Education: MSc, BSc, MBA
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, German
Antonio is an experienced business executive who works with private entities such as investment firms and multinational F1000 corporations as well as governmental bodies such as the European Commission and the European Innovation Council with assignments ranging from advisory and investment committees on finance, technology & funding related activities. Antonio is currently Managing Partner at Venture Diplomat, a global investment boutique & advisory firm. With a focus on international deal transactions, negotiations & due diligence - Venture Diplomat is centered around three pillars: Stakeholder Diplomacy, Deal Access and Sino Ventures. For the past decades Antonio has actively served as an investor in the start-up/scale-up ecosystem, as a Venture Capitalist, Business Angel and Corporate Venture Capitalist - identifying and implementing breakthrough novel technologies to accelerate top and bottom line business growth. Antonio also recently served as Department Head of Innovation at publicly listed multinational corporation. Business area experiences include commercialization, business development, corporate development & innovation, business modeling, scale & growth - while sector experiences include pharma, medtech, process R&D, food & beverages and smart packaging solutions. Previously, Antonio co-founded a medtech venture which was eventually publicly listed, whereby he moved on to the investor side of the table. Today Antonio connects the dots, primarily in the European triple helix landscape as a Venture Diplomat and seasoned deal- and matchmaker with a current focus in the Digital Health & Deep Tech sectors. He is active an industry expert & adviser for private and public entities and serves as an independent Board Director.
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Antonio is an international executive and change leader with 15+ year history in visioning, ideating and leading global implementation and growth of new businesses and technologies, and drive maximized and sustainable revenue and profit objectives in multiple industries on a global scale.
Demonstrated experience in concept shaping and leading start-ups, creating and implementing global strategies, marketing and business plans, developing and growing industrial and consumer businesses, developing and positioning disruptive innovations and business models, managing global organizations in B2B industries, leading and implementing M&A strategies.
Relevant experiences include acting as the Head of Innovation creating and implementing a transformational strategy and new business unit at a corporation with more than 2 Billion Euro revenues at 20 % EBITDA, serving as Fund Manager to enable novel deep tech ventures by funding them with Venture Capital, and having founded and managed a public medtech company currently valued at 800+ million SEK.
Results driven and hands-on leader, recognized for clear strategic thinking, ability to innovate along full value chain and attract, lead and energize global cross-functional teams. Credible and convincing communicator with excellent presentation skills. Ability to work across functions, regions and cultures.
Antonio is currently Managing Partner at Venture Diplomat, a global investment boutique & advisory firm. With a focus on international deal transactions, negotiations & due diligence – Venture Diplomat is centered around three pillars: Stakeholder Diplomacy, Deal Access and Sino Ventures.