Luigi Bajetti is the managing partner and founder of Lombardstreet Ventures.
Luigi is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the tech and internet industries, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in building and scaling startups. With a passion for entrepreneurship instilled from a young age, Luigi honed his skills while working in his 3rd generation family's business, Lucchini Group, a world-leading manufacturer of high-speed railway components. He then went on to launch several tech ventures, including a primary ISP in Italy and a cutting-edge private photo-sharing service in the Bay Area.
With a deep understanding of the tech and telecommunications industries, Luigi has a talent for assembling top-performing early-stage teams, developing innovative products, and executing effective go-to-market strategies. As a full-time investor since 2013, he has been leveraging his experience and insights to identify and support the next generation of Silicon Valley founders. With a passion for backing game-changing technologies and a talent for spotting emerging trends, Luigi has a proven track record of success in identifying groundbreaking startups. He has invested almost always at the earliest possible stage of seed in 20+ US startups valued at over $30 billion combined, including 8 that have since become unicorns.
He also holds a specialization in Venture Capital from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
What I love about working with early-stage companies is the adrenaline and the constant evolution you have every single day of the journey. Especially working with incredible founders that strive every single moment to build something big, tackling challenging problems with a clear vision of what the future will be. And with the same passion and grit every day. Persistence is everything.