iStarter, who is in it?

The people in front of the scenes of our accelerator

In 2012, iStarter’s year of establishment, the accelerator only counted about 20 members, all young managers or entrepreneurs.

Today there are 100+ Equity Partners, all of Italian origin, but based in the main countries and cities worldwide.

They are young managers and successful entrepreneurs who believe in technology and innovation, especially when ‘made in Italy’.

Many of them are trying to innovate technologically their own traditional sector of origin: from the financial to the aerospace sectors, from fashion to catering, from marketing to management, from consulting to education.

The industries covered by our “army” of investors seem endless, and many of them are committed to invest directly in the selected and accelerated projects.

Others, on the other hand, support our scaleups in the role of Lead Partner / Mentor, or “guardian angels”, fostering the relationship between scaleup-corporations or scaleup-Institutions.

Besides being entrepreneurs, they are also men and women who try “to make the world a better place” every day.

Man and women who are sensitive to the needs of the planet. Men and women who do not forget to take care of their families despite the thousand commitments they have to face.

Here are the individual stories of our men and women, real superhumans, or as we call them, #superheroes: together they represent the fundamental human side of our accelerator.

Equity Partners

Adolfo Criscuolo

Executive VP HR & Organisation
The Lane Construction Corporation

Adriano Motta

Manager Consultancy Services
LeasePlan

Alberto Anglesio

Corporate Strategy and Business Development Director
ITT Motion Technologies

Alberto Menegazzi

Head of Amazon Pantry, UK and Germany
Amazon

Alberto Riva

Investment Professional
Permira

Alessandro Casablanca

Sales Strategy and Operations Manager Italy
Google

Alessandro Rapali

VP Head of Ferrero Praline North America
Ferrero

Alfredo Orlandi

Senior Manager
Studio Legale Tributario Ernst&Young

Amedeo Sellitti

Communication
Syndial - Eni environmental competence center - Eni S.p.A

Andrea Caputo

Blockchain Product Manager
F&L Galaxy

Andrea Conte

ServiceIn Srl
Founder & CEO

Andrea Rigoni

Partner
Deloitte

Andrea Roggero

Head of Business Finance
Google

Andrea Salvatore Lanuzza

CTO
Gruppo CAP

Antonio Chiarello

Founder & CEO
ClubDealOnline.com

Carlo De Carlo

Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Carlo Gozzelino

Head of ICT Spending & Vendor Management
Nexi

Carlo Maria Medaglia

Pro Rector for Research
Link Campus University

Carlo Rossi Chauvenet

Partner
CRCLEX

Carlo Tassi

CEO & Partner
B-Engine

Chiara Giovenzana

Chief Partnership Officer
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena

Claudio Bonci

Business Development Manager
Tannico

Claudio Fabiani

Branch Head Florence & Desk Head of Rome
UBS

Cristiano Fontana

CFO
CrossBay Medical

Daniela Terziotti

Business Development & Marketing Manager
Orvem Group

Dario Vignudelli

Business Strategy Manager
xBox Microsoft

Davide Sola

Professor of Strategy and Management
ESCP Europe

Edoardo Calia

Deputy Director
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella

Edoardo Palmisani

Principal
The Boston Consulting Group

Emanuele Cosimelli

VP Group Planning and Control
Sea - Aeroporti di Milano

Enrico Arietti

Partner
Oaklins Arietti

Enrico Deluchi

Business angel and advisor
Atandia

Enrico Santarelli

Marketing and Innovation Director
Bormioli Pharma

Ermanno Gnutti

Owner
Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti

Fabio Blandino

President
Angels4Innovation

Fabio Pasquale

Director, Financing Solutions and Advisory
Standard Chartered Bank

Fabrizio Colzani

Group R&D Controller
Ferrero

Fabrizio D’Aloia

Advisor
Bidoo

Fabrizio Ferri

CEO
Fincantieri China

Federico Pomi

Founder
Fabrica

Fernando Marotta

Director
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management

Filippo Conta

Transaction Advisory Services
EY

Francesco Lello

Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Francesco Rubinacci

Head of Controlling Textile
Loro Piana

Francesco Simonetti

Business Advisor
SAS Institute

Francesco Utizi

Senior Manager
LTP

Gabriel Ossi

Innovation Manager, Applied Data Science Evangelist, Project Lead
Santander UK

Gabriele Cavargna Bontosi

Co-Founder
DexLab

Gabriele Perris Magnetto

Owner
C.L.N. S.p.A.

Gary Gasbarri

Director, Corporate Business Development
Japan Tobacco International

Gianfranco Gianfrate

Co-Founder
Yes Europe Lab

Giovanni Sanna

Co-Founder
Clhub

Giorgia Pozzoli

Head of Marketing and Investor Relations EMEA
Amber Capital

Giorgio Alessandro Plano

Pricing Power Professional
Eni Gas e Luce S.p.A.

Giovanni Fantasia

CEO Italy
Nielsen

Gianni Leone

Chief Information Officer and Director of Business PMO, International Retail
Walgreens Boots ALLiance

Giuseppe Chiusa

Vice President
BofA Merrill Lynch

Gianfranco Scalabrini

Managing Partner, Professor, President
3H Partners, INGM

Guido Garelli

Associate
Grande Stevens Studio Legale

Ilaria De Dominicis

Chief Strategy Officer
Trenitalia

Isabella Stanca

Founder
SoloBlu - Italian Beach Couture

Ivo Casasola

Vice President, Firm Management
Morgan Stanley

Jacopo Visetti

Co Founder
AitherCO2, Efforce

Lorenzo Giacinto Morretta

Group Chief Procurement Officer
Generali

Lorenzo Riccardi

Dottore Commercialista
RsA - Asia Tax Advisors

Luca Barone

Board of Director
Sator Capital Limited

Luca Benini

Chief Revenue Officer, EU
Yoobic

Luca Giovannini

Marketing Innovation Manager
Trelleborg Group

Luca Mezzo

Global Composites Expert
Business Experts Network (BEN)

Lucio De Costanzo

CFO & COO
Caeli Nova

Ludmilla Coccia

European Corporate & Private Sales and Partnerships Manager
LVMH

Marco Campana

Software Development Engineer
Amazon

Marco Donna

Founder & CEO
Nutshell

Marco Ghitti

Professor of Finance and Accounting
SKEMA Business School

Marco Lualdi

Export Manager
Lualdi

Marino Giacomo Giocondi

Digital Unit
Atlantia

Matteo Bertolucci

Global Head Customer Development
Ferrero

Matteo Marengo

Project Controller
E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH

Matthew William Holt

Partner - Cyber Risk Services
Deloitte

Mattia Pontacolone

Founder, CEO
Coolshop

Mattia Rossi

Executive Director
Cherry Bay Capital MFO

Micaela Cristina Capelli

Executive Director and IR
MailUp Group

Mirco Coccoli

CEO
MPD Partners

Mirko Betti

University Professor
University of Alberta

Nicola Garelli

Director
The Boston Consulting Group - BCG Digital Ventures

Nicola Gatto

Leading the Program Management Office of Direct Banking, Digital & Operation
BIP / Illimity Bank

Pasquale De Lucia

Founder and President
Balance Consulting

Riccardo Ruscalla

Chief Operating Officer
TUBOSIDER

Riccardo Terzi

EMEA Strategic Relations, News & Publishers
Google

Roberto Ferrari

Chairman
ClubDealOnline.com

Samuele Marello

Executive Director
Axioma

Sergio Michelangelo Mottola

Executive Chairman
San Marino Innovation

Sergio Negri

Founder and CTO
ProJacked

Simone Bocchi

Global PMO of the Global Research and Development Committee
Bridgestone

Simone Cimminelli

CEO
iStarter

Simone Montozzi

Head of Strategy & Portfolio - Managed Services
Nokia

Simone Zacchi

Director
CVC Credit Partners

Stefano Bison

Head of Group Business Development
Assicurazioni Generali

Stefano Campana

Director
Bell Capital

Stefano Capinera

Engagement Manager
The Cambridge Management Consulting Labs

Stefano Marrone

MD
Nucco Brain

Stefano Satta

Head of Marketing Italy and Iberia
UBS

Valentina Dolfi Agostini

Fondo FSI - Missoni

Valentina Salari

Director
Vitale&Co

Management team

Angela Lo Pinto

Head of Acceleration Program

Antonio Chiarello

Founder & CEO

Barbara Bertelè

Investments Manager

Federica Moscheni

Investor Relationship Manager

Martina Di Paola

Head of Marketing and Communication

Nicola Garelli

Director

Rosaria Marano

Administration Manager

Salvatore Zingrillo

Business Development and Operations

Simone Cimminelli

CEO

Valeria Tarallo

Copywriter & Head of Media Relations