THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
WITH SUPER POWERS
iStarter is the Italian angel-led start-up accelerator based in London.
We support local champions to scale globally. Established in 2012, we have reached a million-dollar capitalisation thanks to a network of 100 investors called “Equity Partners”. They are successful entrepreneurs and managers willing to give back to the next generation of innovators.
A collective intelligence
to invest in the best
Out of the 1000+ projects we receive every year, we select exclusively the most talented (less than 1% acceptance rate).
To them we provide extensive mentorship, capital and connections, acting as a bridge between Italy and the UK, China and USA.
Feet on the ground where
technology and finance meet
iStarter was born out of the passion of a group of managers and entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity.
We saw entrepreneurship becoming entertainment show, the subordination of business creation to the logic of finance, the “exit myth”, the mere mimicking of the American model without the understanding of our uniqueness.
We are European; our values are based on our history. We are the Continent where Renaissance and Industrial Revolution started. We have our strengths and we face our challenges. Our own capitalistic model is based on interconnected families. We are inventors, we are explorers.
It is time for European innovators to design their own path to success, measured in value creation, improvement of customers’ lives, employment and community welfare.
A success story is an entrepreneurial venture growing and evolving through partnerships and inclusion. A venture able to create sustainable win-win opportunities that has been nourished and refined for generations.
We are iStarter, dreamers and innovation enthusiasts, always supporting the entrepreneurs.