An entrepreneur with 20 years' experience in Venture Capital and Private Equity, Luciano founded Oltre Venture, the first Italian impact fund, in 2006. Prior to Oltre, Luciano gained a multi-year, active experience in the social sector with Oltre Foundation, the first Italian Venture Philanthropy Foundation, established in 2002.
In 1988 Luciano Balbo co-founded B&S Private Equity, one of the most successful Italian operators among its peers. Previously, he also served as General Director at Finnova (SO.PA.F spa), the first Venture Capital Company in Italy.
Moreover, Luciano counts on 9 years of managerial experience in major companies active in the chemical and steel sector. Graduated in Physics at Università degli Studi (Milan, Italy), he holds an MBA from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).
It’s time to set the boundaries of impact investing and say 'arrivederci' to those who are failing to support genuinely new solutions to pressing social issues, argues Italy’s leading venture philanthropy pioneer.