U-Start was founded in Italy in January 2012. U-Start is a global boutique advisory firm offering services targeted at facilitating the matching and cross-border investment amongst a select group of international investors (Angels, VC funds, family offices, corporate offices and wealth management institutions mostly based in Europe) and early stage companies in Southern and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America.

U-Start accommodates international startups in need of funding or connections to scale their business, and investors looking to expand their investment portfolios.

In 2013 Ustart partnered with Mind the Bridge, being a strategic partner for educational programs and business relationships development.