Doorway, thanks to its unique model on the market, is one of the main Venture Capital operators in Italy. It was founded and supported by Business Angels, to invest directly and professionally in the real, innovative and sustainable economy, and to build a diversified portfolio on a Consob-authorized Venture Investing platform.
Under the leadership of CEO Antonella Grassigli, Business Angel of the year 2021, the team was selected in 2020, and now it includes 16 professionals with proven experience in the world of Venture Capital, including employees and external collaborators.
CEO e Co-Founder
After important professional experiences in turnarounds, she approached the world of angel investing, becoming a member of IAG. Since 2018 she has lead Doorway, the Fintech platform she founded with the aim of building up virtuous matchings between investors and innovative companies.
CFO e Co-Founder
Angel Investor, partner of Italian Angels for Growth, Advisor for Startups and SMEs in the Fashion & Luxury sector. Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor.
Senior Legal and Intellectual Property Executive. London Business School student. Many years of experience in multi-jurisdictional legal affairs, intellectual property, corporate and compliance.
Chief Operating Officer
Twenty years of experience in investment banking and asset management in leading international companies. Advisor for SMEs during Private Debt transactions. Angel Investor and Partner in IAG. Vice president of Italiafintech.
Anna De Stefano
Chief Legal Design & Communication Officer
Legal Design Expert, Angel investor, Startup advisor and mentor on business, strategy, team and communication issues, as well as a curious traveler and passionate ambassador on the issues of women inclusion and intergenerational exchange.
Chief Strategic Partnership Officer
Senior Wealth Manager at CA Indosuez Wealth Management. Member of the LeVillage Selection Committee. Business Angel in IAG and Investors Club. Founding partner of Labchain Srl and consortiumed with Scrypta Foundation. Member of the Blockchain Italia Association and of Asso Fintech.
International CFO, Senior Advisor for SMEs and Startups in the field of strategic planning, innovation, organization, compliance and corporate governance. Professor of Finance and Control BBS Bologna Business School. Chartered Accountant, Statutory Auditor, ACA ICAEW, UK. Angel Investor.
MSc International Management. Three years of experience in consulting in the Asset & Wealth Management sector, with expertise on alternative investments.
MSc in Management Engineering at the Politecnico in Milan. Experience in technological consultancy for industrial products and consumer goods. Specialized in Sustainable Operations and Social Innovation.
Legal & Corporate Affairs Specialist
Corporate lawyer, Associate at Studio AIMG, expert in commercial, corporate and business contract law.
Master's degree in Business and Management Economics at the Carlo Cattaneo University. Background in business management, focused on Private Equity and the Startup environment.
Gian Marco Cavallari
Accounting & Tax Advisor
Chartered accountant, with many experiences in the tax management for large professional firms and with a broad "educational background" (degree in Economics, History and Philosophy), in love with Italy and the entrepreneurial fabric that distinguishes it.
Marketing & Communication Specialist
Graduated in Media Languages at the Catholic University of Milan with a Master in Marketing and Management. She has many years of experience in sectors such as journalism, communication, marketing and event organization.
Graduated in Business Management from the ESCP Business School. Experience in business management and in the ecosystem of Italian and foreign startups.
For us, sustainability is a value
Since its foundation, Doorway has pursued a "purpose-driven" strategy, placing the value creation at the center, in the two dimensions of economic and common benefit. Carrying out its original strategic choice, in 2020 Doorway embarked on a transformative path by becoming a benefit company. Therefore, we intend to pursue the common benefit and to operate in a responsible, sustainable and transparent way towards the people, the territory, the environment and all the stakeholders.
Contribute to the growth of the economic system, channeling risk capital at the service of the birth and development of innovative companies, capable of bringing positive effects in the society;
Guide the transformation of the financial system towards a generative model, mobilizing private immobilized wealth towards the real economy, also through information, communication and training initiatives aimed at all the stakeholders.
Doorway strongly believes in the value of transparency and in communicating its activities. For this reason we have chosen to publish our first impact report for 2021 on this website.
The most active Business Angels Club in Italy. The innovative partnership between Doorway and Italian Angels for Growth shows that investing in Startups is an alternative asset class.
Strategic partner that enables the digitization of payments and the reconciliation of transactions through the API (Application Programming Interface) exposed on the Fabrick platform used by Doorway for a fully digital investment management.
Angels for Women
IR Top Consulting
Principles of Responsible Investment
Forum della Finanza Sostenibile
Business Angels Netwerk Vlaanderen
Di Tanno Associati
Doorway Development and Innovation
Project co-financed by the StartER Fund (POR FESR 2014/2020)
Description of the project
Thanks to the co-financing of the StartER Fund, which is part of the POR FESR Emilia Romagna Region 2014/2020, Doorway has launched a project for the development and innovation of its company and team, mainly for women. In particular, this loan will allow Doorway to support the development of three key areas:
The project aims to support 3 main areas:
Technological development of the platform
Development of a new form of financing for SMEs, such as the Minibond
Integration with high-tech tools for measuring sustainability impacts (ESG)
Development of B2B2C collaboration with leading Private Banking Networks
The project integrates with the Emilia-Romagna strategy, in particular on innovation in services / digital transformation and sustainable development. In fact, among the expected results, there will be the development of a new platform, compliant with the new European regulation on equity crowdfunding, the offer of new services through the platform, the integration with ESG rating tools, the commercial development of company and its team, and the hiring of three new figures in the course of 2022.
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