Luciano Balbo is an Italian private equity entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the financial markets. He is the Founder and Chairman of Fondazione Oltre, the first Italian venture philanthropy foundation, located in Milan.
Since 2003, Fondazione Oltre has developed a thorough knowledge of the social sector in Italy. In 2006 he raised an innovative Social Investment Fund - Oltre Venture. The fund invests exclusively in social enterprises that serve the middle and lower classes needs, and present credible models of sustainability, aiming to realise long-term investments for the benefit of the community.