Luciano Balbo

Luciano Balbo is the Founder and Chairman of Oltre Venture, the first impact investing fund in Italy, which he founded in 2006 after an experience in the social sector since 2002 with Oltre Foundation. Oltre Ventre is now among the few impact investing funds supported by the European Investment Fund. Entrepreneur with 20-year background in Venture Capital and Private Equity, he co-founded B&S Private Equity in 1988 and Magenta Investimenti in 2000, among the first Private Equity funds in Italy. In January 2004, Mr Balbo along with some friends and venture philanthropists (Stephen Dawson, Michiel de Haan, Doug Miller and Serge Raicher) formally launched the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) to promote Venture Philanthropy in Europe.