Michele Semenzato was one of the two founders of Wise Equity in 2000 and is presently Chairman of the company. Besides leading several deals for Wise, he is also responsible for the fundraising activity of the firm. Wise invests in the Italian lower mid-market, specializing in niche industrial leaders with majority of revenues coming from the international markets. Currently Wise is investing its fourth fund (2016 vintage), with total commitments of € 215 Million. 60% of the investor base are institutional international investors. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padua.