Paolo, proud husband and father, MIT MBA, is a Silicon Valley-based global entrepreneur and strategist with a passion for innovation and growth using the power of data, strategic analysis, creativity, and teamwork.
Born and raised in Venice Italy, he founded his first Internet company in 1994 when he was 16 years old.
Paolo has been a U.S. resident since 2002. He has more than 25 years of experience in tech and internet-based businesses.
During this time, he has founded 6 companies, invested in more than 70, and advised hundreds. Paolo has received 10 career awards and 4 of the companies he founded had an exit.
The last company he was CEO and co-founder of Evensi, the world’s largest events discovery and promotion network, with more than 200 million events, 50 million users, 10 million event organizers. The company initially approved for an IPO in Q2 2020, has been acquired by a well known US-based events company in October 2020 (the name will be disclosed in Q3 2021).
Paolo is also passionately involved with M&A activities and Corporate Development endeavors, helping companies to grow, fundraise and scale globally.
Paolo is also Partner at Lombardstreet Ventures and General Partner at 1521 Ventures, investing in startups with strong moat and with tangible impact on improving the quality of people’s life.
He is also an active mentor and advisor at 500 Startups, Google Launchpad, China Accelerator, Alchemist, Start-Up Chile, Health Wildcatters, Nana Bianca, The Vault Korea, Galvanize, and Future Food Institute.
He loves to give back and help other people and companies.
Resilience is his best asset.
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