Micaela Cristina Capelli
Micaela graduated with honors in Law and Business Administration from Bocconi University of Milan and subsequently achieved a Master’s degree in Coaching. Her main areas of professional interest include IPOs, extraordinary finance for SMEs and alternative investments.
She began her career in 2000 at the Italian Stock Exchange as an analyst for the Equity Market Listing. In 2003 she worked at the start up of Centrobanca’s ECM operations, where she was in charge of managing IPO processes of Italian companies, mainy SMEs. In 2008 she took on the responsibility of the Capital Markets Execution team at Centrobanca, focusing on capital market transactions. In 2013 she moved to the Capital Markets team at UBI Banca and three years later she started the Capital Markets operations at Banca Esperia. Over the course of her career, she took part in and managed 50+ IPO or capital raising projects on financial markets.
She became an Equity Partner at iStarter in 2017, where her main areas of interest include Fintech and medical start-ups.
Across 2017 and 2018 she served as an Independent Board Member at MailUp Group (MAIL) and Rainbow.
In 2018 she entered the Promoter Team & Board of Directors of Gabelli Value for Italy SPAC (VALU) , the first Italian SPAC of the US-based Gabelli group. Gabelli Value for Italy SPAC completed the 110 mln Eur IPO fundraising at a very quick pace in the early months of 2018, and is currently admitted to trading on AIM Italia.
She is currently Executive Director & IR for MailUp Group, admitted to trading on AIM Italia. Her projects for the future include the support to the SPAC’s Business Combination and to MailUp Group’s Investor Relations.