Event Profile

CAIA Italy - Rome - The Venture Capital Landscape: Challenges and Opportunites in a New Market Paradigm

April 16, 2024
All times listed are in local time
LUISS Guido Carli
Viale Romania, 32
Rome, RM 00197  
Free Event
Join CAIA Italy alongside Luiss Finance Club and Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome for an insightful round table discussion on Venture Capital and the opportunities and challenges of the new market environment.

In the era of rapid technological advancements and shifting market trends, understanding the opportunities and challenges in the venture capital space is crucial for both seasoned professionals and emerging investors.


17:30 - Registrations

18:00 - Welcome remarks by Pierluigi Cutone, Director of LFC Finance Club and Director of LFC Consulting Club

18:05 - CAIA Introduction by Vincenzo Saccente, MBA, CAIA - CAIA Italy Chapter executive and Head of BU Amundi Alternative & Real Assets Sales at Amundi Sgr

18:15 - Roundtable discussion on Challenges and opportunities of VC in the new market paradigm, in collaboration with:
  • Andrea Birolo - Head of Corporate Venture Capital at Reale Mutua Assicurazioni
  • Enrico Cibati - Head of investments at Cassa Forense
  • Michele Costabile - Member of the Board of Directors at Luiss Alumni 4 Growth (LA4G)
  • Turi Munthe - Co-Head and Partner at Nextalia Ventures
Alessandra Pasquoni, MBA, CAIA - CAIA Italy Chapter Head and Head of Investments at ANIA

19:10 - Q&A followed by networking reception
Venue Information:
Room: Aula Polivalente 205A e B
Important notes before the event:
  • Kindly note that registrations must be completed in advance, as walk-ins will not be permitted. Given the event's limited capacity, we encourage you to register as early as possible to secure your spot. If the attendance limit is expanded, we will promptly notify you.
  • Registering a guest is possible for this event.
  • In the spirit of responsible event management, we request that you inform us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend. Your timely cancellations contribute to minimizing food and energy waste and are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 
If you have questions or concerns regarding registration for this event, please contact CAIA EMEA Chapter Relations. 
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Andrea Birolo
Organization: Reale Group

Andrea Birolo has been managing the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Reale Group since 2018 with the objective to support the transformation path of the Group through investments and partnerships with innovative companies. To date, Reale Group's Corporate Venture Capital has invested in several start-ups in the areas of insurtech, fintech, digital health and mobility. Andrea Birolo has also been responsible for Group Digital Business for almost two years with the aim of bringing digital to scale in the various areas of the Group.

Enrico Cibati
Organization: Cassa Forense

Enrico Cibati is Chief Investment Officer at Cassa Forense since 2006. He is responsible for implementing the investment strategies of Cassa Forense resolved by the competent corporate bodies and for submitting investment proposals to the investment committee and to the Board of Directors. He is a member of Cassa Forense's Investment Committee and is often designated as a member of the Advisory Boards and Advisor Committees of private market funds. He is often invited as one of the main speakers in various conventions and meetings reserved to institutional investors , with a special focus on topics especially those on first and second pillar pension. Prior to Cassa Forense, he was Head of Asset Management of the bank Banca Finnat .

Michele Costabile
Organization: Luiss Alumni 4 Growth

Michele Costabile is a professor of Marketing at Luiss University. He is actively engaged in venture capital and tech transfer since 2004. At Luiss University he co-founded, together with Daniele Pelli, Luiss Alumni 4 Growth (LA4G).

Turi Munthe
Organization: Nextalia Ventures

Turi Munthe is Co-Head of Nextalia Ventures, a new Series A+ fund focused on the Italian ecosystem. Nextalia Ventures invests in the best Italian B2B startups seeking to expand internationally, and helps the best international startups enter the Italian market. Prior to Nextalia, Munthe was Venture Partner at North Base Media, the leading media-focused VC. He is also a serial entrepreneur, notably building Demotix into the largest network of photojournalists in the world before exiting to Bill Gates’ Corbis Corporation in 2012.

Alessandra Pasquoni
Organization: ANIA

Alessandra Pasquoni is Head of Investment in ANIA, where she oversees the underlying investments of ANIA Infrastructure fund, being member of the Investment Committee and chairman of the advisory committee. Before joining ANIA, she worked as senior advisor at LVenture Group, the accelerator of Luiss EnLabs, supporting the implementation of venture capital investment initiatives. From 2012 to 2018, she was Country Head of investment consultancy at Willis Towers Watson, assisting Italian institutional clients in the field of asset allocation, risk management and manager selection, with a focus on alternative assets. Previously, she worked at CDC as Chief Investment Officer and at Pioneer Investment (now Amundi) in Dublin as asset allocator&ALM. Alessandra started her career in the actuarial team of Irish Life Insurance in Dublin. Graduated with honors in Economics from La Sapienza University, she holds an Executive MBA from Luiss Business School and a Master in Quantitative Finance from M. Smurtfit Business School in Dublin. She qualified as CAIA chartholder and she is CAIA Italy Charter Head since 2024.