Our Approach

Lombardstreet Ventures is a new breed of Pre-Seed VC

The best chance to win big in San Francisco, especially when you are an early-stage company, is to recruit top engineers and keep your burn rate low. How? You keep founders in Silicon Valley and hire talented people where you can find them. A distributed team is the key to success today. We scouts high-tech opportunities all over the world, and fosters the creation of successful Silicon Valley realities. We aim to be the first institutional money invested in the company after Friends&Family or Angel Investors.

Our Philosophy

We invest in tech moat companies based in Silicon Valley with distributed teams, following them up to 18 months.

How We Work

We provide expertise, funding and guidance to ensure the creation of highly successful tech companies in the US.

Startup Advisory

At Lombardstreet Ventures we are proud to offer advisory services to some startups outside our portfolio of investments.

We work with entrepreneurs as much as we can, because Seed investment is not just providing connections: it ‘s working, sweating and struggling hand to hand with founders.


Some of the Founders We Backed

Our Team

Meet the Founders

Luigi Bajetti

General Partner & Founder

Luigi learned how a company can become global working in his 3rd generation family company, Lucchini Group, a primary player in the steel market, and everything, since he was young, was about entrepreneurship. Following his passion, he decided to turn to a serial entrepreneur with now over 20 years of experience owning and operating tech companies. He created a primary ISP company in Italy and then a private photo sharing online service in the Bay Area. In 2013 he sold the ISP company and started investing in Silicon Valley startups.

Massimo Sgrelli

General Partner & Founder

Massimo has been in the tech business for more than 25 years. In 2001 he created his first tech company and grew it to $100M business in ten years. Massimo has been an angel investor in Silicon Valley since 2010 and, in his career, advised thousands of startups. He co-founded Sysdig Inc., a Linux containers visibility tool and a fast-growing high-tech company in San Francisco. He is an expert in moving companies to Silicon Valley and early-stage software startups with distributed teams. He actively works to decode Silicon Valley for non-US ecosystems.


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