Smartup Capital creates wealth through innovation.
Smartup Capital is an open-end venture capital fund that invests in seed-stage new-tech startups that are based in New York State.
New York is imposing itself as the global center to scale international startups: it is a large, liquid, modern, trend-setting market that offers fast product validation and high valuations.
Smartup Capital connects international startups, New York, and co-investors from America, South-America, and Europe.
Smartup Capital invests funds in international new-tech startups and provides them with the guidance, expertise, and network to scale from New York to global profitable companies.
Smartup Capital core competence is strategic corporate development:
- Scaling to new geographies
- Recruiting talents
- Establishing operation best practice
- Establishing financial control
- Add-on acquisitions, spin offs, merger & acquisitions
Smartup Capital is in New York, Miami, São Paulo Brazil, and Milan Italy.
Smartup Capital invests in early-stage startups with killer teams, growing markets, value-added technology, competitive process, and limited cash burn.
Smartup Capital believes in sharing economy, decentralization, dematerialization, sustainability, and for-profit social. Within these macro-clusters Smartup Capital invests across different industries, with a focus on: IoT, AI, domotics, small-hardware, aerospace, B2B services, blockchain, wireless, international trade, media, marketing, fin-tech, fashion-tech, wearable-tech, logistic, transportation, and hospitality.
Smartup Capital has a geographical investment focus on New York State: this allows an attentive support to portfolio companies.
Alessandro A. E. Anzani: Managing Partner
Alessandro has twenty years of experience as a fund manager, entrepreneur, board member, and investor (private equity, real estate, tech startups, securities).
He received his Master’s of Business Administration from Cornell University; before that he earned a Master’s in Real Estate Finance and a Master’s of Science in Economics.
He founded his first venture at the age of eighteen and scaled it to market-leader and €28M revenues before selling it. Since then he launched seven more companies between Europe and United States. He launched four funds in venture capital and private equity. He managed +$2B private equity transactions.
Alessandro is an international speaker for venture capital, macroeconomics, impact investing, and entrepreneurship; he was invited to join two sessions of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
Alessandro serves as:
- Director and Vice President for Entrepreneurship of Bocconi (leading European business university) Alumni Association, New York
- Senior Lecturer in venture capital at Cornell Tech NYC
- Ambassador for co
- Mentor for the startup accelerators at CUNY, Syracuse, Cornell, and SUNY; judge for the NYS Business Plan competition for 4 years
He supported NYC Economic Development Corp in launching the Startup Global Exchange program.
Experienced in due diligences, valuations, negotiations, financing, international acquisitions, portfolio management, and operational problem solving.
Before coming to the USA on an Investor VISA, Alessandro worked in Brazil, France, Romania, Holland, UK, Finland, and Italy. He has a vast network in the Italian and Brazilian venture capital, private equity, and real estate markets.
Bianca Borghetti: General Partner
Bianca has fifteen years of experience as a wealth manager and entrepreneur.
Bianca started her career as a sustainability consultant for the banking industry. She launched a top-of-the-line kitchen distribution company working between South America & Europe, scaled it to market leader, and successfully sold it only four years later. Expert wealth manager, Bianca sits on the board of her own Family Office, with interest in private equity, securities, agriculture, and real estate.
Devoted to the development of a more compassionate, secure, and joyful humanity she is CEO and co-founder of a social business focused on environmental education of children in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Bianca received her Master’s of Business Administration from Cornell University and SDA Bocconi and her bachelor degree from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, top-10 business school in Latin America.
She has been Director of Girls in Tech for NYS chapter. She judged the NY Business Plan Competition for two years, and she mentored students from RIT, Syracuse, and Cornell Universities.
Bianca lived in Sao Paulo, Milan, and New York. She is an USA investor on an Investor VISA.
Due Diligence, Deal Sourcing, and Portfolio-Management Team:
- Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Ph.D degree in Biomedical Engineering
- Ph.D degree in Engineering Physics
- Marketing Strategist, Degree in Finance & Aviation