A new model to startup

We are one of the largest European Saas Venture Builder, Startup Studio and Corporate Venture Builder based in Milan (Italy). We provide deep operational support to entrepreneurs and corporates helping them build market-leading companies.

Who we are

FoolFarm is the first deep-tech startup factory based on venture building criteria

At FoolFarm, we believe that entrepreneurship is the driving force for human development and in Venture Building as a model to transform the ideas of the most visionary founders, the research of the brightest universities, and the innovation projects of companies, into solid realities capable of creating long-term value around Italian talent.

Andrea Cinelli
Andrea CinelliCEO & FOUNDER
Andrea Cinelli
What we do

End-to-end startup builders

We build startups from scratch to market. Our mission is to support new founders, universities, and companies in building innovative products in strategic sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, and the metaverse, starting from zero, through a semi-industrial scientific process that transforms the idea into reality while preserving the originality of the innovation but reducing the failure rate compared to market standards.

How we are organised

2 business units

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Our Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program is the heart of our studio, providing talented individuals with the opportunity to work on multiple startup projects from our portfolio or to bring new startup opportunities to FoolFarm.

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For corporates

De-risk the process of creating new non-core business

Join our Spark Consulting Program

Spark is the Open Innovation program dedicated to companies that allows the development of medium and long-term innovations through venture building methodologies, a farm of experts, and a team of former entrepreneurs, the EIRs. Companies can explore new areas of strategic growth, create new products, services, and business lines.

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Our Hubs

Discover the Foolers Village

The Foolers Villages are the reference point in Italy for Venture Building, the place where innovators, inventors, researchers, and talents from our country can transform “brilliant ideas” into successful startups. They are “next-generation factories” where the raw material is the idea that is “transformed” into a product (the startup) for our new digital era.

Our Hubs

The first Foolers Village is based in Milan. Lecce and Naples are the next cities ready to welcome the new Foolers Villages, helping us to generate business ideas that will lead to success.

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Our talent farm

FoolFarm is a “factory” of experts, who put their know-how at the disposal of startups.

The multidisciplinary team is made up of over 30 professionals, all with the same goal: creating world-class deep-tech SaaS companies. With over 25 years of experience and numerous successful exits, they offer reliable and trusted support.

Furthermore, you will have former entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneurs in Residence, ready to support your project and guide it to success.

Unleashing the power of entrepreneurship

Our mission is to generate revolutionary innovations in high-value strategic sectors, using a unique semi-industrial method, a shared "farm" of experts, and a team of former entrepreneurs to provide the necessary support.

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An exclusive community

The first Italian Business Angel Club active in Pre-seed and Seed investments in Deep Tech software. The Foolers Club is a community of angels, entrepreneurs, and companies, involved in validation and investment activities in startups created by FoolFarm.

A unique investment Club in the market to invest in high-potential technology verticals such as AI, Blockchain, Cyber, and Metaverse. The Foolers actively participate in change, they are part of an ecosystem that speaks of innovation and they invest in the companies that will write our future.

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We create and invest in exceptional startups

We create and invest exclusively in extraordinary startups within strategic sectors. We don’t settle for ordinary startups; instead, we aim to change the world through innovation.

Here are the startups in our portfolio.

FoolFarm in numbers

What we have achieved some figures

5Startup created since 20216Patents filed since 202110Investments in euro millions30Net asset value in euro millions
Let's change the world through startups!