Biography

Fabio Cannavale, born and bred in Milan, is proud father of two young men. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in Engineering and then enrolled and got a masters degree in Business Administration at INSEAD Business School (France).
At the end of his academic career, he began his working life as a consultant for ATKearney and later on for McKinsey&Company.

Over the last 15 years, born out of his passion for travel and personal interest in the online world, he co-founded first eDreams Italy and then volagratis.com. The quick success of the latter brought growth, internationalization and acquisitions that have helped to build lastminute.com group which now offers travel and leisure services to over 10 million travellers every year and it’s listed on the SIX Stock Exchange (Zurich).

In 2016 Fabio is a founding partner of Endeavor Italia, an international network that supports high-potential companies and promotes their long-term economic growth; he is now a member of the board of Endeavor Italy.

2016 is also the year of birth of the Lastminute Foundation, a foundation that has the aim of promoting cultural and technological innovation in a context of social solidarity.

During the same year Fabio and his non profit organisation lastminute foundation promoted B Heroes, a business journey for Italian start-ups with the goal to help grow and develop new ideas and companies in the Italian territory and bring extra attention to the social impact of these new potential businesses.

Fabio is also co-founder of Boost Heroes, a company that, with the help of its 40 members such as investors and business angels, invests in companies that have high potential but that are still in the first stages of their development.

Finally, being partner of some of the major Italian venture capital firms Dpixel, H-farm, Club Italia and Digital Magic, he follows new Italian start-ups with great interest. In the last few years he has either co-founded, invested or helped develop segugio.it, siamosoci.it, Dentalpro.it, brandonferrari.com e sailogy.com.