“IT ALL STARTED WITH A PHD DROPOUT”
BigProfiles was born in 2016 when our CEO, Lorenzo Luce, was pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Roma Tre University, in Rome. Lorenzo aimed at developing an algorithm to trace publicly available information about a person from several sources guaranteeing total reliability of each associated piece of information. The business idea was born at the end of 2016 when Roberto Visceglia, a Finance graduate student at LUISS University in Rome and long-lasting friend of Lorenzo, got involved in the project. Together, Lorenzo and Roberto, undertook a first significant investment and founded BigProfiles.
CEO & CO-founder
CFO & CO-founder
Chief of Strategy and Business Development
Valerio De Blasio
Back End Developer
Full Stack Developer
After the first investment made by BigProfiles founders, in 2017, BigProfiles entered LuissEnlabs, a startup accelerator based in Rome, and successfully completed the program receiving a pre seed investment of € 80’000. Given the optimal results and significant progress made by BigProfiles in the months following the acceleration program, in September 2017, the company received a seed investment amounting to € 600’000 raised by Invitalia Ventures, LVenture Group and some precious business angels.
LVenture Group is a holding company listed on the MTA of the Italian Stock Exchange operating in the field of Venture Capital. LVenture invests in innovative digital companies with high growth potential and is currently one of the leading Italian operators in micro seed financing and seed financing. LVenture invests both on startups at an advanced stage of growth and on the ones included in the acceleration program run by “Luiss EnLabs, the startup factory.”
Invitalia Ventures SGR manages “Italia Venture Fund I” – a fund of € 50 ML allocated by the Italian government to support the best Italian Hard-Tech Startups and SMEs. Invitalia Ventures co-invest up to a maximum of 70% in Series A, from € 0.5 ML to € 1.5 ML, in high growth sectors. With its network of co-investors, Invitalia Ventures provides smart risk capital, adding know-how and a network for business development.
BigProfiles addresses its services to each B2C company with a large customer base. We help banks, insurance companies, utilities, retailers and telecoms to implement successful marketing and CRM strategies by exploiting the most advanced technologies of profile enrichment and artificial intelligence.