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Venture Capital in Italy: State of the Nation

  • 6 Oct 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • InnovIT Italian Innovation and Culture Hub, 710 Sansome St., San Francisco


  • This event is a free event reserved for members

Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco
INNOV.IT Italian Innovation and Culture Hub
SVIEC Foundation

Venture Capital in Italy: State of the Nation

Giacomo Marini in conversation with
Andrea Di Camillo, Founder and CEO of P101 Venture Capital

with an introduction by Consul General Sergio Strozzi

Join us for an informative and stimulating conversation about the current state of the Venture Capital industry in Italy.

Andrea Di Camillo is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of P101, one of the most active VC firms based in Italy.

We will learn how the Italian Venture Capital sector came together, its challenges and progress. We will discuss the status of the venture ecosystem in Italy, its connections to international venture capital.

It will be a unique and important opportunity to explore the opportunities between the Italian Venture Capital sector with the California innovation ecosystem, its venture capital, startups, investors and entrepreneurs.


Andrea Di Camillo

Andrea started his career at Olivetti Group, working specifically at Italia Online first, and then directly with Elserino Piol (the Italian VC “patron”) and Oliver Novick, who oversaw the innovation area of the entire Olivetti Group. Di Camillo took part in the launch of the first Italian Venture Capital Fund, Kiwi 1: among other investments, he led the ones in Yoox, Venere, and Vitaminic (also co-founding the latter, which was the first Italian online music platform, and was then listed at the Italian Stock Exchange).

Di Camillo then worked at Cir Group (led by Carlo De Benedetti), where he was in charge of the group’s tech investments. He then went on sabbatical, traveling around the world until 2003. In 2004, he co-founded Banzai (listed at Milano Stock Exchange in 2015,) where he was Co-CEO of the company until 2010.

In 2011 and 2012 Andrea took part to the workings of a task force at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, collaborating with Secretary Corrado Passera. This activity resulted in the Restart Italia report, which contains some of the current measures to support innovation, venture capital, and new entrepreneurship in Italy.

In the same year, Andrea started P101 SGR, a venture capital fund management company, which currently manages 3 funds and is launching a new one for a total of 500 million Euros of assets. P101 SGR has a team of 20+ professionals, making it one of the largest players in Italy and Southern Europe.

P101 is also active member of the Italian Tech Alliance, the Italian association of venture investors and innovative companies.


A reception with food and wine will be offered.


  • In-person capacity is limited.
  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.


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