Thursday, June 30, 2016

Giulio Valiante’s profile: Business Angel and StartUp Investor

Thanks to Giulio Valiante, today one of the most successful Manager and Business Angel in Italy, in the last decade a large number of startups has increased their business and has become huger companies.

Giulio Valiante's career: first years in marketing sector

Giulio Valiante - Business angelBorn in Naples in 1963, Giulio Valiante's academic path took place in his hometown, at the Federico II University, where he studied Economics and Business. Here, he gained his Bachelor's degree with valuable results in 1988. His professional path started in 1989 when he started working for Henkel Group, remaining in this company until 1995. Working at first in Milan, he also got the chance to join the Group's Vienna seat, between 1991 and 1993. In this international environment, he joined the team that managed the integration process of the marketing strategies dedicated to the Western part of Europe. In 1995, he got hired from Wax Italy, a further consumer goods distributing company, where he operated as Export & Marketing Manager in charge of the European Automotive Division. Two years later Giulio Valiante moved to Barilla Alimentare S.p.A., one of the major Italian multinational corporations. He worked as Trade & International Sales Account Manager until 1999, when he decided to give his career a fresh new start and, therefore, changed his professional field. His new career was going to be settled in the digital economy sector, becoming a forerunner of a field that was just blooming in Italy at that time and, therefore, one of the first players in this new world.

Giulio Valiante's professional growth as Manager, Business Angel and Startup Investor

In 1999, Giulio Valiante moved his first steps in his new career and co-founded Buongiorno Vitaminic S.p.A., an m-commerce company operating in the developing and managing of digital payments as well as of mobile applications created in order to enhance consumers' satisfaction in the use of their mobile devices while purchasing online. He was also President of Advertising & Business Solutions Division of this company. The managerial successes brought him to MyTV S.p.A. in 2004, in charge as General Manager & Executive Director. He guided the processes of integration with Sitcom S.p.A., another telecommunication company of which, few years later, he became President of Marketing & Sales. Those were really intense years, during which Giulio Valiante found the chance to meet and work alongside many of the main players of the current startup system that has developed in Italy. In 2008, he decided to give his professional path a brand new form: he left a brilliant career developed as a manager to become a successful Business Angel, his current job. He is in fact in charge of scouting new and promising startups, in order to finance them to be afterwards placed in the market. The results he achieved are evident: in the last years, he has given his own support in creating and developing some of the most profitable startups, which are now some of the major companies in Italy.
More on Giulio Valiante at his official Crunchbase profile.

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