Simone Cimminelli

CEO - iStarter

CEO of a Euro 60M+ net asset value Family office since 2010. Simone has an international managerial background, private equity investments expertise and a track record of successful turnarounds.

Graduated magna cum laude in Business Administration at the “Università degli Studi” (Turin). Rewarded as one of the 10 best students (2010) in Piedmont by “Unione Industriale di Torino”
Right of publication of the thesis partially published as part of a comprehensive study written by Professor Bertoldi for Mc Graw Hill​.​

Master of Science at City University (London).

Diplômes Grande École and Master in Management major in entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe (Paris).

Work Experience

President, Società di Investimenti & Sviluppo (SIS srl)

Family office (NAV 60M+ EUR) focused on long-term growth investments.
• Korea Fuel-Tech Corporation Board Member (Bloomberg 123410:KS)
• SISFund MD
• Plas.Co.Tech Board Member
• Sisfin Poland Board Member

• Innoptec Former Board Member
• Gestione Link Campus Former Board Member
• Monviso Impianti Sportivi S.p.A. Former Board Member


CEO, iStarter

iStarter is one of the top European angel-led accelerators created by 100 top managers and entrepreneurs.

We help fast-growing startups to scale up internationally. Our mission is to empower emerging innovators to realise their visions.

The equity partner role is a non-executive position; discretionally, equity partners provide mentorship, business opportunities and capital to the startups who operate in their domain of expertise.


Master in Management (MIM), ESCP Europe

Turin – London – Paris

ESCP Europe is the world’s first business school and has educated generations of leaders and forefront thinkers. With its five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino, ESCP Europe has a true European identity which enables the provision of a unique style of business education and a global perspective on management issues.

University of Turin, Italy, Business Administration, Grade110 praise and right of publication

Activities and Societies: Examination result of 110/110 cum Laude and right to publication • “Premio Optime” 2010/11 Award of Academic Merit of the University of Turin and Turin Industrial Union