Panakes Partners Welcomes New Network and Portfolio Talent Advisor to Drive Growth and Innovation

Italy, MI – Milan, October 10th, 2023

Panakes Partners Welcomes New Network and Portfolio Talent Advisor to Drive Growth and Innovation

10 October 2023, Milan (Italy) – Panakes Partners, the leading Italian venture capital firm specializing in early-growth stage investments in the life sciences, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michela Barcella as its new Network and Portfolio Talent Advisor. This close collaboration reflects Panakes' deep strategic commitment to fostering innovation and supporting the growth of its portfolio companies, by focusing on the important human aspects.

With a proven track record in talent recruitment and a deep understanding of the healthcare and startup landscape, Michela brings a wealth of experience to Panakes. This appointment aligns perfectly with the firm's mission to support the brightest and most promising startups in their route to become successful companies.

Michela has accumulated over 15 years of complementary experience in both Healthcare and Lifesciences as a Strategic Consultant working in Milano, Boston and Paris, and also as head-hunter with worldwide reach, focussed on talent acquisition, talent development, and strategic HR management. Her extensive background includes a strong portfolio of successful talent placements as well as mentoring and training. Since 2020, she’s also been directing the Executive Master in management and Innovation of Lifesciences, MAMIL, at H-FARM College.

"We are delighted to welcome Michela into this strategic long-term partnership," said Fabrizio Landi, president at Panakes. "In today's rapidly evolving startup ecosystem, talent is a critical factor in a company's success. With Michela's expertise and passion for identifying and nurturing talent, we are confident in our ability to further enhance our portfolio companies' growth and potential."

As Network and Portfolio Talent Advisor, Michela will play a pivotal role in identifying top talent, providing global perspective to portfolio companies on talent acquisition and development, and building a strong network of professionals in the startup and technology sectors.

"I am excited to kick off this partnership with Panakes and have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most promising startups in the industry," said Michela Barcella. "Talent and network are the lifeblood of any organization, and I am committed to helping Panakes portfolio companies attract, retain, and develop the best talent to drive their success."

Michela holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and studied at Duke University, Universiteit Van Amsterdam, and London School of Economics, and her unique combination of skills and experience will be instrumental in supporting Panakes' continued growth and innovation.

Panakès Partners

Panakès Partners is a Venture Capital firm, based in Milan, which invests in the most ambitious companies and teams, developing revolutionary technologies and products, in the field of life sciences, aiming to improve the lives of people around the world. Panakès, founded in 2015 by Fabrizio Landi, Alessio Beverina and Diana Saraceni, has 250 million under management.

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