Innovation starts with people


Francesco Castellano
Managing Partner

Francesco has 15 years of experience in research, finance, consulting, and business management. During this time, he has been engaged on 20+ projects as a consultant at Bain & Company, launched Uber operations in Turin, and worked in the FP&A department at General Electric. Lately, he has founded Tondo, a non-profit organisation focusing on Circular Economy, and Novu.

Monica Castellano
Non Executive Partner

Monica is an engineer with 20+ years of experience in supply chain management, IT, consulting and project management. She has start her career in Italy at IBM, she moved, then, in Germany to Nestle Center Europe and lately in the Supply Chain organisation of Continental Automotive working on Innovation and Industry 4.0 topics. Monica is passionate about Innovation, New Technologies and Sustainability.


We believe that complex problems are easily solved collaboratevily
We embrace risk and failure. The fear of failing is the enemy of innovation
We build a can-do attitude as the base for an entrepreneurial environment
We sustain continuous learning, curiosity and diversity
We believe that creativity is the higher expression of a human being

Advisors & Partners

Gianfranco Goeta

Shyaam Ramkumar

Albert Castelltort

Roberto Navoni

Toby Sacchi

Alberto Monti

Stefano Peroncini

Eugenio Iannone

Davide Ghezzi


We are always looking for bright and interesting people to work or collaborate with, please if you are interested write to francesco@novu.ventures