Francesca Di Pietro is a Postdoctoral research fellow at LUISS Guido Carli University, Department of Business and Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Management and Business Administration from University G. d’Annunzio, Pescara. She has been visiting scholar at HEC School of Management in Paris, and Cass Business School in London. She has also worked at Seedcamp, Europe’s leading pre-seed and seed stage acceleration fund based in London. Her main research interests are in the areas of Entrepreneurship, with main focus on Crowdfunding and Organisation.