Driven by passion. In it for good.
Niccolò is one of two Co-Founding Partners at Five Seasons Ventures.
Over the past 10+ years, Niccolò has invested in and worked with consumer and technology companies, in their journeys to grow and scale.
His passion for the future of food began in 2014 while investing in some of the pioneering food-tech companies, including Impossible Foods, Every, Beyond Meat, Just and Perfect Day, as part of a leading European family office.
Niccolò started his career as strategy consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), and at McKinsey & Co. Management Matters initiative on management best practices and their impact on productivity.
Niccolò holds a BSc in Management from Bocconi University, an MSc in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Peking University and completed the Masterclass in Private Equity at London Business School.
Ivan is one of two Co-Founding Partners at Five Seasons Ventures and has been an active venture investor for the last 25 years.
He made his first VC investment in ’97 as part of the first venture fund at Deutsche Bank in London before co-founding Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures in 2000.
His experience includes structuring venture investments, organizational development, setting up governance for growth and planning for successful refinancing rounds and for eventual exits. He has been involved in numerous exits to strategic acquirers and a Nasdaq IPO.
At Five Seasons, Ivan sits on the Board of various portfolio companies spanning alternative proteins, pet food, e-grocery, and healthy snacking products.
Ivan started his career at Bain & Co, is a former Board Member and EIR at Seedcamp, and holds an MBA from INSEAD. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing and practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu with his son Adam.
Giancarlo is a Principal at Five Seasons Ventures, with the fund since February 2018. Prior to that, he spent 20+ years at leading pasta and bakery goods Barilla, covering various roles from Quality Assurance/Food Safety to Research & Development across several product categories in Italy and internationally.
In the area of Open Innovation, he led various collaborative projects with research institutes, enterprises and startups worldwide, also providing valuable mentorship to food accelerators and incubation programmes to the likes of StartupbootcampFoodTech, MassChallenge, H-Farm, Future Food Accelerator.
Giancarlo holds a BSc in Food Science and Technology and Masters in Total Quality Management. In his spare time, he enjoys sea kayaking, swimming, hiking and cooking.
Saskia is a Senior Associate at Five Seasons Ventures, with the fund since March 2020.
Prior to joining FSV, Saskia worked for 4 years at Rabobank International where she started as a management trainee before working on various projects related to food and ag innovation, and startup financing.
At FSV, Saskia is involved in the boards of Air Up, Just Legends, Her1, the Nu Company, KoRo, and Mammaly. Besides her passion for hunting for the best deals and portfolio management, she has made it her personal mission to invest in more diverse (and female-led) management teams.
Saskia holds a Master in International Political Economy from the University of Groningen. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, salsa dancing, festivals, sports, cooking & eating, and spending time on the beach.
Andre joined Five Seasons Ventures full-time in 2023, after having completed an internship with the investment team during his MBA.
His childhood in London’s metropolis was balanced with summers in Stockholm’s archipelago, instilling in him a love of nature and inspiring him to contribute to the environmental cause through his work. Prior to Five Seasons, he worked at start-up Align17, a private investment platform sourcing and structuring climate-tech deals, in New York.
In his spare time, he enjoys walking, playing football and keeping up with his lifelong passion for cars.
Andre holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Private Equity from London Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University.
Lucie joined Five Seasons Ventures as an Analyst on a permanent basis after completing an internship with the investment team.
She graduated from ESSEC Business School and is passionate about the fast moving consumer goods space. Prior to Five Seasons, Lucie completed internships with fashion brand Jonak, as a business analyst, and also at Carrefour, where she worked on strategic initiatives focused on circular economy projects.
In her spare time Lucie loves travelling and recently spent time in South America and South East Asia. She also enjoys running, skiing, discovering new Parisian restaurants and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Chief Financial Officer
He has over 8 years of experience in the Venture Capital industry. Mehdi has participated in the structuring and execution of several equity transactions in France, both on the investment and divestment sides.
Prior to joining Five Seasons Ventures, Mehdi worked for Partech in Paris, a global venture capital firm where he held the position of Finance Manager and helped structure the finance and operations of the firm.
Mehdi has worked as well for Deloitte where he headed several audit, consulting and corporate valuation missions for over 3 years. He started his career working with the Boston Consulting Group as visiting associate.
Mehdi is a graduate of the ESCP Business School, Paris, France and hold several finance certifications.
Head of Sustainability
Prior to joining Five Seasons Ventures, Gaetan Kerloc’h spent five years in consulting, first at Kea & Partners as strategy consultant and then at INDEFI as a sustainability senior consultant. At INDEFI, Gaëtan helped asset managers define their sustainability strategy and worked with food companies on their ESG roadmap. Gaëtan graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the FGV of Sao Paulo. In his free time, Gaëtan loves cooking vegan food, hiking and climbing
Office Manager and PA
Justine is an Office Manager and Personal Assistant at Five Seasons Ventures. Prior to joining FSV, Justine worked as a PA in multiple companies in sectors such as transport, and energy. She has also held roles in the hospitality and travel industry as an event coordinator.
In her free time, Justine enjoys spending time with her two daughters, reading about psychology, and working on personal development.