Passion for sport as entrepreneurial idea with high growth rate. With this target is mind the venture capital funds TT Venture, a fund managed by Fondamenta SGR, and Atlante Seed, the fund managed by IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR, an Intesa Sanpaolo Group firm, have invested in MilkyWay, a Modena-based startup focused on design, manufacture and online sale of bike-trial and extreme sports equipment.
MilkyWay was founded in 2011 from an intuition of its founder Jacopo Vigna - a young mechanical engineer from Modena - (supported by an angel investor, the entrepreneur Pietro Vandelli). After some experiences gained in the biotech sector as well as in the racing departments at Ducati and Aprila, Jacopo Vigna decided to undertake an entrepreneurial path transferring the technological innovation in the bike-trial space by founding the company.
MilkyWay took its first steps thanks to business angels within