dpixel: venture incubator

About us

We generate growth for companies, startups, talents and institutions by connecting them and supporting their competitiveness thanks to innovation.

Our Story

dpixel was born in 2009 from an idea of Gianluca Dettori who, after the listing of Vitaminic on the stock exchange, dedicated himself to supporting innovative entrepreneurial teams to prepare them for the meeting with investors. The idea is ahead of its time: in Italy there is not yet a structured innovative ecosystem and a startup culture.

At the same time, to support the growth of dpixel, it opens the first Seed Capital fund in Italy: Digital Investments SCA Sicar.

In 2012 the Barcamper project came to life. The itinerant scouting and acceleration platform, probing the national territory, leads to the discovery of thousands of entrepreneurial projects and encourages the birth of high-potential startups through capital.

From the meeting with the Sella group, a reality with a history of innovation spanning over 400 years, Primomiglio SGR was born. The company launches the venture capital fund Barcamper Ventures, of which dpixel has been the exclusive advisor since 2016. Over the years the collaboration with the Sella group has been strengthened.

For over 10 years dpixel has been at the side of the best entrepreneurs in the country, stimulates innovation, generates employment, takes care of important matchmaking initiatives for companies, institutions and startups.

Some of our numbers

startuppers met

trained people

projects analyzed every year

teams built up

partner universities

of investments generated

Executive Partner & Board Member
Ecosystem and Partnership

Christian Clarizio

Head of Institutional Relations & Public Affair
Head of Open Innovation
Head of Marketing & Communication
Office Manager

Marco Petrazzi

Account Manager
Investment Manager


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