Our Approach

LombardStreet.io is a new breed of Pre-Seed VC

LombardStreet.io is a Pre-Seed venture capital firm that draws from top Italian talents and fosters the creation of successful Silicon Valley Realities. We aim to be the first institutional money invested in the company after Friends&Family/Angel Investors. Our investment strategy is very specific: we invest in Silicon Valley based US corporations (C-Corp) founded by Italian people. We focus our effort on software products primarily, but we are interested in evaluating companies outside the software space as well — if the opportunity is big and its founders are strongly determined to win.
Our Philosophy

Italian top talents are scouted around the world and startups are created in Silicon Valley, following them up to 18 months.

How We Work

We provide expertise, funding and guidance to ensure the creation of highly successful tech companies in the US.

Our Services

At LombardStreet.io we are proud to offer Advisory Services to some startups outside our portfolio of investments.

We work with entrepreneurs as much as we can, because Pre-Seed investment is not just providing connections: it ‘s working, sweating and struggling hand to hand with founders.
LombardStreet.io Team
Italians goes to the Valley

Some of the Founders We Backed

The Team

Meet the Founders

Luigi Bajetti

Founder & Managing Partner

Luigi learned how a global company was born and keep growing working in his 3rd generation multinational family company (Lucchini Group, a primary player in the steel market) and everything since he was young was about entrepreneurship. He became a full technology expert and in 2002 launched an Internet Service Provider in Northern Italy. Since then he has created several tech companies and in 2013 he sold the ISP company and started to invest in Silicon Valley startups. In 2014 he founded a new startup in the private photo sharing space with HQ in California and engineering team in Italy.

Massimo Sgrelli

Founder & Managing Partner

Massimo started working on the Internet in 1991. At the beginning of his career he worked for companies like Telecom Italia and Accenture as TCP/IP technology expert first and manager later. In 2001 he became an entrepreneur and since then he has created successful companies in Italy and in California. In 2012 he left the Italian technology group he created 11 years before and in 2013 he co-founded a new tech startup in San Francisco (Sysdig). He has invested in successful Silicon Valley startups founded by Italians since 2010 and collaborated as mentor and advisor for hundreds of startups in the last 10 years.


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