Gateway Ventures

Stefano Gentili

Portfolio Manager
Always up for interesting conversations, open-minded and science driven. Stefano personally loves to have conversation with individuals about their journey, be it how they founded their start-up, or what drives them forward in their everyday life. Being raised in a multilingual environment, with mixed roots from different countries, there are no boundaries. Passionate about technology and science since a very young age, he defines himself as the geeky detail-oriented guy: power to the nerds! Taking on the role of Portfolio Manager at Gateway Ventures allows him to engage with incredible founders on a daily basis and interact with expert investors – value can be created and knowledge can be transferred – the perfect storm!
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Stefano's FAQs

What do you like most about your work?
The various insights from great individuals and upcoming technologies. When working in VC, it is like having the possibility of getting a glimpse into the future – what standards will be re-defined, and what challenges will be solved next – definitely an exciting part of the job!
What would you do if you’d not be working at Gateway Ventures?
Would be a professional chef in a modern restaurant or a food photographer travelling the world with my trusty camera and being hungry 24/7.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to learn to discern between what really adds value in life, and what doesn’t – and pursue those things that have a positive contribution: books, novels, poems, art and philosophy – enrich yourself!