2016 - CurrentFreelance
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 - CurrentEuropean 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 - CurrentEureka Network
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 - CurrentTechstars 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 - CurrentSXSW
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 - CurrentResearch 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 - CurrentFundingBox
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 - 2019Difitek (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 - 2014Grow VC Group
Started working on the coordination of the marketing activities and then evolved into a partner role looking at long term projects and strategies.
2010 - 2011GDP Global Development
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.
Credit Research Analyst
Analysing and researching the capital structure of listed companies and financial institutions, dealing with investor relations departments.
2008 - 2009Regent's University London
Master of Science (MS) in Finance
2008Webster University Geneva
Study abroad period
A period of study in Switzerland while completing my Master of Science.
2003 - 2007Università degli Studi di Parma
Bachelor's Degree in Economics
2019 - PresentHarvard 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 - 2020Solar 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 - 2019Startup Foundation
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 - 2018AngelHack
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.