Luigi Capello is a repeat entrepreneur and investor who lives between Italy and the United States. He maintains offices in Rome, Milan and, through a US Incubator, in San Francisco.
Luigiâ€™s long career spans multiple areas of Finance and Venture Capital. Over the last 25 years he has worked in M&A, debt financing/restructuring and run successful Private Equity funds. He was the leading force behind numerous buy-outs and start-ups.
Currently, he is the founding and managing partner of LVenture Srl (www.lventure.it) an Investment Holding Company based in Rome with offices in Milan and San Francisco. LVenture invests in cash flow positive companies with high growth potential. On the other hand LVentureâ€™s US branch, LVenture USA LLC, invests in Italian start-ups that aspire to access international markets and expand globally. LVenture currently holds three portfolio companies: Beatpick, Spreaker and Trumedia.
Luigi is also an angel investor and the co-founder of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG www.italianangels.net) where he sits on the Screening Committee. IAG was founded in 2007 by 9 investors following a trade mission to California organized by the US Embassy in Italy.
Recently Luigi launched EnLabs ( www.enlabs.it ), an incubator modeled after Silicon Valleyâ€™s, in Rome. The main activity of the incubator is to support the best new start-ups with training, mentoring and resources. Particular attention is paid to Business Definition and a clear and convincing Elevator Pitch.
Luigi holds a commerce degree from LUISS University in Rome and has completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University.