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Oct 2, 2018

Henkel X Mentor

Andrea Pederzolli

  • Presso Principia SGR
  • Key focus areas: business models; trend watching; ecosystem; VC

Andrea is an entrepreneur, an active angel investor and a general partner at Principia SGR, a leading VC in Italy with over €100mm assets under management and investing out of 5 different funds. Fund #4 and Fund #5 are unique in that they respectively invest in fashion and design and university spin offs in life sciences, both a first of its kind. He is particularly active in the bio-pharmaceutical and medical device spaces structuring direct investments and participations both through Principia’s dedicated funds and personally. He holds several board advisor positions in Italy, France and the UK in the medical space.

Prior to Presso: After the 2000 tech bubble, he saw an opportunity to offer independent risk analysis and found MangustaRisk, taking it to become the premier Italian risk management firm with over EUR 20 billion of asset under management. He started his career in Italy as an Electrical Engineer designing satellite communication networks and later moved to the financial sector working in London at the Industrial Bank of Japan, Barclays

An investor who provides small financial backing for startups or entrepreneurs and (ideally) entrepreneurial advice to the founders.

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