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Our Team

Our Team

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Paolo Giolito, President

Phone: +39-335350246

Degree in Economics (UniCattolica), 25 years spent in Wealth Management with major foreign institutions, Senior Wealth Manager in Crédit Agricole Indosuez and Le Village by CA.

Board member in Doorway, Vice-President of Associazione Blockchain Italiana, Mentor and Business Angel investor in IAG, Club Degli Investitori, Iban and Angel4Inovation (+50 open investments) 

Married, two kids, one dog and Harley-Davison rider.
Passionate golfer, 19 HCP

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Carlo Tassi, Vicepresident

Degree in Business and Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Entrepreneur for over twenty years, always had a keen interest in innovation and for four years a member of the CDA CRIT Research, technological brokerage firm and collaborative innovation.

From 2013 I devoted myself to an intense business angel activities  and invested in 180 startup across different verticals, through B-engine Srl. President of Italian Angels for Growth, biggest angel investor group in Italy.

Golf member in Golf Club Bologna, 11 handicap


Stefano Giolito, Secretary

Chemical Engineer by training and musician by passion. 20 years spent in Marketing and General Management in P&G and Unilever. Passionate about technology and purpose led business.

Currently advisor to Blue Chips, board member of purpose led start ups across different verticals and angel investor.

Married, with 2 kids. Passionate golfer, member of Hampton Court Palace Golf. 18 handicap


Emanuele Preve, Treasurer

Degree in Management Engineering (PoliMI). Past working experience in BMW, IsapOmv, Riello Elettronica and Giostyle, Unicredit Corporate Banking in 2013 I joined the Risogallo group (6th Generation Family Business) as CFO and Managing Director at the Swiss office  that follows the Group's foreign operations.

Chapter Chair of YPO Italy (Network of 27.000 Ceo and President from all over the world), Business Angel and StartUp Mentor (>35 investment)

Married with 4 sons. Play golf since i was 12 years old 


Cristina Gianotti, Board member

Degree in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico of Milan and MBA in Bocconi. First career in Management Consulting and ICT services (i.e. Accenture, IBM and Getronics) working in Italy and in Europe. After a Master in Executive Caoching, I started working as mentor, startupper and entrepreneur in HR field.
Since 2014 mentoring start-up via several associations, I joined A4W and A4I during COVID 19 pandemic period and already invested in a couple of start-up through Doorway.
Passionate golfer, member of I Ciliegi (TO), skier and traveller.


Valentina Gismondi, Board member

Degree in Law at Bocconi, since 2008 lawyer specialized in civil law, commercial law and bankruptcy law, corporate transactions and special operations.

Shareholder of Artemide Group S.p.A., leader in lighting industry, founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1960. 

Vice President of Young Entrepreneur association Assolombarda.

Advisor for Junior Achievement Italia, a major non profit that support young entrepreneurs. President of Disciplinary Committee in Golf Club Monticello. Passionate golfer


Massimiliano Arlati, Board member

Labour Consultant and Managing Partner of ArlatiGhislandi, with a relevant experience in Union and Institutional relation. Innovation and technology enthusiast, start-up supporter, having been involved in the first incubators established by Provincia di Milano, and currently in a few accelerators based throughout Italy, as a HR consultant. A sporty guy, with an intense passion for engines and golf

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