We are a team of people who have always shared a willingness to generate impact.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
He co-founded Oltre after a journey in the social sector started in 2002 with the establishment of Fondazione Oltre, the first Italian Venture Philanthropy foundation. Previously, he worked for 20 years in the Venture Capital and Private Equity sector, as co-founder of B&S Private Equity and General Manager of Finnova (SO.PA.F. spa), the first VC company in Italy.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Lorenzo has over 15 years of experience in impact investing. He participated in the establishment and growth of Oltre, where he followed the birth of the main companies financed by the company. He started his career in investment banking in Jp Morgan, Microcredito Lombardo and in the financial management of Gruppo Rinascente.
Raffaele Fedele is a member of the board of directors of four companies in Oltre’s portfolio. He is responsible for the internal team of analysts and for the screening and due diligence phase of the new projects received. Previously, he supported the launch and development process of start-ups between Beijing and Copenhagen, after graduating in International Management of Service at Copenhagen Business School.
He is a member of the board of directors of five companies in our portfolio. He is responsible for the internal analyst team and the screening and due diligence phase of new projects. Previously he started his career in an investment fund focused on Real Estate, between Berlin and Miami, and then held the role of Country Manager Italy in a startup of the Rocket Internet world in Berlin.
Sara De Benedetti
Investment Manager for Oltre, Sara De Benedetti has a degree in Business Administration and Control from the University of Turin. She began her career at KPMG Audit and later moved to KPMG Deal Advisory.
Gaetano holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bocconi University and a double degree in Economics and Management in Innovation and Technology between Bocconi and MGIMO in Moscow. He started his career at Accenture and then joined the Oltre team in 2019 as an Analyst.
Gabriele Roma holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan. He started his career at Yarpa Investimenti SGR, mainly following investments in private equity funds and co-investments, before joining the Oltre team in 2022 as an Investment Associate.
Head of Impact & Investment Analyst
After her graduation in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, she started her career in an impact VC in Bruxelles, analyzing companies across Belgium, UK and the Netherlands. Passionate about impact measurement, she has then worked in an Italian accelerator of start-ups, supporting founders from a business and impact perspective.
Maddalena De Liso
CFO of Oltre, she has gained significant experience in auditing and consulting of financial companies at Deloitte & Touche both as CFO in the private equity sector at Cape Natixis SGR and Meridie SpA.
After graduating in Economics and Business Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Chiara started her career in KPMG Audit Financial Services. She then gained a short experience in the Administration Finance and Control area in an SGR managing Venture Capital Funds. She joined Oltre in 2022.
Federica holds a Master’s degree in Modern Languages and Cultures, and after a long experience in a leading professional legal and tax consulting firm in Milan, she joined Oltre as an Office Manager in 2022.