Entrepreneur with a 20 years of experience in Venture Capital and Private Equity, Luciano founded Oltre Venture in 2006. Prior to Oltre, Luciano gained a multi-year, active experience in the socia sector with Oltre Foundation, the first Italian Venture Philanthropy Foundation established in 2002. In 1988 Luciano Balbo co-founded B&S Private Equity, one of the most successful Italian operators among its peers. Previously, he also served as General Director at Finnova (SO.PA.F spa), the first Venture Capital Company in Italy. Moreover, Luciano counts on 9 years of managerial experience in major companies active in the chemical and steel sector. Graduated in Physics at Università degli Studi (Milan, Italy), he holds an MBA from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).