Hephaestus Venture is the new private equity fund aiming to bridge the startup ecosystems of Italy and Brazil. The fund will focus on early-stage investments (pre-seed to series A) in the subsectors of: financial technology, energy, health, and smart mobility.
The fund operates as a dual-company; the headquarters in Pavia (30km south Milan) house the sales, marketing, and administrative functions, while a new office in Rio de Janeiro will include an accelerator, research and development, and operations.
The dual-company structure is essential for the strategy of the fund, which is to invest in Brazilian startups looking to expand to Italy or Italian startups interested in the Brazilian market.
Hephaestus Ventures is a private equity fund structured as Dual Company to allow intercontinental investments between Europe and South America.
That’s an excellent opportunity for COPPEAD students and alumni community to know more about the company and future job offers both in Brazil and Italy.