The Team

We address the demand of entrepreneurial families and Italian SMEs seeking to explore fresh avenues for growth. Our unwavering commitment to Independence, Market Orientation, and Sustainability serves as the foundation of our operations. As a passionate team, we strive to translate ideas into tangible actions, steering Italy towards a renaissance of entrepreneurship.

Antongiulio Marti

Founding Partner

Antongiulio founded Hoop Capital in 2020 with the mission of extracting value from the Italian entrepreneurial landscape over the medium term. He has worked in asset management for many years, first as equity portfolio manager and head of corporate advisory & club deal of a Milanese investment services firm, and then as co-fund manager of an Italian Luxembourg small-cap fund. He is a director in several Italian listed companies with a market-oriented approach.

Armando Strofaldi


Armando is a finance professional with a global perspective and a solid background in technology. He became a partner at Hoop in 2020, where he works closely with Antongiulio in sourcing investment opportunities. Armando oversees the Investor Visa Program, actively engaging with international investors and nurturing relationships with them. Prior to joining Hoop, he gained valuable experience in London, working for Bloomberg LP and focusing on the equity derivatives market. He also had a stint in investment banking in Milan.

Thomas Götsch


Thomas joined Hoop Capital in 2023, bringing his expertise to support the development of new businesses and the evaluation of investment opportunities. Prior, Thomas held a management position as the head of the DACH area for a prominent Italian luxury furniture brand. Following his tenure there, he went on to work for a Luxembourg-based fund specializing in investments in Italian small-cap companies.

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