VC funds
Raised capital so far: 132 million $

Relive ScaleIT 2015

Showcase 2nd edition

15 scaleups from Italy
20 international VC funds
Raised capital so far: 26 million $

Relive ScaleIT 2016

Showcase 3rd edition: expansion of scaleups selection to Southeast Europe

15 scaleups from Italy, Bulgaria and Czech Republic
15 international VC funds
Raised capital so far: 48 million $

Relive ScaleIT 2017

Showcase 4th edition: launch of ScaleIT Ventures co-investment fund

15 scaleups from Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia and Slovenia
32 international VC funds
First Fintech & Insurtech Vertical
Raised capital so far: NA

Relive ScaleIT 2018

Showcase 5th edition: to be held on October 23-24

Launch of Scaleup Program and Corporate Advisory services

Meet Our Team

Lorenzo
Franchini

Founding Partner

Founder of ScaleIT Capital and Senior Advisor @ LVenture Group. Previously Founder & MD of the angel group Italian Angels for Growth (15M€+ invested in 30+ companies). Invested in 24 startups internationally - i.e. Musement (sold to TUI Group), Winmedical (sold to AB Medica), Senseor (sold to Wika AG), Spreaker (merged into Voxnest), Gipstech, Agroils, Angiodroid, Biogenera. Prior to IAG was VP Marketing @ Gialloviaggi.it and Stage Entertainment and Manager @ Iveco. Graduated with honor in Economics at the University of Florence. Executive education @ Stanford and Cranfield.

Michele
Novelli

Partner

Partner of ScaleIT Capital and Senior Advisor @ Digital Magics. Previously General Partner @ Innogest VC, Board member and Partner @ Digital Magics, Partner @ Earlybird VC. Invested in 17 Startups internationally - i.e. Restopolis (sold to Tripadvisor), Nfon (listed at DAX), Prestiamoci, Growish, Drexcode, Insurengines, MoneyMour, Coverholder. Prior to Earlybird participated, with senior roles, in the start up of: Vodafone It, Fastweb and Hansenet Germany (sold to Telefonica). Degree Ms equivalent in Engineering.

Emil
Abirascid

Senior Advisor

Journalist, writes on innovation that becomes new enterprise.
Founder of Startupbusiness, the community where the Italian startup ecosystem players find resources and meet. Author of the book ‘L’innovazione che non ti aspetti. Contesti e visioni per l’impresa’” published by FrancoAngeli. Writes about innovation and innovative start ups on Il Sole 24 Ore, the main Italian financial newspaper. Curator of StartupDigest Italy.

Pietro
De Nardis

Senior Advisor

Since 2013 anchor investor and board member in several digital tech companies in the consumer goods sector like DoveConviene, BeMyEye, Supermercato24 in addition to some others ranging from hitech to sharing economy and e-commerce. Active member of U-Start, a major European Investment Club. Acts as mentor & coach for B!Ventures and IMPACT, a leading european accelerator. In 1999 invested as business angel and co-founder in Buongiorno!, soon after, he took the role of Head of the Business Development and International Expansion. After his business and economics graduation, spent a dozen years with leading FMCG Companies – Unilever, Barilla, Bolton – reaching VP responsibilities in Marketing and Sales.

Alessandra
Orsini

Event & Communication Manager

Event & Communication Manager responsible for the event planning, PR & communication contents for ScaleIT. Previously worked for fifteen years in multinational groups like Unilever, Galbani (Groupe Lactalis) and 20th Century Fox as a Marketing Manager, and five more years for several companies & agencies as an Event Manager. Master degree in Marketing & Communication @ Publitalia ’80.

Leonardo
Vezzati

Analyst

Previous experience in Audit and Investment Banking at Crowe AS and Fideuram Private Banking. BSc in Management and Economics @ Bocconi University.

Contacts

Headquarters

Via Genova Thaon di Revel 21
20159 Milan, Italy

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