We are pleased to launch a series of video and written interviews with players in the venture capital industry. In addition to our timely efforts to provide news and insight on venture capital from a strictly legal perspective, we thought it would be interesting and beneficial to share different points of view from a business perspective, with the aim of enriching and fueling the discussion and helping to circulate ideas.
We began our practice group on venture capital and startups almost 10 years ago and have firsthand experience of how the Italian venture capital market has changed profoundly and how far we still have to go in terms of available financial resources, skills, and loosening legal constraints on investments. We are aware that the best way to support our clients in complex and fast-evolving sectors (the core of our growth since the firm was founded) is to combine our legal knowledge and expertise with in-depth understanding of underlying business drivers and challenges gleaned from ongoing interaction with the industry’s main players and stakeholders.
Founders, managers of incubators, VCs and corporate VCs, business angels, and consultants have different sensibilities, but all strive to support the Italian venture capital ecosystem, especially during this difficult time when the Covid-19 outbreak is really re-shuffling the deck, changing priorities, and posing new challenges—but also creating opportunities.