Adriana Vitagliano

Adriana is a Principal at firstminute, where she spends time across marketplaces, climate and deep tech.

Adriana joined firstminute from Lakestar (€1.5bn AUM, investments include Spotify, Revolut, Opendoor, etc.) after completing a dual degree MSc / MBA at the University of Oxford. She previously worked as an investment partner at Creator Fund, focused on investing in deeptech and life sciences, and at Diffblue, a University of Oxford AI spinout. She started her career in M&A Advisory at PwC in NYC, where she also served as COO of the Financial Services Deals vertical (~100 employees).

She focuses on opportunities across marketplaces, climate and deep tech. Adriana is a board member/observer of Passionfruit (GenZ freelance marketplace) and Clockwork Labs (game studio). She works closely with companies including (AI for inventory management), Soveren (data flow monitoring and analytics platform), (NFT minting platform) and Mural (stablecoin payments).

Adriana holds an MBA and MSc with distinction in Global Area studies from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. with honors from Princeton University.

She’s a big fan of running outdoors (top tier playlist required), enjoys metaphysical art (à la Giorgio de Chirico), and loves a quality taco (always on the hunt for a new London spot!).

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