Resume

Experience

2016 - Current
Freelance

Digital Strategist & Content Writer

Working with startups, mostly in the fintech industry, helping with content writing, publication and distribution, as well as with website copywriting, blog editing and newsletter curation. Writings and interviews appeared on various startups blogs and publications, including EU-Startups, Finance Magnates, The Market Mogul, Viainvest, Cryptocurrency Hub, StartupItalia, Ninja Marketing, Penta, Crowdfund Insider and Hypebot.

2017 - Current
European Commission

Independent Expert Evaluator

Assessing proposals to identify the most disruptive and scalable European startups and SMEs. Evaluated several innovations, requesting up to €17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing, through the EIC Accelerator (prev. SME Instrument).

2019 - Current
Eureka Network

Expert Evaluator

Responsible for the assessment of European startups and SMEs' applications submitted under the Eurostars and the Innowwide programmes. EUREKA (https://www.eurekanetwork.org/) is an intergovernmental network established in 1985 and a leading facilitator of innovation, providing a proven platform for international R&D&I cooperation. EUREKA promotes & supports market-oriented international R&D&I project generation and facilitates access to finance for companies involved in its projects.

2019 - Current
Techstars Startup Digest

Curator - Fintech

Curating the Techstars Startup Digest weekly newsletter about fintech. Sharing relevant utilization of a number of innovative technologies, be it disruptive or sustaining to the existing financial services industry. Expect insight into new regulations, market movements, the latest trends and funding rounds. The aim is to provide something useful and actionable for everyone interested in fintech and related subsectors. Check it out at this link: http://fintech.startupdigest.com/

2019 - Current
SXSW

Advisory Board Member - SXSW Pitch

SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors, and angel investors. It's part of SXSW Conference & Festivals, that will happen March 13-22, 2020, in Austin, Texas.

2019 - Current
Research and Innovation Foundation (Cyprus)

Independent Expert Evaluator

Evaluating funding proposals, as an independent expert, for the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, submitted under its RESTART 2016-2020 programmes for Research, Technological Development and Innovation. Assessing projects for both their INNOVATE (Development and Promotion of Internationally Competitive Innovative Products and Services from Existing Enterprises) and SEED (Development of Internationally Competitive Innovative Products and Services from startups) programmes.

2020 - Current
FundingBox

Independent Evaluator

Responsible to evaluate proposals for eSSIF-Lab' business-oriented open call. eSSIF-Lab is a project funded by the European Commission aiming to advance the broad uptake of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) as a next generation, open and trusted digital identity solution for faster and safer electronic transactions.

2012 - 2019
Difitek (Crowd Valley Inc.)

Co-founder & CMO

Difitek (previously known as Crowd Valley) provides forward-thinking businesses with a compliant, bank-grade secure and efficient technology framework. I have been in charge to create and manage all marketing and communications, from the blog and newsletter to white papers and company presentations, as well as social medias and advertising. Growth the company MRR from €0 to €75k with the help of an internationally distributed marketing team.

2011 - 2014
Grow VC Group

Partner

Started working on the coordination of the marketing activities and then evolved into a partner role looking at long term projects and strategies.

2010 - 2011
GDP Global Development

Product Manager

Managing all things related to the online presence of this consulting management firm - communications, social medias, blog and newsletter. Dealing as well with clients interested to attend workshops and events, with enquiries management and pre-sales support.

2010
Bloomberg

Credit Research Analyst

Analysing and researching the capital structure of listed companies and financial institutions, dealing with investor relations departments.

Education

2008 - 2009
Regent's University London

Master of Science (MS) in Finance

2008
Webster University Geneva

Study abroad period

A period of study in Switzerland while completing my Master of Science.

2003 - 2007
Università degli Studi di Parma

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Volunteer Experience

2019 - Present
Harvard Business Review

Member of the HBR Advisory Council

As a member of the HBR Advisory Council I provide insights to improve the content that the Harvard Business Review publish, providing feedback to the editors, previewing new content, and add a perspective on the world of management and leadership. The HBR Advisory Council is an opt-in research community of professionals who help HBR shape the content they publish and to chart the future direction of the publication.

2019 - 2020
Solar Impulse Foundation

Advisory Expert of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

The Solar Impulse Foundation has committed to identify 1000 Solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, demonstrating to decision-makers that such solutions exist and that they can adopt more ambitious targets, policies and regulations to help bring them to market. What I am doing as an international expert is to asses solutions according to their technological feasibility, environmental and socio-economic benefits, and potential or realized profitability.

2017 - 2019
Startup Foundation

Newsletter Curator

Startup Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports innovative entrepreneurship and the community behind it. I have been contributing by curating relevant content for the weekly newsletter.

2017 - 2018
AngelHack

Mentor

AngelHack is one of the world's largest and most diverse hacker community, driving innovation of tech products through developer programs. I have been mentoring startups for their Global Hackathon Series.

Skills

Digital marketing strategy

95%

Content writing & copywriting

95%

PR & social media management

90%

PPC, SEO, SEM & analytics

80%

Newsletter curation and distribution

95%

Startups scouting & evaluation

90%

Market research & benchmarking

90%

Graphic design & photography

70%

Languages

Italian

100%

English

100%

Spanish

60%

French

30%

Catalan

30%