Carlo Allevi, CEO, WeAreStarting
Carlo Allevi is one of the founders of the Italian equity crowdfunding platform WeAreStarting. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a M.Eng. degree in Energy Engineering. In 2010, Carlo was a researcher at the University of New South Wales in Australia and won the 2011 European Talent Award for Innovative Energy Systems. Between 2011 and 2014, he managed due diligence activities for PV projects for a total capacity of several hundred MWs and he provided technical and management assistance as Asset Manager and Lender’s Engineer on several PV plants in Italy and abroad. After managing the approval process and the development work alongside the technology provider, the equity crowdfunding platform WeAreStarting was launched in late 2015. Since then Carlo has acted as operations manager and director within the company and is now one of the most prominent Italian experts in the field of equity crowdfunding. In the first six years of operations, also thanks to Carlo’s contribution, WeAreStarting completed successfully more than 40 offerings for Italian start-ups and SMEs, including some that are currently among the best performing innovative companies. Carlo Allevi is also in charge of the annual report describing the non-financial impact of WeAreStarting, which is registered as a benefit company in Italy.