U-Start Club is a leading elite group of investors with a deep passion for innovation and venture capital investments.
The Club provides access and constant exposure to innovation globally and drives family offices and HNWIs in the digital and tech space in a more holistic, strategic and conscious way, helping them to build up an efficient asset allocation.
By participating in the different activities and events, the club members exchange ideas, business opportunities and build long lasting relationships with each other.
Members receive a monthly report signalling the best investment opportunities selected by the U-Start Investment team, along with a tailored report summarizing the performance of the companies in which the Club Members have invested in.SEE OUR COMPANIES
A smart, interactive and informal gathering intended to create expertise and knowledge on venture capital investment dynamics. The exclusive event is run by top international professionals of the sector.
A monthly curated publication with property content, including a selection of articles and insights featuring some of the most influential voices in the industry from all over the world.SEE A PREVIEW OF THE MAGAZINE
The webinars are intended to give Club members the opportunity to talk with global industry experts, successful founders and relevant angel investors. We want to give our Club Members the chance to learn from the best people involved in the markets, building on their advices and personal experiences.
9th May 2017
4th Aprile 2017
The U-Start Club Cocktail event, organized on the occasion ofthe Salone del Mobile Milano and Fuori Salone, will be held at Rossana Showroom in via Turati, 6/8, Milan, on Tuesday, 4th April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
The event is organized in collaboration with our partners Rossana, a historical brand of Italian luxury kitchens - owned by Colombini Group, and Sweetguest, a company specialized in short rent management services on the Airbnb platform.
During the event, Emanuel Colombini, U-Start Club Member and CEO of Colombini Group will tell us the importance of innovation as cornerstone of the Group and how over the years they have been searching forthe right synergy between innovation and design
Moreover, Rocco Lomazzi e Edoardo Grattirola, founders of Sweetguest, will present their startup and the goals achieved. Nowadays SweetGuest, after only one year of activity, and 700k raised, deals with 150 clients in Italy, France and Switzerland with an 85% average of occupancy rate and +50% average on increase of profits. Here you find more information.
Below, the event’s agenda:
The event is an invitation-only-event. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gaia Zoccoli at firstname.lastname@example.org
17-19 March 2017
U-Start team organizes the U-Start Club’s leisure activity: Maserati Winter Tour in Courmayeur Mont Blanc on March, 17th-19th thanks to our great partner Maserati.
During the Tour a fleet of Maserati Levante, and S Q4 Ghibli and Quattroporte, accompanied by a team of professional instructors, will be available to participants to reveal all the secrets of driving in low grip conditions.
The atmosphere of elegance that always surrounds the Trident brand will continue throughout the winter season at the most exclusive ski locations (Courmayeur Mont-Blanc, Cortina D’Ampezzo and Val Gardena).
05th December 2016
The U-Start Club Christmas Cocktail will take place at Culti Milano store in Corso Venezia, 53, Milan, on Monday, 5th December from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
The event is organized in collaboration with our partner Culti Milano, the unrivaled benchmark in the world of home fragrances since 1990. The Cocktail will be a special occasion to conclude the great year spent together and to share our thoughts about the future, together with other Club Members, in a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Pierpaolo Manes, CEO at Culti, will also join the event to introduce you to Culti’s world, briefly telling brand’s history and peculiarities.
Moreover, we are glad to announce you that catering service will be provided by Bottega del gusto of Cometa, a professional catering service composed of Oliver Twist school’s students who, together with their teachers, all professional chefs, offer high-quality catering services. In the attachment, a short project’s description.
The Christmas Cocktail is an invitation-only-event. If you want to take part, please contact our team.
15th October 2016
The second edition of U-Start Club Academy will take place on Saturday 15th October from 10.15am to 6.00pm in the beautiful setting of Ca’ del Bosco in Franciacorta, one of the most avant-garde and exclusive wineries in Italy, just one hour away from Milan.
Considering our role of advisor, we believe that Venture Capital investments require great knowledge, thus it is essential to be constantly updated about the dynamics and peculiarities of the industry, as they change so fast. This is why we organize on an annual basis the U-Start Academy: a conference-day reserved to our Club Members.
As the past year, the Academy will be run by top professional and will focus on a specific topic. Several experts and representatives of the most important international Venture Capital firms will contribute to the event by giving you insights about their internal processes and decision-making strategies. In particular, their speeches will focus on the different investment strategies that can be used to build up an efficient Portfolio.
More than a series of talks, the Academy is also an occasion to deal with influential industry leaders, to meet other Club Members and to spend some time together, creating enjoyable networking moments. During the event you will indeed be able to visit the wine cellars of the winery Ca’ del Bosco in a less than one-hour guided tour.
The event will be English and it is an invitation only-event. If you want to take part, please contact our team.
29th June 2016
At U-Start we trust that strong networks and mutually beneficial liaisons between investors and entrepreneurs are essential elements to a successful investment strategy.
This is why we decided to organize an exclusive event, the U-Start Club Portfolio Day that will take place in Terrazza Martini, piazza Armando Diaz, 7, 20123, Milan, on Wednesday, June, 29th from 2.30pm to 8.30pm.
The Portfolio Day is the annual gathering that brings to Milan the entrepreneurs in which the Club have invested and it's the right moment for you to know our companies, see how they have developed so far and have an overview about their future growth.
It is also the special occasion to meet in the same location all the founders of these innovative companies and more than 50 U-Start Club investors.
This event confirms our belief that the right combination of private capital and innovation are keys for a sustainable future and represents the outcome of our hard work: in just one year the U-Start Club has set a new standard in the VC industry, becoming one of the main private investors Club in the VC space in Europe with more than 16M EUR invested by our Club Members on aggregate.
The event will be in English and it is an invitation only-event. If you want to take part in our Portfolio Day, please contact our team.
16 May 2016 18.30 - 20.30
U-Start Club Cocktail organized in collaboration with our partner ClubHouse Brera.
During the event the monthly investment opportunity will be presented to the Club members.
1st March 2016
Ristorante dal Bolognese, Milan
U-Start Club Charity Dinner organized in collaboration with “Associazione Amici di Cometa Onlus”.
The charity event was aimed at supporting a specific child development project and it will be an occasion to meet all the Club Members and to know one of the investment opportunities of the month, Coureon.
10th December 2015
Doriani Cafè Restaurant, Milan
U-Start Club Christmas Aperitif in Milan organized in collaboration with our partner Doriani and Excantia. The Cocktail was a special occasion to meet all the Club Members, to share their thoughts with other club members, dwell on the enjoyable moments of the past year and discuss the future endeavours over a glass of wine.
22nd-26th November 2015
The aim of the trip was to enlarge our members exposure to the up-surging Israeli ecosystem to connect you with top-notch companies, VCs and business angles. We met some of the biggest accelerators and VCs, such as Microsoft Ventures, IAngles, Glilot Capital Partners, Wadi Ventures, Terra Ventures and Magma Ventures.
24th October 2015
Castello di Cigognola
The Academy aimed to develop a clearly defined vision, complemented with pragmatic advices on how to build, manage and exit diversified portfolios of agile, fast-growing tech companies. The Academy gathered high-level professionals to transfer their know-how about early-stage investment dynamics, providing the tools for effective deal origination, screening and valuation.
10th September 2015
Alitalia - Etihad Pavillion – EXPO, Milan
The U-Start Club Dinner was an occasion to meet the Club Members after the summer holidays and to know the investments opportunities of the month (La Belle Assiette and WineoWine). During the Dinner the Members had the chance to taste Domori Chocolate and to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Alitalia- Etihad new services and to pilot their flight simulators.
21st May 2015
During the U-Start Club Cocktail two investment opportunities (Satispay and Worldcoo) were presented to the club members. The Cocktail was an occasion also to taste the Dammann Frères tea and Domori Chocolate.
13rd-20th March 2015
U-Start has organized an intense travel to San Francisco: the business trip included training, networking, and inspirational visits to the offices of the biggest tech companies, such as Apple, Google, Salesforce and the accelerator 500startups. We met top leading investors and entrepreneurs, including Rob Salomon, Luca Maestri (Apple’s CFO), Omid Kordestani (Chief Business Officer – Google), Dave McClure(investor/partner at 500Startups).