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Our People
Angelo Moratti
Angelo Moratti
/ Executive Chairman
Angelo Moratti studied at Columbia University in New York City. He is currently Vice-Chairman of Saras SpA, the largest refinery company in the Mediterranean.
He is Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Special Olympics International.
Founder and former Chairman of Sarlux - a company that built and managed an electrical power station with capacity of 550 MW (1996/2002).
He was member of the Board of Inter Milan Football Club from 1995 to 2013 and Board Member of Olimpia Milano basketball club sponsored by Armani Jeans (2003/2008).
He was Chairman of Associazione Dino Ferrari, which focuses on research for neurological diseases (2000/2005).
He has been involved in Venture Capital investing since 1996, when he founded telecom company ePlanet which went public in 2000.
Paolo Gualdani
Paolo Gualdani
/ CEO
Paolo is CEO of Angel Capital Management S.p.A. (ACM), an Italian family office with its headquarters in Milano. ACM invests globally across multiple asset classes including VC, PE and equity capital markets.
 Prior to being appointed as CEO, Paolo has lead for over 10 years the direct investment division of the family office, which mainly focuses on providing growth capital to consumer-tech/lifestyle businesses. 
Most recently, Paolo has lead ACM’s investments in the Princi/SBUX JV where ACM was originator and strategic co-investor, and in a number of fast growing consumer tech companies such as Deliveroo, Dolls Kill, FabFitFun, Zilingo, Rockets Of Awesome and Brightloom.
Paolo is also general partner at Milano Investment Partners, an Italian VC fund focusing on consumer/lifestyle scale-ups across Europe, Middle East and Asia. He previously worked in the asset management industry and in the consulting business with a focus on financial advisory, M&A and corporate restructuring. He was formerly Adjunct Professor of Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis at Luigi Bocconi University. 
He earned a Master of Science in Business Administration with honors from L. Bocconi University (Milan).
He was visiting student at L. N. Stern School of Business (New York University) where he earned a place on the Dean's Honor Roll, and completed post-graduate programs at Wharton Business School and at Columbia Business School.  He is member of the Bocconi Outstanding Scholars Society.
Alberto Corte
Alberto Corte
/ Investment Manager
Alberto Corte earned a Master of Science in General Management with honors from Bocconi University (Milan).
He worked for five years in management consulting, focusing on strategic planning of Italian SMEs.
Afterwards he spent five years in a leading Italian family owned fast-moving consumer goods company, where he managed business strategy, marketing and corporate development.
He is passionate of food&beverage industry and he is a professional sommelier.
Ivan Ardemagni
Ivan Ardemagni
/ Business Development Manager US East Coast
Ivan Ardemagni started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent 4 years in accounting and corporate finance, focusing on the Financial Services and REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) industries.
After his MBA he spent four years at Credit Suisse in London in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, advising large European Banks and Financial Services companies.
Ivan earned a Master of Science in General Management from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH).
He lives in Cambridge, MA and is passionate about advising Food Tech and Lifestyle start-ups. He’s also a licensed recreational plane pilot.
Lorenzo Pozza
Lorenzo Pozza
/ Vice Chairman
Lorenzo Pozza graduated with honors from L. Bocconi University (Milan) with a degree in Business Economics.
He is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Law and Business Administration major course at L. Bocconi University.
He is Certified Public Accountant and Auditor.
He is founding partner at consulting company Partners CPA in Milan, and he is Director and Statutory Auditor in some major Italian listed companies.
He also seats on the Board of Special Olympics Italy.
David Lane
David Lane
/ Advisory Board Member
David Lane serves on Angel Capital Management’s advisory board. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome from May 2012 to August 2016, representing the United States and promoting policy reforms in the areas of food security and development.
  Prior to his service in Rome, Ambassador Lane worked in the Obama administration as assistant to the president and counselor to the White House chief of staff. From 2007 until 2011, he was president and chief executive officer of the ONE Campaign, a global advocacy organization founded by Bono, which focuses on extreme poverty, especially issues of global health, economic development, and effective governance.
  From 2001 to 2007, Lane worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading its public policy and advocacy efforts. In the 1990s, Ambassador Lane held several appointments in the Clinton administration, including executive director of the White House National Economic Council and chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan policy research center.
  A native of Florida, Lane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Jefferson M. Slack
Jefferson M. Slack
/ Advisory board member
Jefferson earned a Bachelor with honors from Dartmouth College (Hanover) and a Master of International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
He is founder and CEO of JS3 sports, boutique advisory firm connecting investors with growth opportunities in sports, specialized in value creation in the sports field globally, leveraging accumulated expertise and decisive access to decision makers.
He was previously Senior Vice President of International Management Group (IMG), Executive Vice President at Wasserman Media Group, CEO Interactive at F.C. Internazionale Group and Vice President at The Muller Sports Group
Ash Fontana
Ash Fontana
/ Advisory board member
Ash Fontana launched Zetta Venture Partners – the first venture capital fund focused on intelligent systems – with Mark Gorenberg. The firm has $185M under management and has invested in 20 companies.
Ash is the primary business partner, board member, and lead investor in companies such as Kaggle, Invenia, Clearbit, Tractable, and Focal Systems.
Before Zetta, Ash started the money side of AngelList, the most successful startup investing platform in the world, by launching online investing, managing $130M over more than 250 funds, creating the first startup “index fund,” and curating investment opportunities across 500,000 companies. He also ran special projects like AngelList’s expansion into Europe and the UK.
Simultaneously, Ash led syndicates and angel investments in Canva, Mixmax, and others.
Ash previously cofounded Topguest, a Founders Fund-backed company that built customer analytics technology for companies like IHG, United, and Caesars Entertainment. Topguest sold in an eight-figure transaction 18 months after the company was founded.
He started his professional career at Macquarie Capital, where he was a top-ranked analyst in private equity, investment banking, and equity research. Academically, he graduated with first class honours in law and finance on five scholarships from the University of Sydney.
Benedetta Bongiorni
Benedetta Bongiorni
/ Administrative Manager
Benedetta earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with honors from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
She is Administrative Manager at Angel Capital Management since 2013.
Prior to this she has worked as accountant for one of the most important chartered accounting firm in Milan.
Cristina Panzera
Cristina Panzera
/ Executive Assistant
Cristina graduated with a degree in Foreign Literatures and Languages – majored in Philosophy of Language with reference to the pragmatic dimensions of the language.
After a long-term professional career path through one of the most relevant US PR Company and in Lifestyle and Luxury Brands, she joined ACM in 2019.
In 2013 she followed-up the whole IPO process at AIM Italia for one of the companies above.
She is currently involved in various philantrophic activities of which she is deeply passionate and a strongly believer in building consciousness about the importance of ‘Giving Back’.