Alessio is co-founder and General partner of Panakes Partners, headquartered in Milan-Italy, a VC dedicated to Life Sciences. Alessio has more several years of VC experience earned at Sofinnova Partners, one of the largest European VCs, grown internally from Analyst to Partner positions, with European and American exposure. He began his career in 1997 as a researcher at LETI, one of the most important European Labs in the research field, before joining the central R&D group of STMicroelectronics. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano, with a degree in chemical engineering, specializing in the chemistry and physics of solid materials, and with an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP). Alessio is a Kauffman Fellow. He seats on the board of Alesi Surgical and MMI. Alessio is also general secretary of the VC HUB ITALIA.