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OVERVIEW

Sella Venture Partners is the alternative asset management firm of Sella Group dedicated to Venture Capital.

Leveraging the experience acquired over the last 20 years by Sella in the venture field, Sella Venture Partners aims at becoming a reference point in the Italian Venture Capital market.

The firm can count on a Senior Management Team with a unique experience in Venture Capital and an advisory board with proven track record in the industry.

WHY VENTURE CAPITAL

Venture Capital detects the companies of the future, with exponential growth in the long term.

In a world characterized by technological disruption, Venture Capital facilitates innovations allowing them to be developed into marketable products. As such, it lays the foundations for creating and attracting tech firms and ensuring future economic growth.

Venture Capital gives investors access to high growth in unlisted companies, providing in addition diversification and decorrelation from the traditional stock exchange investments.

FUND OF FUNDS

Sella Venture Partners Fund of Funds I invests in a wide selection of some of the best early stage VCs in North America and Europe.

The fund gives investors access to top-tier funds, overcoming minimum investment requirements and achieving a broader diversification across several Venture Capital funds.

Thanks to Sella Venture Partners Fund of Funds I, we enable private and institutional investors to participate in global investments, delivering the high returns potential of technology markets through a privileged point of observation on the international innovative ecosystem.

MANAGING TEAM

Pietro Sella

Chairman

Grazia Borri

Managing Partner and CEO

Luca Mannucci

Managing Partner and CIO

Laura Brolis

CFO

Pietro has been CEO of Sella Group since 2004. He has always been driven by a passion for entrepreneurship. Starting from 1999, he oversaw Banca Sella's involvement in venture capital activity, funding several Italian startups, funds, incubators, and accelerators, such as United Ventures, Dpixel, H-FARM, Digital Magics and Innogest. Chairman of the Association of Italian Private Banks, and of Endeavor Italy a nonprofit organization that promotes impact entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Board of the Italian Banking Association (ABI).

Grazia has held various directive roles in several banking and financial companies of the Sella group. She is currently in charge of the venture capital and minority investments of Banca Sella Holding. Examples of the deals led by Grazia include Sardex, Brandon Group, Satispay, Prestiamoci, Credimi and Talent Garden. Grazia has been on the Advisory Board of ICF III (Dea Capital Alternative Funds SGR) since 2016. In addition she previously was a member of the board of directors of United Ventures One Sicaf Spa and Primo Miglio SGR Spa, as well of several Italian technology companies.

Luca has a broad venture capital and private equity investment experience both in Italy and abroad. Luca is currently in charge of the venture capital investments selection of Banca Sella Holding. From 2015 and until June 2016 he was CEO of Media Digital Ventures (Barcelona) Previously he worked for JP Morgan (Londra e Milano), Syntegra Capital (Londra e Milano) and Spinnaker Ventures (Barcelona). He invested in some of the European scaleup such as Scytl, Moleskine, Glovo, CornerJob e Talent Garden. Luca holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Florence. Luca is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Laura has gained consolidated experience in the financial field both in Italy and abroad. From 1992 to 1999 she was Operations Manager in different branches of Dresdner Bank AG (Frankfurt), in charge of international projects such as the opening of the first foreign branch in China and the restructuring of the Madrid Branch. Since 1999 she has been working in operational roles for primaries Italian SGR, such as Albertini & C. SGR, Albertini Syz Investimenti Alternativi SGR, DGPA SGR S.p.A. and Panakes Partners SGR. Laura is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Laura holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bergamo.

Location

Sella Venture Partners SGR

Via Filippo Sassetti 32
20124 - Milano
T: +39 02 4544 9315
info@sella.vc

Fintech District

Sella Venture Partners is based in the Fintech District, the gateway to the Italian Fintech ecosystem that attracts some of the most relevant national and international fintech stakeholders. The Fintech District community can count on more than 100 startups and a large number of cooperations with public institutions, investors, financial institutions, international innovation hubs.

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