with Carlo Gualandri
and Roberto Bonanzinga
May 18, 2018 – 6:30 PM @ Pi 6 (via Indonesia 23, Rome)
by invitation only
Join us to discuss what happens when starting up a company in a market disrupted by the digital revolution and the new challenges for venture capitalists and business angels.
Carlo is one of the men who most contributed to building up the Italian Internet market. He founded innovative companies that have broken new ground in the world of media (Matrix, sold to SEAT PG), banking (Fineco, now a listed company controlled by Unicredit Group), and gaming (Gioco Digitale, sold to BWIN), and he recently takes on the financial market with Soldo, a startup that raised $11 million in 2017 in a Series A funding led by Accel (investor of companies like Facebook, Dropbox, and Spotify).
Roberto is Investment Partner at InReach Ventures, the first AI-powered investment firm to be fully focused on the early stage European sector. He co-founded InReach Ventures after working for seven years as a partner at Balderton Capital (Benchmark Europe), one of the largest European venture funds, and investing in several US and EU startups that exited to companies such as DemandMadia, Cannon, and Facebook.
Before the event, we will host the launch of Dock3Jam, the first hackathon organized by Dock3 – The startup lab, the newborn startup incubator of Roma Tre University.
FRIDAY, MAY 18th 2018
- 6:30 PM Welcome Aperitif
- 7:00 PM Why to start up in Europe – Marco Trombetti, Pi Campus co-founder and CEO
- 7:15 PM Dock3 presentation – Paolo Merialdo, Dock3 and InnovAction Lab co-founder
- 7:20 PM Fireside chat with Carlo Gualandri – Lessons learned by starting up companies in markets where the digital revolution is disrupting the status quo
- 7:40 PM Fireside chat with Roberto Bonanzinga – The new challenges of the venture capital business: what to look for in a growing startup
- 8:00 PM Networking dinner
Co-founder of Translated and Pi Campus
Founder of Translated, one of the first Internet-based translation service providers, backed by AI technologies. With Translated’s profits, Marco co-founded Pi Campus, a venture capital firm that invests in growth-stage tech startups, mostly in the AI field.
Co-founder and CEO of Soldo
Creator of several Italian tech firsts (Virgilio, FinecoBank, GiocoDigitale, Pagine Gialle Online). For more than 20 years he has developed startups in markets where the digital revolution had disrupted the status quo and thus created new opportunities.
Co-founder and Investment Partner at InReach Ventures
Roberto co-founded InReach to create and use software to scale early-stage investment across Europe and develop a new model of investing that ensures full alignment between investors and entrepreneurs.