We create value by bringing together private investors and entrepreneurs that are redefining business models through technology and innovation. We assist investors by sourcing opportunities and evaluate them thanks to our highly analytical approach and in-depth knowledge of industries, technologies and capabilities.
We have a 20+ years expertise in successfully detecting the “next big thing”: internet, mobile, genomics, digital health, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, IV generation nuclear energy, etc.
Advanced Accelerator Applications develops and manufactures diagnostic and therapeutic products. The company offers radio-pharmaceuticals, molecules and drugs for clinical oncology, cardiology, inflammatory diseases and neurology. Advanced Accelerator Applications serves patients and medical professionals worldwide. AAA was listed at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in November 2015 and trades with ticker AAAP US. In October 2017 Novartis announced its intention to acquire AAA for $3.9b in cash.
Next Games is a mobile game developer and publisher based in Helsinki, Finland, and is specializing in games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies, TV series or books. The company was successfully listed at Nasdaq First North Helsinki in March 2017, the first Finnish gaming company to be listed in a stock exchange. Next Games was sold to Netflix for approximately €65 million (or about $72 million) in March 2022.
IObox was a Finnish mobile and web portal operator founded in 1999 by Jari Ovaskainen and Henry Nilert having millions of users. In addition the company operated branded portal sites for customers such as the Swedish communications company Telia. In July 2000 (19 moths after founding), the company was sold to Terra Mobile for EUR 230M, representing the largest venture capital exit in Finland at the time.
Supercell is a mobile game development company founded in June 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. The company’s debut game was the browser game Gunshine.net, and after its release in 2011, Supercell started developing games for mobile devices. Since then, the company has fully released four mobile games: Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, and Clash Royale. The company was sold to Softbank in 2015. It has then been acquired by Tencent for 10.3$b.
newcleo was founded in 2021 to create a disruptive approach to nuclear energy. newcleo intends to design, build and operate innovative Gen-IV lead-cooled fast nuclear reactors as well as a MOX factory to manufacture nuclear fuel, with the objective of providing safe, clean, affordable and abundant nuclear power. Led by a senior team with over 300 years of Fast Reactor experience, newcleo has raised €400m seed funding with over 200 employees across three countries (UK, Italy and France).
In 2014 Jari invested in Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a nuclear-medicine spinoff from CERN, acquired in 2017 by Novartis for $3.9b in cash. In the same year he had his most recent exit with the Finnish gaming company Next Games, which completed an highly successful IPO at Nasdaq FNH in 2017, and was sold to Netflix in March 2022.
Jari was named Finland’s Business Angel of the Year in 2013 and Europe’s Business Angel of the Year in 2014.
Alberto holds a MSc Degree in Physics with honors from the University of Milano, a PhD in Nuclear and Sub-nuclear Physics from the University of Milano and a MBA in Management and Corporate Finance with honors from HEC Lausanne.
Member of the Italian Journalist Association since 2012, Valeria holds an MBA from the University of Geneva and an MA with Honors in Business Communications from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.