VIVAIO is an Italian word that means nursery. It is used in soccer to define the program that identifies and grow talented kids from a very young age and bring them to the major league.
Our Vision is to do the same in the technology innovation space. We are in the look for talented entrepreneurs that have a product or an idea in an early stage. We want to help them grow it and change the future for the best.
founder and manager director.
Luca started his career in the startup community in Boston in 2013 as part of the team that brought his first company (Plastiq) to raising a 10M series B round lead by Khosla Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners. In the years following the experience at Plastiq, Luca founded Vivaio, providing design-centric services to the Boston startup ecosystem. The startups supported by Luca with their product and marketing, raised a total of 20M in less than 2 years. Luca is mentor in product design at the TechStars and MassChallenge incubators programs in Boston. He recently became one of the judges for Masschallenge and speaker at the MIT Launchpad program.
In this early stage, we know that financial models have the same value of a letter to Santa and we hope you don’t believe in Santa anymore.
You can not be a copycat. We know that the majorities of European startups are simply copying what happen in the USA. If you are a uber or Airbnb copy we would not be able to help you move your business to the US.
The team is the most important thing of all, as business models and products change all the time especially in this early stage, therefore if we can see in you strong entrepreneur mindset and openness to change the product and the model to enter the US market we are happy to talk to you.
You love the industry in which you are fixing the problem for. You are your first customer. You don’t follow the money. All you can care about is your company. You will have to show us why you. That nothing has been handed to you on a plate to get you where you are now. This is not a school anymore.
The world is your home and you are comfortable speaking English.
ADVISORY EQUITY AGREEMENT
We want to keep it simple so that we can quickly start helping you.
Terms sheets can be super intimidating and to much work at this stage in which you are at. That is why we decided to simply ask you for small advisory equity based on goals.
In exchange for our help, we ask for 5% of equity but don’t worry we know your equity is precious and you can not give them away to the first person that promises you the moon.
Therefore we put goals and milestones to ensure we bring the value that we promise to you and we gain our share based on the achievements of those goals.
HOW WE HELP
A fast on boarding. Usually it takes time for people to commit or to even tell you they are not interested. We know how important is the speed at this stage and we would tell you right away if we are in or out.
We open up our network of mentors and investors in the US.
We help you establishing the startup in the US and support you with your VISA.
We help you fundrasing in the US and connect with other partner incubator, like Techstars and Masschallange.