ScaleIT Ventures is the first co-investment VC fund focused on discovering, vetting, and supporting the best scaleups from Italy and Southeast Europe.
ScaleIT Ventures was created in April 2018 to co-invest in every scaleup selected for ScaleIT Program & Showcase that raises at least a 2M € round with a lead investor. The Fund will cover 15% of the round, following as a semi-automatic co-investor.
We will focus on our strengths: supporting the growth of the companies through our platform, thanks to curation and added value activities from fundraising to corporate development.
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.
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.
Previous experience in Audit and Investment Banking at Crowe AS and Fideuram Private Banking. BSc in Management and Economics @ Bocconi University.
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.