Factory Deal-by-Deal in Fintech in Deeptech Re-Imagined Alternative Investments

We build and invest in revolutionary companies enabled by disruptive technologies and extraordinary talents.

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[from the Greek word λύω meaning «to solve, fulfill, accomplish»]

The first element of compound words used in technical terminology, meaning «solution, free, unbound».

ETIMOLOGY ETIMOLOGY

Our Thesis

Technology is at the core of everything we do. Software development and algorithms are the bedrock of our investment strategy, allowing us to push the boundaries when it comes to re-imagining an existing business model or creating a new one. 

Extraordinary talents are the beating heart of Lio Factory. We are a place where extraordinary, curious and diverse minds come together. To Discover, create and build.

Playground

Our activities fall into two broad sectors of conviction, Fintech and Deeptech.

In each, we back entrepreneurial talent with a hunger to scale the companies of tomorrow, either within the Lio ecosystem [building] or externally [investing].

Fintech
Deeptech
Building
Proptech
Lio Capital
Proptech
Lio Capital
Milan

Direct deal, technology-enabled investment platform, focused on value-added real estate. The company operates at the intersection of RE Private Equity and Technology.

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Bankruptcy
Lio BAI
Bankruptcy
Lio BAI
Milan

Investment company focused on uncovering Special Opportunities in the field of bankruptcy liquidation proceedings and purchase of legal claims. Rigorous data-driven approach and long-standing industry expertise as the differentiating factor of the company.

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VC Tech
Stealth  – 2022 2022
4 Total pipeline
A.I.
Lio Tech
A.I.
Lio Tech

Internal tech company with the mission to deploy advanced numerical models and data automation strategies to all the Lio Factory investment processes and new companies

Biotech
Stealth  – 2023 2023
2 Total pipeline
investing
Neo-Broker
Naga
Neo-Broker
Naga

Europe’s leading multi-asset neobroker combining retail investing on >1000 markets, cryptocurrency and payment apps. 

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Crypto
Definitive Capital
Crypto
Definitive Capital

Crypto investment company focused on early-stage projects in Decentralised Finance and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Main development rails are Ethereum and Solana

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4 Total pipeline
Oncology
Orionis
Oncology
Orionis

Biotech multi-technology platforms for the discovery of new generations of therapeutics and precision medicines

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Longevity
Rejuveron
Longevity
Rejuveron

Biotech platform centred around artificial intelligence for aging and longevity research

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3 Total pipeline

People

Leadership

Francesco Marini
Co-founder, Board member – CEO

Francesco is an investor and entrepreneur, active for over a decade in the field of Alternative Investments, with ventures ranging from real estate to distressed assets, renewable energy and nano-technologies.

Avid art collector (along the more traditional path as well as a newly found passion for digital art / NFTs) and a life-long horse-back rider.

Riccardo Sabatini
Co-founder, Board member

Riccardo is a world-renowned scientist and entrepreneur specialized in numerical modelling of complex system, ranging from material science, financial markets, computational genomics and drug design.

Passionate supporter of high impact projects, he’s co-founder of the Refugees Action HUB center at MIT, educational effort of MIT targeting displaced populations around the world.

Giovanni Tamburi
Board member

Giovanni is the founder and CEO of Tamburi Investment Partners S.p.A., an Italian independent merchant bank (listed on the Milan Stock Exchange).

T.I.P. champions the club-deal structure to back successful Italian and European business excellencies, having invested to date a combined amount >€5b with more than 100 family offices participating.

Committee

Luca Marini

Luca is the CEO of Lio X, our investment arm that invests in Deeptech ventures globally. Luca brings over a decade of venture investing experience, first at Rocket Internet and then at Xyence (Italy’s largest life science venture fund).

Roberto Casula

Roberto leads the investments in Cleantech & Energy of the Factory. He is former Chairman and CEO of ENI Next, corporate VC arm of ENI (one of Europe’s largest Energy conglomerates), investing on strategic sectors such as Cleantech, Digital and Industrial technologies.

Leopoldo Zambeletti

Leopoldo has over 18 years of experience in Healthcare Investment Banking and is the former Managing Director and Head of the Healthcare division for JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse. Since 2013 Mr. Zambeletti has been an independent strategic advisor to life-science companies on M&A, out-licensing deals and financing strategy.

Paolo Giabardo

Paolo currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Immobiliare.it, Italy’s #1 network of real estate property portal.
Prior to this role, Paolo was Chief Commercial Officer at Ebury, a global FinTech specialising in international payments, acquired in 2000 by Banco Santander.
Paolo started his career at McKinsey & Company, where he left as an Engagement Manager.

Dimitrios Pilitsis

Dimitrios is founder and CEO of Intelas, a data-driven real estate platform.
Prior to this Dimitrios was Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management (overseeing the company’s $3.0B RE portfolio) at Cadre, a US-based digital marketplace for commercial real estate investing.
Dimitrios holds a long-standing experience in the real-estate field, with positions at AEW, The Blackstone Group and Dune Real Estate.

Philipp Triebel

Philipp is the co-founder and CEO of SellerX, Europe’s unicorn in Amazon FBA e-commerce aggregator businesses.
Philipp started his career in the financial industry, holding positions at Goldman Sachs (European Special Situations Group) and APAX Partners. Philipp is on the Board of Lio Factory Luxembourg.

Aadil Mamujee

Aadil currently works in Product for OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace in the world. He is also an advisor at Solana, leading blockchain protocol.
Aadil is a passionate early-stage VC investor, having backed >100 companies in 10 years, half of which in Africa. He worked at Index Ventures and is currently a scout for Sequoia Capital and Village Global.
His core expertise sector wise lays in Fintech, Crypto and Emerging Markets.

Tobias Silberzahn

Tobias is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, as well as a leader in the Life Sciences Practice of the firm. His work focuses on the interface between research and development and commercial, where he typically supports clients on strategic, digital, and organizational issues.
[Scientific advice only]