Founder & Partner

Matteo Elli

With more than 10 years of experience in the financial sector and investment banking, Matteo gained experience as Analyst in Mediobanca focusing on telecommunication, industrial and consumer goods.

He then moved to Fondo Italiano Investimenti, where he took up the role of Investment Associate in the team dedicated to the Fund of Funds, finalizing investments in more than 20 Venture Capital and Private Equity funds for a total investment amount of more than 500M€.

Subsequently, Matteo structured, launched and managed the Venture Capital investment vehicle of the main Italian private banking group with a budget of 30M€.

Matteo is a business angel with shares in Italian and foreign companies active in the artificial intelligence, new materials, life sciences, IT, innovative services, sharing economy and other sectors (e.g. Glovo, Joywell, HepaTX, Senti Bio, Kuleana, Get My Car, Curve, Philo, Skip, Waynaut).

Matteo graduated in Management Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.

Founder & Partner

Jari Ognibeni

14 years of experience in innovation consulting and in investments in innovative startups and SMEs in Italy and abroad.

In 2013, Jari founded Industrio Ventures, the first accelerator dedicated to hardware and manufacturing startups in Italy, where he invested 1.5M€ raised from institutional investors, business angels and international entrepreneurs.

Jari led the whole model for the scouting and investments in 10 technological startups and he realized 3 exits, with an average multiplicator of 3x on the initial investment.

Jari is a very active business angel with more than 40 investments (e.g. Multiply Labs, Perceptive) realized in the last 5 years in companies worldwide, principally in California and in the robotics and artificial intelligence fields.

Investment Associate

Michela Cristofolini

Neuroscientist who graduated in Biology and Neurobiology at the University of Pavia. 

She worked as a researcher in laboratories both in Italy, at the University of Pavia and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, and in the United States (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School).

Michela holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) obtained at the Polimi Graduate School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano.