Team

Our mission is to push human boundaries every day a little further. That’s why, although technology is our DNA, we always keep humans at the centre.

Our team is composed of more than 200 international professionals. Our experience in project financing through American and European grants is complemented by strategic areas of expertise that mainly cover but are not limited to Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences, Business Management and Marketing, Economics, Health, Law and Human Resources. Several of our team members have a research background and hold PhDs. 

When our Aliens are not busy helping startups strive, they enjoy about 10 varieties of water sports – no wonder why we have an office in Las Palmas! – and regularly play more than 15 different ground sports, from kitesurfing to mountain biking, from scuba diving to tennis. Truth be told, we love food as much as sports:  we have plenty of passionate foodies who like to spend their free time delighting their palates with Indian and Italian recipes.

Our Team in Numbers

+200

Professionals

5

Offices in 3 continents

+10

Nationalities

+20

Languages spoken

To spot the greatest game-changers on the planet and lead them to success, you need to be one of them. That’s why only the brightest talents make our team of technology and fundraising experts.

Do you want to join the team?

Check out our career opportunities

Our Founders

Alessandro
Rufo

Founder

Fabio
Manzi

Founder

Board of Directors

Arianna
Tibuzzi

President

Valentina
Loisi

Chief Executive Officer

Steven
Kiberd

Chief Operating Officer

Alessandro
Guerrucci

Chief Financial Officer

Our Managers

Isabelle Gordge

Chief Technical Officer - EIC

Laetitia Gonzalez, PHD

Coordinator

Vinaya Gedam

Chief Sales Officer

Marco Mirilli

Chief Human Resource Officer

Raffaella Sotunde

Legal Specialist

Nikki Dombrowski

Chief Operating Officer - Venture Studio

Gabriele Piergiovanni, PhD

Chief Technology Officer - Venture Studio

Guido Manzi

R&D Manager

Javier Miranda

Coordinator

Davide Simonetti, PhD

Coordinator

Kiran Kumar Kudumula

Innovation Scout Manager

Raviteja Donepudi, PHD

Coordinator

Hasan Kandaker

Coordinator

Juan M Torres

Coordinator

Irfan Ahmad, PHD

Coordinator

Satyabrata Jena

Funding Consultant Manager

Miroslava Babincak

Funding Consultant Manager

Palash Chaturvedi

Funding Consultant Manager

Ganeshwara Rao

Funding Consultant Manager

Rafal Gajoszek

Funding Consultant Manager

Jason Shiri

Coordinator