We invest in Italy’s best and most innovative startups and SMEs, together with national and international private investors.
We work side by side with the entrepreneurs in portfolio companies, offering strategic as well as operational support.
We make minority investments in innovative startups and SMEs, alongside independent private investors, with a stake of up to 70% of the total value of new capital in the financing round. We are looking for teams of ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build major companies and who show the required skills, scalable business models, and good growth metrics. The fund's investment strategy focuses in investments in rounds A, B and C.
The Fund invests across all sectors, but with a particular focus on DeepTech, MedTech, BioTech and anything in the Digital sphere.
Asset Under Management
We manage 25 high-growth companies
Over 25 years of experience in Venture Capital (Ibis Capital, DN Capital, Earlybird), CVC (Reuters), private equity, M&A and operations. At Italy Venture I Fund she deals with growth capital investments in ICT, DeepTech, MedTech and BioTech.
Degree in Japanese Language and Literature, Ca' Foscari, Venice; MBA at London Business School.
Over 8 years of experience in Venture Capital (Sistema Investimenti, Invitalia Ventures), CVC (TIM Working Capital). At Italy Venture I Fund he deals with growth capital investments, early stage and tech-transfer in the areas of DeepTech, Space, MedTech, Digital, ICT and FoodTech. He is board member in 4 startups.
Degree in Management Engineering, Kauffman Fellows (Executive Venture Education Center).
With over 12 years of Corporate Finance experience, Gianluigi has an international background in M&A, JVs and ECM, and a passion for the technology and innovation sectors.
At Italy Venture I Fund he deals with portfolio management and value creation. Prior to joining the CDP Venture Capital family, Gianluigi originated and executed projects across Europe, Americas and Asia serving as Director Corporate Finance at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam. In the past he also worked at EY, KPMG and Enel Green Power.
Gianluigi holds a MSc with honors in Corporate Finance from LUISS Guido Carli University and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Senior Investment Manager
Over four years of experience in Venture Capital and five years in innovation and startup policy. At Italy Venture I Fund she deals with early stage and growth capital investments in ICT, MedTech and BioTech. Board Member in 5 startups.
Degree in Economics, MBA from Luiss Business School in Rome.
Senior Investment Manager
10 years of experience in incubators, accelerators, company builders (H-Farm, Nana Bianca, ASAP ITALIA) and Venture Capital funds. At Italy Venture I Fund and Italy Venture II he is mainly involved in early stage, ICT, and Digital investments. Doard member in 4 startups.
Degree in Economics and Business Management from Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome.
Dario Di Lorenzo
Over seven years of experience, first in the Generali Group's Investment Division (Milan) and then in M&A advisory (London). At Italy Venture I Fund he deals with FinTech, InsurTech, ICT, FoodTech and MedTech.
Degree in Economics from Bocconi University and Master in Finance (MBA-level) from London Business School.
After his experience within UniCredit SpA, Francesco joined the Italia Venture I Fund investment team in January 2023. He holds a master's degree in Corporate Finance from Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome and previously a bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from the same university.
Margherita has 2 years of experience gained in the Operations field at Casavo, collaborating with various internal functions in business development.
Prior to that, she worked as a consultant at EY in the divisions dedicated to Corporate Finance, supporting primary corporate clients in special finance operations.
She holds a Master's degree in Management from Luigi Bocconi University.