December 14, 2021
December 14th 2021
"Italy Tech Day - Innovation for Good" is a platform conceived to exchange views and opportunities related to innovation and tech companies in Italy.
The Italy Tech Day - taking place on December 14th 2021 - is a unique chance to get insights from International investors and tech leaders on the emerging landscape of investments in start-ups. It's also a great occasion to know the key projects of 5 selected Italian scale-ups in the Impact innovation sector.
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U-Earth is a biotech company whose mission is to leverage the power of nature to decontaminate the air of the planet, providing clean air for all, as a human right. With 12 years' of R&D and field-testing, we provide organisations and people that want to be sustainability champions with bespoke professional air purification solutions (Pure Air Zones), products (U-Mask), and community tools (U-App) that exponentially maximise the positive effect on making the planet a cleaner place, starting from now.
Treedom is the first platform in the world that allows you to plant a tree from a distance and follow the story of the project online. Since its foundation in 2010 in Florence, more than 2.000.000 trees have been planted in Africa, South America and Italy. All trees are planted directly by our beneficiaries and bring environmental, social and financial benefits to their communities.
Anemotech has patented theBreath, a printable fabric that passively absorbs airborne micropollutants with bacteriostatic and antiviral capabilities. Used in billboards, street furniture, construction sites and indoor furniture.
Versatile product, it finds uses in the automotive and transportation sectors. Facemasks, strollers and household appliances are other examples of applications.
NEXT (Getplus) is based on swarms of modular, intelligent electric vehicles that can physically connect to each other and separate from each other on regular urban streets. It can be used as a carpool or cab, as a bus, delivery van, or long-distance truck, or passenger/freight interchange hub. Modularity allows for "transshipment on the go," optimizing system capacity and reducing costs and traffic.
3Bee uses technology to improve productivity and sustainability in different food value chains, such as honey, egg and milk. 3Bee is the network of sustainable animal farmers, we reach more than 10k farmes, closing the 2020 with 2.2M revenue with a YoY of 150%.
Sebastiano is an award-winning entrepreneur, activist, investor, and advisor to corporations and governments around the world. An impassioned vegan and animal rights activist, Sebastiano's primary focus is on promoting the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle globally. He is an investor, directly or through partnerships, in over eighty companies in the plant-based and cruelty-free space. He invests through Vegan Capital and his fund Planthesis, and is also a partner of Blue Horizon. He is the co-founder and chair of Natural Order Acquisition Corp., a SPAC targeting the plant-based F&B space, that closed a $230 million IPO and was listed on Nasdaq with ticker NOAC in November 2020. He's the owner of acclaimed Tuscan winery Querciabella, and co-founder of the recently launched revolutionary gluten-free pasta brand Bontasana. He serves on the board of six non-profits in the animal protection sector, and is the founder of the Plant-Based Empowerment Foundation active in Senegal.
Ernesto Ciorra began his career as a partner at consulting firm Busacca & Associati, helping telecommunications businesses in a number of innovative projects. In 2003 he founded the consulting firm Ars et Inventio, which he headed up until taking up his current position. He supported the planning of the Chief Innovation Officer Function at leading firms around the world. Mr. Ciorra taught Innovation Management at a number of Italian and Spanish universities and was the scientific coordinator of the Masters in Innovation Management ran by Italian newspaper Sole24Ore's Business School. He was also a member of the advisory board of the Master in Innovation Strategy at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and the director of the Advanced Innovation Management Programme at the IE Business School in Madrid.
Elisabeth is the founder, COO, MD Italy newcleo, a private UK based company born in 2021, which aims to create a disruptive new approach to extracting energy from Nuclei that is completely safe, clean, renewable and technologically accessible.
Previously, she has gained solid experience as a consultant in the Financial Services Industry and she has held managerial positions in the banking sector both for Italian and UK banks, as Head of Marketing, Communication and of Strategic Planning just to mention some of her responsibilities.
Ash is an entrepreneur turned VC and has been closely associated with the European tech scene since 2007. He currently works as an Investor at LGT Lightstone, a global investment fund, partnering with outstanding mission-driven entrepreneurs with proven technology to solve global challenges. He has previously worked as an Investment Partner at TempoCap and Episode1. He has also helped ASOS with their international expansion in Asia based on his experience founding and running a business of premium e-fashion commerce in India. He started his career in technology investments with Partech Ventures in Paris. He holds a double Masters in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and Supélec, France. Some of his investments include Onfido, Depop, MessageBird, Talentsoft, Dailymotion, Digitick, etc.
Alfredo Maria De Falco is Deputy CEO of CIB at UniCredit and Member of the Executive Committee. In this capacity, he has the responsibility of CIB Italy and oversees the International Network of the Group (UK, Spain, Luxemburg, MEA, Asia Pacific, Americas).
De Falco joined Unicredit in 2003 and has extensive experience within the Group, including responsibility since 2016 for leading CIB's US operations. Previously, he served as head of Cib Italy Network, gaining in-depth knowledge of the Italian market and customers.
Massimiliano is an Italian entrepreneur, manager and venture capitalist, co-founder and managing partner of United Ventures. With a master's degree in venture capital from Harvard Business School, he began his professional career as a business development manager and managing director in media and technology companies. He believed from the beginning in the potential of search engines as a revolutionary tool to connect the individual with access to information, and in 2000 he introduced Altavista in Italy as country manager. In 2002 he was chosen by Google to bring the American multinational to the Italian market. Thanks to his work, the search engine has become the most used web tool by Italian users and one of the main media in Italy in terms of advertising turnover.
Virginia is currently a VC Investor at Eight Roads, a global venture capital that supports entrepreneurs in scaling up. Eight Roads manages $8bn globally and has just launched its 4th European fund. They invest across Software, Consumer, FinTech and HealthTech sectors in series A-B rounds with ticket ranging from $10 to $30m. Virginia is the Co-founder of DailyInternship, a talent recruiting platform with over 100k students subscribed. Previously she was working at Citibank in the Investment Banking FinTech team covering FinTech and Payments across EMEA
As a founding partner at Speedinvest, Daniel covers limited partner relations and fundraising both on the fund and portfolio levels. Speedinvest is one of Europe's most active early stage investors with more than €500m AUM and 40 investors based in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and San Francisco.
Daniel started his professional career as a stockbroker and private banker with ErsteBank in Vienna and Credit Suisse in Zurich. In 2000, he teamed up with Oliver Holle and Werner Zahnt in their Fintech startup, offering mobile payments to the media, entertainment and information industries. In 2006, they sold their startup NASDAQ listed VeriSign in a €55 million exit.
Investor in early and growth stage technology companies at Aster Capital, where he works with the most ambitious startups transforming the energy, mobility, industry and other slow moving / traditional sectors. At Aster we typically lead early stage deals, investing between $0.5M-$5M and are acknostic technology wise. We have done in the past both software and hardware deals, and get particularly excited when innovation can help change the status quo, often for the better of our world. Our 20+ years commitment towards sustainability transformation has made us becoming one of the most recognized early stage funds worldwide for climate tech.
Occasionally, Fabio acts as a Business Angel and likes helping both first time and more experienced entrepreneurs in their pre-seed phase of development.
Niclas is responsible for listings in Sweden on the Main List and First North. He is board member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, part of the EIT Health Advisory Board and an ambassador for the European Women Association. In 2021 he won the Wintrade Global Award for supporting female entrepreneurs. He previously served as Vice President and held several senior positions in Capital Markets, Asset Management and International within the banking sector. Niclas has studied economics at Stockholm University, University of the West Indies and Wharton University of Pennsylvania. During his time in the West Indies he served as national team coach in table tennis for Trinidad and Tobago.
Raffaele Fedele is a Junior Partner in Oltre Impact, which he joined in 2016 with the launch of the second fund. Previously involved in the launch and development of a start-up in Beijing and Copenhagen. Raffaele holds a Master in Business Management from Copenhagen Business School and Guanghua School of Management.
Francesca heads Start Lab and the Founders' Club of UniCredit, initiatives to strengthen the innovative startups and innovation processes of Italian companies. She worked for over ten years in the UniCredit Investment Banking, managing, for leading Italian companies, IPOs and M&A transactions. She has a Master and a PhD in Economics at the University of York, UK.
Attilio is a partner in the Milan office, member of the international Technology Companies Group and Head of the Italian Tech Group. He focuses his practice on advising high growth technology companies and Venture Capital firms in several areas, including corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and listings. Several standout technology companies and their founders have turned to Attilio, who currently represents the same at all stages of their life-cycle. Attilio earned his law degree from the University of Milan and he attended the University of Southern California School of Law in Los Angeles (USA), where he earned his Master's degree.