Francesco is the co-founder and CEO of a stealth VC-backed fintech startup.
Previously, he built and sold two startups: Staq, incubated by Microsoft and TechStars in Seattle, and later acquired by UpSight (a mobile analytics company which has raised more than $50M) and DomainsBot, an Italian company which is now part of the German group Sedo Holding Gmbh.
In a previous life, he was a professional tenor, with more than three hundred live performances in Europe and Asia. In his spare time he plays the violin, is a sailing enthusiast and, more recently, he has dedicated himself to surf on the coast of California.
Stefano is an entrepreneur, operator and investor. He most recently co-founded Kickpay, a fintech startup backed by the most successful VCs in the valley and part of Y Combinator's W15 batch.
Previously he was the first employee at Betable, where he helped the company scale to 40 people with $30M in funding.
Stefano has worked in venture capital in Italy at dPixel, shadowed Dave McClure at 500 Startups, written for TechCrunch Europe and founded Italian Startup Scene (a 24k+ FB group).
In his spare time he likes to play and mountain bike with his son and wife.
Simone is currently CTO of Mosaixsoft, a Lightspeed Ventures backed startup building cloud computing software.
Previously, Simone served as a Vice President and Chief Technologist (global role) for VMware, focusing on Cloud technology (vCloud Air), for two years.
Before that, he spent six years at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as Technology Evangelist.
In his distant past, he was a serial entrepreneur, a University professor at the young age of 26, and a CTO.
Simone is based in San Francisco, California.