BUSINESS
CREATORS

INVESTMENT MODEL

We invest in newly conceived projects by providing funding quickly and minimizing bureaucracy. Because ideas don’t wait, and neither does business.

We already invest in the first round (Seed), alone or in co-investment with others, with contributions up to € 300k.
The initial evaluation is defined on the basis of the real value of the idea and the skills of its management.

Our contracts are clear and simple: one page is often enough. Our delivery times are minimal and since the beginning of the due diligence they do not exceed two months. In the meantime, our team is already active for daily business support.

We will support growth with the next 2 rounds (Start-ups and Early Growth) both with direct capital subscription and searching for other private or institutional funds.

We will always be active investors, participating in different ways to the corporate life until the exit, for which we do not impose time obligations.

Furthermore, since the Proof of Concept phase, we are able to quickly invest in a simple idea, before it becomes a company, a phase where it is even more difficult to find funding, with amounts starting from € 25k

INVESTMENT MODEL

We invest in newly conceived projects by providing funding quickly and minimizing bureaucracy. Because ideas don’t wait, and neither does business.

We already invest in the first round (Seed), alone or in co-investment with others, with contributions up to € 300k.
The initial evaluation is defined on the basis of the real value of the idea and the skills of its management.

Our contracts are clear and simple: one page is often enough. Our delivery times are minimal and since the beginning of the due diligence they do not exceed two months. In the meantime, our team is already active for daily business support.

We will support growth with the next 2 rounds (Start-ups and Early Growth) both with direct capital subscription and searching for other private or institutional funds.

We will always be active investors, participating in different ways to the corporate life until the exit, for which we do not impose time obligations.

Furthermore, since the Proof of Concept phase, we are able to quickly invest in a simple idea, before it becomes a company, a phase where it is even more difficult to find funding, with amounts starting from € 25k

We focus on people and ideas, and we are not afraid to take risks. Because a winning path is built on mutual trust and honesty between all the actors involved.

HOW WE
OPERATE

1

Market analysis of the initial idea, technology or patent.

2

Business model set up.

3

Acquisition or enhancement of Intellectual Property through patents or licenses.

4

Creation of the company. The work carried out, together with an initial investment, generates a LIFTT participation in the equity of the company created.

5

Assignement of an internal coach to the company to set up governance, corporate organization, support to the business and training opportunities for the management.

6

Identification, where necessary, of a CEO or key manager motivated by the equity investment of the company and not by remuneration.

7

Initial investment and support for the next 2 investment rounds.

HOW WE
OPERATE

1

Market study on the initial idea or patent.

2

Business model set up.

3

Acquisition or enhancement of IP through patents or licenses.

4

Creation of the company. The work carried out, together with an initial investment, generates a LIFTT participation in the equity of the company created.

5

Assignement of an internal coach to the company to set up governance, corporate organization, support to the business and training opportunities for the management.

6

Identification, where necessary, of a CEO or key manager motivated by the equity investment of the company and not by remuneration.

7

Initial investment and support for the next 2 investment rounds.

Our way of investing is simple and fast, so as to reduce action times as much as possible and eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy. For this reason, we never let more than two months pass between the start of the due diligence and the actual investment.

Guido Panizza, Head of Project Management LIFTT

NEVER ALONE

LIFTT works alongside the companies in which it invests, as if it were part of their team, providing fast and constant support. In addition, thanks to an agreement with Deloitte, the co-founders will be able to participate in our academy and receive 3-4 days training on the fundamentals of business management.

Our working method involves on the one hand a rigorous selection process of the ideas and start-ups we invest in, on the other a tailor made approach with 360-degree support for their growth, through a systematic managerial coaching that also makes use of the support of a network of highly specialised consultants to set up governance, corporate organisation, support to the business.

We create connections: thanks to our network we find customers and business opportunities. Our shareholder network is made up of managers and entrepreneurs in different sectors and capable of opening profitable commercial opportunities.

We follow our innovative startups step by step, helping them to grow on the basis of a shared strategy. Teams are often small and have to take care of everything. We help them focus on their business priorities, even supporting them in finding future investors.

We are close to universities and institutions. LIFTT was born from Politecnico di Torino and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo’s initiative through the Links Foundation. This offers us a direct dialogue with universities and the possibility of being able to collaborate with the best researchers in Italy to test, evaluate and grow the projects in which we invest.

NEVER ALONE

LIFTT works alongside the companies in which it invests, as if it were part of their team, providing fast and constant support. In addition, thanks to an agreement with Deloitte, the co-founders will be able to participate in our academy and receive 3-4 days training on the fundamentals of business management.

Our working method involves on the one hand a rigorous selection process of the ideas and start-ups we invest in, on the other a tailor made approach with 360-degree support for their growth, through a systematic managerial coaching that also makes use of the support of a network of highly specialised consultants to set up governance, corporate organisation, support to the business.

We create connections: thanks to our network we find customers and business opportunities. Our shareholder network is made up of managers and entrepreneurs in different sectors and capable of opening profitable commercial opportunities.

We follow our innovative startups step by step, helping them to grow on the basis of a shared strategy. Teams are often small and have to take care of everything. We help them focus on their business priorities, even supporting them in finding future investors.

We are close to universities and institutions. LIFTT was born from Politecnico di Torino and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo’s initiative through the Links Foundation. This offers us a direct dialogue with universities and the possibility of being able to collaborate with the best researchers in Italy to test, evaluate and grow the projects in which we invest.