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Tech Insights 2018

Scaling tech companies in the "new" global environment


Milan, Fondazione Riccardo Catella

June 18th, 2018

9am / 1pm




Fireside chats



Keynote & Fireside Chat 

Hubs, networks and entrepreneurs: the key words of competition for equity investors

Stefano Caselli – Vice Rector for International Affairs at Bocconi University
Interviewed by Massimo Russo – Managing Director Digital Division, Gedi Gruppo Editoriale

Panel 01

Tech Investing across the Atlantic and Emerging Markets

Mike Turner (Taylor Wessing) moderates a debate between selected investors on how to invest and support tech companies in the “new” competitive and changing globale environment, across Europe and the States

Moderator: Mike Turner (TMC, Taylor Wessing)
Panelists: Byron (, Tomasz Czechowicz (MCI Capital), Hussein Kanji (Hoxton Ventures), Tony Zappalà (Highland Europe)


Panel 02

Scaling tech companies

What does it take to start and grow a tech company from bootstrapping to global scale? Kartik Prabhakara (Code Advisors) sits down with the leaders of some Europe’s successful startups to discuss the benefits and challenges posed by the region’s unique entrepreneurial culture

Moderator: Kartik Prabhakara (Code Advisors)
Panelists: Francesco Banfi ( brumbrum), Gianmauro Calafiore (, Antonio Corrado (Mainstreaming), Paolo Galvani (Moneyfarm)


Fireside Chat 

Fabio Gallia – CEO and general manager, Cassa Depositi e prestiti

Maximo Ibarra – CEO, KPN

Interviewed by Daniele Lepido (Tech Reporter, Bloomberg News)

Panel 03

Venture Capital as an asset class

A conversation that investigates the differences between investing in VC in Europe vs investing in VC in other ecosystems

Moderator: Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffè (Bocconi University School of Management)
Panelists: Gabrielle Inzirillo (Plug & Play), Joe Schorge (Isomer Capital), Luigi Tommasini (Fondo Italiano d’investimento), Bjorn Tremmerie (European Investment Fund)











































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