Re-Imagined Curated Deal-by-deal Factory Alternative Investments

Lio Factory is a creation-oriented investment firm building and funding businesses in private markets.


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

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


We are a team of like-minded individuals creating companies from the ground up.
We have been doing so for over a decade.

We’re a talent first organization with the bold ambition of tackling complex real-world challenges through technology


Lio Factory is a pan-European alternative investment platform focused on Investments and Company Building in private markets.

Investment companies

Real Estate


Special Opportunities


Deeptech Venture Capital


Company building

“Industrializing Venture Creation”


A.I. Software Boutique
Fintech Stealth Venture (2023)



Francesco Marini
Co-founder, 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 and a life-long horse-back rider.

Riccardo Sabatini

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

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.


Luca Marini

Luca heads our Company Building division at Lio. He brings over a decade of venture investing and company building 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, 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]