Antonio Gambardella, Director, Geneva Foundation for Technology Innovation (Fongit)

Antonio Gambardella, Director, Geneva Foundation for Technology Innovation (Fongit)

Antonio joined Fongit in 2014. He was previously the founding partner of a venture capital fund investing in technology, with headquarters in Switzerland, Italy, and California.

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Overview

Antonio joined Fongit in 2014. He was previously the founding partner of a venture capital fund investing in technology, with headquarters in Switzerland, Italy, and California. During this experience, he managed incubator activities for seed startups. Later, he made direct investments in innovative small-medium companies in Europe, with active roles in management and board of directors. Antonio holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) and he attended Singularity University in California.

01:16- About his journey

We are what life makes us. When you look in the mirror of your life you see that you managed to draw something that you did not know in advance.

I started playing music, and later I studied economics at University. It was 1999-2000 when the internet bubble was starting to grow. Nobody knew what internet was. I became the internet expert and managed to raise funds. The needs of a financial investor are really different from the needs of the entrepreneur. It was a big wake-up call, and I quit venture capital. Then I went into private investing. Then in 2014, I got this marvelous offer from a non-profit Fongit which is the Geneva Foundation for Technology Innovation.

Resources:

Visit Fongit | Geneva | Fondation Genevoise pour l’Innovation Technologique

Profile

Antonio joined Fongit in 2014. He was previously the founding partner of a venture capital fund investing in technology, with headquarters in Switzerland, Italy, and California.

During this experience, he managed incubator activities for seed startups. Later, he made direct investments in innovative small-medium companies in Europe, with active roles in management and board of directors. Antonio holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) and he attended Singularity University in California.

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