Pioneer was formed in late 2008 to build a new market leading franchise in Europe. The founding partners have worked together for many years at their prior firms and have a combined private equity experience over 60 years and 50 deals led or supported across Europe. The partners have built an excellent track record and have invaluable experience in supporting entrepreneurs navigate issues and realise various forms of value.

Terrence Tehranian
Sam Abboud
Giuseppe Curatolo
Rupert Shaw
Investment Professionals
Edoardo Luciani
Sebastian Miller
Andreas Schuler
Julius McGillivray
Miguel Arbizu
Finance and Operations
Wendy Greenbury
Susie Woodford
Florence Jawo

Giuseppe has 20 years of experience in private equity with a focus on growth companies in technology and sustainability sectors.

Giuseppe serves on the board of Milan-based plastic/waste/paper recycling business Masotina and Italian solar energy consolidator Sistema Rinnovabili. He has also served on the board of UK-based peaking power plant business PeakGen Power until its exit.

Until 2008 Giuseppe was a General Partner of TLcom Capital, a European venture and growth capital stage firm which was partly sponsored by Morgan Stanley Private Equity. Prior to TLcom, Giuseppe was a Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures and the first senior member of the European team. Previously he was a Vice President with Morgan Stanley Private Equity in London and a member of the Global Investment Committee, where from 1998 he focused on growth-stage technology investments and where he worked with Sam Abboud. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a Consultant in the San Francisco office of Bain & Company and an Analyst with Morgan Stanley in London.

Since 2013 Giuseppe is an Advisor to the Investment Committee of the Venture Capital program of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Giuseppe holds an MBA from Stanford University and graduated cum laude from Bocconi University where he received a BS in Business Administration.


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